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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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 »

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 ...  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 sugar...  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 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 »

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 »

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