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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

High blood sugar levels that result from the body's resistance to insulin is called type 2 diabetes. The symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, and recurrent infections. The risk factors for developing this type of diabetes are obesity, sedentary lifestyle, family history, and PCOS.

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What could be the cause of lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have type 2 diabetes mellitus, and I take my daily medications. I have begun to experience lightheadedness and have to hold onto a wall. My doctor told me that my exercise and medications are controlling my diabetes. I take Metformin 500 mg daily. I have also been under medication for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Not exercising or walking could be one reason. Another reason could be cervical spondylosis. Use a soft cotton pillow and lie straight on the bed. Do not keep arm under the head while sleeping. Do mild neck exercises for strengthening. Get an x-ray of the cervi...  Read Full »

What are the risks of uncontrolled gestational diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I have type 2 diabetes, and I am seven months pregnant. Before the third trimester, my sugar level was well controlled, and as per the doctor's consent, he has put me on Insulin, so I took four units of dose before the meal. But now (during the third trimester)...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to say that the present blood glucose values you have mentioned indicate your glycemic control is not good. In pregnancy, there is a requirement of strict blood sugars control as it can affect the baby's growth and well-being. The ideal fasting should...  Read Full »

My mother is type 2 diabetic and her level is not dropping even after using medications. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetics type 2. Currently, she is using Metformin 500 mg two times a day with Glibenclamide. The problem is it is not dropping as before. Can you please help with other medications or tablets?  Read Full »


Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother needs some different medications, Glimepiride 3 mg before breakfast, Sitagliptin Metformin combination of 50/850 twice daily after meals. Decrease fats in her diet, avoid fast food. Increase physical activity if possible. Sugary things should be avoided alt...  Read Full »

Will type 2 diabetes in mother cause any problem during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance is having diabetes type 2. And I want to know what will be the impact in the following scenario. Can she postpone her period by eight days as we have some rituals to perform during our wedding? What will be the impact if she uses contraceptive pills in case of birth control?...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your query and understood your concern. She can take Progesterone tablets (Medroxyprogesterone 10 mg twice daily) to postpone her period. These tablets may increase the requirement of antidiabetic medicines (tablets/insulin). So, she needs to monitor her...  Read Full »

My diabetic mother has a fibroid uterus. Please advise.

Query: Dear Doctor, My mother is 50 years old. According to the report,  She has got:  Fatty changes in the liver. Bulky uterus with fibroid. Blood sugar 201.0mg/dL. Kindly interpret the report.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalai Selvan Barugur Nagarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diagnosis (according to available information):Fibroid Uterus, Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Further information required: History of menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and dysmennorrhea (painful periods). Comorbid illness - hypertension, coronary artery disease, asthma ...  Read Full »

My postprandial sugar levels are high despite Metformin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed type-2 diabetes in the past three years. However, in the last year, I did not require insulin as my sugar levels were normal. I live abroad, and I am on Metformin. Due to COVID-19 and various lockdowns in the country, my sugar levels were out of control. I am now back...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diabetes has many complications, so it is not just to bring down the numbers but to monitor and treat complications associated with diabetes. Check your eyes for retinopathy, kidneys with urine albumin creatinine ratio, and check your feet. Lifestyle modifications are the...  Read Full »

I am a type 2 diabetic and have disturbed sleep patterns. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male suffering from type 2 diabetes. I have been experiencing disturbances in my sleep patterns. I have begun to wonder whether there might be a connection between my diabetes and my poor sleep quality. I want guidance on how to improve my sleep quality. Are there an...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is not uncommon for individuals with type 2 diabetes to experience disturbances in their sleep pattern and yes there is a link between them. It can be due to fluctuations in blood sugar levels, especially low sugar levels that will aff...  Read Full »

I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Kindly guide me on how to keep my sugar level stable throughout the day

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Could you provide me with a simplified explanation of how this condition affects my body and what steps I can take to keep my blood sugar levels stable throughout the day?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, it is mandatory to keep it under control at all times with the help of diet. Exercise and maintain an active lifestyle and medications prescribed by the treating doctor. ...  Read Full »

I have a lot of pimples. Is it due to diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old unmarried female. I have a lot of issues because of diabetes. Diabetes was detected four months ago when I underwent underarm surgery for an abscess. It has not recovered yet. Also, I have a lot of pimples on my face and head. I think this is because of the sugar le...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaveri Dandapani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a family history of diabetes mellitus 2? I suggest you the following. If you reduce your weight, your sugar levels will decrease. Reducing 1 kg per month will do. Do not skip a meal. Cut down on meat, oily food, fried food, etc. Take a regular walk, jog, o...  Read Full »

My father has high sugar levels. Can the dose be increased?

Query: Hello doctor, My 73-year-old father is suffering from type 2 diabetes from the age of 7. He has undergone angioplasty. His fasting level is 140 mg/dL and the postprandial level is 320 mg/dL after taking Glimepiride 2 mg and Metformin 500 mg once a day. Should I increase his dose once to twice daily?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your father seems to be on the right kind of medication. His blood sugar levels are not controlled, so he definitely requires a revision of prescription. Since he is having other coexisting medical conditions, it would not be a good idea to ...  Read Full »

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