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Dr. T P Karkandu is a popular Endocrinologist in Medavakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with K M Hospital in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. T P Karkandu on Lybrate.com.

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How can remove diabetes and which type of eat food in diabetes please I req because my dad also in diabetes.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
How can remove diabetes and which type of eat food in diabetes please I req because my dad also in diabetes.
You cannot remove diabetes. You can just control it with medicines and lifestyle modifications. Do daily exercise and eat fresh home-made food which is not deep-fried or oily to keep good health. Also, include ample amounts of fruits and vegetables in your diet and restrict sweets to once a week.
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My wife has hoarseness in voice. And very near I found a small bulge in her neck. My mother-in-law while carrying had an operation for thyroid nodule. She does have any breathing trouble nor any difficulty in swallowing. There was some irregular periods over the last 2 months otherwise she is fine. So could my wife be having the same thyroid nodule which her mother had? Should I be concerned and consult with any particular doctor?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Do not take it lightly if your wife has a bulge in her neck-------go for morning empty stomach blood thyroid profile and consult a doctor for a physical examination without wasting time----------------
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My fasting sugar is 136 and pp after 2.30 hrs 150. During day hours I eat as usual and found sugar level less than 140. My age is 65 years. BP 140/86 around with telmisartan 29 mg and 2.5 mg amlodipine Hb1ac 7 and triglycerides 282 two months ago 7. Tmt, echo, ecg creatinine checked in Feb -all normal. Please suggest me how can I bring fasting sugar level. From last 2 days I am following 1200 calories chart.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting sugar is 136 and pp after 2.30 hrs 150. During day hours I eat as usual and found sugar level less than 14...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The values of blood glucose mentioned show that diabetes is fairly controlled. Ideally fasting should be <100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c%<7. As regards BP systolic should be a bit lower, closer to 130 mm. And diastolic closer to 80 mm. TGL level is high. We may have to give a closer look at all the drugs and see if anything can be improved. By simple modifying the lifestyle almost everything can be corrected. Regarding TGL some drug may be required. Thanks.
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My mother has diabetes. What are the chances of me getting it. What are the measures I need to take.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
My mother has diabetes. What are the chances of me getting it. What are the measures I need to take.
Now-a-days, there are chances that a person will get diabetes whether or not there is family history of diabetes. Anyways, the possibility increases in case of positive family history. You need to live a stress-free healthy lifestyle which will include some form of daily exercise with a balanced diet to prevent diabetes.
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My dad blood sugar level is 300 now hes having fever and kidney problem too so what food should he eat and suggest some mild medication.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
First his sugar level must be controlled by insulin. If not other conditions will not controlled. If infection is causing fever a suitable antibiotic can be given. Get his blood urea and creatinine checked.
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Kidneys - How Diabetes Affect It?

Post Graduate Program In Diabetologist, MBBS
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Kidneys - How Diabetes Affect It?

Each tiny action we commit involves the risk of a condition, disease or disorder. For instance, sneezing a bit too hard can rupture an eye vessel, or having your face right up against the wind in a moving bus can expose you to germs. Diabetes is as prevalent as common cold in every household and there is no end to the list of causes that can make you suffer from it. While regular check-ups, medications, insulin shots can help you cope, there are certain measures that if followed, can enable you to avoid the risk of secondary yet fatal diseases. Diabetic nephropathy is one such condition.

When Kidney is affected to the extent that it cannot perform its functions(like excretion of wastes in urine, filtering blood from waste, maintaining electrolyte balance,etc.) properly, it is called as Nephropathy. The reason behind kidney damage could be many, but if diabetes is the prime cause, it is known as diabetic nephropathy in medical terms.

A few features of this disorder are as follows:

  1. The kidneys comprise of several small blood vessels, which perform the function of sifting waste from your blood. Diabetes at an advanced stage can impede smooth functioning of these vessels. As a result, the kidneys malfunction or a person faces kidney failure.
  2. Nephropathy brings along some other health issues as well. A person's blood pressure may increase as a result, thus making him or her prone to heart attacks and strokes. Sharp rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels has also been noticed.
  3. A doctor will check for the presence of a protein called albumin in the patient's urine to know if you suffer from nephropathy or not. Other tests to determine the functioning of kidneys are - S.Creatinine, eGFR, Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR), 24 Hour Urine Protein, Renal Function Tests, etc. A diabetic person should therefore go in for yearly tests.

In a given situation such as this, dialysis or kidney transplant comes to your aid. Both are done when kidney functions are irreversibly damaged. Dialysis can be of two kinds; Hemodialysis or Peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis (also called as Renal Replacement Therapy) remedies kidney damage and kidney failure by using a machine to extract salts, wastes and other fluids in excess from the blood to let your blood have a healthy composition. Dialysis should only be done under the supervision of an experienced nephrologist for best results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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My mother is 50 years old and suffering from diabetes from last 13 years, currently get sugar result is 315 PP and 391 and treatment is going through Air Force hospital since beginning they changed her medicine but you need diet plan a per her condition.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
My mother is 50 years old and suffering from diabetes from last 13 years, currently get sugar result is 315 PP and 39...
Not only diet plan she needs further changes in her medication as these blood sugar figures are very high please consult an endocrinologist and get her thoroughly checked and investigated again to reconsider her treatment as far asher diet is concerened don't give her refined sugars and flours and no bakery foods let her have plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits salads soups mixed grains and a little bit of nuts etc.
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Sir I have a diabetes from last 6 months what's can I do for clear the diabetes. How can I control please sugest me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir I have a diabetes from last 6 months what's can I do for clear the diabetes. How can I control please sugest me.
Holistic approach In Management of Diabetes are as follows Self-management education Nutrition Physical activity Smoking cessation Psychosocial care Therapeutic targets Get your following test done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT
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What are the symptoms of hypothyroid? Can I get better by improving my food habits?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What are the symptoms of hypothyroid? Can I get better by improving my food habits?
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:- Fatigue. Weakness. Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight. Coarse, dry hair. Dry, rough pale skin. Hair loss. Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you) Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches. please mention your symptoms and thyroid hormone levels so that proper medication and suggestion can be given to you.
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I am 59 years and not having any ailments. BP & Sugar are normal (reference-- 4 months back pathology report). Frequently I am feeling sleepy during the day time. @ 11.00 am and @ 2.00 pm and even in the evenings also. I get sound sleep at night from 11.00 pm to 5.15 am.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
I am 59 years and not having any ailments. BP & Sugar are normal (reference-- 4 months back pathology report). Freque...
How to avoid daytime sleepiness A lot of people, irrespective of whether they go out to work, to college or stay at home, feel sleepy during the day. Some out of fatigue, some because of having a heavy lunch and some others because they do not get a good night? S sleep. Whatever be the reason, a few exercises and some discipline can help you get rid of such sleep cravings. Few ways to avoid daytime sleepiness are: 1. Set a routine: Try to go to sleep and wake up at about the same time every day. This resets your circadian rhythm and helps developing your sleeping pattern. 2. At least 30 minutes of workout is important for every individual. Go for walks, go to the gym, take up yoga or aerobics - regardless of the kind of exercise you are doing. When the body gets exercise, so does the brain and you are refreshed to take on the rest of the day. 3. Go to bed gadget free: Keep your books, mobile, tab, laptop and TV remote away from the bed. Stay calm and do not have heated conversations. Your nerves need calm down as you to sleep. 4. Get enough sleep: Ensure you sleep enough every night so that it doesn? T ruin your day. Night time sleep is important and adults need seven to nine hours of sleep. 5. Set consistent, healthy mealtimes: Regular mealtimes, eating a healthy breakfast and lunch on time prevents energy deficits during the day that will help you get rid of daytime sleepiness 6. Avoid alcohol: Having alcohol in high amount may hamper your regular sleeping pattern and you may be sleepy the whole day. 7.Avoid Self-Medication: Avoid taking sleeping pills or over the counter the drugs. There are different kinds of drugs available in the market. Some may make you sleepy the whole day due to hangover effect of the drug. 8. Consult a Physician or a sleep specialist.
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I have a baby of one year. I m hypothyroid since my pregnancy. After her birth I m feeling weakness of everykind. Hairfall, low vision, tooth problem and weakness kindly suggest me while my tests are normal except of thyroid. I m taking100 mg thyroxine when my tsh was 7.2.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have a baby of one year. I m hypothyroid since my pregnancy. After her birth I m feeling weakness of everykind. Hai...
It happens quite often take ur thyroid med first thing in the morning before leaving the bed, get scaling done massage ur gums
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Sir, I'm a type II diabetic patient now controlling by allopathic medicines. I wish to turn my treatment by Ayurvedic medicines. An early suggestion solicited please.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Is there any proof of ayurveda treatment on Diabetes completely taken off ? you can use these medical advice as add on but it can not replace allopathic medicine
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My mother is a diabetes patient. One night after dinner we all went to bed to sleep. But she did not felt sleepy even after 3 hours as she felt body pain due to increase of sugar level in blood. That time we could not understand what to do to get her relief. So my question is that what should we do in that situation for her relief?

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
My mother is a diabetes patient. One night after dinner we all went to bed to sleep. But she did not felt sleepy even...
Hello, burning sensation and aching of muscles seen in acute diabete. Neuropathy and neuragia (pain) will be there in inrease of sugar. So take some vitamins before bed time. Have bath of warm water adding salt 1tsf merge her feet 15 minutes, she will get relief during sleep. Continue medicines for sugar. Ok.
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This is regarding health issue of one of my friend. As per his blood report hyperthyroidism is detected. Can you please help me out whether it s very critical issue or it is common disorder which can be cured and treated easily. Can this issue may give any major problem in future. His is 31 years old. Report count are as below: Microsomal TPO observed is 242.15 Thyroglobulin ATG is 848.47 HbA1C- 5.2 glucose 102.54.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hyperthyroidism can be diagnosed with high t4/t3 and low TSH. If your friend has this condition, it can be treated effectively. But if left untreated it affects quality of life and sometimes becomes life threatening.
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Hi I am 30y old and my sugar is empty stomach is 277 how to decreasing my sugar without any tablets

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello, fasting 277 is too high & can not be controlled without medicines. Are u on any medicines right now? let me know your fbs pp2bs value of same day and hba1c report.
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I am 27 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 9 months I tried alot of medicines and lots of village techniques but still I am not felling like a healthy person please give me a good and effective medical advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 27 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 9 months I tried alot of medicines and lots of village techni...
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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My wife was pregnant now and it is 4 rd month now. As per reports, doctor said that she is having Thyroid problem. Initially, thyroid level is 6.75 (2 month), she took 50 MCG thyronorm. Again TSH test has been done and level went up to 9.15. So, doctor suggested to take thyronorm 100 MCG. We continued this dosage for 1 month. As per recent report, TSH level is now 0.88. Doctor suggested to continue Thyronorm 100 MCG. Please advise is this is the right dosage? Or we need to switch to Thyronorm 50 MCG? Kindly advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife was pregnant now and it is 4 rd month now. As per reports, doctor said that she is having Thyroid problem. In...
Renuji, recommended tsh levels just before conception and through out pregnancy have to be in the range of 0.1 to 2 milli units. (1st trimester 0.1 to 2.5 milli units, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 milli units and 3rd 0.3 to 3.5 milli units). So please continue present dosage. Otherwise fetal growth and pregnancy outcome will be affected. Thanks for the question. In fact your tsh levels should have been corrected even before the conception itself.
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