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Uncontrolled Diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes is when the blood sugar levels are very high, despite treatment. People with uncontrolled diabetes are at risk of developing infections (urinary tract infections, skin infections, and respiratory tract infections), heart diseases, stroke, and kidney problems. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a severe complication seen in uncontrolled diabetes.

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My diabetes is not under control despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I take GP3 before lunch and dinner, Obimate SR 1 gm after lunch and dinner, and Tryglynase 2 before breakfast but my diabetes is not coming under control. I have attached my report.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are three ways to control diabetes. Diet, exercise, medicines (oral or Insulin). No matter how good your blood sugar reports are, you should definitely follow a strict anti-diabetic diet and do regular daily aerobic exercises like wa...  Read Full »

Should I use Glycomet-GP2 or GP3 for uncontrolled diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a medical student doing my internship. My father has been suffering from fever since seven days up to 101 F. I have given him Ofloxacin 200 mg two times a day. But, the cause of the fever is unknown. All the blood reports are negative. He is a known diabetic since 20 years and his bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your father is having continuous fever for seven days with negative blood reports then probably a detailed evaluation is required. Tablet Ofloxacin is a broad spectrum antibiotic against most bacterial infections and if his fever is not improving and blood culture...  Read Full »

Despite medications, my sugar levels are high. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a known diabetic for the past 15 years. 20 days ago, my HbA1c was 9.83. I am 54 years old and my weight is 87 kg. My medications are Metformin 500 mg, Hcl 1500 mg, Istavel 100 mg and Glaritus Insulin 30 units. Even then the sugar levels are 246, 265 and 277 after every three hours t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have a few questions for you as I would like to know more about your diabetes history. Can you please share what are your morning what are your morning blood sugars in fasting? When do you give yourself Insulin and how often? Have you ever tried a higher dose of Met...  Read Full »

Why is my sugar level uncontrolled even after taking Glycomet?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 30 years and my weight is around 70 lbs. My fasting sugar is around 180 mg/dL and PP around 270 mg/dL. I am taking Glycomet GP2 tablets twice a day from last nine months. But sugar level is uncontrolled. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reasons for uncontrolled sugar are several even though you are taking medicine. They are sedentary life style, what you eat, if you consume more fat or deep fried item in your diet, it is another reason, Anxiety also plays a major role and time duration between two...  Read Full »

Why is my blood sugar level 390 after a meal?

Query: Hello doctor, My sugar level is not reducing even after I take human Actrapid 24 in the morning, 20 in the noon and Insugen (30/70) 14 dose past 15 days. Sugar is 390 mg/dL after food. Kindly tell the reason and how to reduce it.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is important to understand how much your sugar level was 15 days ago (before you started insulin therapy). If there is a decrease in your sugar level compared to the earlier value, then you are definitely on the right track. All you need would be a change in the d...  Read Full »

I have uncontrolled diabetes despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing uncontrolled diabetes, with postprandial sugar levels consistently exceeding 300, and fasting levels around 200. To address this, I have started the following medication regimen: Taking a mixture of 30 % dissolved insulin and 70 % isophane (NPH) insulin 20 units twic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. If you have uncontrolled diabetes with high blood sugar levels, it is essential to work closely with your healthcare provider to manage your condition. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions: Monitor you...  Read Full »

My father has been experiencing an unbearable headache for the past eight days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been experiencing an unbearable headache for the past seven to eight days, and he has consulted a hospital for the same. However, we are not satisfied with the results. My father is 62 years old and has diabetes. Currently, he is facing pain on the right side of his upp...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Your father is experiencing primary issues such as uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM), vascular headache, and dilated ventricles, indicating a potential case of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). I ...  Read Full »

I have elevated blood sugar levels despite taking medicine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have diabetes since the last 11 to 12 years, and I started taking medicines given by my family doctor. Presently, I am taking Glimisave M2 (one tablet in the morning and evening), Dynaglipt 20 (one tablet in the morning), and Absolut 3G (one in the evening). My health is fine, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your high blood sugar levels and from the lab results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have uncontrolled diabetes and dyslipidemia, that is, high cholesterol. According to your HbA1C, it is recommended...  Read Full »

My mom's diabetes medicines are making her feel dizzy and weak. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 53 years old. She is a diabetic and under medication. Her list of medications is as follows: For diabetes, Glyciphage SR 1 gm (1-0-1) and Volibo 0.2 (0-1-0). For cholesterol, Stator 10 (0-0-1) and for stamina, Stamina-OD (1-0-0). Under medication, her sugar levels before food...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As I can gather from the details given, your mother is having uncontrolled blood sugar value. The possible reasons might be lack of exercise and poor diet control. The target blood sugar values that your mother should attain are between 100 and 130 mg/dL before food and ...  Read Full »

I have not gotten a period since about the time I started Insulin injections. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few years back. They originally started me on Novolog and Lantus. Currently, I take Humalog through an insulin pump. My issue lies within the fact that I have not gotten a period since about the time I started insulin inje...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diabetes either T1 or T2 can affect menstrual cycles adversely. In females with T1 DM invariably there is a delay in starting of menarche, by almost a year or so. High blood glucose levels can affect hormonal functions. There can be either frequent or delayed periods. Som...  Read Full »

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