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 effect will diabetes have in a 5-week pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 5 weeks pregnant. She has type 2 diabetes. Her HbA1C was 6.6% one month ago. She was taking tablet Melmet SR 500 mg twice daily. After confirming pregnancy, we checked her sugar level for fasting and postprandial for three consecutive days, average around 140/165 mg/dL. So a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Diabetes during pregnancy has to be managed systematically, and a diabetologist cannot handle a pregnant mother. The dosing of insulin depends on the mother's weight and the multiplication factor for the first trimester. Insulin shows immediate...  Read Full »

Is it ideal to alter the dosage of medicines in a chronic diabetes patient?

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 and the postprandial level is 320 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 »

My father's blood sugar levels are increasing despite taking medications. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2. His doctor has him on tablet Trulicity (Dulaglutide) 1.5 mg once a week and tablet Metformin 500 mg (twice a day). He has been reducing his sugar intake, walking a lot more, and has lost a good amount of weight. However, he ate quite ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like your sugars are increasing along with the weight. The reason may be due to the increased consumption of pasta, a source of carbohydrates. Diabetes is a progressive disease, and with time it worsens. That’s why there may be a need to increase and optimize...  Read Full »

Can diarrhea be related to low blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 2 diabetic, and today I had a low blood sugar episode. I woke up from a nap and my blood sugar had dropped to 80. My fasting blood sugar is usually around 110. After I ate something and started feeling better, I had bad diarrhea. Is it somehow linked to my low blood sugar? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about sugar levels. As you mentioned that you were diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, could you specify for how long you have been having it? Please get your diabetes medications rechecked if you have not done so rec...  Read Full »

Age 50years, 1. Fatty changes in Liver, 2. Bulky Uterus with Fibroid, 3. Blood sugar 201mg/dL

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 »

I am not able to maintain a proper erection. Is that due to type 2 diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old male weighing about 85 kg. I have a problem with sex that is sometimes with the ability to erect properly. I have an appetite for sex. As a result, I can pass an extended period. Last year I was told that I have type 2 diabetes. This now brings concerns to my partner. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide me with more details. Have you taken any treatment? It is common to have a progressive reduction in sexual desire with age. Type 2 diabetes is also associated with a decrease in libido. If your blood sugar levels are normal, then there is no nee...  Read Full »

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 Peruvemba Hariharan

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 »

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 »

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