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Dr. Sasikala

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sasikala Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sasikala is a popular Endocrinologist in Alwarpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Dr. Sasikala@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sasikala on Lybrate.com.

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My wife , aged 26 was recently diagonised with Diabeties Type 2. Her family history has diabetes. But never expected that she would get it so soon. Her lifestyle is a normal one. Good sleep, regular home cooked food, rare junk food, no alcohol and physically fit. Almost at the same time of the diagnosis we observed stretch marks on her thighs and shoulders. They were almost overnight. Is this diabetes or anything else that's causing this?

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
Whenever we detect diabetes in young people, it's usually of type 1. Another possibility is an increased steroid levels in the body(called cushing's syndrome) which could explain the stretch marks and diabetes. I recommend you to consult a endocrinologist.
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Please clarify whether Honey and jaggery / jaggery items can be eaten by the diabetic patients.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
Please clarify whether Honey and jaggery / jaggery items can be eaten by the diabetic patients.
Honey and jaggery should ideally be avoided by diabetic patients. However, as in some vegetable or dal preparations, if it has to be used, it is better to use these instead of sugar. Sweets made of jaggery or honey should be avoided.
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Hi Suffering from diabetes fasting sugar 200 after eating 320.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
Homoeopathic treatment syzizium jambolanum q, cephlandra indica q, gymnema sylvestra q (all 3 sbl lab) 30 ml each. Now mix all the 3 medicines in a 100 ml bottle. We get 90 ml of the medicine. Start taking 20 drops of this combination in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 15 minutes before meals. Vincetoxicum (adel) 20 drops in 1 glass fresh water early morning empty stomach eat little at a time every 2-3 hourly. Don? t eat too much at a time brisk morning walk for 30 minutes regularily dinner 2 hours before goin to sleep 10 minutes evening walk after dinner avoid sweets, mango, grapes, colddrinks in particular.
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How to remove uric acid from human body?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
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 am 28 years old house wife. I have a problem of thyroid since last two yes recently test it was 2% more than a normal report. Please give advice to make it normal. And also due to that my weight is getting increasing.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Herbal tea with ginger is beneficial for thyroid functioning. In fact, beverages including coffee, tea, carbonated drinks and alcohols should be avoided by patients afflicted with thyroid disorders. In its place herbal tea may be an alternative option. Application of watercress's paste on the enlarged neck is also an effective remedy.
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How to manage the diabetes at home?

PGDD, RD
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
How to manage the diabetes at home?
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 - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. 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. 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 overweight since last 5 years. Suddenly my morning sugars have started coming in the range of 110 to 117. PP comes to 125 to 135. Evening sugars on many days is below 100 too. What dietary changes should I bring in? Should I stop sugar completely? I walk 5 km thrice a week.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
I am overweight since last 5 years. Suddenly my morning sugars have started coming in the range of 110 to 117. PP com...
Your sugar levels are not too high or you can say they are normal. Avoid fatty diet only this much is lacking in your routine.
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I am diabetic & my fasting yesterday was 152. I take glocoryl m1 fort before break fast & 1 tab zyoral m4 forte before dinner. I am now experiencing pain in my right ankle joint. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear . As per most guidelines a fasting blood sugar of less than 140mg/dl is desired. However I would not panic on one reading above 140. What is your latest hba1c levels? is the ankle pain less than 4 weeks? in that case the ankle pain can be due to any of the three conditions- trauma -infectious arthritis or gout.
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Diet Changes For Type - 2 Diabetes

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Diet Changes For Type - 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes in which the body does not use insulin properly and develops resistance to insulin.

A patient with type 2 diabetes must make several changes to his/her regular diet and food patterns. The aim is to manage the blood-sugar level of the body. Hence, a type 2 diabetes patients should follow a regular diet, which comprises of:

  1. All types of foods from different food groups.

  2. Lesser calories.

  3. Lessened and limited intake of carbohydrates.

  4. Healthy fats.

Here is a list of food items you should include in your diet in case you have type 2 diabetes.

  1. Vegetables: You must have fresh or frozen vegetables and avoid using sauces, dips, fats or salts. Intake non-starchy vegetables like cucumber, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and vegetables, which are dark green or yellow in color. Also have starchy vegetables such as corn, green peas, beans, carrots and yams. Avoid potatoes as they are pure starch.

  2. Fresh Fruits: You should include fresh fruits in your regular diet. Have apples, bananas, berries, papaya, cherries, grapes, melons, oranges, peaches, pineapples and raisins. Have whole fruits regularly, which do not contain added chemical sweeteners.

  3. Grains: Include grains in your diet and consume whole grains more. Whole grains are not processed and consist of the whole-grain kernel. Grains contain starch, which is a source of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are bad for blood sugar. Hence, whole grains, which are rich in fiber are recommended. Fiber controls the blood-sugar level from shooting up. Fiber should be included in the form of bran of oat and wheat.

  4. Proteins: Coming to protein food items, you should consume fish and poultry items often. Always remove the skin from chicken or turkey properly before cooking. Buy lean meat and trim all the fat from meat. Avoid frying and use methods such as baking, roasting, grilling or boiling. Also use healthy oils for frying purpose.

  5. Dairy Products: In case of type 2 diabetes, always use dairy products, which are low in fat. Do not add sugar to milk, curd or yoghurt as they contain natural sugar. Do not consume more than three cups of milk a day.

  6. Oils and Fats: Cut down the intake of excessive oily and fatty foods. Avoid food items that contain high saturated fats such as bacon, hams, sausages and butter. Consume food with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats. Oil raises blood-sugar level and is high in calorie and should be used in lesser amounts.

A type 2 diabetes patient needs to undergo several changes in his/her diet to keep a check on the rising blood sugar levels and for living as healthy as possible. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I'm 40 years old male suffering from diabetes for the last one year what are the p recautions to be taken to cure it and diet restrictions.

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
STRICT DIET CONTROL avoid junk,oily,spicy food. avoid chocolates, ice-creams,etc potatoes are not good. very sweet fruits like mango,chikoo and bananas should be avoided
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My mother is a working lady and she has been diagnosed with diabetes lately. However her sugar levels are normal now and she is on medication but her legs pain a lot. She is an active lady and can't avoid work so it becomes very difficult for her to cope with this. Could you please suggest the treatment.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My mother is a working lady and she has been diagnosed with diabetes lately. However her sugar levels are normal now ...
Her leg pain may be due to peripheral neuritis which is common in diabetics. She can take methylcobalamine injections (a course of five injections - im oncea week.
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I am a diabetic patio net since last 6 years. My blood sugar is always under control within the prescribed limits. What I have observed is that since last few years I am loosing my weight by 1kg and body is shrinking by 15 mm every year. Pl. Let me know the reason for this and the type of treatment or medicine I am supposed to take. At present my age is 71 years and weight is 65 kgs.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a diabetic patio net since last 6 years. My blood sugar is always under control within the prescribed limits. Wh...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and if your vital parameters are within normal limit than you can eat protein rich food.
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I had diabetes. Recently while I am asleep some rats have bitten my legs. The wound is not yet healed nut my sugar os increased to 400. What to do? Suggest some suggestions. Please help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had diabetes. Recently while I am asleep some rats have bitten my legs. The wound is not yet healed nut my sugar os...
Mr. Lybrate-user, rat bite injury has to be properly cleaned, dressed regularly. Plus if needed some antibiotic may be taken for 5 to 7 days. Most importantly control of blood sugar (fasting near 100 g, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7), is absolutely essential. Because if sugar level remains high, then wound healing is badly affected, particularly in the lower limbs. So you have to take appropriate treatment to correct sugar levels. Thanks for the question.
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How often should a diabetic get sugar levels tested. Should he every time get FBS & PPS, or is RBS enough.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How often should a diabetic get sugar levels tested. Should he every time get FBS & PPS, or is RBS enough.
He should test his Fasting, Post Prandial blood sugar and HbA1c three monthly and consult physician if the report is high
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I am 52 year old female. I have problem of sugar my sugar level increase occasionally and that time medicines also not work. What should I do now?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 52 year old female. I have problem of sugar my sugar level increase occasionally and that time medicines also no...
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
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My father in law is diabetic from the last 35 years. His is type 1. He was able to manage his sugar levels well but from the last three years his sugar levels fluctuate a lot. We have kept an acu-check at home and he checks sugar level twice a day before taking insulin but still he faces hypoglycemia often. He doesn't experience anything till it drops to 35. No doctor advise is helping at this point in time because of no sanity in pattern. His sugar is above 500 from the last two days even after taking 18 units of homologue insulin. Is there any good doctor whom we should consult or if there is any Ayurveda or homeopathic treatment that may help?

BMS
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
My father in law is diabetic from the last 35 years. His is type 1. He was able to manage his sugar levels well but f...
by ayurvedic treatment only you can control diabetes and hypertension. jambvasava you start 10ml two times a day. avoid day sleeping. eat meals 4-5times rather than 2 times. after taking medicine if you feel like restless ness then lower your insulin dose slowly. because at a time ur taking ayurvedic as well as allopathic treatment. aftrr week again check sugar level. further medication consult me directly.
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Hello doctor. I am with thyroid. And taking thyronorm 50mgc. Whether I can take dietary supplements. Please give some suggestions about.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
not required if u r taking normal nutritious diet. do no cabbage, broccoli , no radish, mustard, turnip, soya, no fatty / fast / spicy / processed food.less tea / coffee. . take more water
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I am 27 years old female, suffering from thyroid last two years, how to get rid of it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 27 years old female, suffering from thyroid last two years, how to get rid of it?
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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