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Dr. Sivaraj

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Sivaraj Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sivaraj is a renowned Endocrinologist in Pallavaram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Lakshmi Nursing Home - Pallavaram in Pallavaram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sivaraj on Lybrate.com.

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I am 55 years, using Metsmall Tablet from the last one year. My blood sugar is not controlling.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 55 years, using Metsmall Tablet from the last one year. My blood sugar is not controlling.
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Medicine and insulin will work better if you follow diet and exercise. Medicine will depend on your blood reports.
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My BP used to remain 140/70 and now I am having Cardace H 5 mg since past 10 years and my BP has now come down to 140/60 can I stop using this medicine or should I reduce the dosage and now my sugar is under control at 200 post with Amaryl 2 mg + 1 mg. Please advice

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My BP used to remain 140/70 and now I am having Cardace H 5 mg since past 10 years and my BP has now come down to 140...
Hello, BP 140 / 60 is fairly good at the age 75 years, so continue the same medication. Reducing will increase the BP. Blood glucose control is considered good when FBS is clser to 100 mg, PP 170 to 180 mg and HbA1c% <7 at your age. (HbA1c% can be aloowed up to 7.5%). Thanks.
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Hi. I m 30 yrs old . I suffering from diabetes. I m too much depresse about my future because i m not married.?how can i handle this situation?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You have to control diabetes/ Look after diet control/ and do exercise and go through CBT and see your depression is handled properly. Do exercise and keep fit. You need to change your attitude as dibetes is a disease of of lifestyle also and and is manageable. At the same time a good nutrition with dietician will improve your mind and also sexual health.
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Sir I am 58 and two years bacck cabg done. Since 3 to 4 months my sugar levels are fluctuating between 300 and 65. Can you please explain why it is so sir.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
So much fluctuation is not good. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and management.
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DIABETIC DIET

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
DIABETIC DIET
The following diet plan can be useful in diabetic patients,

6: 30am- 1 cup of tea (or) milk, without sugar.
2 high fibre biscuit.

8: 00am- 3 idly's (or) 2 dosa (medium size), along with
Mint / tomato chutney.

11: 00am- 1 glass buttermilk along with green salad / sprouts.

1: 30pm- 3 cup of rice along with 1 cup of sambhar / dal along
With 1 cup of vegetable curry / 3 piece
Chicken (medium size)

4: 00pm- 1 cup of tea (or) milk, without sugar.
3 high fibre biscuit / 1cup fruit salad (or) sprouts.

8: 00pm- 3 chappati with 1cup dal (or) vegetable curry.

Avoid refined sugar and sugar products, ground nut, potatoes.




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Diabetes. Taking Glycomet 500 SR 2 times a day (after breakfast and after dinner) for about 2 years (suggested by doctor). The blood sugar - fasting and pp (after stopping Glycomet on previous day) are as follows: 30-01-2015: Sugar Fasting 85 and PP 138 19-11-2014: Sugar Fasting 101 and PP 176 When the glycomet was continued and blood sugar is tested the results were as follows: 12-7-2014: Fasting 93 and PP 82. How long I should continue glycomet or can I reduce dosage to 1 per day? What are the side effects of glycomet?Age 73 years (Reitred Sr Citizen)

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. 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
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I am 36 year old lady. My blood sugar is 230. What should I do?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am 36 year old lady. My blood sugar is 230. What should I do?
You should consult diabetologist immediately regarding medication after detail investigations of blood and urine. Mandatory test includes hba1c, fbs, ppbs, sr. Creatinine, urine routine. Also start taking diabetic diet and exercise.
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My mom is 60 years have bp & sugar. From past one year she had very low eye vision. Can I get her for eye operation ?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
My mom is 60 years have bp & sugar. From past one year she had very low eye vision. Can I get her for eye operation ?
Hello, Kindly tell me latest reading of BP and sugar and also tell me weather you have consulted to eye specialist or not as I your mother case there are possibility of 1. cataract 2 glaucoma 3. refractory errors etc. and also we can not go for any surgery with out control of BP and Blood Sugar
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I am 37 years old I have high level of uric acid in blood, I am having ankle pain what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 37 years old I have high level of uric acid in blood, I am having ankle pain what should I do?
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. 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. Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints. Doctor may be give corticosteroid oral or inject direct in to joint.
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Hello Dr. I went through diabetic screening test before one week and it was 6.1 according to Hb1ac and I tested at home with glucometer it was 106 before meal and 175 after meal. Now I have started 40 min walk daily and done dietary modification. Is it sufficient. please guide.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Hello Dr. I went through diabetic screening test before one week and it was 6.1 according to Hb1ac and I tested at ho...
Dear lybrate-user the stage you are in right now is little bit high. Good thing is you have started to walk, now keep doing it regularly. Secondly avoid eating out, avoid sugar, avoid oily stuff, use pure cooking oil nd never use refined or double refined oil. If you can eat methi ka dana regularly for 3 months without a break your sugar will come to normal. Just soak 1 tea spoon methi ka dana in water overnight and drink that water in morning and chew the methi ka dana.
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How best to get over adult onset diabetes in a 73 year old detected for the first time?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How best to get over adult onset diabetes in a 73 year old detected for the first time?
1.Go for regular brisk walk for 30 minutes daily or practice yoga/pranayama etc 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a)Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, b)avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,. c)include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. d)Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal jack fruit,grape etc. 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 and HbA1c three monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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Please suggest some protein rich vegetarian food. I cannot take soya since I have thyroid problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Please suggest some protein rich vegetarian food. I cannot take soya since I have thyroid problem.
Dear lybrateuser, - Some protein rich veg food items are yogurt, paneer, cheese, milk, nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, sesame seeds, sprouts, legumes, & pulses.
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I am 39 years old am suffering from sugar can you please help me out to get sugar control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 39 years old am suffering from sugar can you please help me out to get sugar control.
Ramaji, If you have diabetes (T2), there is need to take appropriate treatment, take proper balanced and restricted diet and do regular exercise for over 1 hour a day. Drugs to used will depend upon severity of diabetes, weight and level of daily physical activity. You will have to avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. If you are looking for specific treatment suggestions then please come in a private conversation with details like fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, dietary pattern and level of exercise and drugs being taken with dosage.
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I am 38 years old male I am suffering from diabetes my sugar level at fasting 125 and after food 150 kindly advice me for it how to control?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
This is early diabetes. You do not need any medicines for this. Try to cut down your weight if overweight, do regular exercise, avoid food rich in carbohydrates and avoid oily foot.
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Hi I am 37year old my weight is 110 kg. And I m suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes since last 12 year now my sugar level increases every time I am taking insuline thrice a day but it is not controlled what should I do with it.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
You need to manage weight first. It will automatically improve b. Sugar levels to some extent. There are lot more medicines available which help in weight reduction and b. Sugar controls too. Further details needed.
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I am 70 years old. Since last 6 (six) years say diabetic is there. After that I am on insulin Human R and N as per advise and treatment of our family doctor. It is in control however my heart beat ranges between to 110 and some time it goes up to 128 too. I do have high bp and for that I take tallzy + minipress. Kindly advise me if you can.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
I am 70 years old. Since last 6 (six) years say diabetic is there. After that I am on insulin Human R and N as per ad...
First get your heart rate checked by someone else at absolute rest without smoking or preceding exercise or tea or coffee. You cannot check it yourself. Same thing holds good for b. P. Patient gets anxious while recording his own parameters and that itself will raise the pulse and b. P. If someone else examines and gets the same findings, then do the following. Please get a thyroid function test and cardiac evaluation. If both are normal, then consider changing minipress to another anti-hypertensive and do regular exercise.
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Hello doctor I have blood sugar how to decrease give some idea and give some medicine name.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doctor I have blood sugar how to decrease give some idea and give some medicine name.
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, 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, 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 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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Is it true that taking insulin is more useful than tablets for diabetes patients? why?

P.G.Diploma in dietetics and applied nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Is it true that taking insulin is more useful than tablets for diabetes patients? why?
Hi intake of insulin and tablets depends on the severity of the problem, actually higher the problem the person is switched from medicines to insulin. So the basic motto should be to reduce both which would be possible by a having a disciplined diet kindly consult privately for detailed diet thanks.
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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
DIET IDEAS FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM HYPO AND HYPERTHYROIDISM!

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Can a diabetic have tea, an article says having tea reduces diabetes and stroke by 37%. Is it true.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can a diabetic have tea, an article says having tea reduces diabetes and stroke by 37%. Is it true.
Mr. lybrate-user, A person with diabetes can definitely take tea, but without sugar, as sugar adds extra calories. One can take about 2 to 3 cups in a day, but too much is not good as it does stimulate stomach acid secretion. Some reports keep cropping up on tea and coffee about their benefits, harms etc. Best is to ignor them, and just take a moderate quantity per day. Thanks.
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