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Dr. Uma Mahesh

Endocrinologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Uma Mahesh Endocrinologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Uma Mahesh is a trusted Endocrinologist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently practising at M.V. Centre for Diabetes in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Uma Mahesh on Lybrate.com.

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I am prone to diabetes due to family heredity, what kind of exercises I should be doing to prevent myself from being diabetic.

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I am prone to diabetes due to family heredity, what kind of exercises I should be doing to prevent myself from being ...
Mr Kshitij, Any exercise is as good as any other.What is needed is maintaining normal body weight, taking a balanced diet giving exact calories matching ideal body weight and amount od daily exercise. Plus avoid excess fatty foods, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Plus refrain from alcohol and smoking, Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads and fruits. These things will help you to keep diabetes away.

I am 39 years old from last 2 months I came to know that I have a sugar. Yesterday I check it was too. Pls advice me. I had a one kidney by birth. And I am also having addiction of corex syrup pls advice how to leave it by medicine.

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I am 39 years old from last 2 months I came to know that I have a sugar. Yesterday I check it was too. Pls advice me....
Hello, I will advice you this medicine: Stamonium 30C 1 dose now and then start taking Cosmos 30C three times in a day for 1 week. Then again check your blood sugar status. It should get reduced. And the addiction for corex syrup should also get reduced. As you are at the entry point of getting diabetes, I want you to be saved from life long Anti-diabetics (Tablets). So you take that medicine and please report to me after 1 week. Your diabetes should be under control by 3 months treatment. And start walking in morning daily for at least 15-20 mins before 8 AM. Take care. :)

Sir I am a 50 yr old I am a patient of bp and sugar. Please suggest me a diet which will allow me to maintain my health.?

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Sir I am a 50 yr old I am a patient of bp and sugar. Please suggest me a diet which will allow me to maintain my heal...
BP needs low salt diet.Total diet should be what your body needs based on your energy expenditure. Diabetes affects all organs in the body ? Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient should be under proper guidance for regular follow up and advice. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose ? SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & lifestyle.

What is good level for diabetics fasting and pp for 65 years old. Thanks.

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What is good level for diabetics fasting and pp for 65 years old. Thanks.
At any age it is important to have good control of blood sugar. Ideally even in diabetes patients sugar levels should be closer to normal. Fasting around 100 mg and pp nearer 140 mg/100 ml. Maintaining sugar levels closer to normal will help in preventing majority long term complications of diabetes.

Sir confusion is there in consuming diabetic food. I am diabetic since 6 years. My blood sugar level will not cross110 /190/200 maximum 230. Wt food shall I consume in my daily routine. Plse help me to control my sugar level. I am taking glycomet gp2 two tablets daily. Morning one night one.

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Sir confusion is there in consuming diabetic food. I am diabetic since 6 years. My blood sugar level will not cross11...
lybrate-user, It would be better if you were to mention current fasting, PP levels and HbA1c%, rather than giving some random numbers. Most important is to have a HbA1c% <6.8, for excellent control. There is no" diabetic food" The diet has to be balanced like every one, but one should avoid sweets, deep fried food, junk foods, pastries, items made of maida, sweetened aerated drinks (colas), fructose corn syrup containing foods and highly processed food. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits about 100 g a day. Total caloric intake has to match the need based on your actual caloric need based on ideal body weight and extent of daily exercise. Thanks.

I have sugar on border line so I want to know the list of fruits which I could eat in sugar and which fruits not to eat?

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I have sugar on border line so I want to know the list of fruits which I could eat in sugar and which fruits not to eat?
Few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari, naan, white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati, bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.

Sir, I ve been keeping glucose level at normal for the last 3 months. Is there any need going for diabetic profile test.

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Sir, I ve been keeping glucose level at normal for the last 3 months. Is there any need going for diabetic profile test.
If you are diabetic and on diet & exercise treatment or in addition oral drugs or insulin you are required to test fasting &pp atlest once in 3 months if your control is good as in your case. Also get hba1c atleast 2-3 times a year for monitoring. Every year one should check for various organ complcions such as kidney eyes heart nerves blood vessels etc

Dear Sir, I 33 years old. I am affected from diabetes. So I take what kind of foods. Please inform diffien, lunch and dinner food take?

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Dear Sir, I 33 years old. I am affected from diabetes. So I take what kind of foods. Please inform diffien, lunch and...
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.

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My mother has diabetes, can we cure it ?

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My mother has diabetes, can we cure it ?
I totally agree with Dr. Sandhya, diabetes is not curable. It is a metabolic syndrome. It needs to managed well through out life with regular exercise, low carbohydrate diet and some medication.

Sir, I have suffering one year diabetes. I will take medicine DIANORM M. Regularly. But sugar level up.

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Sir, I have suffering one year diabetes. I will take medicine DIANORM M. Regularly. But sugar level up.
You should start ayurvedic treatment, morning and evening walk, diet management, posibility are their to complete cure from diabetes within 1 or 2 year old case. You should starts vijaysar and khadir him daily. More details you can consult directly to me.

What is maximum dosage of metformin for type 2. Age 64. Weight 91 kg, height 172cm. I take 1000 mg sr bd. I also take pioglitazone 30 in morning, sitagliptin 50 mg. Bd, glynase 10 mg morning and recently started insulin 10 +15 units per day to bring bs under control. Idea is to avoid pioglitazone.

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What is maximum dosage of metformin for type 2. Age 64. Weight 91 kg, height 172cm. I take 1000 mg sr bd. I also take...
Mr metformin can be taken up to 2500 mg per day. But 100 mg is also a high dose only. If it is not causing any gastro intestinal side effects then no problem. It is really good that you have started on insulin because looking at amount of drugs that you are taking, it is necessary for you to shift to insulin. By doing self monitoring of blood sugar daily you can increase the insulin dosage every alternate day till you reach target fasting level. It is good to reduce or take away pioglitazone.

I am 30 years old man I am having diabetes. I need solution without putting insulin.

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I am 30 years old man I am having diabetes. I need solution without putting insulin.
Best medicine for diabetes is is insulin in both t1 & t2 dm. However, t2 can be contolled quite well by oral drugs along with strict diet control, weight reduction and regular exercise. If you want any specific medications to suggested please come in a private conversation where I can advise specific drugs.

I am 56 years old business man and a diabetic patient since 14 years and always under medical supervisions. But more or less I consume alchohol like whisky 4 peg in a week or 2 bottles beer in a week. How much. It may damage my health or not

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More quantity of alcohol consumption is fatal to body. So quit drinking or reduce it to 1 peg n then discontinue. In medical science it is called tapering of medicine or toxic substances. We also have best herbal preparation for dm. Just to support n make you healthy as increment of age is always frustrate people. So to enjoy your life naturally you can join us by using pure herbs.

I am diabetic patient. 2 times take insulin. Some time during taking insulin blood come. I. E. What ever dose I took it was waste or used.

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Endocrinologist
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I am diabetic patient. 2 times take insulin. Some time during taking insulin blood come. I. E. What ever dose I took ...
Mr kalpesh, if you are using correct technique while injecting then it is highly unlikely for blood to come. Giving injections subcutaneously is not causing any bleeding. So please check the way you inject. Even if it does bleed the drug will get absorbed. There is no loss of insulin.

Hello doctor I had TSH level of 4.93 on 06/02/16 (during my first trimester). I started taking 100 mcg of thyronorm daily since today ie. On 23/10.16 (for about 1 and half months). When should I change my dose? I am worried if my baby is unnecessarily exposed to high dose of thyroxine? Please suggest.

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Hello, madam, in pregnancy, tsh level should be maintained around 2 milli units/ml. Taking thyroxine 100mcg, no way burdens the baby. In fact it is recommended that in the first trimester tsh should be <2 milli units, for better fetal growth and maintenance of pregnancy.

Hello sir/madamMujhe March 2016 se thyroid h aur joki continue badta ja raha h jiski wajah se mein pregnancy k try karne k liye doctor k ha ka wait kar rahi hu magar thyroid stable n h ho pa raha h. Is time mujhe 17.5 h. Jiski liye mein 100 mg k tab le rahi hu. Pls aap advise kare aur bataye ki kaise thyroid stable kiya jaaye aur pregnancy k liye aur healthy baby k liye sahi time kab hoga.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist
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Thyroid hormone is needed during organogenesis and plays vital role in IQ and brain development. It is advisable to keep TSH below 2.5 before and through out pregnancy for optimal brain development of baby. You may require to increase Thyroxine dose. Get your Free T4 and anti TPO test done and consult any diabetologist or endocrinologist for further management.

Sir iam a diabetic & hypertension patient taking metformin 250 twice a day & tazloc beta25 my question is I am taking alprex 0.5 & without alprax I am not able to sleep. Is it harmful. Please suggest alternative. Thanks.

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General Physician
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Sir iam a diabetic & hypertension patient taking metformin 250 twice a day & tazloc beta25 my question is I am taking...
Dear, alprax contains alprazolam. It is a short acting medicine that makes one drowsy/sleepy. But when used for a longer time and then suddenly stopped it can lead to rebound sleeplessness. It does have side effects and I would not recommend that you take it continuously. You may gradually try to decrease the dose to half then take it alternate day and then stop it over 2 weeks. Don't stop immediately. There are other safer drugs for insomnia that you can use instead. More than medicines there are other things that you can try to help yourself sleep better. I will be glad to help you out in case you need more information.

I have a thyroid problem. Which type of medicines I can use and what precautions should taken by me please give me correct response.

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I have a thyroid problem. Which type of medicines I can use and what precautions should taken by me please give me co...
You have not mentioned specifically what type of thyroid-related issues you have, like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, without which no medicines can be suggested.
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