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Dr. Sivakumar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sivakumar Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sivakumar is an experienced Endocrinologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sivakumar at Sakthi Hospital and Research Centre in Triplicane, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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My moms age is 45 and she is having diabetes she is also suffering from cholesterol and also problem of blood pressure what should she do to control all this things?

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
My moms age is 45 and she is having diabetes she is also suffering from cholesterol and also problem of blood pressur...
Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes Food ItemAmountProtein (g)Calories (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 How is an Ideal Indian Diet Plan for Diabetes made? An Ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes can be designed keeping in mind the person’s individual requirements and other medical conditions. Every person has different caloric requirement. The calorie requirement is based on various factors like age, sex, medical conditions, activity levels, metabolism etc. To lose weight in a healthy manner, calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). This will help you understand the minimum calories your body requires in order to function properly. This sample 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes, will provide you with an idea of what an ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes looks like. Although you must understand that this is just a generalized 1200 calorie Indian diet plan for diabetes, it may or may not suit your goal as there are chances your body requirements will be different. So do consult your dietician in person to know if you can use this 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes.
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My age is around 30 year. Recently I have tested sugar level. My fasting sugar is 235 and PP is 353 and HBA1C is 9.3 Please suggest what precautions should I take and what food should I avoid. I have neither any other disease nor taking any medicine. This is first time when I faced this suffer level problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My age is around 30 year. Recently I have tested sugar level. My fasting sugar is 235 and PP is 353 and HBA1C is 9.3
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Your blood sugar is very high. Start medicine immediately after consulting physician/diabetologist follow the advice given below 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 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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I am 23 year old. I am having problems like fatigue, low energy, hair fall, muscle weakness, white luckorria, irregular periods, memory weakness etc. I recently had tsh 2.07mclu/ml, free t3 3.25 pg/ml and free t4 0.95ng/ml. The values are falling under normal range but not optimal. Free t4 seems to be low. Do I have hypothyroidism?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
As per reports, you having not any thyroid problems. You should go for cbc report. Please send me this report, on that basis, I can suggest you the medication.
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Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?
lybrate-user, If a person with T2 DM has well controlled blood glucose levels, then there may not be any need for Insulin injections. But invariably when a person has diabetes for many years (20 plus or more), insulin producing cells in pancreas may progressively decrease in number mainly due to aging, then there is a possibility to shift on to insulin. Because oral drugs act by stimulating beta cells to produce insulin or help reducing the resistance to its action. When this happens then glucose control with oral drugs is not adequate. Thanks.
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I am 47 years old male. Diabetic for the last 8 yrs but well under control since I do lot of jogging and being a strict vegetarian. My problem is after doing one hour walking I get shooting pain in my left foot. Also I have back pain when I wake up in the morning. Recently a dentist opinion about Vitamin D deficiency. please advice.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 47 years old male. Diabetic for the last 8 yrs but well under control since I do lot of jogging and being a stri...
hello sir may be u have vit d problem u can take early morning sun rays . take iron rich diet . have small and frequent meals. don't skip your meals and breakfast .firstly check your vit d levels. then consultant advice .
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I am 50 years old male I am suffering with diabetes cholesterol thyroid diseases all are in good control with medicine but sexual health is very weak, sugar FP 78, PBS 136, random 155, cholesterol total 197, Ldl 127, HD L40vldl30 thyroid t3t4 tsh are normal but I am facing ED and lack of libido how to over come please suggest good medicine ayurveda.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 50 years old male I am suffering with diabetes cholesterol thyroid diseases all are in good control with medicin...
Eat (wheat+ barley+ots) floor.... In equal quantity after rosting bit... Then make chpaties from this rosted floor... Surely all problem will be cured soon.... For more information call us or visit our clinic Vaidic-Chikitsa Give feedback
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Have been taking Rosuvastatin for 7 years. And a diabetic. But all in control. But losing libido and erections. Can Statins be the cause. What is the remedy?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Have been taking Rosuvastatin for 7 years. And a diabetic. But all in control. But losing libido and erections. Can S...
Statins are usually NOT known to cause low libido or lack of erections. Age could be a factor in your case. Also, habits such as alcohol intake need to be looked at. However, in most cases, the reasons are psychogenic.
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What is the symptoms of sugar diabetes, what is symptoms of blood pressure can you explain remedies sir.

Diploma in Cardiology
Cardiologist, Kathua
What is the symptoms of sugar diabetes, what is symptoms of blood pressure can you explain remedies sir.
1. Is hereditary 2. Sedentary lifestyle 3. Lack of exercise 4. Unhealthy diet habits 5. Day to day stress treatment only after evaluation for the reason.
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I'm 62 years old diabetic male working as Advocate Calcutta High Court having 325 fasting, what should be my diet chart and my daily routine to keep sugar under control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm 62 years old diabetic male working as Advocate Calcutta High Court having 325 fasting, what should be my diet cha...
Your fasting glucose is too high. Shows totally uncontrolled diabetes. Ideally when on treatment Fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. So please see that a better blood glucose control is achieved. Diet plan has to be very specific so I need to know present dietary habit, extent of daily exercise and current treatment to give any opinion. Thanks.
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Two months ago my fasting blood sugar level 260. No physical work due to knee fracture ,totally 3 month on bed ,my father also diabetic. Then on doctor advise I took glycomet 500 mg 2 time for 10 days. After that sugar level 180 fasting. On advise I took medicine 1 time. And start some movement .then sugar level 110. Stop medicine on doctor advise. After 10 days stopping medicine my sugar level 130. Kindly tell me can I start medicine or not.

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Two months ago my fasting blood sugar level 260. No physical work due to knee fracture ,totally 3 month on bed ,my fa...
Dear Lybrate user: Being a Diabetic patient, one should take care of the sugar levels for any kind of fluctuations or associated complaints. Make sure to consult your doctor on regular basis for better health and follow-up. If you have stopped the medication then better you take care about your lifestyle and food habits modifications and regularly get check-up.
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Health Benefits of Bajra

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
Health Benefits of Bajra

5 reasons you should include bajra in your diet

1. Powerful for controlling diabetes: 

Pearl millet is very powerful in controlling diabetes. Because of its high fibre content, it tends to digest slowly and release glucose at a slower rate as compared to other foods. This helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels for a long period of time.

2. Weight loss:

 Being high in fibre content, it takes a longer time for the grain to move from the stomach to the intestines. This way, bajra curbs hunger for a long span of time.

3. Reduces cholesterol: 

It contains phyto chemical, which is called phytic acid believed to increase cholesterol metabolism. It also stabilises the level of cholesterol in the body.

4. Helps in digestion:

 Bajra is rich in insoluble fibre that aids digestion. It also reduces secretion of bile acids and is linked to a lowered risk of gallstone formation.

5. Helps prevent cancer: 

Bajra has cancer-protecting properties. A study showed that regular intake of bajra protects pre-menopausal women from developing breast cancer.

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My father has high bp and diabetes as he is on medication for same on daily basis. From past two days he is feeling unconscious. Feeling like palm and fingers got freeze and there is no strength. What may be the reason and hw to overcome? please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father has high bp and diabetes as he is on medication for same on daily basis. From past two days he is feeling u...
He may have neurological illness from his pre existing diseases and need to see a physician or neurologist if suggested by him
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Hi sir My mother had a sugar level of 200. Can she is allowed to eat Egg n omlet? Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi sir
My mother had a sugar level of 200.
Can she is allowed to eat Egg n omlet?
Thank you.
Boiled egg can be taken but omelet will increase the calories. If she has to take omelet, she should avoid some other calories that day.
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Hello Dr. My Son 15 years old, as a parent I am trying to conveyance him important of study. But he is taking everything easy how I guide him so he can concentrated in study or he can understand value of education? How I can set his mind? Whenever he sit for study within 10-15 min he fells sleepy. For that also we visit family doctor he did not has any issue of thyroid. He is ok then why he is like that... I did not Get meaningfully ans. From Dr. Ankur Tanwar.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello Dr. My Son 15 years old, as a parent I am trying to conveyance him important of study. But he is taking everyth...
Dear. Adolescent minds are always lazy and wandering. This happens because of their hormonal imbalance. They need constant motivation and appreciation. Parents cannot give the motivation because adolescent people do not accept such motivation. You can learn to appreciate your son even in small positive tasks. Motivation should be given by psychologists like me. You may consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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I am diabetic and doing zym for 2 months. My sugar level is well controlled due to 1 hour exercise daily but I am not able to loose weight as it always has been 76 to 78 kg. Is it because of drugs being taken by me for diabetes? My question is can I go for swimming instead of zym. Which exercise would help better in diabetes? Pl. Tell me. Thnx.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nagpur
I am diabetic and doing zym for 2 months. My sugar level is well controlled due to 1 hour exercise daily but I am not...
sometimes by taking drugs of diabetes there are chances of weight gain.You should do brisk walking at least 45 minutes. Have low carb diet and good amount of protein in your diet.Divide your meal at least 5-6 times a day.Have a healthy foods.
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I am pre diabetic fasting remains 120-140 kindly suggest me should I take medicines or not

M.B.B.S., D.M.C.H.
General Physician, Alwar
At this stage medicines are not required. Do exercises daily. Take small and frequent meals. Avoid sweets & carbohydrates rich diet.
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Hey my mom is been suffering from type 2 diabetes and she been through so many medical treatments lyk allopathic n ryt shes on Ayurveda but it's also not working she's so weak n she's loosing a lot more day every month and having burning sensation in her palms n head. Is there's any proper treatment n any diet plan which can make her healthy and how much sugar she can take and what r things which she should not eat, and are these sugar free products r gud or not.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hey my mom is been suffering from type 2 diabetes and she been through so many medical treatments lyk allopathic n ry...
Please take your mother to a Proper Diabetologist or Physician and take Proper Allopathic Medicines. Please don't do all these experiments with other forms of medicines. These days there are lots of different medicines which claim to reduce Diabetes, but there is no scientific evidence to prove thisthis. Also if you want proper advice please mention Fasting - PP Sugar levels and HbA1c test levels when you ask questions. Diabetes can be controlled/managed by a proper regulated diet. 3. Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, biscuits, cakes etc. 5. Eat every two hours small meals/snacks. Take more green vegetables/salads. 6. Eat lot of proteins like dals, sprouts, egg, chicken etc. 7. Take chapatis made of multigrain atta. 8. Drink lot of water. 9. Take these herbs which are known to improve sugar levels - tulsi, cinnamon, karela, flax seeds. 10. Do at least 30 mins of walk everyday.
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Dear Dr. It is said that a cup of garlic juice, ginger juice, lemon juice and Apple cider vinegar boiled and made into three cups and after that adding there cups of honey if consumed daily clears all heart blocks. Can a diabetic patient whose sugar is on border line have? Please let me know this. Thanks and regards. Gautam BHATTACHARJEE.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dear Dr. It is said that a cup of garlic juice, ginger juice, lemon juice and Apple cider vinegar boiled and made int...
Yes it is true. One need not take efforts to boil the ingredients and take them raw. Eg eat few pods of raw garlic with water every day (it is difficult to chew) drink fresh lemon juice + spoon of honey every day on empty stomach. Drink apple cider vinegar diluted with water as much as you can tolerate. Regarding a spoon of honey for diabetics - calories are 20-30 only but benefits are lots from being an anti septic, helps acidity and dry cough plus retains water and minerals of body. Cut down 30 calories else where like half a chapati/ half katori of rice. Above studies are only tested on humans through word of mouth no scientific studies have been published. There is no harm/side effects except take less of above if blood thinners like aspirin are been prescribed. All of these do lead to thinning of blood also which is good for the heart.
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My father has blood sugar. He avoid every sweet beverages. He walk approx 1 hr. In a day. But though hi auger level is 160-170. What would he do to get normalise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My father has blood sugar. He avoid every sweet beverages. He walk approx 1 hr. In a day. But though hi auger level i...
Hi, The value of blood sugar you have mentioned is random or what? Type-2 Diabetes is a lifestyle related problem, so making a few lifestyle changes can lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. -Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes, so control or reduce your weight if you are overweight! -Avoid sedentary lifestyle and start get moving. Brisk walking for a half hour every day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. -Modify your diet: *Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates. The bran and fiber in whole grains make it more difficult for digestive enzymes to break down the starches into glucose. *Avoid sugary beverages which have a high glycemic load, and drinking more of this sugary stuff is associated with increased risk of diabetes. *Choose good fats instead of bad fats. Good fats found in liquid vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Trans fats or bad fats are found in many margarines, packaged baked goods, fried foods, fast or junk foods. *Limit intake of red meat and processed meats. Nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, or poultry are much more healthful protein choices. -Quit smoking. -Moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. -Avoid taking unnecessary stress or tension! And keep an optimistic attitude in life! Medication: Take homoeopathic SBL’s Diaboherb medicine/ 3 times a day daily. Home Remedies: Dry the leaves of mango tree and grind to a powder. Mix 1 teaspoon dry powder in a glass of water and drink it daily to reduce high blood sugar levels. Take 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd (karela) juice once a day. One can also increase its use as a cooked vegetable. Take 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of bitter gourd juice twice a day.
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Use of Antibiotics may leads to Diabetes

BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Use of Antibiotics may leads to Diabetes
Apart from medical expert, the government, drug regulatory agencies too have lately expressed concern about use of antibiotics in india. Which is leading to antibiotics resistance and many other health problem.
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