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Dr. Vijayakumar

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Vijayakumar Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Vijayakumar is a renowned Endocrinologist in BTM Layout, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Karanth Speciality Hospital in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar on Lybrate.com.

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What are the main symptoms of the disease diabetes and in this condition what type food should take?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What are the main symptoms of the disease diabetes and in this condition what type food should take?
Often, there are no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they include excessive thirst or urination, fatigue, weight loss or blurred vision. Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.
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I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a week. Please advise soya chunk is okay for me?

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a w...
As far as there are no associated complications of diabetes in you, soya chunk is okay for you but in moderation.
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I am a male, 32, 5 feet, blood group B+ve, no medication, high uric acid in blood, working in BPO night shifts. Please suggest if I can take wheat made chapatis or not as any have told me not to eat chapatis. Also suggest how much water should I drink according to my blood group. I take at least 4 litres of water a day.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a male, 32, 5 feet, blood group B+ve, no medication, high uric acid in blood, working in BPO night shifts. Pleas...
Hye. Thankyou for the query. Unless you have a medical condition that calls for a restriction, there is no reason why you should stop eating chapati. Water intake does not depend on your blood group. Water intake depends on many factors like activity level, season, food intake, disease condition if any etc. Best way to ensure good intake of water is to sip on water through the day. You can be assured that you are taking enough water when the urine you pass is colourless (unless you are taking any medication or had fruits like beetroot). Also do not wait to be dehydrated and severely thirsty to have water. Ideally at least try to have at 2-3 liters of water per day (as long as you don't have any medical condition that needs restriction). Stop alcohol and smoking. Avoid skipping meals. Do not eat excessive amounts of non vegetarian foods. Since you work night shifts and have high uric acid levels, it will help to go for a personalised diet consultation.
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My mom is 60 years have bp & sugar. From past one year she had very low eye vision. Can I get her for eye operation ?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My mom is 60 years have bp & sugar. From past one year she had very low eye vision. Can I get her for eye operation ?
Hello, Kindly tell me latest reading of BP and sugar and also tell me weather you have consulted to eye specialist or not as I your mother case there are possibility of 1. cataract 2 glaucoma 3. refractory errors etc. and also we can not go for any surgery with out control of BP and Blood Sugar
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I am suffering from Diabetics from last 5 years. Can I do FS and PP tests once in a quarter if the readings for monthly test varies between 83 to 97 and 123 to 147 respectively.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from Diabetics from last 5 years. Can I do FS and PP tests once in a quarter if the readings for month...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if your blood sugar control is very good, plus you are on oral ani- diabetes drugs, then you can test once a month. It is always good to keep a track at that interval. Hba1c% should be done once in 4 to 6 months, which will give a clear idea of long term control.
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I am a 39 years old diabetic patient since last 9 years and now my high pressure is 150/90 and also I am taking medicine tazloc- 20 last 3 months. So tell me what I do to control my high pressure ?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
I am a 39 years old diabetic patient since last 9 years and now my high pressure is 150/90 and also I am taking medic...
Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely, because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure.Diabetics can avail special benefits of walking by adjusting their walk time according to their blood sugar levels. For those individuals who have higher post-prandial (after meal) blood sugar levels, it is advisable to walk for 10 ? 15 minutes after every meal. While those who have higher fasting blood sugar levels, it is advisable to walk during late evenings. This helps in controlling the overnight hepatic output of blood glucose.This particular benefit of walking is not only for diabetics but also for those who want to cut down the risk of developing diabetes or for those who fall in the high-risk category because of genes/medical problems. A study conducted by the School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh discovered that walking for 30 minutes a day cuts diabetes risk for both overweight and normal weight men and women. You can consult me in private for detailed treatment which is available in Biochemic system of medicine depending upon symptomatically. Eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically Allium sativum (Biochemic) Nat phos 30x, avoid all types of fats and red meat
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I have a student and I have h sugar and I very high any time thats way I have no study.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have a student and I have h sugar and I very high any time thats way I have no study.
Prevention 1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging,running, swimming,cycling etc) 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a) Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango,litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (Akhrot) e) Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi, moong and chana Dal. F) Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) Avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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I am having bad body odour from 7 years. I have hyperthyroidism from more than 13 years for which I am taking medicine and recently tested, reports are normal. I could not understand what could be than. I have iron and vitamin d deficiency. Are these the causes for that. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be because of excessive sweating. Deficiency of iron and vitamin d3 does not cause bad odour. Maintain personal hygiene. Consult skin specialist for further advice.
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MY HBA1C is 6.9, fasting 123 PP171. Are the readings considered okay for diabetic patients?

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
MY HBA1C is 6.9, fasting 123 PP171. Are the readings considered okay for diabetic patients?
You probably seem to have diabetes mellitus which you have marked wrongly as diabetes insipidus. Readings are okay. But I will say they are just borderline. Had hba1c less than 6.5 it would had been better. What medicines are you taking.
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I am 32 years old and suffering from Diabetic last two years and doctor prescribed me a Azulix 2 MF tab. Twice a day. But My sugar range approx. 120/160 after taking tablet. Suggest me a complete diet plan and need to change tab. Give the name of medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am 32 years old and suffering from Diabetic last two years and doctor prescribed me a Azulix 2 MF tab. Twice a day....
don't worry. be confident. continue the same medicine add tab dibecon by Himalaya 1 1 Do regular exercise Eat salads more have some fruits daily as Fibre and vitamin in fruit are essential to body Avoid sugars
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Diabetes - How it May Affect Your Baby?

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Diabetes - How it May Affect Your Baby?

You may develop a form of diabetes during pregnancy, which is known as gestational diabetes. The condition usually goes away after childbirth. During pregnancy, hormonal changes within the body may cause the blood sugar level to rise. This condition affects the developing fetus as well, as the baby receives nutrients from your blood. The baby may store the extra sugar as fat and may grow unusually large.

How gestational diabetes affects the baby

Owing to the abnormally large size, the baby may be at risk of facing several complications, if you have gestational diabetes. Your baby may be affected in the following ways:

1. There may be injuries during birth due to the large size.

2. Low blood sugar level and mineral level during birth.

3. Jaundice, which is a condition which turns the skin to yellow.

4. The baby may be born prematurely.

5. Breathing problems which are temporary.

6. The baby will be at a higher risk of obesity later in life.

How gestational diabetes affects the mother

The chances of several pregnancy complications get enhanced due to gestational diabetes. The possible risks are as follows:

1. Chances of undergoing a C-section

2. Chances of miscarriage

3. High blood pressure.

4. Pre-term birth

5. After giving birth, the mother has high chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

How to manage gestational diabetes?

You can follow several tips and must undergo lifestyle changes for keeping your diabetes in control. These include the following:

1. You should have a healthy diet with reduced amount of carbohydrates as they cause the sugar level to increase. You must abstain from high sugar food items.

2. Regular physical exercise is essential for the management of sugar levels. You should work out for at least 30 minutes every day.

3. Regular health check-ups are very important, especially for your baby after birth. These may include ultrasounds and nonstress tests.

4. Prescribed medication such as insulin and several others help in the management of blood sugar levels.

5. You must observe your blood sugar level properly. You should take a blood sugar test many times a day.

6. You should always watch your symptoms for any sign of blood sugar during pregnancy.

In case you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you must consult a doctor immediately. Managing this condition at an early stage will prevent your baby from being affected in several ways. The condition can be successfully managed and majority of women with gestational diabetes have regular vaginal births and produce healthy babies. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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I am suffering with sugar, can you please tell me that what are special ways I have to follow.

MD - General Medicine, DTM & H
Internal Medicine Specialist, Motihari
I am suffering with sugar, can you please tell me that what are special ways I have to follow.
Follow instructions of dietician regarding diabetic diet. Have scheduled physical examinations and blood tests to maintain fair control of blood sugar and early detection of any complications by specialist physician/diabetologist. Take medicines honestly, prescribed assuming you have to enjoy your life happily with diabetes.
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Are sugar free biscuits, cookies etc advisable. Also are sugar free pallets advisable in tea, coffee etc. Please advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Are sugar free biscuits, cookies etc advisable. Also are sugar free pallets advisable in tea, coffee etc. Please advice.
lybrate-user, Most bakery items are made of maida, which get converted to glucose almost immediately in the system. So called "sugar free" biscuits are therefore no good at all. Better to avoid. As regards sugar substitutes which some people use in place of sugar, are also not really good. Using those often tends to increase craving for sweets. Plus none of them are absolutely safe. Thanks.
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I am having blood sugar level 254, 404, on 28 feb, and 258, 338 on 4 march, and 227 fasting on 5th. All in mg/dl. Is it advisable to take double the tablets. I an taking tryglynace gor sugar and arbitol h gor hyper tension. I am also having shoulder pain

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Your diabetic medication needs to be altered.But it should changed only with consultation of your regular physician.
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What happens if 20units of human actrapid insulin is given to a non-diabetic person who's in fasting without even water from past 24hrs. And he continue to not taking any food for 24hrs further?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What happens if 20units of human actrapid insulin is given to a non-diabetic person who's in fasting without even wat...
He can collapse any time or a medical emergency can occur any time due to hypoglycaemia--------------------
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I have sugar reading of 168 after food. Is this reading normal or is something required to be done on this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have sugar reading of 168 after food. Is this reading normal or is something required to be done on this.
Blood sugar 168 mg/100 ml, is considered as pre-diabetic level or impaired blood glucose (igt). This normally does not need any treatment. But needs a lifestyle change, so that in future it does no progress to full fledged diabetes. Life style change includes daily exercise for 1 hour, brisk walking is good, avoiding sweets in excess, avoiding deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks, products containing sweet corn syrup, highly processed food products. Plus refrain from alcohol and smoking totally.
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My mother was admitted to neighbouring hospital after falling due to slippage on floor. She is 72 years old and type 2 diabetic with controlled diabetes 150/200 with glimestar 1 mg 2 pills per day for last 15 years. It was observed on MRI that a compression fracture on back bone and two small cracks on pelvic bone. During traction and physiotherapy she exhibited severe shortness of breath and doctor carried out sonography and found some abnormality of the sort enlargement of heart. Upon pulmonary angiography bilateral pulmonary embolism was observed. Suddenly the other treatments stopped and some blood thinning medication under critical observations for 5 days conducted. Later she was brought to ward and two days was in observations and discharged suggesting if possible to walk 10-20 steps and increase slowly wearing proper belt. Initially she was only able to stand with support and walk only 2-3 steps with great difficulty. Normal diabetes medicine and daily 1 tablet of warfarin was prescribed. The major problem after discharge observed was her reluctance to swallow sufficient food and water. With great difficulty only juices, milk with energy drink, dal rice smashed was accepted only in limited quantities with reason of tasteless in mouth and vomiting sensations. All the food given was not swallowed to full extent, instead kept in mouth and she use slowly split the same after some time. Standing on her feet was also not possible and she was reluctant even to her moving on bed itself for frequent change of position. Sugar level increased to 200/300 and the tablet increased to 2 mg. Meanwhile blood was observed in urine and upon test Warfarin was stopped for 10 days. Within next 2-3 days, urine turned to white and upon /urine test /infection was detected and antibiotics prescribed. But the very next day the infection became severe as she was observed very uneasy. Upon hospitalization once again, she is kept in intensive care with antibiotic treatment and signs of improvement observed but the problem of tasteless in mouth is concern. At present the food is being fed through pipe in nose. We are very much worried about the future as without proper food, there is no scope of survival. Can you please help how to come out of such dreadful situation?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
My mother was admitted to neighbouring hospital after falling due to slippage on floor. She is 72 years old and type ...
Please go to insulin treatment .also blood thinners should be taken. Please take help of some good neurophysician and diabetologist. Any guide you want I can help you.
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I am 36 years old male, I have suffering heel pain from last 6 months. I checked my uric acid, and results showed 6.4. After that I apply pain relief ointment but I have not got any fruitful results. So I wants to know what is the reason for this pain? And how to relief?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Your uric acid level is in the upper limit of normal 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2. Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6. Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician 8. Take x ray heel to exclude planar fascitis/calcaneal spur and consult orthopedic specialist for advice and treatment.
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I am 28 years old. Newly wed. I had a thyroid test, TSH-21 ANTI TPO>1400 will it affect conception?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 28 years old. Newly wed. I had a thyroid test, TSH-21 ANTI TPO>1400 will it affect conception?
Probably yes, but first correct your thyroid then try to conceive, because it may affect your baby in fetal development. If you have any further queries, consult me through lybrate app.
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