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Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar Endocrinologist, Chennai
500 at clinic
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Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar is a renowned Endocrinologist in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar at Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from diabetes. Please help me for diet?….... Thanks and regards Manjunatha.

PGC Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am suffering from diabetes. Please help me for diet?…....
Thanks and regards
Manjunatha.
Limit fat to 25%-35% of your total daily calories. Get no more than 7% of your daily calories from saturated fat, 10% or less from polyunsaturated fats, and up to 20% from monounsaturated fats (like plant oils or nuts). Keep carbs to 50%-60% of your daily calories. Aim for 20-30 grams of fiber each day. Allow 15% to 20% of your daily calories for protein. Cap cholesterol at less than 200 milligrams per day. For detailed assessment and plan as per indian diet, take a paid consultation.
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My uric acid is 7.4 my body is so painful .please tell me about its recovery and all.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, fellowship in diabetology
General Physician, Bangalore
My uric acid is 7.4 my body is so painful .please tell me about its recovery and all.
Hello thanks for your Query. I feel 7.4 is not that high. Stop taking oil and non veg specially red meat. rest all walking, exercise with small doses anti-inflammatory to be pain free.
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Sir/Madam, my mother's legs get swollen frequently. I don't know why? When she eats something like curd then it swells. On approaching doctors they said it is thyroid but on taking medicines also it is not cured. What to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir/Madam, my mother's legs get swollen frequently. I don't know why? When she eats something like curd then it swell...
Is your mother suffering from hypothyroidism and is she taking regular medicines for the same-------------please undergo following blood tests empty stomach and discuss the reports with me---------------cbc, esr, crp (quantative, rft, lipid profile, thyroid profile, vitamin-d----
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Get Checked Blood Pressure and Diabetes

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Get Checked Blood Pressure and Diabetes

More than half the patients with blood pressure are patients of diabetes too. Get your BP checked every time when you visit your doctor! Both BP and Diabetes have bad effects on kidney and as such should be controlled together asap!

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I am 48 years old male and a diabetic patient for 5 years. My glucose level increased rapidly to 295mgs (pp) and now hba1c is 10.3%. I use to take brandy 180ml on alternative days. My doctor advised to take glycinorm m 40mg - (morning & night) and istamet 50/500mg in the afternoon. Will it be advisable? shall I continue? would there be any side effects for this medicine? kindly advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 48 years old male and a diabetic patient for 5 years. My glucose level increased rapidly to 295mgs (pp) and now ...
Respected sir your glycemic levels are high and you need to follow strict diabetic diet and avoid alcohol you need to follow your prescription for the time being and follow up closely on your glucose levels the drugs prescribed are safe if renal parameters are normal and you take diet as advised regards.
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I am suffering from diabetics have underfoot burning problem some times please solve my problem.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from diabetics have underfoot burning problem some times please solve my problem.
Hello Sir, 1) You seem to be suffering from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. Long standing high glucose levels ( due to poorly controlled diabetes) can cause damage to nerves of feet, legs, hands and arms. 2) The symptoms include burning sensation of feet, hands ; pricking sensation; stabbing sensation; numbness etc. Solution: 1) Good control of your diabetes ( your fasting blood glucose should be less than 110 and 2 hour post prandial blood glucose should be less than 160. Your HbA1C should be less than 6.5 %. HbA1C gives average blood glucose over the past 3 months) 2) Follow a good diet avoiding high sugar and high calorie food items. 3) Exercise at least 45 min everyday 4) See your doctor who can prescribe medicines to relieve you of your burning sensation symptoms . Hope this helps you. Thank you
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What are the healthy Indian breakfast and fruits for diabetics. Can I eat puri, plain paratha and also let us know how much rice I should eat weekly. Can I take slight sugar in tea or should I take sugar substitute like sugar free or splenda or it should not contain any sugar at all. Please also let me know what are the fruits and dry fruits one should avoid if he has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. My recent Hba1c report is showing Glycosylated haemoglobin as 7.00 unit. Thanks,

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
What are the healthy Indian breakfast and fruits for diabetics. Can I eat puri, plain paratha and also let us know ho...
Hello, you can take upma, poha, sprouts, oats with skim milk, fruit salad ,raw fruits like Apple, Orange, papaya, pomegranates, guava, pears. Avoid these fruits like custard Apple, banana, mango, grapes. You can intake limited value of rice and potatoe (only twice a week).
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I tried to half my meal but I feel hungry , what should I do. I am diabetic from 2009 and take gp1 once in a day.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I tried to half my meal but I feel hungry , what should I do. I am diabetic from 2009 and take gp1 once in a day.
Hi, to control sugars neither it is required to eat very less nor it is advisable. You should have your meals properly. The thing which is required is to practice healthy eating habits. Though diabetes can not be cured still sugar levels can be managed well if you follow proper diet, do regular physical activity and take medications if prescribed by your doctor. Apart from these monitoring your sugars regularly is also very important as it give you a fair idea of your present situation. Limit refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, and rice, as well as soda, candy, packaged meals, and snack foods. Focus on high-fiber complex carbohydrates €”also known as slow-release carbs. Like whole cereals, whole pulses etc. Before taking your major meals always take a good quantity of fresh vegetable salads, it will help you to control sugars as well as will give you feeling of fullness too. For in between snacking take fruits, sprouts, roasted chana etc.
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I have aggressive behaviour memory loss high thyroid, depression, sleeplessness, wat shud I do?

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
I have aggressive behaviour memory loss high thyroid, depression, sleeplessness, wat shud I do?
Dear , please be elaborative on what high values of thyroid do you have out of t3, t4 and tsh and whether you are on any medicine or not.
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How Diabetes Affects Kidneys: Diabetic Nephropathy Dialysis

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
How Diabetes Affects Kidneys: Diabetic Nephropathy Dialysis

Each tiny action we commit involves the risk of a condition, disease or disorder. For instance, sneezing a bit too hard can rupture an eye vessel, or having your face right up against the wind in a moving bus can expose you to germs. Diabetes is as prevalent as common cold in every household and there is no end to the list of causes that can make you suffer from it. While regular check-ups, medications, insulin shots can help you cope, there are certain measures that if followed, can enable you to avoid the risk of secondary yet fatal diseases. Diabetic nephropathy is one such condition.

When Kidney is affected to the extent that it cannot perform its functions(like excretion of wastes in urine, filtering blood from waste, maintaining electrolyte balance,etc.) properly, it is called as Nephropathy. The reason behind kidney damage could be many, but if diabetes is the prime cause, it is known as diabetic nephropathy in medical terms.

A few features of this disorder are as follows:

  1. The kidneys comprise of several small blood vessels, which perform the function of sifting waste from your blood. Diabetes at an advanced stage can impede smooth functioning of these vessels. As a result, the kidneys malfunction or a person faces kidney failure.
  2. Nephropathy brings along some other health issues as well. A person's blood pressure may increase as a result, thus making him or her prone to heart attacks and strokes. Sharp rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels has also been noticed.
  3. A doctor will check for the presence of a protein called albumin in the patient's urine to know if you suffer from nephropathy or not. Other tests to determine the functioning of kidneys are - S.Creatinine, eGFR, Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR), 24 Hour Urine Protein, Renal Function Tests, etc. A diabetic person should therefore go in for yearly tests.

In a given situation such as this, dialysis or kidney transplant comes to your aid. Both are done when kidney functions are irreversibly damaged. Dialysis can be of two kinds; Hemodialysis or Peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis (also called as Renal Replacement Therapy) remedies kidney damage and kidney failure by using a machine to extract salts, wastes and other fluids in excess from the blood to let your blood have a healthy composition. Dialysis should only be done under the supervision of an experienced nephrologist for best results.

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How much salt or sodium is good for me? How much sugar is good for me? Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How much salt or sodium is good for me?
How much sugar is good for me?
Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause ...
Approximately 4-6 gms of sodium is sufficient for your daily needs.This equals about 2 tsps of common salt. 2-3 tsps of sugar can suffice daily, however this should include any sweets, dessert, and your tea, coffee etc. Try to avoid free sugar intake.... instead have dried fruits & fresh fruits.
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Yesterday I took 2 bottle of beer and in the morning after 8 hrs I check my sugar level it is showing 135. Am I prediabetes or diabetic?

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
Yesterday I took 2 bottle of beer and in the morning after 8 hrs I check my sugar level it is showing 135. Am I predi...
If your fasting is 135 you are diabetic patient. However, diagnosis cannot be made on a single fasting reading. Please check your fasting PP blood sugar and HbA1c to determine the status
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One of the doctor ask symptoms of thyroid. Sir I have checked myself because of getting face black ,over weight, hairfall,arms pain. And becoming fat. Please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Various complaints mentioned point to a possibility of hypothyroidism. So get your thyroid tests done and see if there is any problem. Thanks.
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I am 48 years old man my blood sugar fasting is 96 and after meal 143. It is risky.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 48 years old man my blood sugar fasting is 96 and after meal 143. It is risky.
pp sugar143 means slightly higher than upper limit of 140 mg/100 ml. It means you are in a prediabetic condition. From now on you have to exercise regularly for more than 1 h a day, maintain your weight with in normal limit for height, avoid deep fried foods, restrict sweets, avoid smoking and alcohol and junk food. Then you may be able to remain free of diabetes.
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Good evening doctor my husband takes envas 5mg for hypertension has h1c-11.3 has been prescribed volix 0.3. What is volix for doctor? thanks for your time doctor.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Good evening doctor my husband takes envas 5mg for hypertension has h1c-11.3 has been prescribed volix 0.3. What is v...
Madam, it appears he has uncontrolled diabetes (hba1c 11.3%). Volix is voglibose a drug given to slow down glucose absorption following a meal. It helps in reducing after food rise blood glucose level. However, his treatment for diabetes is not adequate, needs to be changed. In good controlled diabetes hba1c level is around 6.5%
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I am 47 year old male and I have diabetes on lower basis by that I have soar throat and do not have test of my food and at the time of eating and do not know that there is salt or chilli, s test. Please advice what can I do.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am 47 year old male and I have diabetes on lower basis by that I have soar throat and do not have test of my food a...
Diabetes is a problem which requires lot of self-control. Certain foods and lifestyle changes can show long term results on your health. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, your food habits, age and body type your treatment, insulin counts and monitoring should be scheduled.
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Dear sir, My dad is 42 years old. He is diabetes patient. He got a little injury by iron in his leg. He took injection and medicine also but injury not getting well. He checked up diabetes, it's 347 now. What should I do sir. Please let me know. We all in worry.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear sir, My dad is 42 years old. He is diabetes patient. He got a little injury by iron in his leg. He took injectio...
Mr. Lybrate-user, first thing is sugar levels should be strictly controlled, fasting should be closer to 100 mg and pp between 150 to 160 mg/100 ml and hba1c%<7. Without this the foot injury will not heal early. Secondly if he not on insulin then should be shifted on to that, plus daily glucose monitoring should be done at home. Injury should be shown to a competent doctor, cleaned with all debris being removed and dressed properly. Proper foot wear should be used. At home or out side he should always use foot wear. No bare foot walking. Please follow these steps that should help.
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I am a type II diabetic with reading 197 on fasting and 170 after food. I also suffer from ED. I do mild exercise including 800 kapalbati per day. I am currently taking 1 amaryl 2.0 mg before breakfast and 1 glycomet 500 mg after dinner. Kindly advise

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Hii sir, I am suffering with fatigue frequently, and I have sugar complaint is there any related eith that?

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Hii sir, I am suffering with fatigue frequently, and I have sugar complaint is there any related eith that?
In your case uncontrolled high sugar or even very low blood sugar can cause fatigue etc. Get your sugar tested on empty stomach (fbs) and 1 1/2 hours after principal meal (ppbs) then decide whether you have to consult about abnormal blood sugar levels or for a different cause.
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