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Dr. Asha Laxmi Desai

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

250 at clinic
Dr. Asha Laxmi Desai Endocrinologist, Bangalore
250 at clinic
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Dr. Asha Laxmi Desai is a popular Endocrinologist in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can visit her at Arogyavardhini Heart Health Diabetic Centre, in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Asha Laxmi Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I'm Irshad want to know how I control my sugar level bcoz I have diabetic patient.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hanumangarh
Hi I'm Irshad want to know how I control my sugar level bcoz I have diabetic patient.
I recommend to control your sugar level 1) have regular meals. Divide your meals into 5 to 6 times. 2) one teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes 3) good fats such as omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (mufa) should be consumed as they are good for the body. 4) diet should be high in fiber. Let whole grain cereals & flour, salad vegetables, green leafy vegetables & fruits be an integral part of your meals.
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Today I known my sugar in blood RBS: 102 mg/dl. This is normal or not? How to reduce the sugar in body. Please give any solution.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Today I known my sugar in blood RBS: 102 mg/dl. This is normal or not? How to reduce the sugar in body. Please give a...
Mr. lybrate-user, RBS 102 mg is normal blood glucose level. If a persoe does not suffer with diabetes, then in his body Insulin takes care of glucose metabolism effectively. Only thing is one should take a properly balanced diet avoiding too much of sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, other bakey items and sweetened aerated drinks. Also refrain from alcohol and smoking. Exercise regularly so as to maintain normal weight. Thanks.
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Diabetes and its Impact on Your Eyesight

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Diabetes and its Impact on Your Eyesight

If you are diabetic, know that high blood sugar level can take a severe toll on your eyes in the form of blurry vision, cataract, glaucoma and retinopathy, if left unchecked. It can even lead to partial/complete blindness in young adults. Nonetheless, a strict control over your blood sugar count would prove effective in preventing such eye complications in the long run.

How does diabetes affect the eyes?

  1. Blurry Vision: Diabetes can cause swelling of the eye and damage to your vision. In case you are already using glasses, it might bring about fluctuations in your optical power. Once your blood sugar count gets back to the normal level; that is within the range of 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter, your vision would be normal again; though this might take some time (about 3 months).

  2. Cataract: Eye lens works just like a camera, helping you to focus on a particular object. Cataract is a condition wherein this lens gets clouded with debris. Nevertheless, diabetic patients are more vulnerable to cataracts as compared to others. It has to be removed with a surgery wherein an artificial lens replaces the blurry eye lens.

  3. Glaucoma: Pressure starts building up within the eyes when fluids do not get drained out normally. This damages the nerves and blood vessels, thereby causing vision loss, blurred vision, watery eyes and headaches. Generally, glaucoma can be cured with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines. Medications do help in alleviating eye pressure, reducing excessive fluid production and facilitating drainage. Having said that, diabetics are likely to develop neovascular glaucoma, a rare complication wherein new blood vessels form on the iris (the ring-shaped colored region in the eye), obstructing the normal fluid flow and further increasing the eye pressure.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind the eyes that absorb light and converts them into images which are then transmitted to the brain through the optic nerve. High blood sugar levels damage the tiny blood vessels of the retina, leading to a condition called Diabetic retinopathy.

The stages of diabetic retinopathy

The retina requires a constant blood supply via a network of small blood vessels. In due course of time, a high blood sugar count might damage those blood vessels; primarily across three stages:

  1. Background Retinopathy: This is a condition wherein tiny lumps develop in your blood vessels, causing slight bleeding that usually does not affect your eye sight.

  2. Pre-proliferative Retinopathy: This is a condition characterized by significant bleeding from the eyes as a result of the blood vessels being severely affected.

  3. Proliferative Retinopathy: Proliferative retinopathy is a condition wherein new blood vessels and scar tissues that bleed easily develop on the retina, leading to vision loss.

Are you at risk?

The risks of Diabetic retinopathy increase if one is suffering from diabetes. Apart from this, certain other factors could also aggravate the chances of this disorder:

  1. Rise or fall in blood sugar

  2. Rise in the blood pressure level

  3. High cholesterol

  4. Pregnancy

  5. Excessive consumption of tobacco

When should you call a doctor?

  1. When you experience spots in your vision

  2. In case of blurred and fluctuating vision

  3. Impaired color vision

  4. Sudden loss of vision

  5. Redness and pain in the eyes

These signs serve as an early wake up call. However, it’s not mandatory for these signs to indicate towards diabetic retinopathy.

How to protect your eyes from diabetes and keep them healthy?

  1. Get your eyes checked periodically and try and maintain a steady blood sugar count.

  2. Take the prescribed medicines on time.

  3. Try to achieve and then maintain optimal weight levels.

  4. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and engage in some sort of physical activity.

  5. Control your cholesterol levels by picking the right kind of foods.

  6. Abstain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

  7. Opt for a healthy diet comprising of green and leafy vegetables, oily fish, tuna, salmon; protein rich foods such as beans, nuts and eggs; citrus fruits such as oranges; pork and oysters. 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I have bought a gluco meter as my parents are the patient of diabetes. I have got 10 lanset free with it whether there are 25 test strips. My query is. Can I use one lancet for multiple time. If yes then how should I clean it after using one time.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have bought a gluco meter as my parents are the patient of diabetes.
I have got 10 lanset free with it whether ther...
Practically yes you can use lancet multiple times of you are using for same person considering usage is on same day or within couple of days. Repeated usage of same lancet for same person increases risk of infection. Lancet need to be changed each time if you are using for multiple patients.
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I am suffering from blood sugar for the last three years and also having blood pressure. I have 44 years old.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from blood sugar for the last three years and also having blood pressure. I have 44 years old.
Mr Satish, I am sure you must be already on treatment for both these conditions. If treatment is appropriate then blood sugar should be : Fasting closer to 100 mg and PP between 150 to 160 mg and HbA1c% <7. Similarly BP should be 130/80 mm of Hg or lower. Apart from drugs, you should exercise daily for 1 hour plus, take a restricted diet avoiding sweets, sugar and jaggery. Plus avoid junk foods, deep fried foods and pastries. consume more of green leafy vegetabbles and fruits. Also restrict salt intake to about 2.5 g a day.
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Hi. I am female aged 40 years diabetic since 12 yrs. Recently my sugar levels are high and cholesterol levels are slightly higher. Can you suggest some medicines for both.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Hi. I am female aged 40 years diabetic since 12 yrs. Recently my sugar levels are high and cholesterol levels are sli...
Hello Ms. lybrate-user Can you just provide some details that what is your sugar level - random, fasting & PP. One thing I want to tell you that diabetes is only a lifestyle hazard, you can treat your diabetes by just following a well structured diet. Any medicines will never cure your diabetes. Infact we have plenty of examples who have cured their diabetes by just following a good diet plan and too in a very short period of time. So I would suggest you to treat your diabetic condition with diet only instead of medicines. Hope you got your answer. If you have any query then you can text me anytime. Best Of Luck.
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Hello, I am 31 yrs old woman. My cycle is always irregular. Now my foot is swelling since last 2-3 months. I have thyroid problem. Daily. Taking medicine 150 mg. Daily morning.please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello, I am 31 yrs old woman. My cycle is always irregular. Now my foot is swelling since last 2-3 months. I have thy...
your menses cycle is irregular there are hormones imbalance and may be cyst in uterus. do usg for uterus for confirm causes. give details of thyroid reports. so i can help you more. Take diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work.
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I had wart on toe previously but now it has again come on another side of toe. I am diabetic also. What shud I do. Precautions I shud take. Is their any chance of wart with sand.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I had wart on toe previously but now it has again come on another side of toe. I am diabetic also. What shud I do. Pr...
1.Use pumice stone to rub off dead skin after a bath or after applying moisturising cream 2.Apply corn cap for few days and then try to rub off the corn gently with pumice stone 3.If no relief, it has to be removed by chemical cauterixation after consulting skin specialist 4.Wear properly fitting shoes and cotton socks instead of synthetic which may irritate skin.
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2 pegs of 60 ml per day thrice in a week is good for health and any snacks are to be consumed while drinking preferably vegetarian. I am a DIABETIC for last 23 years and now I am on Insulin 26 units in the morning and 28 units in the evening. Please advise further. Santhosh Kumar.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
2 pegs of 60 ml per day thrice in a week is good for health and any snacks are to be consumed while drinking preferab...
Not 2 pegs only 1 peg of 60 ml is good for health if you want more than add more water or soda in it
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Dear sir mujhe thyriod ki problem hai meri thyriod test report mei tsh high aaya hai sir mujhe thik hone k liye kya karna chahiye.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Nidhiji, What is the TSH level? If the level is above 10 milli units/ml, then it is confirmed hypothyroidism, if level is between 5 to 10 milli units/ml then it is subclinical condition. Plus do you experience any symptoms related to it? Please answer these queries. If confirmed hypothyroidism is there then treatment with thyroxine has to be started. Dosage will depend upon your body weight and TSH levels.
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I am 56 old male suffering from diabetes pl give me daily chart so that I can leave remaining life comfortably.

MD - PHYSCIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I am 56 old male suffering from diabetes pl give me daily chart so that I can leave remaining life comfortably.
Small and frequent meals is advisable. Use complex carbohydrate as the main energy source rather than fat or protein. Avoid ‘filling up’ with fatty foods such as cheese or meat containing high saturated fat levels. Eat fish, especially oily fish, once or twice a week. Use olive oil or rapeseed oil in cooking. Keep sugar to a minimum especially if overweight. Eat five portions of fruit or vegetables daily. Restrict salt, which is often present in processed foods. Avoid junk foods, grapes, potatoes, etc. Regular moderate aerobic physical activity or Brisk walking for at least 30 minutes on 5 days of the week. With above mention advice you will need medication to control your sugar, kindly see a good endocrinologist for further management Hope this guides you.
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Dear Sir/madam, my spouse having diabetes, how do I control that? What is the dates we have to follow, how many days we have to test? Is there any chance to get same disease to kids? Please clarify the same. Thank you.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Dear Sir/madam, my spouse having diabetes, how do I control that? What is the dates we have to follow, how many days ...
To control diabetes do regular exercise like swimming,skipping,yoga,push up,sit up,yoga.Avoid fast foods,junk foods,processed foods,sweetened juice.Avoid underground vegetables.pumpkin,banana.Take lots of whole fruits,vegetables.Take extra protein like egg white,fish,lean meat,cottage cheese,tofu,mushroom.Use healthy fat like olive,canola,refined vegetable oil in small amount.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Use fenugreek seeds with 1/2 glass water on an empty stomach in the morning.Adjust your medicine with diet.If you maintain proper diet and do exercise your medicinal dose will reduce or even you do not need to take medicine. Your child's risk is doubled if you developed diabetes before age 11 in case of type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes runs in families.
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Hi. I've hypothyroid of tsh 6.9. This is about 4 months back. Since then I started to control my diet and I'm consuming regularly walnuts, fish oil tablets. And avoided food such as cabbage mustard etc. And I regularly walk for half an hour minimum during early sunrise. Is there any chance to get my thyroid status normal or should I continue the same diet life long.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi. I've hypothyroid of tsh 6.9. This is about 4 months back. Since then I started to control my diet and I'm consumi...
It is better to get tsh levels checked after 3 months. Only that will tell whether all the measures taken are beneficial or not. At 6.9 milli uits/ l it is considered as subclinical hypothyroidism, unless t4 levels are low and any symptoms of hypothyroidism are present no treatment is advised. Only after tsh level crosses 10 milli units, treatment is given.
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How to identify whether the reason behind diabetes to me is tension, food, or pancreas?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to identify whether the reason behind diabetes to me is tension, food, or pancreas?
It is not very difficult check 1. with food habits take 3 days recall 2.Check your activity level 3. Check your insulin levels 4. Understand your stress factor And then understand the reason behind you being Diabetic
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I am from suffering thyroid. What I do please give some tips. I take every day one tablet tyrexin 100 mg. What to do? Please advise.

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
Yours is hypothyroidism. Just continue medicines and manage yah level upto 3.0 level. Restrict oil and cabbage intake. Walking daily.
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How safe is invokana 100mg for a diabetic with sugar values 120-130 on fasting and 250-270 on pp? do you suggest external insulin?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How safe is invokana 100mg for a diabetic with sugar values 120-130 on fasting and 250-270 on pp?
do you suggest exte...
Invokana is very new drug in india, its safety in clinical studies is good, however, we are yet to use it regularly. It has definite advantages some of the existing treatments. Taking insulin injections is in fact really good for you as it can bring sugar levels rapidly under control.
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My husband doesn't have any alcohol r ciggerates habits his weight is 65 nd 30 years he went to urologist but he said you never get a children you adopt a child he told n he did fsh n scanning too so wt to do this problem please help me would I go for ivf for children.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
My husband doesn't have any alcohol r ciggerates habits his weight is 65 nd 30 years he went to urologist but he said...
Yes, you may go for ivf and have a biological child of yours. Prior to this I would suggest you to go for infertility counselling. If you want, I may take a session on it.
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Hi, I am suffering from diabetes 2 from last three and half years now days feeling pain in heel and leg palm from 3-4 months very much unable to walk properly in the morning pls suggest proper medicines to normal blood sugar n leg pain.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, I am suffering from diabetes 2 from last three and half years now days feeling pain in heel and leg palm from 3-4...
1. U/s of whole abdomen 2 sgpt/ sgot/ serrum billirubin/ esr/ hb% / blod sugar pp/ fastin 3, syzygium q / gymnema q take 5 drop each at interval of 1 hourl in a glass of water 8 hourly. Report in 5 dys. Or contact once in person for detailes case taking.
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What is the reason of joint pain. How can I cure my diabetes? How blood pressure can be controlled?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the reason of joint pain. How can I cure my diabetes? How blood pressure can be controlled?
Mr. Lybrate-user, you have asked three totally different questions. Anyway, joint pains can be due to a number of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and some inflammatory conditions affecting single joint also. Diabetes mellitus, is a disease due to deficiency of insulin or resistance to its action or both. So there is no chance for cure, it can only be controlled by proper medications, diet control, exercise and weight maintenance. Blood pressure if high will also need drug/drugs to control plus salt restriction.
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As said walking is best exercise for diabetic and that too for 35 minutes, whether the walk should be a brisk walk or do I need to walk fastly and is it necessary that I should also sweat during that walk and whether that walk can be at any time during the day or it has to be in morning only.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
As said walking is best exercise for diabetic and that too for 35 minutes, whether the walk should be a brisk walk or...
Yes, walk is very good fod sugar patient .u will walk any time atleast 30 to 45 min. U will feel healthy that time you will do brisk walk. If you will feel tired that time you will do normal walk .but keep monitoring your sugar levels. Take plenty of fluids.
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