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5 Ways To Beat Diabetes

PGDCC (Cardiology ), CCEBDM (Diabetes), CCGDM (Gestational Diabetes), CCMTD (Thyroid), MBBS
Cardiologist, Udaipur
5 Ways To Beat Diabetes

India has the largest number of diabetics in the world. Around 6.2 crore people in India suffer from diabetes. Many patients with diabetes in India are still undiagnosed. More than 95% of these patients have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes results from the body's ineffective use of insulin. It is usually diagnosed in the age group of 35-45. It can be prevented by healthy diet and exercise.

The patients who are diagnosed with diabetes and even those who do not have the disease can benefit by following these 5 effective ways to beat diabetes.

1. Make healthy food choices

Taking care of your diet is one of an essential components to manage and prevent diabetes.

-switch to oils with a high volume of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats like olive oil, canola oil, soybean oil or rice bran oil. Limit intake to one tablespoon a day.

-restrict intake of foods that have a high glycemic index like white bread, white rice, fatty foods, and soda.

-consume foods with a low glycemic index like multigrain aata, whole grains, daals, most fruits, non-starchy vegetables and carrots.

-limit consumption of fast food. Studies show that young adults who ate fast food more than twice a week developed insulin resistance (a diabetes risk factor) at twice the rate of people who weren't fast food junkies.

2. Watch your weight

Losing weight can help to regulate blood sugar levels.

-if you have type 2 diabetes, losing just 4-6 kgs can lower your glucose levels.

-the way fat is distributed in the body can also impact diabetes risk and management.

-people who have abdominal adiposity (fat around the belly) are more prone to type 2 diabetes than those with fat mostly in the thighs, hips, and buttocks.

3. Exercise regularly

Regular exercise can lower blood glucose and possibly reduce the amount of medication you need to treat diabetes, or even eliminate the need for medication.

-get your doctor's approval before starting an exercise program.

-even if you do not lose any weight, exercise can help keep type 2 diabetes under control.

-start slowly with a low-impact exercise such as walking, swimming or jogging.

-exercise, at least, three times a week for about 30 to 45 minutes.

-warm up for 5 minutes before starting to exercise and cool down for 5 minutes after exercise.

-always carry a source of carbohydrate with you so you'll be ready to treat low blood glucose.

4. Manage stress better

Stress can make blood sugar levels harder to control.

-engage in any relaxation technique to ward off stress.

-the best techniques include yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises.

-you may join a yoga club nearby or else take out 10-15 minutes every day to sit quietly with yourself and practice meditation.

5. Go for regular health check-ups

Diabetes requires lifelong commitment towards following a healthy lifestyle, taking medicines on time and getting regular checkups to detect any complications.

-check your blood sugar levels at home at least once a week.

-get your hba1c levels checked at least twice a year. 

-in addition, make sure that your eyes, kidneys, heart, and skin are in optimal health.

-visit an eye specialist once a year to detect any signs of eye damage (diabetic retinopathy).

-get your kidney function tests done at least 2 times a year.

-inspect your feet regularly for any signs of numbness, pain or growth that may lead to ulceration and complications.

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Amazing Weight Loss and Diabetes Control with GUAVA LEAVES !

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Amazing Weight Loss and Diabetes Control with GUAVA LEAVES !

Amazing Power of Guava Leaves ! Excellent Obesity & Diabetes Tip !

For Obesity

Guava leaves helps in weight loss as it prevents the body’s complex starches from getting converted into sugars. The Carbs in our body are broken down in the liver and guava leaves prevents this process of Carbohydrates getting transformed into useful compounds.

For Diabetes

Guava leaves are also beneficial for diabetes patients. It helps in preventing the body’s absorption of sucrose and maltose and thus helps in lowering blood sugar levels. Consuming Guava leaves tea regularly for more than 12 weeks can help in maintaining your blood sugar levels. It also reduces the production of insulin in the body.

Do follow for more easy to follow, kitchen & home remedies. 

Do take Personalised/Customised Diet/Therapeutic Nutrition Consultations for best results.

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Dt. Neetha Dilip.

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Which is the best time to eat papaya I am a diabetic patient would be the best time to eat papayas.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Which is the best time to eat papaya I am a diabetic patient would be the best time to eat papayas.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. There is nothing like best time for eating any fruit. Only thing to be kept in mind is first achieve a strict blood glucose control, with fasting < 1100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% < 6.8. Then fruits can be taken about 100 g a day. You can take for mid day snack time, instead of eating some snacks fruit can be taken. Thanks.
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Sir my wyf has thyroid since last one year past his thyroid under control bt now when she left the medicine her thyroid level increase what should we do now to control or completed this illness.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Once the tablet for hypothyroid is started it should be taken for life long. Thyroid test should be done every 3-4 months to adjust the dose.
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What is the best remedy for of treating diabetes, which are the food allowed & restricted food, if the fasting is 130& post the is 200.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the best remedy for of treating diabetes, which are the food allowed & restricted food, if the fasting is 130...
Hi lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. With fasting 130 mg & PP 200 mg, you need to begin treatment with some oral anti-diabetic drugs like metformin alone or in combination with either sulphonylurea or a gliptin. Plus take restricted diet that gives calories based on your ideal weight (65 kgs) plus have to do a regular exercise for at least 1 hour a day. As regards foods: 1)Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items and foods made from maida. 2) No colas, and sweetened juices and fructose corn syrup containing foods, 3) Consume a good deal of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. 4) Always use whole grain flour for roti and chapati, 5) Refrain from alcohol and smoking. Ideally with treatment fasting should be < 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. Thanks.
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I am male aged 74 years have detectvblood sugar level 143/271 a week ago take medicine glisen MF 1 mg two times my hba1 11.5% what to do further.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am male aged 74 years have detectvblood sugar level 143/271 a week ago take medicine glisen MF 1 mg two times my hb...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your blood sugar levels & Hb1ac levels are very high, consult your treating physician as you may require change of dose or medication - also consult a dietician for your exact dietary requirements as a proper diet will help in regulating blood sugar levels - also do regular exercises walking, yoga to control the blood sugar level - check blood sugar levels as advised & take medicines on time.
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How to cure high TPO if t3 n t4 is normal. Im 6 weeks pregnant and doctor says it might not be viable due to thyroid issues. I have high TPO.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
How to cure high TPO if t3 n t4 is normal. Im 6 weeks pregnant and doctor says it might not be viable due to thyroid ...
Thyroid peroxidase (TPO), an enzyme normally found in the thyroid gland, plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormones. A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood. In autoimmune disorders, your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue. Normal TPO is 35 IU/mL Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones required in the body. The most cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disorder in which the antibodies are produced by the immune system against its own tissue, which in turn attacks the thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism. Severe Iodine defficiency can also lead to hypothyroidism. Natural Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are highly effective and especially useful for people who want to avoid the side effects of prescription drugs. The normal range of TSH levels is 0.4 to 4.0 milli-international units per liter. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects Medicines will reach you via courier services.
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If you are diagnosed with “pre-diabetes,” can you eat right and exercise enough for it to go away?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
If you are diagnosed with “pre-diabetes,” can you eat right and exercise enough for it to go away?
If you are a pre diabetic, follow the advice given below 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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What are the main symptoms of diabetes and how it can be cured and what exercise useful to cure it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the main symptoms of diabetes and how it can be cured and what exercise useful to cure it.
Mr Azad, There are mainly 2 types of diabetes T1 and T2. Most common variety is T2 DM, occurring due to deficiency of Insulin , secreted by beta cells of pancreas or resistance to its action or both. Plus being over weight and inactivity contribute to it. Usually does not cause any symptoms, hence many persons do not come to know they have diabetes. When fully developed may cause excess urination, excess hunger, excess thirst, unexplained tiredness and weight loss. This disease can only be controlled by taking proper drugs or insulin injections. There is no cure for it. Treatment has to be for lifetime. Person has to adapt a modified lifestyle like : taking restricted diet matching ideal body weight, exercising regularly, avoiding too much of sweets, junk foods, pastries, alcohol and smoking. Exercising 1 hour a day, consuming more of green leafy vegetables and salads.
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I that of taking Purim tablets from Himalaya drugs to cleanse/purify my blood. I have a history of little uric acid as ll. I cannot take too many medicine as I keep travelling. Can anybody prescribe me one single medicine which has various benefit along with my current problems and also I have little low libido. I prefer Ayurveda or homeopathy medicine. I use to take homeopathy medicine for boosting my sexual desires but the doctor never use to share his tonic information. He use to collect 500rs for 30 ml tonic and he use to mix 2-3 variety of tonic in one 30 ml bottle, which actually worked. I had very long duration and enjoyed lot with the medicine. But uric acid use to shoot up by that medicine. I want medicine which can balance my uric acid as ll as maintain my man hood life. Dear, doctors, I am 35 years old guy. Kindly prescribe me a single medicine at least for blood purifying and uric acid, also the dosage and how long should I take for permanent cure. Blood purifying I want to clear the toxins from my body. Thanks and appreciate for the patience that you see to my question .regards :shankar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I that of taking Purim tablets from Himalaya drugs to cleanse/purify my blood. I have a history of little uric acid a...
Mr. lybrate-user, Since you have belief only on Ayurveda and homeopathy it is good enough. But according to modern science, our blood is never spoiled or has any toxic substances to purify it. This is purely an Ayurvedic concept, the basis of which is difficult to understand. Because if our blood gets affected, as we know, a person can not survive. You also mentioned about some medicine given by the doctor (tonic), which would improve your libido etc. Since he does not disclose what ingredients it contains, how would one know if he has not mixed some modern medicine (allopathic) compounds in it. In modern medicine e there is npo secret, everything is clearly mentioned. To reduce uric acid one has to restrict red meat, organ meat, certain sea foods, and fishes. Avoid alcohol, sweetened aerated drinks. Reduce high fat foods. Thanks.
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I have taken nuclear medicine for hyper thyroid one year before, at present I am feeling very weak. Shall I consult once doctor.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, yes obvious you should consult the concern doctor again and get your thyroid profile done again.
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Two year se sugar hai medicine bhe kha rahe h lakin sugar kam nahi ho raha h.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Two year se sugar hai  medicine bhe kha rahe h lakin sugar kam nahi ho raha h.Please tell.
Sygzium jambolanum tincture 3 drops in a small cup of water twice in day continue n eat overnight soaked lady's finger early morning, you ll see the difference. Try avoiding rice at night. If you have too much tiredness take phosphoric acid 200 4pills 4 days 4 times only. And revert back.
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My son's uric acid test result is 6.39 and he had whole body joint pain especially in left knee. Know what should I do to treat this.

DNB ORTHO, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MS ORTHO, MBBS
Orthopedist,
My son's uric acid test result is 6.39 and he had whole body joint pain especially in left knee. Know what should I d...
Watch your weight. If you are obese then try to lose weight by regular exercise. Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole wheat products and some pulses (high in purine) every day. Enjoy low-fat milk and dairy products daily. Keep an eye on the purine content of food. Avoid offal, shellfish and crustaceans and tinned fish such as sardines in oil. Uric acid diet should be relatively high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat. Complex carbohydrates like whole grain cereals, fruits and vegetables contain fiber that can help in proper digestion of the foods and assimilation of the nutrients. Eat no more than 100 gm of meat, sausages, fish and poultry a day. Say no to alcohol and sweetened cold drinks. Fresh fruits like apples, bananas, oranges and lime are beneficial. Black cherries are considered to be beneficial in reducing uric acid levels. Drink at least two liters of low-calorie fluids a day. Recommended fluids are water, tea and fruit juice. Please note that normal uric acid levels in our body. Men 3.5 to 7.0 mg/dl, women 2.5 to 5.7 mg/dl.
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My mother (43) is getting thinner and she sometimes quivers. She has gained no weight in last few months. What can be the reason? She has thyroid as well.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My mother (43) is getting thinner and she sometimes quivers. She has gained no weight in last few months. What can be...
Hi lybrate-user Know and understand how to gain weight in a healthy manner While some people try their level best to lose weight, others go to all kinds of lengths to gain weight in order to look healthy. Contrary to belief, people who are generally skinny don’t know how to increase weight and often find it difficult to do so. This is usually because they have a high body metabolism rate which doesn’t allow fat to accumulate, resulting in faster burning of calories. Fortunately, there are several tips to gain weight, which are not only effective, but healthy as well. How to increase weight and stay healthy If you are attempting to increase your weight, it is important to remember that simply eating anything at all will not help. Incorrect eating habits might not only affect your body functioning, but could also have other undesired effects on you. This is why it is important to eat correctly, while keeping track of your daily activities. Listed below are some simple and effective tips to gain weight. Put together a schedule Like most other things, it is essential to put together a detailed and achievable schedule that will help you gain the numbers you want. For this you will need to measure the different parts of your body like thighs, waist, hips, stomach etc. So that you can keep track of your progress. Along with keeping a track of your measurements, it is also necessary to keep track of the foods you consume and the kind of exercise that you might have to indulge in to help pile on the pounds. Prepare a nutritious diet plan When trying to increase weight, you simply cannot start by consuming fatty foods. Much like how you follow a particular diet to lose weight, you will have to chart a specific diet plan to put on weight. For this you have to pay careful attention to the proteins, fats and carbohydrates you consume. Ensure you diet has foods that are rich in calories and will help you gain weight like nuts, oats and whole grains. Other foods that can help to increase weight are dairy products like cheese, yogurt and ice creams. You can also include beverages like fresh fruit juices or milk shakes to help increase your weight. Strategic and frequent meals Instead of over indulging in food, it is advisable to consume 5-6 small portion meals every day, within a gap of 3-4 hours. When doing so, you should also make sure that you consume those foods that are higher in calories first, and then the ones with lower calories. For instance, while having breakfast, have eggs first and then cereal. It is also important that you eat the right kinds of food which will help you gain weight naturally, rather than foods that are full of sugars and fats. Healthy and nutritious snacks You are bound to feel hungry in between meals even on a healthy diet. In such times, it is best to keep nutritious and healthy snacks at reach to sate hunger pangs. Whole wheat or whole grain sandwiches, fruit and nut mixes, dry fruits and pistachios are some of the best snacks because they provide necessary nutrition and are tasty. Drink plenty of liquids One of the most important parts of a diet, whether losing or gaining weight, is to drink plenty of liquids to keep your body hydrated. However, while losing weight requires beverages like water and green tea, while gaining weight you need to have beverages that supplement you with calories. Fresh fruit juices and fruit milkshakes are some of the best options because along with keeping you hydrated, they also provide the necessary calorie intake and do not affect appetite. Weight and strength training In addition to consuming the right foods, it is also important to add weight and strength training to your daily activities. With this you can strengthen muscles, which in turn can help in increasing overall body weight. Light or medium strength or weight training will help in adding lean muscles, which is ideal for those who want to gain weight while staying fit. However, it is important to stay away from too much of cardio or aerobic exercises as they are usually used for burning fat and calories. Get adequate rest While eating all the right things and working out to gain the right amount of weight, it is also vital that you get adequate rest. Keeping up with a busy work life and looking after yourself well can be a little draining, which is why you need to sleep and rest well. This will rejuvenate both, your body and mind and leave you feeling fresh and healthy every day. These are some of the most effective tips to gain weight, naturally and healthily. However, if you don’t know how to increase weight in the right way, you can also consult a nutritionist or dietician to help you get the right schedule. This will ensure you have someone knowledgeable to speak to in case you run into any difficulties.
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I am a patient of hypertension and diabetes 2. I am also taking meds for my anxiety disorder since 2005. Hence I am worried about my kidney n liver. How can I take care of them.

M.sc - Nutrition Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am a patient of hypertension and diabetes 2. I am also taking meds for my anxiety disorder since 2005. Hence I am w...
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, first of all I would like to tell you don't be disappointed, there are so many people who are living with diabetes life long but it is under controlled with the help of medicine & diet planning. Had you done your hba1c? it should be in the range of 6-6.5% for good control of diabetes. There are some dietary changes that will help you. Take small & frequent meal. Take more & more green leafy vegetables. Avoid simple sugar & simple carbs in your diet. Avoid table salt in meal. Do not take chips, papad, pickel or any other salty products. Avoid oily/ fried / outside food. Take whole wheat products or fiber rich diet like daliya/ oats/ multigrain flour etc. Do regular walk/ exercise/ swimming/ jogging whatever you like atleast for 30 minutes. Take a consultation with the dietician. One most important thing regarding your kidney & liver, discuss with your treating doctor for lft (liver function test) & kft (kidney function test) test. I think you should go through complete annual/ half yearly health check-up.
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Sir I am 54 years old diabetics under control can I use endura mass powder to make mass. Please suggest me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir I am 54 years old diabetics under control can I use endura mass powder to make mass. Please suggest me.
Hi Lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The product mentioned may be useful in building body mass, but I may not sure whether it is fat increase or muscle mass. Protein supplement is useful to build muscle mass if one does regular exercise plus specific ones to build certain specific muscles. Just taking such a preparation will only increase weight, which is invariably fat. Plus please look at the composition of that powder, that is how much carbs and fat it has. Thanks.
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I am 48 years old, suffering from left shoulder and left hand pain for past 5 to 10 days. I am already having diabetic & BP. Diabetic is showing 280 after meals. I am using Painkiller, movon-p Tablets. It gives only some relief. What to do?

MPTh/MPT, M.B.A.
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am 48 years old, suffering from left shoulder and left hand pain for past 5 to 10 days. I am already having diabeti...
Consult physiotherapist you have to do shoulder strengthening exercises and treatment don't neglect pain it is goto peri arthritis of shoulder maintain the sugar levels.
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Can levothyroxine sodium cause persistent low grade fever during usage for hypothyroidism. What are the side effects of levothyroxine and how to overcome?Please help sir.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can levothyroxine sodium cause persistent low grade fever during usage for hypothyroidism. What are the side effects ...
levothyroxine is like the natural hormone, most often very well tolerated. Some patients occasionally complain of side effects like headaches, sleep problems, feeling of irritability and nervous, fever, hot flushes, sweating, increased heart beat, palpitation, menstrual period changes and appetite changes and weight changes. These effects usually subside on long term usage. If allergy occurs, drug may have to be discontinued. But by and large I have not come across any patient with such side effects so far. Thanks for the question.
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