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Dr. D. Dhanamithiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. D. Dhanamithiran Endocrinologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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Dr. D. Dhanamithiran is one of the best Endocrinologists in Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai. He is currently associated with Diabetes Care and Speciality Center in Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. D. Dhanamithiran on Lybrate.com.

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when people suffering from diabetic there is a kind of weakness occur in the body . what should we take in this situation ?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
when people suffering from diabetic there is a kind of weakness occur in the body . what should we take in this situa...
If you manage your diet well and eat proteins like egg, fish, chicken or paneer or beans, then your protein requirements will be taken care off. With every meal eat a little bit of protein. Lower the amount of starches from your meals and add healthy oils like ghee, cold pressed coconut oil, cold pressed til oil. If at all you want to supplement then you can use whey protein powder.
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I am having sugar I don't taking any tablets and now I want to start deit control and exercise but now I am getting headache some dull ness means I am not able to go any were some sick give me any suggestion wat I want to do a clear answer.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am having sugar I don't taking any tablets and now I want to start deit control and exercise but now I am getting h...
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 68 year old type 2 diabetic. Recent test show fasting sugar 98 after food 158. I always use stevia sugar substitute. Is it advisable for long term ?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 68 year old type 2 diabetic.  Recent test show fasting sugar 98 after food 158. I always use stevia sugar substi...
If it is used in limited amounts. No problem. However always advised to avoid sugar substitutes. Go for natural sweeteners like dats, raisins, figs etc.
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Which is the best food for diabetes?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
High fiber food groups are best. You need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet. Maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian, I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply for private consultation.
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My mother's age 70 years she diabetic and pressure patient recently she is complaint with heart heavy and back pain I admit her heart hospital angiography done 3 vessel block Dr. says bypass what to do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother's age 70 years she diabetic and pressure patient recently she is complaint with heart heavy and back pain I...
Mr. lybrate-user, If the heart specialist has advised by pass surgery then most probably surgery has to be done. Otherwise, heart muscle may not get proper blood supply leading to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Thanks.
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I am 31 year, height 5 ft 2 inch, weight 62 kg, I am planning for pregnancy, I have diabetic and taking medicine and thyroid is in border line so doctor suggested medicine for thyroid also. My fat are only accumulated in belly and no where else. Please suggest what all food should I eat and what not?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 31 year, height 5 ft 2 inch, weight 62 kg, I am planning for pregnancy, I have diabetic and taking medicine and ...
Hye, thanks for the query. You need to understand that you are diabetic and are looking to plan pregnancy. Your body is not receiving the energy it needs and you also need to maintain good nutrition for the coming baby. So crashing your intake or trying to follow some weight loss plan will not help. You need to have a well planned diet to maintain blood glucose levels as well as maintain nutrition for the pregnancy. As for belly fat, a sensible diet will help. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - the sugar levels will fluctuate depending on what you ate or did not eat, stress levels and activity levels. You have to try and manage a balanced carb intake. Have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. You have to eat 3 main and 3 mid meals. Your diet must include whole grains, seasonal fruits, vegetables, small amounts of nuts and dairy and pulses or dals or lean meats like chicken or fish and egg. Starchy vegetables need to be planned into the diet. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Avoid exercise if sugar levels are above 250 mg/dl. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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I am 68 yrs old. I am taking insuman 25:75 and metformin to control diabetes. Is it having any side effect. What is the natural cure to control Diabetes.?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 68 yrs old. I am taking insuman 25:75 and metformin to control diabetes. Is it having any side effect. What is t...
Yes insulin causes weight gain. Metformin causes b12 deficiency and gi disturbances. You can take b12 supplement tab. Diet & exercise is always a critical part in controlling diabetes.
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I'm 24 and in the sugar test I have 100 FBS. Is that okay? If not what precautions to be taken to get into normal levels. Please guide me.

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Homeopath,
I'm 24 and in the sugar test I have 100 FBS. Is that okay? If not what precautions to be taken to get into normal lev...
Dear Lybrate User, One of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as DIABETES MELLITUS. Once a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200. If Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200 then patient should take the following Homoeopathic medications:- 1)Homeopathic URANIUM NIT 3X TABLETS (R.S. BHARGAVA company). Take one tablet thrice daily, in empty stomach 2) 30 drops of Homeopathic Mother Tincture GYMNEMA SYLVESTRA Q, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc
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MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Insulin can rarely leads to swelling known as insulin edema. Consult your doctor if you are experiencing such side effects.
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I have diabetes around 300.what should I do?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist,
I have diabetes around 300.what should I do?
You need to adjust your current treatment as you are grossly out of control. Sometimes failure of diet and exercise can also result in sudden increase in blood sugar values. Restrict oil to 3-4 teaspoon /day avoid direct sugar or jaggery in day to day food. Avoid excess of simple carbohydrates and fried food. Increase your vegetables, salad portion sizes.
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Is rice the cause for diabetes? Anyone please tell me can I take rice daily? Thanks.

MD - Physicion
General Physician, Delhi
Is rice the cause for diabetes? Anyone please tell me can I take rice daily?
Thanks.
White rice being a high glycemic index food increases blood sugar rapidly, may create problem maintaining normal blood sugar. Not recommended for diabetic person ideally. Try eating food with low glycemic index below 50-60, small n frequent meals. U can search in net for low gi index food.
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My anty is suffering from sugar since last 2 year will you please give a diet plan for her Her fasting will below 160 And after fasting below 200.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My anty is suffering from sugar since last 2 year will you please give a diet plan for her Her fasting will below 160...
Mr. Lybrate-user, a diet plan for an individual patient has to be very specific. It will depend upon sugar levels, hba1c%, extent of exercise and ideal body weight plus present dietary pattern. So to suggest a specific plane lot more details are needed. However, following things can be considered: avoid sweets completely, no direct sugar or gur, no deep fried foods, no junk foods and pastries. Avoid aerated sweetened drinks, fructose corn syrup containing products, high fat containing milk products, ghee and butter. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits about 100 g a day. Always use whole grain flour for chapati and roti, no maida. Plus over all caloric intake has to be calculated on her ideal body weight, sugar lvel and extent of daily exercise.
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My weight is 55 kg and I have a diabetes and I want to gain weight by doing gym. Is it safe in diabetes to do gym. And gain weight.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My weight is 55 kg and I have a diabetes and I want to gain weight by doing gym. Is it safe in diabetes to do gym. An...
Hello, even if you have diabetes, it is possible to join a gym and build muscles. Based on your sugar level, weight and extent of exercise your diet should be based. But first thing is to achieve a strict blood sugar control with fasting closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% < 6.8. Then you will have to take extra proteins to build muscles.
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Hi, I am 35 years old male and married, I have diagnosed has Diabetic 2 years back, from that I am suffering from chest pain and stomach problem, I do regular walk and diet, still my blood sugar is uncontrolled. Please suggest the treatment.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Hi, I am 35 years old male and married, I have diagnosed has Diabetic 2 years back, from that I am suffering from che...
To control your diabetes the first thing is your willpower you have to fight against it and if you will be serious in it you will definitely win now what you have to do you have to take half tablespoon fenugreek seeds and put it in 75 ml water at night before sleeping now in morning after being fresh drink this water and chew down the fenugreek seeds empty stomach do this regularly for 3 months without fail, if you are not regular then you will not get any benefit for example you consume this for 60 days and then forget to take for 2 days then your improvement will come to zero. Avoid sugar in any form because sugar is polysaccharide and you must b aware polysaccharide sugar is harmful for health you have to eat monosaccharides sugar in the form of glucose sucrose and fructose and that is easily available in natural fresh juices nd fruits and desi jaggery desi mishri nd khand. Continue your habit of walking you should target at least 90 minutes walk everyday.
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I am 42, and I am suffering from increased rate of uric acid in my foot, please tell me some precautions?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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I have diabetes 147/224. I am taking medicine .but from last two days I got headache. So that should I do now?

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I have diabetes 147/224. I am taking medicine .but from last two days I got headache. So that should I do now?
Hypo & hyper glycemia are common problems asscociated with diabetes which might lead to headache. It is very im[ortant to keep blood glucose levels in check. 1. Kindly have small frequent meals at 2-3 hrs intervals 2. Avoid feasting & fasting 3. Exercise daily but not on empty stomach 4. Be physically active all the time 5. Lose some weight. Losing weight will improve your health a lot. 6. Have fibre rich foods like whole fruits, salads, stews, vegetables, seeds, nuts, whole grains (millets, atta, brown rice, dalia, suji), whole legumes (sprouts, rajma, soyabean). 7. Avoid junk/ processed/ ready to eat/ canned/ preserved/ fried/ sugary foods
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I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking 75 MCG Thyronorm. I recently got my sugar test done Hba1c is 6.4, ABG is 137 Last month my fasting glucose was 107 and PP 97 Please advise am I at risk of diabetes and what medicine, diet and precautions should I take to prevent diabetes.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking 75 MCG Thyronorm.
I recently got my sugar test done
Hba1c is 6.4, ABG i...
Mr. Lybrate-user, don't be panic right now you are not at risk of diabetes, eat good food which contain vitamins and minerals, protein rich etc, avoid sugary products, junk food, alcohol smoking etc exercise daily, avoid stress (physical and mental), sound sleep is must. Normal range of blood sugar 1) random- below 200 mg/dl 2) fastingnormal - below 108 mg/dlpre - diabetes - 108 to 125 mg/dl 3) 2 hour postprandialbelow below 140 mg/dl pre diabetes - 140 to 199 mg/dl homeopathic medicine is safe and effective, if you willing to contact me just let me through private conversation in lybrate.
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I am a 39 year old diabetic, my diabties is generally under control but some times my fasting goes up to 165 where as pp is mostly normal I am taking glycomet trio 2 twice a day, my bp also some times goes to 100 - 145, how should I proceed further.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear, there are many things to consider for a diabetes control. Regular medications, diet control & exercise, mood swings, duration of diabetes. First you need to address these issues. If there is no problem with these then consult your diabetes doctor.
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I am 27 years old male, and I am diabetic from past 2 years and I am married. Recently I am facing a strange problem, One month ago I started sensing some itchiness on my penis and a white colored layer forming at my penis head even after regular cleaning. As we are planning for children me and my spouse we both went to a gynecologist Dr. for knowing best dates to conceive , as I have notified about my problem she prescribed me to use " CANDIFORCE 200 " since than I am using medications regularly but not cured and from 20 days my force skin circumference reduced and it became very problematic to drag my force skin to fro. Because of this I am unable to mate with my partner. Please let me know why my force skin on penis has become problematic. My sugar levels are normal in range.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 27 years old male, and I am diabetic from past 2 years and I am married. Recently I am facing a strange problem,...
Hi, this might b reaction of medication. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to hydrate yourself. Go for meditation to nourish, pelvic, groin & penile muscles, to increase blood supply to penile muscle. Tk homoeo medicines, gentle and rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ merc bin iod 200-6 pills, dly, morng. @ echineceaq -10 drops with 2 tsfl of water, apply, and clean local area, twice. @ apply olive oil, before sexual coition. Tk care. Revert, fortnightly.
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I have a diabetes problem and it is increasing day by day so I want some suggestion to reduce it. I know it can not be avoided so please do something so I can reduce it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have a diabetes problem and it is increasing day by day so I want some suggestion to reduce it. I know it can not b...
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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