Prediabetes is otherwise known as impaired glucose tolerance. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose is higher than normal in the body. If this symptom continues, it results in diabetes. Insulin is not produced properly in this condition. Lifestyle changes can help to prevent the transformation of prediabetes to diabetes.

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I am pre-diabetic and have a fatty liver. Could you suggest me a weight loss diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 feet 7 inches tall, and my weight is 99 Kg. What should be the ideal weight? I have fatty liver, pre-diabetis or minor diabetis. My uric acid level is high. Can you please suggest a diet for weight loss? I have taken Metformin and Crestor tablets for the last six months, but no wei...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Firstly, your BMI (body mass index) should be less than 24, preferably less than 22.5. More chicken will not help you lose weight. Your problems like impaired blood sugar levels, fatty liver, dyslipidemia, and raised uric acid are likely rela...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old female with prediabetes. Will taking a ketogenic diet help reverse it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female suffering from some close to diabetic levels. I usually started to get a full-body check-up after pregnancy. My fasting blood glucose is pointed to 120mg/dl. Can I reverse my diabetes doctor? My mother-in-law suggested with ketogenic diet as it has been proven to...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The ketogenic diet is extreme. I suggest you follow a diabetic diet. Avoid sweets and extra sugar, exercises regularly, and monitor blood sugar weekly. If you cannot control blood sugar levels, then you should start anti-diabetic medications. Thank you,  Read Full »

Can a low carbohydrate diet, high-fat diet, and intermediate fasting make my glucose and lipid levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 100 kg, and now I weigh 90 kg. And my blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your m...  Read Full »

My random blood glucose level was 6.3 mmol/L. Does it indicate prediabetics?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a glucose level of 6.3 in an emergency ward blood test two weeks ago. I am trying to determine if I am prediabetic or if other factors caused it.Two weeks ago. I had two wisdom teeth removed under general anesthetic at around 4:00 PM. I drank a glass of chocolate milk at around 10:00...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. You have mentioned a blood glucose level of 6.3 mmol/l after five hours of chocolate milk consumption. The value which you have discussed above is random blood glucose level. Normal random blood glucose levels s...  Read Full »

Can I bring my increased blood sugar levels back to normal with exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my blood sugar level tested after nine hours of fasting, and it was 138 g/dL. Am I diabetic? Nine hours back, I had a cold drink and burger, and I am overweight. Will my blood sugar level reduce if I exercise and reduce weight?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. I cannot say on just one high reading that you have diabetes. You need to do a HbA1C test to be sure of this. Yes, the meal which you described can give high blood sugar levels. If you modify your lifestyle, then definitely you can help yourse...  Read Full »

I am facing erectile dysfunction for a year. How to get treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 182 cm and weight is 90 kg. I do not have the habit of smoking, but I drink. Please go through my blood reports. I have been facing erectile dysfunction for the last one year. I have tried Megalis (Tadalafil) and Manforce (Sildenafil citrate). When...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your testosterone level of 132 ng/dL is suggestive of hypogonadism (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) of 6.2% is suggestive of prediabetes. Have you had diabetes ever? Have you taken any medications for diabet...  Read Full »

Do I have prediabetes if my lab results show high glucose and cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a lot of stress in my life. I have lab test reports that are not normal such as high glucose, cholesterol, low urea nitrogen, etc. I have attached documentation to you to see what I am trying to say. I am currently pregnant, and my due is in the next seven months. May you recommend ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello,Welcome to to your labs, your fasting sugar is high, but the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test, the predictor of the average sugar over the last three months, is normal. I suggest you start a diabetic diet that limits your sugar intake and have food with a low glycemic index, a...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest some solutions for reducing weight as I am in prediabetic stage?

Query: Hello doctor, I was told I was prediabetic about a year ago during a hospital visit. My HbA1c level was 5.3%. I have tried to lose weight on my own by changing my diet, and at first, I was doing well with reducing calories and walking. Then at around the three-week mark, I fell off the wagon when I...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are absolutely right. Losing weight is a gradual, step wise process, and getting help is often needed. Crash diets often fail because it is hard to stick to them. And even in the most successful diet programs, you hit a plateau. It is ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for fluctuating fasting blood sugar levels from very low to very high within a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old working woman, and my weight is 80 kg. I am not diabetic, but my recent reports showed my fasting blood sugar level to be 105 and HbA1C was 6.2. After seeing the report, I got scared, so I redid the test after a week. This time, my fasting blood sugar was 143 and pos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you do not have diabetes but just impaired fasting glucose, or in other words, you might develop diabetes in the next few years if you do not have a proper diet control. I would suggest that you control your diet by eating low fat, low carbohydrate, d...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hi doctor, Please check my report and advise if everything is normal or not.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reports which you have attached are almost normal except a few (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The other things that are of mention are as follows Your fasting blood sugar is 101. Usually, the cut off we take is 100. The fasting blood sugar value be...  Read Full »

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