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Dhanam Clinic & Diabetic Centre

Endocrinologist Clinic

No. 8, Pozhichalur Main Road, Pozhichalur Land Mark: Near Pozhichalur Panchayat Office Chennai
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Dhanam Clinic & Diabetic Centre Endocrinologist Clinic No. 8, Pozhichalur Main Road, Pozhichalur Land Mark: Near Pozhichalur Panchayat Office Chennai
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We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply....more
We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply.
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Dhanam Clinic & Diabetic Centre is known for housing experienced Endocrinologists. Dr. C.r. Ashok Kumar, a well-reputed Endocrinologist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Endocrinologists recommended by 77 patients.

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Pozhichalur Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600074
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring - How It is Helpful?

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Continuous Glucose Monitoring - How It is Helpful?

For people who need to keep an eye on their blood sugar level, a glucose meter is a handy thing to keep around. There are many different types of glucose meters available with continuous glucose monitor being one of them. Unlike other glucose monitoring devices that merely detect the amount of glucose present in your system, a continuous glucose monitoring device also detects trends and patterns thus, gives your doctor a more comprehensive picture of your condition.

A continuous glucose monitor is not available over the counter and will need to be prescribed by your doctor. It uses a tiny sensor that is placed under the skin of your abdomen to measure the glucose level in the fluid within your body. This insertion is quick and quite painless. The sensor has a transmitter that sends the information about your glucose levels to a small pager like device. The data collected can be seen in the form of readings every 1,5 or 10 minutes. If your sugar levels drop to an extremely low level to go up to a very high level, the monitor will sound and alarm to notify you.

The data collected by a continuous glucose monitor can also be downloaded to your smartphone, laptop or tablet. By looking at the readings over a period of time, you will be able to notice trends and patterns in your sugar levels. This data helps diabetic patients and their doctors to decide on a number of things such as:

  1. How much insulin is needed?
  2. What is the optimum dosage of medication required for you?
  3. What is the optimum number of meals needed per day?
  4. How much should you eat in every meal?
  5. What is the right exercise plan for you?

Diabetics who use an insulin pump can also link this to the continuous glucose monitor so that they do not need to manually program the pump. This is known as a sensor augmented pump. This device can also help record blood sugar levels as you sleep thus, detecting spikes and lows that would otherwise go undetected. It also helps understand the relationship between your diet as well as exercise and your blood sugar levels.

A continuous glucose monitor needs to be changed every 3 to 7 days. Also, it cannot be used to replace finger sticks or traditional home monitors. You may also need a little training on how to use the device correctly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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My HbA1c is 5.6 & MBG - is 100.5, is it normal, r still I am pre diabetes? Pls suggest me. Bcoz thinking that I am pre diabetes I stopped coffee, tea, rice and other bakery items, not even oats biscuits. Whether I can take oats biscuits, millets and chappati's in my diet?

Fellowship in Endocrinology, DNB (FM),National Board of Examinations, MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
My HbA1c is 5.6 & MBG - is 100.5, is it normal, r still I am pre diabetes? Pls suggest me. Bcoz thinking that I am pr...
Hello Lybrate user, lifestyle modification with regular diet and exercise is the plan for prediabetic state if still increasing need medication ,repeat Hba1c after 6 months.
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I am 38 years old and 15 months pregnant and diabetic insulin dependent for past two years. We have a function at home during the month of May. So today I travelled to may shops to buy series. Travelled by taxi. I feel tired and have stomach pain now. Didn't know whether it's safe to travel. Worried now. Kindly advice.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 38 years old and 15 months pregnant and diabetic insulin dependent for past two years. We have a function at hom...
Relax, it could be bcz of traveling or the hectic schedule, all you need is rest and couple of safe Medicines to relieve you from this for which you may get back to us, and remember not to take any Medicines without any specialists advise.
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My father is a diabetic & a heart patient. Suffering from gastric problem from the morning with huge stomach ache. Any other medication instead of OMEZ powder (as not available currently). pantoprazole will do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Delhi
My father is a diabetic & a heart patient.
Suffering from gastric problem from the morning with huge stomach ache. An...
Give him Carbo veg 30 1-2 drops in 1/4 cup lukewarm water 4 times a day. If you wish you may contact me on my personal messenger.
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I have sugar .do any doctor specialist in diabetes reside/have clinic in Greater Noida West or near to it .I checked it on sunday .fasting was 122 and PP 190 please help me sometimes I feel sweating in AC also .do not know what is the reason. Has frequently gastric problem too. heaviness in head sometimes. Regards Anshul.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
I have sugar .do any doctor specialist in diabetes reside/have clinic in Greater Noida West or near to it .I checked ...
Start tab metformin 1000mg bed time. check after one month. Check your TSH also. Avoid sugar,fruit juices,fried food and junk food. Exercise regularly.
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Ways to Increase Fertility after Miscarriage

DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
Ways to Increase Fertility after Miscarriage

It's normal to be concerned with your fertility after early miscarriage. Many couples want to try to conceive again right away, while others need time to heal. Ultimately, though, fertility following a miscarriage is an issue of concern for most couples.

Once you are ready to start trying for a child again, there are a number of things you can do to increase your chances of having a successful pregnancy.

  1. Rest and Recuperate- Many women want to hurry and start trying to get pregnant again right away after their miscarriage. This is a perfectly normal response, but may not be the best way to guarantee a healthy pregnancy. Give your body a chance to rest so your menstrual cycle can get back to normal. You also want to give yourself plenty of time for your mental balance to return so you are ready to take on the trials of trying to become pregnant. Be gentle and give yourself time to rest and focus on taking care of your physical and emotional needs until you are ready to try again.
  2. Change Lifestyle- Eliminating unhealthy habits can help increase your chances of conceiving later. Eliminate alcohol or drug use and quit smoking before you start trying for pregnancy. Cutting down or eliminating caffeine can also help you conceive a healthy pregnancy.
  3. Eliminate Stress- Eliminating stress can also make conceiving easier. Stress can reduce fertility levels, making it harder to get pregnant. Practicing meditation, yoga or taking time to relax after dealing with tough issues in your life can make it much easier to conceive.
  4. Eat Healthy- Eating a healthy diet is also essential to having a healthy pregnancy. This can also help women manage the depression caused by their miscarriage. Getting a variety of vitamins and minerals and cutting down on saturated fats and processed foods can help you get pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
  5. Take Fertility Drugs or Therapies- There are various fertility drugs and therapies on the market today. Your doctor will prescribe different medications based on your overall health and age.
  6. Use an Ovulation Predictor- An ovulation predictor can help you map out your cycle. This will allow you to determine which days in your cycle will be the most likely for you to conceive. 
  7. Support the Uterus and Liver- Performing a fertility cleanse after your period has stopped can help support the uterus and liver, promoting overall fertility health. Sometimes stagnant blood can get left behind after your period which can cause discomfort or health issues. Following a fertility diet to help rid your body of the excess blood and hormones in your system can help your conceive more easily.
  8. Massage the Uterus- When you have stopped bleeding after your miscarriage, performing a uterus massage can help your body relax. This massage will help bring fresh blood to the area and soothe the body so you can relax. 

If you have been having trouble conceiving it may be time to talk to a fertility expert. Your doctor can perform fertility tests on you and your partner to determine if there are any underlying issues present. Then you can work together to determine if any additional medical treatment is necessary to help you get pregnant.

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Hello Doc, I have diagnosed high tch 8.5 six moths ago and yesterday my new report shows that its came down to 6.80 .i am doing regular exercise for thyroid and not started medication my question is will I continue with exercise or I need medication for thyroid. thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
dear lybrate user definitely you need a constitutional treatment for cure ,eat more vegetables and whole fruits and drink plenty of water
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How can I reduce my sugar level. Its really very dangerous disease. I feel always very ill.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
How can I reduce my sugar level. Its really very dangerous disease. I feel always very ill.
Avoid sugar,fried food,junk food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicenes prescribed by your doctor.
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Is Bengal gram (both raw and cooked) not recommended for patients having hypothyroidism? What are the food items a person having hypothyroidism should avoid? P.S. Currently I am on 100 mcg thyronorm tablets.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is Bengal gram (both raw and cooked) not recommended for patients having hypothyroidism? What are the food items a pe...
Farihaji, Thanks for the query. In hypothyroidism mainly soy beans and foods containing soy are to be avoided, because of flavonoids, which tend to affect thyroxine action. Other foods like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard, radish, peanuts etc are also to be avoided. But it is not absolutely essential. These foods should be taken at least 4 hours after the dosage. Plus consume a great deal of green leafy vegetables, salads, fruits. Use whole grain products (flour) for chapati and roti. Avoid maida. Milk products can be taken. Thanks
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My age is 20 I av high sugar levels what should I do and I hav pcob problem too please help to healthy.

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Khammam
My age is 20 I av high sugar levels what should I do and I hav pcob problem too please help to healthy.
Hello Lybrate user As your age is only 20 yrs. You need to use insulin for controlling your sugars. The dosage of insulin depends upon your body weight and sugars levels. Pls consult a physician and start insulin as persistent high sugar levels can damage your kidneys and eyes. Take care.
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My age is 20 I have high level sugar levels please help me to reduce and I hav pcob problem too.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
My age is 20 I have high level sugar levels please help me to reduce and I hav pcob problem too.
Avoid sugar,fried food,junk food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly. Start tablet Galvusmet 1000mg twice a day.
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I am 23 year old I have problem of memory, I forgot the things what I have to do. I think possibly it is due to overactive of thyroid. So what medical treatment will help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 23 year old
I have problem of memory, I forgot the things what I have to do.
I think possibly it is due to overa...
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Dr. I am having pre diabetics, so I am not at all taking rice or oily foods since from I got blood report. But also reading shows fbs - 107 to 114 Ppbs - shows 115 - 140 like that. I am worried very much any Dr. can answer and clarify whether I can be cured really? Or I am diabetics patient? I was fully tensioned? And for every person after eating anything sugar levels shows different? Or for me only it's showing like this? I am doing regular walking for 30 mins, I won't take coffee & tea.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Dr. I am having pre diabetics, so I am not at all taking rice or oily foods since from I got blood report. But also r...
Prediabetic means prediabetic not diabetic. Everyone's blood sugar changes always depending on food taken, workout done, when blood checked etc. It is dynamic. Just follow proper dieting and excrcises, nutritional supplements. Can certainly avoid diabetes if proper consistent care is taken.
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Sir my mom suffer from diabetes and always remain in doubt what to eat and what not. It would be a great help if you tell me the food items which she should take and which shouldn't.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir my mom suffer from diabetes and always remain in doubt what to eat and what not. It would be a great help if you ...
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil) 2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.
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Dear sir /ma'am .My father is diabetes patient so I want to know while testing of blood sugar in morning (fasting) by accu-chek meter it's shows normal (102 mg/dl) .But 2 hours after the start of meal it exceeds 300 mg/dl ,even my father takes regular medicine.

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Khammam
Dear sir /ma'am .My father is diabetes patient so I want to know while testing of blood sugar in morning (fasting) by...
Hello Lybrate user May be the dosage he is taking is not sufficiant to control the post meal rise in sugars. There are specific drugs to control the postprandial rise in sugars. Consult your physician and get the dose adjusted. Take care.
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What fruits are allowed for diabetic patients what fruits are also allowed for kidney patients I am a patient of this category.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What fruits are allowed for diabetic patients
what fruits are also allowed for kidney patients
I am a patient of this...
Diabetic patient should avoid sweat fruits like banana, grapes,mangoe, cheeku etc. Jamun,kiwi, guawa,papaya, kakdi are allowed. Fruits can increase serum Potassium level hence they should be restricted in diabetic patients whos kidneys are affected.
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My sugar level is 176 mg after 1 hour of lunch. I am 23 weeks pregnant. Am I considered diabetic? My gynae prescribed me 12 units of insulin inj daily broken up in 2 doses, each of 6 units before breakfast & before lunch. Is there any other alternative by which I can stop taking insulin. Will insulin effect my pregnancy and inter also my baby? Please guide/ suggest.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
My sugar level is 176 mg after 1 hour of lunch.
I am 23 weeks pregnant.
Am I considered diabetic? My gynae prescribed...
I personally feel you should take a second opinion of a physician or diabetologist. Insulin per se is safe in pregnancy.
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My mom age around 45 sugar patient .level of sugar is around 200. Her foot (bottom) on both legs feels irritated and inflammation .what are the reasons for that ?but Some high sugar level people don't has the irritation problem .what treatment should she take?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mom age around 45 sugar patient .level of sugar is around 200. Her foot (bottom) on both legs feels irritated and ...
Mr Ravi, Thanks for the query. Long standing diabetes even when it is well controlled does cause peripheral neuropathy leading to irritation, burning, tingling and numbness in feet and legs. Further if diabetes is uncontrolled as is the case with your mom, the problem is bound to be more severe. First and foremost thing is to achieve a strict blood glucose control with fasting <100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. Plus if needed certain medications also may be needed to reduce nerve irritation and pain. Thanks.
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