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Dr. T A Prabhu

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. T A Prabhu is a renowned Endocrinologist in R T Nagar, Chennai. He is currently practising at Raju Hospital - T Nagar in R T Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. T A Prabhu on Lybrate.com.

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Since my glucose level corrected to 100 and 140. Also Hb1Ac is 5.8 and serum creatinine is 1.08 endocrinologist asked me to stop the medicine. Continuing diet and exercise. Daily 2 hour exercise leading to low sugar at 12 am. So I reduced my exercise to one hour to avoid low sugar. My age is 64. Can I take little extra diet or reduce my exercise. Pl give some ideas.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Since my glucose level corrected to 100 and 140. Also Hb1Ac is 5.8 and serum creatinine is 1.08 endocrinologist asked...
Hi, Eat small frequent meals. Take a fruit or a glass's of milk at 11 am so that you don't go for low sugar at 12noon. Time your food every two hours. Eat little by little. Include protein rich snack like Sprouts, boiled grams, grilled Paneer (made from skim milk), grilled mushrooms, roasted legumes. Regards
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All About Type 2 Diabetes

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
All About Type 2 Diabetes

Glucose is the primary ingredient within the body, which is turned into an energy source. This is what we use when we move, walk or make the slightest movements. To metabolize glucose into energy, our body needs insulin, which is a hormone produced within the pancreas. However, if the body doesn't react to the insulin or the pancreas is unable to produce enough, glucose cannot be converted into energy and thus results in type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Sudden or gradual weight loss despite increased hunger - Many people complain that they feel hungry and eat more, but despite this the tend to lose weight. This occurs as the body cannot metabolize glucose and uses energy reserves from fat or muscles leading to weight loss.
  2. Frequent infections and slow healing - If you are afflicted with type 2 diabetes, then it might affect your immune system and you may be prone to infections. Also, any cuts or bruises on your body will take much longer to heal than normal.
  3. Irritability and fatigue - Another common symptom of type 2 diabetes along with the other symptoms mentioned here is quick irritability and fatigue. This is because most of the body is deprived of sugar and thus lacks the energy needed to function normally. 
  4. Constant thirst and increased urination - If you feel constantly thirsty despite drinking ample water and urinating frequently, this may be a tell tale sign of type 2 diabetes.
  5. Skin darkening in folds and creases of the body - Also known as acanthosis nigricans; this is known darkening of the skin where it also becomes velvety to the touch. It usually develops in the folds of skin in areas, such as the neck and armpits and is a direct result of insulin resistance.

Causes of type 2 diabetes:

Some of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes could be:

  • Being overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Genetic predisposition or family history 
  • If you are more than 45 years of age
  • Hormonal problems such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Treatment or management of type 2 diabetes:

In most cases, major lifestyle changes can easily keep the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in check although, in certain cases medications may also be required. Some of the steps necessary are as follows:

  1. Change in diet and healthy eating
  2. Physical activity and exercising
  3. Regular blood sugar monitoring and
  4. Blood sugar medication along with insulin therapy, if necessary
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I have thyroid and there are always boils on my back, ear or face my weight is stuck to 77 and hemoglobin is also low what should I do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have thyroid and there are always boils on my back, ear or face my weight is stuck to 77 and hemoglobin is also low...
Hello, Thanks for the query. It is not clear whether the communicator is male or female. Because hypothyroidism is more common in women. Having repeated boils is unlikely to be due to hypothyroidism. Where as weight not reducing can be a problem due to improperly controlled hypothyroidism. When on treatment TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, then only all the symptoms are likely to be controlled including weight. For repeated boils please get your blood glucose checked. Thanks.
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I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a week. Please advise soya chunk is okay for me?

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a w...
As far as there are no associated complications of diabetes in you, soya chunk is okay for you but in moderation.
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Respected sir my mother is having swelling in leg and feet and her left arm is also not working properly. Her uric acid is 6.1 mg and ESR is 24mm. She is 41 years old. Please let me know what is the main reason behind this swelling.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Respected sir my mother is having swelling in leg and feet and her left arm is also not working properly. Her uric ac...
It's time to get her thorough medical examination done these problems are not minor there could be some underlying cause which is important to be diagnosed and treated please consult a good physician and get her clinically checked and investigated.
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If someone is diabetic, aged above 70, male, weight is 95 Kgs. My current Creatinine level is 1.8. I know, I should avoid eating Mutton / Chicken / Fish (In this order ) but is it OK to have a home made mug of Clear Chicken Soup on daily basis ? Secondly, How to control / bring down creatinine level ?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
If someone is diabetic, aged above 70, male, weight is 95 Kgs. My current Creatinine level is 1.8. I know, I should a...
Avoid nonveg including soup. You can have white of egg. Control your sugar and blood pressure strictly to bring down creatinine.
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I have Kidney eGFR 63 and serum creatine 1.3.have also hypertension and diabetes. Should I take plenty of water to lower down eGFR. Pls suggest low eGFR means kidney function is likely to come back again. I mean eGFR is likely to increase?

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiology, DTM&H(Diploma Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, PGD PPHC(Post graduate diploma in Preventive and promotive health care
General Physician, Kolkata
I have Kidney eGFR 63 and serum creatine 1.3.have also hypertension and diabetes. Should I take plenty of water to lo...
Hi Dr. Madhu, U have Nephropathy early stage secondary to diabetes. U consult Nephrologists. Don't do self medication.
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I have been diagnosed with diabetics, please suggest me the diet to be followed, Whether can I have seasonal fruits like mango, papaya. Etc & how abt dry fruits? Wat type of food is preferable?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I have been diagnosed with diabetics, please suggest me the diet to be followed, Whether can I have seasonal fruits l...
Dear patient. You should take low carbohydrate diet as you are diabetic. Reduce rice or wheat product in your diet take more green vegetables and fresh fruits. But you also take 100 gms of carbs daily not more than that. Fruits like mango contain 15 gms carb & 60 calorie per 100 gms of wt. So you can eat 2-3 mangoes / week but not more than 3. Yup papaya or apple or guava or pear you can take. No dry fruits are high in calorie you an take 5-6 gms 3 days in a week. Avoid fried food, junk food that will elevate sugar level. Take small amount of foods every 3 hours intervals in a day. Do brisk walk for 40 min any time in a day. Thanks.
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Does the homeopathy medicine Phytolacca Berry really help in weight loss? What, apart from generic suggestions such as exercising and restricted use of sugar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Does the homeopathy medicine Phytolacca Berry really help in weight loss? What, apart from generic suggestions such a...
Mr. Lybrate-user, phytolecca berry is claimed to be useful in weight reduction. But clinical evidence is hardly there. There are no specific clinical trials showing the beneficial effect. So if one wants to try it is left on the belief that this medicine works.
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I am taking insulin 55 units daily + glimy 2 mg =2 tablets+ 2 tablets galvusmet 50/500. My sugar is pp 147. Can i stop taking insulin ?

MBBS & Post Graduate Course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Yes you can do it, but with strict monitoring, u please contact me back on private questions for further guidance - it requires follow up.
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I am having thyroid and I am taking tablets. I have 15 months baby. I have lot of hair fall and I am not healthy I feel. I will get tired by end of the day. I am working women and I will forget soon anything.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is the dosage of thyroxine adequate that has to be chucked, then get hologram done to see if you have anemia.
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I am diabetic patient from last six month. In starting it was 300+ but after changing food habit and in regular medicine sugar level maintained at 90 to 110. Is it possible to maintain this without taking medicine and maintaining disciplined food habit? please suggest. I am 39 years old, my current food habit are. Morning - tea without sugar and biscuit breakfast - roti, veg and milk lunch - roti, veg & one apple after lunch dinner - roti, veg or chicken on sundays or holidays, take rice with dal, veg and chicken or biryani in lunch.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Are you still on medications? are these reports done while you are on medications? in that case, diet alone is unlikely to keep your sugars controlled. If you need convincing, you can try reducing the medicine doses gradually and continue to diet while checking your sugars every alternate day. If the sugars start to rise, then it means the medicines are absolutely required.
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I have diabetes from last two years. I take care of myself but the diabetes is not going down. What special care do I need to do to control my diabetes.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I have diabetes from last two years. I take care of myself but the diabetes is not going down. What special care do I...
There are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines, we would need to gain a deeper insight into your lifestyle and work with you in greater proximity. Do let me know if you're keen and we could take this prospect forward. Meanwhile, feel free to consult me privately.
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I am 53 years male and have diabetes for last 5 years. My blood sugar levels are - fasting 140 and ppe 182. I am taking allopathic medicine. What else should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Your sugar levels are marginally raised than target levels (f<140, pp<180) you need to do regular exercise and dietery modification and if it still persists in this range, then addition of another drug required.
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Medicines - That Can Help Treat Diabetes!

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Medicines - That Can Help Treat Diabetes!

Insulin is the most common treatment prescribed for people affected with diabetes. Diabetes is condition where high amounts of glucose prevail in the blood for an extended period of time. However, there are some drugs that offer an alternative to insulin in treating diabetes, which are

  1. Liraglutide: Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drug that causes the body to release greater amounts of insulin so as to facilitate the movement of glucose from the blood to the cells. People with type 2 diabetes generally use this treatment. It slows the digestion process and can cause symptoms of headache and nausea.
  2. Pramlintide: It's an artificially produced version of amylin. It is taken by both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients, facilitates slower digestion of food and therefore controls release of sugar in the blood. It can cause tiredness and nausea.
  3. Dulaglutide: This treatment is for people affected with type 2 diabetes and it is administered once a week. It causes more insulin to be released and pass the glucose to the cells. It can cause loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal cramps as side effects.
  4. Albiglutide: This treatment facilitates pancreas to release insulin and limits the glucagon hormone production. It is used by type 2 diabetes patients who have not taken well to other treatments. The side effects are skin reaction, respiratory tract infection and nausea.
  5. Exenatide: It is a drug that causes pancreas to release insulin that facilitates movement of glucose to cells. It is a treatment for type 2 diabetes and it restricts release of glucagon in the body. The possible side effects are acidity, constipation and vomiting.

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I am 50 years male. My sugar level is 150-230 taking medicine, regular morning walk, what should I do. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 50 years male. My sugar level is 150-230 taking medicine, regular morning walk, what should I do. Thanks.
It is still high.please continue with your daily exercise, reduce weight and control your diet. If possible adhere strictly to a diabetic diet after consulting dietician.Repeat your blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly and consult Diabetologist
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My mom is suffering from diabetes, so what measures do I need to take in order to prevent it from happening to me?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My mom is suffering from diabetes, so what measures do I need to take in order to prevent it from happening to me?
being overweight is the most predisposing factor for developing diabetes..maintain a daily schedule of exercise for atleast 20-30 minutes .avoid fast foods/colas..drink plenty of fluids..eat meals on time..get yourself regularly checked for hba1c ,,b.sugar levels every 6 monthly
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Banana no doubt is good and I iove it too. But can a diabetic patient take banana? If so how how much and if not why not. I wish a word or two could have been added for the diabetic patient.

MBBS, Diploma in Public Health ( Preventive and Social Medicine)
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Banana no doubt is good and I iove it too. But can a diabetic patient take banana? If so how how much and if not why ...
Hi Nari, Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. our metabolism depends upon what type of food we have.Diabetes itself is the result of all over the long period. it's never like u can't have the sweet things but other things should be avoided or controlled on that day.If u like banana u can have small bite of it. also remember it has high glycemic index means more sugar content..What u love is more important.
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Hlo Dr. my prob is my age is 18 but my body looks like 38 years old too much aged people tell me I feel irritated becoz of this I suffer from hypothyroidism from 8 years my face looks like moon face it is too much big and pulpy people told me do exercise but I am unable to wakeup in early morning in day time also I feel excess tired always wht is the reason for this too much tiredness too much exhausted too much sleeping hours after that also sleeping do not complete in day time I feel sleepy I am too much irritated becoz of these I am unable to do any type of work my all work is pending due to this sometime I feel suicidal feeling due to this lifestyles suggest possible treatments for all these prob I do the check up of morning cortisol 1 time it was normal 2nd time means after 6 months it was low so Dr. told me you have no cushing syndrome is it necessary to do dexamethasone suppression test or not in my case as someone told me for this test.

BHSC in Dietetics, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hlo Dr. my prob is my age is 18 but my body looks like 38 years old too much aged people tell me I feel irritated bec...
Hello I hope you are taking medicine for hypothyroidism which should b checked and controlled. You need to update on your height and weight for better guidance. Due to excess weight and hypothyroidism you may feel all de above symptoms. Once you will start reducing weight all your tiredness. Lethargic feelings will go away. You will start feeling more fresh and energetic. You need to have a balanced healthy food in your daily routine Avoid junk. Packet. Preserved. Oily food Have more of complex carbohydrates. Fiber. Protein rich food Drink adequate water you require good 7 hrs sleep not more than that. Sometimes oversleep also leads to feel more sleepy and lethargic Start doing exercise for minimum 20 to 30 min. Could b in any form like brisk walk. Dance. Don't lose hopes. With the positive frame of mind and with full focus you can achieve your goal. For the healthy balanced diet you can contact me through Lybrate.
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