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Dr. V.Kannan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. V.Kannan 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. V.Kannan is a trusted Endocrinologist in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can meet Dr. V.Kannan personally at K.J.Hospital-Research & Postgraduate Center in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. V.Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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I am diabetic for the last 5 years. I was taking glyciphage for 3 years. Then Dr. Changed it coz the tablets were not getting dissolved. Now I am taking gemer n janumet. Of late I can again c tablets in the toilet bottom even after flush. Please advice. I am 53 years old.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am diabetic for the last 5 years. I was taking glyciphage for 3 years. Then Dr. Changed it coz the tablets were not...
seeing the shape of the tablet in toilet is no indicaion that the whole tablet has come out. what happens is in the case of slow release or long acting tablets/capsules the shell is made in such a way where the medicine is released slowly at the intestines and doesnot get dissoloved in the gastric juices. that shell which comes out along with motion is some times seen as the tablet. if the drug has not gone in to your blood then there will not be any controle on the blood sugar. when you get your blood sugar tested there will be desired levels of the sugar in blood. so donot worry and continue the usage of the tablet.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Diabetes Management in Ramadan

During Ramadan, diabetics who chose to fast should be educated about how to adjust their medications and be prepared to break the fast if necessary.
During the lunar-based month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, or using oral medications from predawn to sunset.
Followers will typically eat just after sunset and again before dawn.
In general, fasting is not recommended for people with diabetes. The practice increases the risk for both hypoglycemia from lack of food and hyperglycemia resulting from cutting back too far on medication in attempts to avoid hypoglycemia. Hyperglycemia can also occur if patients overeat after sundown.
If the period of fasting is longer and the two meals are eaten close together, this can be tricky.
Islamic law does not require fasting when it would create a physical danger.
Fasting is especially risky for those with type 1 diabetes, for pregnant women, and for children. However, patients with well-controlled type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps can often accomplish fasting by adjusting their basal infusion rates and monitoring their blood glucose levels frequently.
For patients with type 2 diabetes taking medications other than insulin or sulfonylureas, the risk for hypoglycemia is low. However, because of the prohibition against taking oral medication during daylight hours, patients who usually take metformin 3 times daily should take two-thirds of the dose at the sunset meal and one-third at the predawn meal.
Long-acting sulfonylureas should be avoided.
Once-daily sulfonylureas should be taken at the sunset meal.
For patients taking twice-daily sulfonylureas, the usual dose should be taken at the evening meal and half the usual dose before the predawn meal. One can also skip the predawn dose altogether.
The very short-acting insulin secretagogues repaglinide or nateglinide can be taken before each of the meals.
No adjustments are needed for thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, incretin-based therapies, or bromocriptine.
Basal insulin doses should be reduced by about 30% to 40%. Patients who are on either mixed or intermediate-acting insulins should switch to basal insulin.
The usual dose of rapid-acting insulin should be taken before the sunset meal. The predawn dose of rapid-acting insulin can be cut to half or omitted.
Frequent monitoring is the key. Patients should be advised to break their fast if the blood sugar drops below 70 mg/dL. If it rises above 250 mg/dL ? particularly for patients with type 1 diabetes ? they should also break their fast and take insulin.
Patients should be cautioned against overeating after breaking the fast.
Moderation is the trick. Don't overfill an empty stomach.
Patients should be counseled about avoiding dehydration as much as possible.
Also adjust BP medicines during Ramadan
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Hi I am diabetic patient my fasting sugar level 180 and after meal 240 what to do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello you have diabetes, therefore you need oral anti diabetic drugs. You may take tablet k - glim m 1 twice a day. Tablet to be taken half an hour before food. You also have exercise dairy at least 1 hr and also control you eating.
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Is walking helpful for diabetes patients in winter where temperature dips to zero degree.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Is walking helpful for diabetes patients in winter where temperature dips to zero degree.
Preferably a diabetic patient should avoid exposure to freezing cold area.He may go for a walk with adequate warm clothing and woollen socks.For a diabetic protecting feet against cold is very important because they are more susceptible to frost bite leading to gangrene of toes
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I feel hungry and giddiness all the time do not know why? My blood sugar report is normal. Still I am feeling like this? Help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I feel hungry and giddiness all the time do not know why? My blood sugar report is normal. Still I am feeling like th...
it may be due to hormonal imbalance,quickly eating a meal on the run:-when you eat quickly, the hormone your stomach sends to let your body know that you’re full doesn’t have time to trigger, preventing you from ever feeling full. Sleep Deprivation:- when your body hasn’t had adequate rest, it becomes more difficult to produce the hormone leptin, which is responsible for allowing your body to feel full. Sleep deprivation also leads to an increase in the production of the hunger inducing hormone ghrelin. due to peer pressure,due to skipping breakfast,due to chew gum,dehydration,taking soda,eating processed foods and due to stress too.so,first take proper diet,don't skip meal,avoid stress,
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I am the patient of the sugar can you please tell me the suggestion how to control the sugar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am the patient of the sugar can you please tell me the suggestion how to control the sugar.
Mr Nadir, Blood sugar control or diabetes control, needs specific drugs plus dietary restriction and regular exercise. The drugs will depend on type of diabetes and blood sugar levels. In case of T1 diabetes only Insulin injections are to be taken and for T2 DM either oral or Insulin injections or both may be needed. If you want any specific advice, please come in a private conversation with details like fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, present drugs with dosage, dietary pattern and extent of daily physical activity.
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I am male 30 years old have type 1 diabetes from 2010 It almost 250 not even below What should I do ?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, 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 a diabetic since 1998. On Insulin since 2001. Though the fasting sugar is well in control but PP is shooting beyond 200 level. Using Novomix 30 @ 30 units in morning & 20 units before dinner. Kindly advise how to control the PP?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
By reducing the carbohydrate diet in the lunch&dinner By brisk walking By diet planning in consultation with dietician
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Dr i am suffering from diabetic problem today morning i cheeked my blood sugar in g luck meter at home meter show 160 at 5 am fasting

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
This shows that you are diabetic and need management. First of all avoid high sugar foods, consume fiber rich food. Do exercise 40 to 50 minutes daily. Recheck your sugar after 1 month. If it is still high then you need medicines.
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Hello Dr. I am 36 years old and 115 kg weight. In recent medical tests my triglycerides is high and also my TSH is 15.5 and T3, T4 is normal. B.p- 140/90, vitamin D deficiency, fbs-105, ppbs-141, HDL- 43, LDL-144, S cholesterol - 204. I have started doing exercise. But diet also important. So, please help in the proper diet and I am fond of non veg and what all precautions shall I take.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello Dr. I am 36 years old and 115 kg weight. In recent medical tests my triglycerides is high and also my TSH is 15...
Dear Lybrateuser, - To reduce your weight you have to have more of fibrous foods like fruits & vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grains, peas, nuts, seeds - to reduce triglycerides have more of fibrous foods, do regular exercise, reduce weight, avoid alcohol & smoking, reduce carbohydrates in diet - avoid fried, processed, junk food, chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 small meals rather than three large meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - reduce nonveg take one portion a day as it has more of saturated fats which will increase cholesterol & triglyceride levels - do regular exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, cycling for 30-40 min, do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, also do yoga for 10-15 min every morning, it will help reduce weight. -
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I am female- 31, my carbohydrate content increased, I am taking everyday chocolet milk content carbohydrate- 12.29gm- 5times a day. Now my sugar level suddenly increased is fasting- 321 2hrs. Post prandial- 513. Please advise is it just because of chocolate milk taking more everyday?

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
I am female- 31, my carbohydrate content increased, I am taking everyday chocolet milk content carbohydrate- 12.29gm-...
It is diabetes. Stop taking chocolate milk. No sugar reduce fats and carbohydrates in your diet. Immediately see a medical specialist and start treatment. Such high levels of blood sugar are really bad.
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I have a question about sugar. How Maintain sugar level in body. What are the main regions of sugar. What type of sugar.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
I have a question about sugar. How Maintain sugar level in body. What are the main regions of sugar. What type of sugar.
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life to prevent diabetes.
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I have a diabetes and I am continuously taking medicines and I am controlling my food too but still the sugar level fluctuates up and down.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I have a diabetes and I am continuously taking medicines and I am controlling my food too but still the sugar level f...
To control sugar you have to do exercise and follow proper diet. Eat small amount of food. Avoid sugar, sweetened juice. No underground vegetables, banana, pumpkin etc. Eat frequently instead of 3 big meals. Avoid fast foods, junk foods. Drink plenty of water specially before meals. Use lukewarm water after meals. Avoid smoking, alcohol.
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Top 5 Things All Diabetics Must Do

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Top 5 Things All Diabetics Must Do
Top 5 things all diabetics must do

As you are aware, diabetes is an increasingly common problem not only in adults but with children and young people too. Preventing or delaying diabetes is possible with a few lifestyle changes. And for those who have been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, changes in lifestyle can prove beneficial to keep it under control. This is important and should not be taken lightly as diabetes can lead to other serious health complications. There are few simple things which if done regularly can keep you safe and absolutely fine.

5 ways to combat diabetes.

1) exercise - do minimum 45 to 30 minutes of exercise like brisk walking (for people with heart ailments make sure that you have done stress test/tmt). Keep yourself physically active all the time this will help you in losing weight, controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol. It will also improve insulin sensitivity in your body.
2) high fiber diet - include high fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, cinnamon, green tea in your diet. This will improve your blood sugar level and also reduce your risk of developing diabetes and helps you to lose weight. Do not get into fad diets and tv commercials as they are often misleading.
3) reduce stress - tension and worry releases certain chemicals (stress hormones) which can increase your blood sugar level. Try relaxation therapy like meditation, yoga, music and soundful sleep.
4) restrict intake of alcohol - alcohol increases body weight, triglyceride (cholesterol) level and blood pressure. They may make you unaware of symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar which may be dangerous). They are empty calorie with no nutritional value. Permissible limit is 2 drinks (60ml) a day for men and 1 drink (60ml) for women, it is also not advisable to smoke.
5) regular check-ups - make sure that you regularly check your blood sugar levels and modify treatment from your diabetologist doctor (if required.) your body and your friend/ relative / colleague's body are different, so is your need of medicine for diabetes as well. What works best for them may not be right for you. So it is my sincere request is to avoid any self medication as it can be dangerous. Regularly undergo screening for early detection of diabetes complications like eye, nerve, heart, foot, kidney.

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I am 31years old. I am diabetic. MY sugar levels are 130 (ppt) and 210. Please suggested homeopathic medicine. And I do not stop urine (toilet)

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 31years old. I am diabetic. MY sugar levels are 130 (ppt) and 210. Please suggested homeopathic medicine. And I ...
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicines 1.Acid Phos 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2.Syzygium Q (10 drops in half cup of water) twice a day for a week and revert.
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What is diabetes. When diabetes attack to human the possible reasons? What is age diabetes attack? What is food take present?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is diabetes. When diabetes attack to human the possible reasons? What is age diabetes attack? What is food take ...
Any increase in the blood sugar levels can be termed as diabetes and it is due to damage to the beta cells of the pancreas and there is no age limit and it's better to eat food with low glycemic index levels.
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I have sugar up to 300 to 350 how to control sugar and what type of food to be taken please give me a suggestion.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
You can control insulin by taking oral anti diabetic drugs like tab glimiperide 2 mg with metformin combination. I am sure you may be already on that treatment. Tab voglibose 0.3 mg with each meal may be reduce after food glucose increase. In addition you have to adhere to suggested life style change, like exercise and lesser eating. Your bmi must be nearer 23 kg per sq meter.
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Sir, my dad is 50 year old he is facing with diabetes. He is using medicine for 3 years but he is not feeling better. Can I get any solution for this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir, my dad is 50 year old he is facing with diabetes. He is using medicine for 3 years but he is not feeling better....
Mr. Lybrate-user, if diabetes is well controlled then invariably the person feels fine, all symptoms are in control. Please give me the details like fasting, pp sugar levels, hba1c%, present drugs with dosage, diet pattern and extent of daily exercise that he does. In diabetes apart from taking correct drugs it is very essential to have a restricted diet that provides exact calories based on ideal body weight and regular exercise of at least 1 hour a day is a must. This helps in reducing resistance to insulin and improves its action and gives a feeling of well being. If you have any doubts please come in a private conversation, where I will be able to guide better.
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For pins & needles & hypereasthesia which oral anti-daiabetic is good & its dosage regimen ?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, 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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Please doctor tell me how to we are controlled our diabetes and improve our eye sight and make out health.

3 months Internship of Dietitics/Nutrition, PG diploma in Dietitics/Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Moradabad
Please doctor tell me how to we are controlled our diabetes and improve our eye sight and make out health.
Hello..modify and balance daily routine with diet and workout for balancing diabetes..take soaked methi dana in the morning..take high fibre diet..avoid sugar refined food.. Nutrients such omega 3 fatty acids,vitamine C&E,lutein,zinc might help lead to good eye health..so for this,these food should taken by you... *Green leafy vegetables like spinach,reddish leave etc. *egg,nuts,beans,pulses or other protein sources *fish a best source for non vegetarian *carrot,tomato, *oranges an other citrus fruits nd juices *almonds.. Main important thing if u smoke 1st quit it..its major problem for eye sight..
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