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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Does diabetes cause unexplained body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. Since last year, I have been a type 2 diabetic patient, and I got my sugar level tested at the beginning of this year. It was 7.3 percent. For the last two months, I am having pain in my right leg below the knee, making it difficult for me to move, sit, and wal...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 7.3 percent HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is slightly high. Try to make it less than 7 percent so that you can achieve better control. Your leg pain can be either myalgia or neuralgia. Have you tested your TFT (thyroid function test), LFT (liver function test), and CBC (c...  Read Full »

Can diabetic patients get COVID vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diabetic for four years and has fasting blood sugar of 278 mg/dL and post-prandial blood sugar of 444 mg/dL. We are planning to give her COVID vaccination, and I need a consultation with a diabetologist in this regard.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good day. Thank you for your query. Her sugars are uncontrolled, and she needs to follow strict lifestyle modifications. But, She can take the COVID vaccine. I would like to know her HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin), which shows the three-month sugar average level. Also, ...  Read Full »

Does type 1 and type 2 diabetes run in families?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31-year-old male planning to marry a 26-year-old female. My brother is 26 years old, and he got type 2 diabetes at the age of 22. My fiance's sister got type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. I am worried if I marry my fiance is there any chance that our children will also get diabetes a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I have seen the details (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to provide you with some facts regarding diabetes. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a familial disorder. That means if either of the parents or both have it, then...  Read Full »

How to help my diabetic father get his appetite back?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 62 years old. He has diabetes type 2. Recently, he started feeling unwell. He has stopped eating. He does not want to eat or drink anything. He refuses to eat food for four days now. His blood sugar remains around 250 to 280 mg/dL even though he is not eating. We took him to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Rinku Biswas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's blood sugar is too high. You have not mentioned the medication taken by him. Taking Metformin alone will not work for these high levels. He requires insulin too for controlling the levels and then he can take pills depending upon the condition. Do not igno...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain in people with diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male with type 2 diabetes mellitus for more than a year now. I do have prostate enlargement (32 gm), for which I do not take any medicine as I experienced a sudden sweating episode in the morning after I took medicine for two days. I got my electrocardiogram done so...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your symptoms may be due to angina or anxiety. If you do not have any recent stress in your life, your sleeping pattern is fine (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and no other anxiety-related issues are better to rule out an ischemic hear...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent pelvic pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 years old female of height 4'10" and weight 187 pounds. I take Lisinopril as I have type II diabetes and some breathing issues. A year ago, I had pelvic pain in the evenings and some very light, occasional spotting that I think was vaginal for several weeks. I also had some ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It has been around six weeks since you are experiencing pelvic pain. There are different reasons for this like, and it can be associated with endometriosis, infectious cause, sometimes due to hormonal imbalance. To know the exact cause, ul...  Read Full »

My father developed a lung infection after bypass surgery. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 60 years old. Last month, he had some breathing problem and so, we hospitalized him to the nearest available hospital. In the hospital, we came to know from the doctors that he is having triple artery blockage. The doctors advised for a bypass surgery as his condition wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share the medical reports again with the latest kidney parameters and the discharge summary along with treatment papers. As per the history reported by you, chest infection is one of the commonest complications after a bypass surgery. The presence of morbidities...  Read Full »

Is Insulin injection necessary for high postprandial blood sugar levels?

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 ...  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 »

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 cervical ...  Read Full »

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