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Dr. D Killivalavan

MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

10 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. D Killivalavan is a popular Endocrinologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 10 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He has completed MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology . He is currently associated with Be Well Hospitals in Kilpauk, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. D Killivalavan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Stanley Medical College & Hospital Chennai, - 2008
Fellowship in Diabetology - dr mgr university, - 2014
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Foot Care & Eye Care In Diabetes

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Foot Care & Eye Care In Diabetes

Diabetes can wreak havoc on the eye and the foot. Proper care is necessary in order to refrain from any serious consequences. It can damage the blood vessels and the nerves of the feet resulting in numbness and permanent disability. Some of the alarming foot symptoms include bruises, cuts, cracked skin and hard spots. Some of the common measures that need to be taken for foot include checking the temperature sensation of the foot by immersing it in hot water, drying the feet gently in between the toes and using agents such as lotion, lanolin, and petroleum jelly.

  • Some of the other preventive measure includes cutting the nails when they are young and straight to ensure no injury to the foot takes place. It should be ensured the toe is not touched by the nail of the toe. A pumice stone can be used to get rid of the corns immediately after a bath. No medicated pads or sharp razors should be utilised to cut corns. The feet should be soaked in warm water before trimming nails.
  • A shoe should be put on at all times to save the feet. The shoe sole should be thoroughly checked for foreign objects such as stones and nails to ensure that the foot is not hurt. Tight shoes should be strictly avoided in order to refrain from soreness and blisters. Dry and clean socks should be put up to ensure the foot is clean. For people living in cold area, wearing thick socks should be practised. This will help the foot protect from cold. Finally, a doctor should be called in case there are any visible signs of swelling, redness, cracks, pain or sensation of burning.
  • Too much blood sugar can cause harm to the eye in four ways: It can cause damage to the retina, lens, optic nerve and vitreous gel. There could be serious repercussions of diabetes to the eye including low vision and complete loss of vision. Diabetes blocks the retina and is capable of cutting off the total supply of oxygen.
  • Some of the common symptoms of retina related problems include double vision, a pressure in one eye, problems in corner vision, flashing lights, pain in the eye, blank spots etc. A simple check up by an oculist can reveal any eye problems related to diabetes.
  • An ophthalmologist can treat the diabetes-related eye problem by medicine that blocks the protein responsible for fluid leakage and blood vessel growth. He can also go for laser treatment to treat macular edema. Even scatter laser treatments are also used for this purpose. If all else fails a doctor chooses to perform a procedure known as vitrectomy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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My urine sugar is 2 and ketone is nil What it mean I am taking insulin 3 times a day.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My urine sugar is 2 and ketone is nil
What it mean
I am taking insulin 3 times a day.
It means sugar is passing in urine. Normally it should not. Your body is utilizing sugar to produce energy. Ketones are produced when body is not able utilize glucose because of deficiency of insulin, and energy is produced by metabolism of fats. You need to increase the dose of insulin.
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In your article foods that can reduce your blood sugar level, you have mentioned nuts. NUTS means all nuts or any particular nuts like pits, badam. N r ramachandran.

Practical Course In Diabetology, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
In your article foods that can reduce your blood sugar level, you have mentioned nuts. NUTS means all nuts or any par...
Nuts don't reduce blood sugar, they are beneficial if taken in limits. They tend to raise good cholesterol.

Im a diabetes patient. From my age of 16 th. Now my age was 24. Still I have the same problem. Daily I inject the insulin. INSUGEN 30/70, 100 Unit. And put the injection unit per day 32 units.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Im a diabetes patient. From my age of 16 th. Now my age was 24.
Still I have the same problem. Daily I inject the ins...
Mr. Lybrate-user, you are having t1 diabetes, in which there is no insulin in your body, as beta cells of pancreas do not produce it at all. So you will have to continue to take insulin injections for life time. Also please get your eyes checked for any retinal changes from a good eye specialist. It is very essential. Also always be in control of your diet and do some regular exercise.
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I am 49 years daibtec patient my sugar level inrandom 120 I have glycomet 1gm daily now please suggest me any other medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am 49 years daibtec patient my sugar level inrandom 120 I have glycomet 1gm daily now please suggest me any other m...
Random sugar 120 is not suggestive of any certain diabetic control. As it is in normal level 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.

Hi. I am 33 years old female. My uric acid level is 6.9 and ths level is 4.8. I am suffering from pain in legs and knees. Is my uric acid and ths high? What to do. Pls suggest.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi. I am 33 years old female. My uric acid level is 6.9 and ths level is 4.8. I am suffering from pain in legs and kn...
Avoid Squatting- Avoid sitting Cross legged. Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold). Quadriceps strengthening exercises-
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Diabetic - How Insulin Therapy Can Help?

Post Graduate Program In Diabetologist, MBBS
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Diabetic - How Insulin Therapy Can Help?

What is insulin therapy?
Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for keeping the level of sugar in the blood under control. It is the primary therapy used for the treatment of any type of diabetes. The dependence on insulin depends on the balance between the actual production of insulin in the body and the resistance of the body cells to the insulin produced. People, who suffer from diabetes type 1, need insulin injections lifelong. The requirement for insulin therapy in people suffering from type 2 diabetes solely depends upon the declining function of the beta-cells over time.

What are the types of insulin available in the market?
The various types of insulin available in the market are:

  1. Rapid acting insulin: The onset of action in this type of insulin is rapid and it lasts for a short duration, about two hours.
  2. Short acting or regular insulin: The onset of action is moderate, and it starts acting within half an hour, and the duration of action ranges from 3 to 6 hours.
  3. Intermediate acting insulin: It takes about 2 to 4 hours for the onset of action of this type of insulin and the effect can remain for about 18 hours.
  4. Long acting insulin: The duration of action of this type of insulin can last up to about an entire day.

How is it taken?
Insulin injections can be self-injected using a syringe, a needle, a cartridge system, or a pre-filled pen system. Devices for inhaling insulin, quick-acting insulin and insulin pumps are also available at medical stores and pharmacies. Insulin is injected subcutaneously, into your muscles. Try to ensure that you inject around the same area every time, but choose a different spot to ensure less scarring. The best areas to inject insulin are thighs, buttocks, arms and belly. If you take regular insulin, it is advised to take it half an hour before a meal.

What are the possible side effects?

  1. Low blood sugar level
  2. Scars and lumps from extensive usage of insulin injection
  3. Rashes can be found in the area the insulin is injected or sometimes, all over the body
  4. Weight gain when you start using insulin initially 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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My mom is facing the sugar problem. And also she need to reduce her weight. Suggest the foods or medicine to reduce sugar as well as weight. Thanks.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Give her dalchini in warm water for wieght loss she can add lemon on that eat less drink more water avoid sugar n salt.
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Eggs for diabetics, how many eggs can take in one day, If it is good for diabetics.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Eggs for diabetics, how many eggs can take in one day, If it is good for diabetics.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Eggs are a good source of protein for every one, that is those who like to take. For a diabetic person also they are good. You may take 2 to 3 eggs per day. Again the requirement depends on any special workout if one does, because protein need may be more. Thanks.

I am 39 years old & I am just the start of diabetes & my weight is 77 kgs height 4.11 cm as I want to loose lots of weight. Is banana good for diabetes. I have heard with bananas we can loose weight, pls advise.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 39 years old & I am just the start of diabetes & my weight is 77 kgs height 4.11 cm as I want to loose lots of w...
Walk for a kilometer rather than avoiding banana. For diabetic patients fiber and protein rich food is advisable and daily exercise is must. So take care of these things sir.
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