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Dr. Shilvi Mathew

Endocrinologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Shilvi Mathew Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shilvi Mathew is a renowned Endocrinologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shilvi Mathew at Endocrine Diagnostic Centre & Diabetes Care Centre in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shilvi Mathew on Lybrate.com.

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I am 69 Years old. 5ft 3 inches tall active a good walker vegetarian occasional smoker 68 kgs weight. Having Type 2 Diabetes and controlled by drugs, food habits and walking. No adding Sugar in coffee/Tea. On and off the Diabetic Fasting goes up to 130 and pp to 270. Glide 2 is taken along with amlong 5 for B. P. cholesterol levels ok. Taking a palm full of Nuts. Please advice as to how I can have normal levels always,

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I am 69 Years old. 5ft 3 inches tall active a good walker vegetarian occasional smoker 68 kgs weight. Having Type 2 D...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is good to know that you are very active. However, are you aware that your bmi is 26.56 kg/m2, which shows being over weight. Plus at your age ideal body weight should be 54 kgs, which means there is an excess of 14 kgs. So reduction of a few kgs will help in bringing sugar levels lower. Plus your diet should be giving calories based on 54 kgs and actual workout that is done plus blood sugar levels. So it is possible that either the drugs may to be added or dietary control has to be more strict. So please look at it. With regards.
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MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
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TYPICAL RENAL DIABETIC DIET

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Skim or fat-free milk, non-dairy creamer, plain yogurt, sugar-free yogurt, sugar-free pudding, sugar-free ice cream, sugar-free nondairy frozen desserts

Portions of dairy products are often limited to 4 ounces due to high protein, potassium or phosphorus content

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Chocolate milk, buttermilk, sweetened yogurt, sugar sweetened pudding, sugar sweetened ice cream, sugar sweetened nondairy frozen desserts
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Give some tips to care type-2 diabetics in a 50 year old man?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Give some tips to care type-2 diabetics in a 50 year old man?
Most important thing in taking care of t2 diabetes is to exercise for more than 1 h every day, follow strict dietary advise, take medications regularly, avoid deep fried foods, sweets, direct sugar and fruits like mango, grapes, chikkoos, & bananas.

I have connstant sugar level of 120-140(pp).Without any medicine having sugar history of parents.Have i to take medicine at current level?

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
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Not required, follow diet and exercise and if you want to know more on what diet and exercise please contact on private question
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I am 25 years old diabetic. My hba1c 6.6 and fasting 4.7.it is ramadan month started .i take metformin 500 mg once daily. Can I eat fruit if yes which fruit can I eat and how much quantity? Can I eat date ?

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I am 25 years old diabetic. My hba1c 6.6 and fasting 4.7.it is ramadan month started .i take metformin 500 mg once da...
Lybrate-user, it appears your blood sugar levels are well controlled as evident from hba1c%. So you can eat fruits like papaya, orange, sweet lime, apple, guava, water melon, pear and pomegranate. You have avoid mango, banana, chikkoo and grapes. The quantity of fruits has to be limited about 100 g a day. Dates are too sweet, not recommended in diabetes. But 1 or 2 pieces may be taken.
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I am Amarjeet singh m suffer from high BP and sugar problem since last 2 year. I took med. Properly but my was not in control pls adv. Me what should I do.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am Amarjeet singh m suffer from high BP and sugar problem since last 2 year. I took med. Properly but my was not in...
At age of 33 years you are suffering from high bp and sugar. Start herbal medicine also. Do meditation. Change your daily diet. Use our diet chart.
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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.

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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 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%

Hi My wife 45 age she is having sugar 200 later break fast .Please help

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I will advise you to start homoeopathic treatment diabonil drops (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals vincetoxicum (adel) 20 dropss in 1 glass fressh water morning empty stomach eat little every 2 hrly instead of full meals report after 2 months.

I AM A DIABETIC FASTING:382 PP :460 Please tell me what can i do ? i am not taking any medicine at present even i am fit and having any problem and playing badminton 2 hours daily.Please suggest?

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Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

My mother has thyroid of thinness, someone said that do not eat spinach, cabbage m etc. I want to ask why to avoid eating these vegetables in thinness thyroid?

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Sanskarji, If your mother is taking Thyronorm tablet then she is having hypothyroidism. In this condition following things need to be avoided - Soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee, as these are affecting thyroxine action. She can consume other vegetables than those mentioned above. She should consume good deal of salads and fruits, Use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Can take milk and milk products with low fat.
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I am 23 female. Iam having hypothyroid. My tsh is 8.47 and i am taking 50mcg thyroxine during 1 month and iam also having irregular periods with sometimes normal sometimes abnormal within 20 days. During my irregular periods I experienced my vaginal area was burning. And i am also having light dizziness only while walking. Is this affect my pregnancy? Please help me. What should I do to avoid this?

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I am 23 female. Iam having hypothyroid. My tsh is 8.47 and i am taking 50mcg thyroxine during 1 month and iam also ha...
yes it affect your pregnancy. use vaginal gel...candid - v for it at night. syp. alkasol 15 ml tds with in 1 glass of fresh water. tab. ovral -L FOR 21 DAYS. IT REGULATE YOUR MENSES. AND TAB. THYROXINE 75 MCG...BBF
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I am 65. Post lunch blood sugar is normal. Fasting is 129? Not diabetic so far But some times I was testing border Line from age 55. I don't take / have taken any medicine for blood sugar till now Is this ok or I need to go for further testing and consultation?

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I am 65. Post lunch blood sugar is normal. Fasting is 129? Not diabetic so far   But some times I was testing border ...
Your fasting is within normal limit.Get your PP sugar done also.Take regular exercise, reduce weight if you are obese, Avoid sweets and excess carbohydrate. Monitor blood sugar six monthly
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I made a checkup of my sugar level and found that my hb a1c level is 6.6 (diabetes starting stage. Is it possible for me to be free from diabetes again? Advises of treatment in homeopathy and ayurveda are welcome.

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I made a checkup of my sugar level and found that my hb a1c level is 6.6 (diabetes starting stage. Is it possible for...
you take a homoeo medi. uranium Nitri 30 and syzeium jambo Q (20-20)drops mor. & eve. daily for one month. Medicine should be Germany.

Diabetic Diet Myths and Facts

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MYTH: A high-protein diet is best.
Fact: Studies have shown that eating too much protein, especially animal protein, may actually cause insulin resistance, a key factor in diabetes. A healthy diet includes protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Our bodies need all three to function properly. The key is a balanced diet.

MYTH: You have to cut way down on carbs.
Fact: Again, the key is to eat a balanced diet. The serving size and the type of carbohydrates you eat are especially important. Focus on whole grain carbs since they are a good source of fiber and they are digested slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more even.

MYTH: You’ll no longer be able to eat normally. You need special diabetic meals.
Fact: The principles of healthy eating are the same—whether or not you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. Expensive diabetic foods generally offer no special benefit. You can easily eat with your family and friends if you eat in moderation.
Diabetic Diet Myths and Facts
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What are common symptoms for early diabetes.

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Ayurveda
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What are common symptoms for early diabetes.
Frequent urination, thrust, feeling hungry, wounds are not healing early, these are common symptoms.
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Sir, my father is suffering with diabetics from past 30 years. Now he is 67. Please let me know the periodical tests to be done ?Thanks in advance.

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If the blood sugar levels f & pp are well under control then f & pp blood sugar levels once in 3 months HbA1c once in six months urine for microalbumin once a year fundus examination once a year lipid profile once a year ecg and echocardiogram once a year

Guidelines for Treatment of Elderly Diseases

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Here are some guidelines that can help you in treatment of elderly diseases
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I am 61 yes old having pain in my left knee only I have high BP and taking Telsar H tablet one daily Doctor suggested me cycling Will cycling help me in BP issue also and can it be good for sugar issue also.

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I am 61 yes old having pain in my left knee only
I have high BP and taking Telsar H tablet one daily
Doctor suggested...
It feels like you are having knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur at any time of life but the incidence increases with age. It usually affects people over 40 years of age. There is no cure for osteoarthritis but the progression of the disease can be slowed and pain and disability reduced. Treatment options include: Healthy body weight: Maintaining a healthy body weight will reduce stress on the arthritic joints. Nutritional supplements Supplements such as glucosamine have been reported to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and halt, or even reverse. So please try to take this supplement once a day. Exercise Exercise can assist with the maintenance of muscle strength and the mobility of arthritic joints. Activity at a level that does not cause pain is not thought to worsen osteoarthritis. Non weight-bearing exercises such as swimming or aqua jogging in a heated pool may be beneficial. Range-of-motion and stretching exercises will help maintain the maximum possible movement in the joint. Stretching will help maintain or restore flexibility to the joint’s muscles and tendons. Cycling is a good exercise. You can apply cold or heat several times a day to reduce your knee pain. Just remember to cover the cold pack with a towel and keep your heating pad at a low setting to avoid burning your skin. Whether you use heat or cold, remove it after 20 to 30 minutes. If the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities you should avoid until knee pain and swelling resolve: Squatting Kneeling Twisting and pivoting. See a Physiotherapist for detail exercises programme and management. Best wishes.
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Diabetic since 1990. HbA1c 8.4 . Fasting fluctuates between 134- 160, random in TBS e evenings before dinner 140- 160. I am asked to shift my insulin from Mixtard 50/50 to pure insulin at present I take 30-30-25 . What is a pure insulin? What should be the effective dosage! I have itching during g sugar fluctuations, what to do?

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Hello Your A1c is 8.4 which suggest you have poorly controlled Diabetes despite taking Mixtard 50:50 in three dosage, You have diabetes since 1990, and MIxtard 50: 50 thrice a day is not a correct dosage, You need to change or shift to BAsal Bolus insulin for the better control blood sugars Thanks Dr Joozer Rangwala
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