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Dr. Sheela Rajan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sheela Rajan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sheela Rajan is one of the best Endocrinologists in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr.Seshiah & Balaji Diabetes Centre in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sheela Rajan on Lybrate.com.

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Hey My mom has diabetes. She praises alot but she has her tea (normal tea made with milk) with normal sugar so should I give her tea with sugar free?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hey My mom has diabetes. She praises alot but she has her tea (normal tea made with milk) with normal sugar so should...
Hi, consumption of sugar depends upon the values of blood sugar a person if having. If your mother has slightly increased blood sugar then she can have little bit of normal sugar intake, but if she is suffering from high blood sugar then need to cut down sugar intake totally. You can consult a nutritionist for that.
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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Top 20 power foods to eat with diabetes

1. Asparagus
2. Blueberries
3. Red grapefruit
4. Beans
5. Broccoli
6. Carrots
7. Fish like salmon, tuna
8. Flax seeds
9. Cranberries
10. Apple
11. Melon
12. Nuts ie. Walnut, almonds, pistachios
13. Oatmeal
14. Red onions
15. Raspberries
16. Spinach
17. Soy
18. Tea
19. Tomatoes
20. Yogurt
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Helo doctors. My question is. My mother just today she tested her diabetic test and the result came. She has fasting plasma glucose is 148 mg/dl. So I want to know that which types of this one and her post prandial plasma glucose is 162 mg/dl. Her age is 45. So can someone explain me that is it bad or normal and this can be control. And can it be totally cure by medicine.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Helo doctors. My question is. My mother just today she tested her diabetic test and the result came. She has fasting ...
Hello mam, avoid sugar ,honey, glucose,potatoes, white rice, white bread, pumpkin,aarbi .do walk daily. Take plenty of fluids. Take plenty of fruits. Avoid fruit juice. please contact dietitian they will give you a proper diet plan.
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For last 7 years my blood sugar (fasting) varies from 125 to155 & pp varies from 137 to 175. I take normal food & sugarless black tea. Age 68yrs. No doctor recommended me any medicine but suggested some advise which I follow. Kindly give your recommendation.

MD - General Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician,
For last 7 years my blood sugar (fasting) varies from 125 to155 & pp varies from 137 to 175. I take normal food & sug...
You are in category of" impaired glocose tolerance. You don't need medicine at this stage. You need a healthy life style. Like taking food with high fiber content. Like oats, dalia. Pulses, plenty of vegetables. Regular exercise. Stress is aggravating factor so avoid stress. Regular follow up with your family doctor.
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Sir what type of food may I take, morning afternoon and night, because I am diabetic?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir what type of food may I take, morning afternoon and night, because I am diabetic?
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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4 Tips to Keep Diabetes at Bay

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
4 Tips to Keep Diabetes at Bay

Diabetes is also known as diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases, which raises the glucose level in the blood. If suffering from diabetes, parts of your body might get affected with other diseases as well, like bad eyesight, etc. 

Diabetes is of 3 types:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: where your body stops insulin production.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: where your body does not produce enough insulin to function on or where the cells of your body do not react toward the insulin produced
  3. Gestational Diabetes: This is the diabetes you or your partner may suffer from during pregnancy.

Suffering from diabetes can make your lifestyle extremely difficult as you will have to go through a lot of restrictions. In order to avoid diabetes and its various outcomes, here are some tips you can follow:

  1. Keep your weight in control: Make sure you are of the right weight according to your height. If you are more than what you should weigh, and you are creeping towards obesity, you have a high chance of succumbing to diabetes. If you are already obese, start working towards losing weight. Even if you lose 5% of your weight, you will slash the risk of having diabetes by 70%. 
  2. Walk: No exercise is better and easier than walking. Try walking as much as you can. Walking will help you reduce the risk of getting affected with diabetes. If you walk for around 35 minutes every day, you are cutting down the risk of diabetes by almost 30%. Walking, being an exercise, helps your body use the insulin produced in your body more efficiently. 
  3. Drink coffee: Coffee, unlike common belief of being harmful, is actually very beneficial when it comes to keeping diabetes at bay. Coffee contains caffeine, which is believed to improve metabolism. Coffee also has potassium, magnesium and various antioxidants which enable the cells to absorb glucose. Drinking coffee regularly might lower the risk of diabetes by 29%.
  4. Get proper rest at night: If you sleep for less than 6 hours every night, then the risk of you suffering from diabetes is doubled. But that doesn't mean you are supposed to oversleep. If you sleep more than 8 hours, the risk of being affected with it rises to almost 75%. Hence sleep at least for 6 to 8 hours each night for a healthy life sans diabetes.
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Dear sir, I have a problem of having ejaculating very early. I think I have very sensitivity at private parts. I have tried to have my control but I can't control more than a minute. I also am aroused very quickly. I also have high uric acid. Is it a reason for quick release? please help.

Sexologist, Jodhpur
Dear sir,  I have a problem of having ejaculating very early. I think I have very sensitivity at private parts. I hav...
Pe is common problem and can be cured with proper guidance and ayurvedic medicines. Consult in private for detailed discussion.
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My father is 79years old and he is having severe acidity, so my question is whether he can take ALOPATHIC AND HOMEOPATHIC medicine for the same treatment in the same day, he is having both type of medicine (ALOPATHIC AND HOMEOPATHIC. He is also a heart patient and a diabetic.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My father is 79years old and he is having severe acidity, so my question is whether he can take ALOPATHIC AND HOMEOPA...
Do not take medicine of ayurvedic and homoepathic together. Home Remedies of Acidity: Avoid all types of fast food, non-vegetarian food and oily/spicy food. Take as much fruit as possible. This will help to increase alkaline in the body, neutralizing the acidity affects. Banana, Water Melon and cucumber are few recommended fruits which are proved helpful in acidity. Drink sufficient water (At least 3 ltr). Take water more frequently. Almond helps in quick control over heart burn. Whenever you feel like heart burn, take few pieces of Almonds. Jaggery (gur) is a proven home remedy for acidity. Put one piece in mouth and suck it slowly. Green coconut water is very helpful in acidity. Sleep sufficient. Do not work till late night. Fresh mint juice helps in reducing the side effects of acidity. You can have a glass of mint juice after food for a fast relief. Take a small piece of raw garlic; this is a very good digestive element. But don’t take overdose, or else it will have negative effect on acidity.
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I am 42 year old i have been suffering from diabetic before 8 year my blood sugar is 135 fasting &after meal 2 hour 165 before two year patient of pace maker.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Strictly follow sugar and fat free diet, morning walk, report after15days with hb1c test and the drugs are you taking for sugar? ok thanks.
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Recently I gone through the blood & urine tests lft kft lipid profile hemogram etc & find high cholesterol of 240, high glucose rate of 240 in fasting & 375 in pp. High glucose in urine also. High esr rate also. Also done hba1c & very higher rate of 12.7 & I m shocked after this I never seen these type of tests results earlier in my life. It means am I diabetic patient now or if yes then what type of diabetes this is, is I have to take insulin now daily? What to do now what type of diet I have to follow? Which medicines I have to take for high cholesterol & high sugar. Is am now a heart patient too?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Recently I gone through the blood & urine tests lft kft lipid profile hemogram etc & find high cholesterol of 240, hi...
dear be fortunate u have come to know of your diabetic and high cholesterol status well before it could create havoc inside your body..many of the patients are diagnosed diabetic only when they land up in hospitals due to some other reason like heart attack...so be thankful for not falling into that category no you are not heart patient as of now ....and you can prevent yourself from that by taking regular medications.. this is more likely type 2 diabetes and u have to take lifelong medications for that...but be thankful for living in an era whwere we have so many medications to take other than only insulin...your detailed reports like LDL levels are required before prescribing any medications... for diabetes you can take tab galvus met 50/1000 mg twice daily after meals and tab GP1 daily before breakfast ...keep a check on blood sugar daily .as of now..buy a glucometer..take tab atorlip 10 mg at bedtime for high cholesterol levels...avoid sugar rich food and fruits...
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I am 56 year old I am diabetes from 15 years before meal 200 and after meal 300 medicine glimet ds 2 time but no control my diabetes.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
I am 56 year old I am diabetes from 15 years before meal 200 and after meal 300 medicine glimet ds 2 time but no cont...
You need change of medicine, may be insulin. This much blood sugar level is really bad for you. See a medical specialist with your reports, you will need regular follow up for sometime before blood sugar settles down also get your hba1c done.
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I am 23 years old I am suffering from diabetes in last 3 years. I am using insulin, I don't like used insulin please suggestion me.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
I am 23 years old I am suffering from diabetes in last 3 years. I am using insulin, I don't like used insulin please ...
If you are Type 1 diabetic insulin is only option.If you can afford you can go for insulin pump which injects insulin automatically.
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Dear sir my wife (34) is suffer thyroid problem. Her period is irregular. Tsh is 11.5. Now she is taken medicine thyrox 12.5 we have no baby. So that what can I do. Please suggested me. Thanks you sir.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Dear sir my wife (34) is suffer thyroid problem. Her period is irregular. Tsh is 11.5. Now she is taken medicine thyr...
her dose is very low according reports. pl. take tab. thyrox-75 mcg. 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, go for walk. avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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I am an 75 year old female and have mild diabetes for which I tae medication. What should my blood sugar levels be at fasting and post prandial? Do I need to take blood tests for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am an 75 year old female and have mild diabetes for which I tae medication. What should my blood sugar levels be at...
Hello, according to your history, you fbs should be anywhere between 72-108 mg/dl or 4-6mmol/l and plbsshould be less than 140mg/dl or 8mmol/lthis is 2 hrs after the meal. Yes you require to take a blood test for this. Fasting means you need to have an empty stomach for atleast 6-8hrs, preferrably 8hrs. And post prandial is 2hrs after you have a meal. You can check this at home regularly with help of the glucometer. Butits preferable at your age to get it checked at 6mths interval or best I would suggest you to take a glycosylated hb test that is hba1c to monitor your blood sugar level at 3-6mths when required. This is more superior in knowing your sugar control over past 3-6mths. Take care.
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Hypothyroid and latest test showed normal free T3 and T4 and Tsh was 8.5. Now on 50 mcg thyroxine. Previous test showed prolactin levels to be 29.8 and just completed 30 days course of MCBM 69 and B-Long. On cycle day 42 today and sexually active, no sign so early pregnancy and haven't taken a HPT yet. What is your advice? When should I repeat my tests?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hypothyroid and latest test showed normal free T3 and T4 and Tsh was 8.5. Now on 50 mcg thyroxine.
Previous test show...
Lybrate-user, if you are having hypothyroidism and taking treatment, then it is essential to bring tsh levels down to <2 mu/l, otherwise conception may not occur. Further through out pregnancy tsh should be maintained as follows: 1st trimester 0.1 to 2 mu/l, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 mu/l & 3rd trimester 0.3 to 3.1 mu/l. If tsh levels go higher than above mentioned, then fetal development is affected, miscarriage may occur, pregnancy out come at full term may not good. So please take care of the tsh levels. Thanks.
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I am a 33 years old female, suffering from hypothyroid. I am not losing weight. I weigh 104 kg. Please advice me.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
I am a 33 years old female, suffering from hypothyroid. I am not losing weight. I weigh 104 kg. Please advice me.
You need a diet control. Follow a 1000kcal diet. No fried, sweets, bakery products, fast food. Take lots of vegetables and fruits.
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Lot of Acidity problems both for us I.e. Me and wife. Pl let me know any medicine from which the problem stops once for all and does not have any side effects. I have High BP, Cholesterol and thyroid problems and my wife has thyroid problem. I take Ecosprin AV75, telista AM, betacard 50 mg , zyloric & Thyronorm 75 mg,; and my wife takes thyronorm 75 mg only.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
Lot of Acidity problems both for us I.e. Me and wife. Pl let me know any medicine from which the problem stops once f...
Stress causes acidity so be calm practice meditation bland diet no skipping meals drink 3-4 ltrs of water in aday take tab pan d before food twice a day for three months.
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WHAT IS INFERTILITY ??

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
WHAT IS INFERTILITY ??

According to world health organisation (WHO) infertility- is a couple's failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more time period of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.

Causes for both:-

  • Infection
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Other hormonal imbalance


Females:-

  • Pcos
  • Follopian tubal block
  • Unovulatory cycle
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Advanced maternal age (above 35)

Males:-

  • Azoospermia - zero sperm count
  • Oligospermia - low sperm count
  • Asthenospermia - low motility of sperms
  • Low libido - failure to achieve proper excitement.


Males and females both are equally responsible for infertility.

Do testicular examination regular from childhood for undescended testis &amp; testicular atrophy

If any problems related to menstual cycle / periods do consult doctor before condition leads to infertility.

Sexual intercourse should be in ovulation period from day 10 to day 18 of period only. It will increase chances of getting pregnant.

Consult doctor if failure to achieve pregnancy within 6 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.

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I AM DIABETIC taking insulin & a medicine metformin 500. My metabolism is not good.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I AM DIABETIC taking insulin & a medicine metformin 500. My metabolism is not good.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,.include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi,chickoo,sapota,seethaphaljack fruit,grape etc.avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 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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I am diabetic since 18 years and am now on insulin from past 3 years and the dosage is high from past 1 year. Still my fbs and ppbs readings are very high I have a 45 minute game exercise and not very strictly controlled diet how do I get the readings to acceptable limits?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Strict adherence to suggested diet and exercise regimen is absolutely necessary. Insulin dosage may have to titrate up wards by checking sugar levels daily.
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