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Dr. D Killivalavan

MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

9 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. D Killivalavan MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology Endocrinologist, Chennai
9 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. D Killivalavan is a popular Endocrinologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 9 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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I am 25 years female. Today I did diabetes test from a pharmacy. My reading was 6.2.I did it because I had high pressure since last few days. Is that reading normal? Do I have any possibility of diabetes?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am 25 years female. Today I did diabetes test from a pharmacy. My reading was 6.2.I did it because I had high press...
A1c level of 6.2 indicates that you are at 'Pre-diabetic' stage. It means you are on the borderline. If you take proper precautions now, you can control your sugar level. Your reading of A1c indicates level of glucose in your blood of past 3 months, hence it can't happen due to high pressure in last few days. Diabetes can be controlled/managed by a proper regulated diet and exercise. 1. Eat every two hours mini meals. Don't eat big meals. Take more green vegetables/salads. 2. Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wheat, jowar instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread etc. 3. Reduce foods with high GI Index like potato, white rice, banana, mango. 4. Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc. 5. Eat daily fruits with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange. 6. Eat lot of proteins like dals, sprouts, egg, chicken etc with every minimeal. 7. Drink lot of water. One glass every hour. 8. Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday. 9. Aim to reduce your weight by at least 5 kgs. This will reduce your sugar levels.
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I am suffering from diabetes problem since last 2 years but nothing go right with me. Please tell me how to get well soon. Please tell me to how to go well on.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I am suffering from diabetes problem since last 2 years but nothing go right with me. Please tell me how to get well ...
u need to take a balanced diet eat more vegetables eat low calorie foods avoid sweets and fast foods eat frequently do exercise

I am 35 years old man & suffering from diabetes since 2 years and hypertension since 4 years and taking Glador M2 before half an hour of morning meals for Diabetes and Trilosar 6.25, Duzela 20, Inderal 20 just after the morning meal for BP etc. I have a query related to my Diabetes. I experience this thing many times that my PP reading after morning meal meets 250 and then after next 2 hours the sugar is 140. Why it was so high after 2 hours of meal and why it was under control after next 2 hours of PP reading. Kindly give me some guidance regarding it. Also tell me some medicine and diet management regarding it. I will be very thankful to you. Regards.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am 35 years old man & suffering from diabetes since 2 years and hypertension since 4 years and taking Glador M2 bef...
A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat and added sugar, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone! The only difference is that you need to pay more attention to some of your food choices—most notably the carbohydrates you eat. Carbohydrates have a big impact on your blood sugar levels—more so than fats and proteins—but you don’t have to avoid them. You just need to be smaYou don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland food. With these tips, you can still take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.
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I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 65, blood sugar about 130 fasting and about 200 after meal. At present I take glypride 2mg bd, roimet 850> bd, pioz 15 od. Wether pioz is banned or it may be continued. Please advice

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
Pio is pioglitazone. Few years back that drug was banned. But now it is proved that it is not harmful. You continue.
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My daughter is on insulin pump from past 4years 7months her HBA1c is 15.7. Dr. I request you to please give me a permanent solution for this. I am ready to go any where over the world. Please try to understand my pain by seeing her.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
My daughter is on insulin pump from past 4years 7months her HBA1c  is 15.7. Dr. I request you to please give me a per...
Its sad that despite being on an insulin pump still sugars are uncontrolled. The best treatment modality for a type 1 dm is insulin pump. I suppose you or your daughter is not using it properly. You are supposed to adjust /titrate bolus insulin before every meal depending on heavy the meal is or its average calorie content. Then basal insulin also has to be adjusted. You can defenitely get good glycemic control with this.
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PREVENT COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
PREVENT COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES
Annual eye, kidney and nerve check up is necessary in all diabetic patients to prevent the complications.
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I have hypothyroid and I am suffering from alopecia. A small path has appeared on the middle of my head and i'm suffering from huge hairfall, around 200-300 strands a day and almost 500 on day of head wash. Plse help me. I have lost 3/4th of my hair volume.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have hypothyroid and I am suffering from alopecia. A small path has appeared on the middle of my head and i'm suffe...
Hello, Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles , which is where hair growth begins. Alopecia areata usually begins when clumps of hair fall out, resulting in totally smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp. In some cases the hair may become thinner without noticeable patches of baldness, or it may grow and break off, leaving short stubs (called "exclamation point" hair). In rare cases, complete loss of scalp hair and body hair occurs. The hair loss often comes and goes-hair will grow back over several months in one area but will fall out in another area. You are more likely to have permanent hair loss if you: Have a family history of the condition. Have the condition at a young age (before puberty) or for longer than 1 year. Have another autoimmune disease. Are prone to allergies (atopy). Have extensive hair loss. Have abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails. Medication: Take homoeopathic medication which is safe to take and you will start getting the results within few days to few months - Acid Fluor. 200 to be taken twice a day daily for 1month. Revert back for further guidance. d Home Remedies: -Lavender - an essential oil, since it is so powerful, should be diluted into a base oil before being applied, such as almond or coconut oil. Other essential oils, including peppermint, sage, and rosemary oils can also be used on the scalp to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, thereby causing hair follicles to hear or even begin growing hair again. -One of the healthiest ways to reduce the effects of Alopecia areata is to eat as much vitamin C as possible, which is found in citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables. For hypothyroidism: If you are suffering from chronic and high grade thyroid dysfunction or autoimmune thyroid disease, in all these cases whether you take allopathic or homoeopathic or any other mode of treatment, it would maintain your thyroid function. Do practice yoga along with these medicines. Yoga-Poses: Kalapbhati: This is a very effective form of pranayama. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable cross-legged position. Take a deep breath & then exhale quickly, while making a sound. Always remember while doing Kapalbhati – you have to forcefully and quickly exhale, but slowly and deeply inhale. Continue doing this for 10 times & then release. Ujjayi Pranayam: Sit down on the floor in a cross-legged straight position. Inhale slowly and deeply by both the nostrils. Try to make a hissing sound while you are sucking in the air. After that, stretch your inhale time for a while & then exhale as much as you can without giving any kind of pressure to your other body parts. This type of pranayama is very effective for those suffering from bronchitis, asthma & thyroid. Yoga Nidra (Corpse Pose) also works well in both hypo and hyperthyroidism in reducing stress and calming down. Foods to be avoided in Hypothyroidism: hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided.
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I am 48 year old man, having diabetics last 20 years. Now I am having the stomach pain since one week. Did the ultrasound scan and lab tests for blood and motion. All the results are ok, but still the pain is there and its developing to back side of the stomach also. Please advise me the next course of action.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 48 year old man, having diabetics last 20 years. Now I am having the stomach pain since one week. Did the ultras...
Hi take chitrakadi vati and shool vajrini tab 1-1 tab after lunch and dinner....take pranacharya udar bhaskar kshar churna twice a day......and pranacharya live cure capsule twice a day..avoid spicy food and non vegetarian...
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My dad is severing with diabetes for nearly 10 years, during these 7 months he became too thin and from 1 month he is suffering with cough. What are the remedies for this.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My dad is severing with diabetes for nearly 10 years, during these 7 months he became too thin and from 1 month he is...
Hello, your dad should maintain all sort of anti-dietetic, norms to control sugar level as rise in sugar will retain any sort of disease. Give him homoeo medicne: @ bryonia alb 30-5 drops, thrice, orally. @ kali bichrome 30-5 drops, thrice, orally. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, cold intake, exposure to cold, junk food. Report, wkly, please. Tk care.
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My S.Uric Acid level is 6.7, which should be normal. Still my doctor says I have gout, and accordingly prescribed Cap Indicop 25, thrice daily, and Tab Prazo, once daily. But no relief till now, after 3 days of taking these medicines. My blood sugar is also normal. Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My S.Uric Acid level is 6.7, which should be normal. Still my doctor says I have gout, and accordingly prescribed Cap...
Take goutnil instead which will help! If you hve pain and discomfort that goutnil will help to lower URic acid from blood! Avoid protein much!
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Pregnancy and diabetes: Why lifestyle counts

Pregnancy and diabetes presents unique challenges. Consider the goal ? tight blood sugar control ? and what you can do to achieve it.

When you have diabetes ? either type 1 or type 2 ? pregnancy presents unique challenges. Naturally, you're concerned about the effect diabetes might have on your health and your baby's health. There's much you can do to promote a healthy pregnancy, however. Here's what you need to know about pregnancy and diabetes ? and delivering a healthy baby.

Pregnancy and diabetes:
Your diabetes health care team likely includes an endocrinologist or other diabetes specialist, a diabetes educator and a registered dietitian. As your pregnancy progresses, your health care team can help you manage your blood sugar level and adjust your diabetes treatment plan as needed.

The goal: Tight blood sugar control

Controlling your blood sugar level before and during pregnancy is the best way to prevent diabetes complications. Good blood sugar control during pregnancy can:

Reduce the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. Good blood sugar control reduces the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth ? primary concerns for pregnancy and diabetes.
Reduce the risk of premature birth. The better your blood sugar control, the less likely you are to go into preterm labor.
Reduce the risk of birth defects. Good blood sugar control during early pregnancy greatly reduces your baby's risk of birth defects, particularly those affecting the brain, spine and heart.
Reduce the risk of excess fetal growth. If you have poor blood sugar control, extra glucose can cross the placenta. This triggers your baby's pancreas to make extra insulin, which can cause your baby to grow too large (macrosomia). A large baby makes vaginal delivery difficult and puts the baby at risk of injury during birth.
Prevent complications for mom. Good blood sugar control reduces the risk of high blood pressure, preeclampsia ? which is high blood pressure that begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy ? and other potentially serious pregnancy complications.
Prevent complications for baby. Sometimes babies of mothers who have diabetes develop low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) shortly after birth because their own insulin production is too high. Good blood sugar control can help promote a healthy blood sugar level for your baby, as well as healthy levels of calcium and magnesium in the blood. Good blood sugar control also helps prevent a yellowish discoloration of the skin and eyes (jaundice) after birth.

Sir I am with 46 year. Last 4 year I have diabetes. When check blood report my triglyceride level 700. What is your advise?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello from the data it is uncertain whether your blood sugar is under control or not. Triglyceride level is too high it can lead to pancreatitis, hence start immediately on atorvastatin plus fenofibrate tablets. Simultaneously you have to have strict blood sugar control. Also inform about hba1c level.
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I am 64 years old. My blood sugar is slightly above desired level. What are the food and medicine suggestions?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 64 years old. My blood sugar is slightly above desired level. What are the food and medicine suggestions?
Mr. lybrate-user, Your query is very general, so it is difficult give any answer. Because medication is decided on blood glucose levels severity, HbA1c%, patients weight and extent of exercise etc. Unless all the details are made available there is no way I can give any suggestions. About foods one should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items and sweetened aerated drinks. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits. Thanks.
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SAY 'NO' TO DIABETES

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
SAY 'NO' TO DIABETES

Tip 1: Get more physical activity
There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you:
• Lose weight
• Lower your blood sugar
• Boost your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range
Research shows that both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes, but the greater benefit comes from a fitness program that includes both.
Tip 2: Get plenty of fiber
It's rough, it's tough — and it may help you:
• Reduce your risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control
• Lower your risk of heart disease
• Promote weight loss by helping you feel full
Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Tip 3: Go for whole grains
Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains. Many foods made from whole grains come ready to eat, including various breads, pasta products and many cereals. Look for the word "whole" on the package and among the first few items in the ingredient list.
Tip 4: Lose extra weight
If you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight — around 7 percent of initial body weight — and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent.
Tip 5: Skip fad diets and just make healthier choices
Low-carb diets, the glycemic index diet or other fad diets may help you lose weight at first, but their effectiveness at preventing diabetes isn't known nor are their long-term effects. And by excluding or strictly limiting a particular food group, you may be giving up essential nutrients. Instead, think variety and portion control as part of an overall healthy-eating plan.

I am 30 years girl and I am suffering from thyroid since last years. Kindly do the needful.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent thyroid profile and revert back to me for further assistance. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I am heart patient and diabetic as well.My left arm and shoulder pains severely from last one month.My ECG and TMT are normal but the pain never stops. suggest.

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
In what sense you are heart patient? as your ecg and tmt are normal and other cardiac symptoms are absent your problem looks like orthopedic .So better you get X ray of shoulder with cervical spine and consult orthopedic surgeon
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What should be done to control diabetes instead of depending on medicine for rest of life.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What should be done to control diabetes instead of depending on medicine for rest of life.
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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My wife having problem of thyroid and also a MVP. And she is taking medicines like thyrox 50mg once od and ramipril 2.5 mg once od. And after one month of taking both the medicines now. The thyroid is from 19.6 upto 4.5% so I want to ask you that how life g time she has to take thyroid tabs and she is also having a hemoregia in menstruate. Time. Up to 6-7 days long so what is the reason of excess bleeding and what is the solution of that please advice me asap.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife having problem of thyroid and also a MVP. And she is taking medicines like thyrox 50mg once od and ramipril 2...
Mr ankur, hypothyroidism is condition present due to thyroid gland's improper functioning and producing less thyroxine or at times no thyroxine. Therefore, treatment is to be continued for life time. The problem passing more menstrual discharge is most like unconnected to hypothyroidism. I would suggest to take the opinion of a competent gynaecologist for that.
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I am 35 years old and suffering from diabetes and taking insulin. Which fruit is suitable for me and which exercise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 35 years old and suffering from diabetes and taking insulin. Which fruit is suitable for me and which exercise.
Mr. Lybrate-user, fruits to avoided are mabgo, chikkoo, grapes and banana. Other fruits like papaya, water melon, apple, pear, guava, orange, sweet lime and pomegranate can be taken. But only about 100 g a day. Thanks.
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