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Dr. Vidya Ganapthy

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Dr. Vidya Ganapthy is a trusted Endocrinologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can visit her at Ganapathy Giddiness Research Centre in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vidya Ganapthy on Lybrate.com.

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I am a diabetic type 2 patient since 2013. My doctor is md and cardio diabetologist. I take 1 new triglucored forte 30 minute before breakfast and after breakfast I take repace 50. Is this safe to take this medicine regularly.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am a diabetic type 2 patient since 2013. My doctor is md and cardio diabetologist. I take 1 new triglucored forte 3...
Hi Yes it is safe. But check your kidney and liver function frequently as the dose needs to be adjusted if there is any derangement in the kidney and liver function test.
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Exercise - 3 Ways It Helps Control Blood Sugar Level!

Physiotherapist, Latur
Exercise - 3 Ways It Helps Control Blood Sugar Level!

It is an established fact that regular physical exercise has wonderful effects on the overall health of a person. People of all ages can reap the benefits of exercise that take manifestation in all the various systems of the human body.

One such healthy effect of exercise is that it can help control blood sugar levels. For those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, exercise works like any other drug in keeping blood glucose at an optimal level. It also helps in preventing further health complications that may be caused by this condition, such as heart disease or strokes.

How does exercise control blood sugar?

Exercise affects the body's blood glucose levels in the following ways:

  • Exercising increases insulin sensitivity, which makes the body more capable of using insulin to take up available excess glucose in the bloodstream.
  • Muscle contractions during exercise stimulate the cells to use up glucose to produce energy.
  • Heightened cardiovascular activity while exercising burns through blood glucose a lot faster.

It is necessary to keep checking blood sugar levels at regular intervals, especially if you suffer from diabetes. Working out has different effects on different individuals, depending on the duration and intensity of exercise and the overall health and medical history of the person.

What are the best ways to use exercise to reduce blood sugar levels?

It is important to chalk out a suitable exercise routine that is tailored specifically to your individual needs. Consult a health care specialist or physical therapist for formulating the best possible workout regime for your specific requirements.

Most experts recommend engaging in moderately intense exercise for a minimum of 150 minutes in a week.

A few examples of activities that fall under this category are as follows:

  • Brisk walking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Squats and lunges
  • Stretching exercises
  • Yoga


One thing that diabetes patients should always keep in mind is that over-exercising must be avoided. Excessively strenuous workouts can lead to hypoglycemia (deficiency of blood glucose) which is a highly unsavory condition.

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Sir my fasting blood sugar is 98 and post prandial is 100 what can be construed from this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir my fasting blood sugar is 98 and post prandial is 100 what can be construed from this.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The blood glucose levels mentioned are absolutely fine. There is nothing wrong with you in terms of blood glucose. Thanks.

My age is 51 and my weight is 84kgs , ht is 6' My sugar levels are fluctuating fbs111 and plbs 212 & fbs 100 & plbs 170 and bp is 120/80 I am using pin om 20 mg& cetapin XR 500 tabs Please advice about diabetes and weight

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
You need to consult with a professional to plan out a good diet and exercise routine for yourself as per your requirements.
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I Am 29 years old female and Suffering From Thyroid Disease and TSH Level Was 13. I do not have any symptoms of thyroid but I am not able to balance my self, confused in everything ,not able to focused on any things.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I Am 29 years old female and Suffering From Thyroid Disease and TSH Level Was 13. I do not have any symptoms of thyro...
Hello, take thyroidinum 200, 5 drops, once in a week and thyroidinum 3x, 2 tabs once daily in the morning empty stomach. Take bacopa monn. Q, 15 drops with water once daily. Thanks. Revert me after 1 month.

Hello doctor, I am 25 years old female just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and feels like my world has fallen apart due to the disappointment. I had PCOS from past 8 years and I neglected it as I did not have much knowledge about it. I started putting on weight very fast and my periods started getting irregular and finally stopped. Now I get periods only if I take medicines. I consulted many gynecologists before, they gave meds but those meds had lot of side effects and my sugar levels used to go very low, hence I stopped taking meds for PCOS. Only when I did not get periods, I used to take primolut n for 5 days and used to induce periods artificially. I used to workout and diet but my weight was not reducing at all but my sugars were always low. I got married 8 months ago, started eating all sugary foods without any physical activity, thinking that my sugars are low and ended up getting high sugar levels all of a sudden to my shock. I checked 2 months ago, it was 180 mg fasting. Non fasting was 270. Then I started eating all bitter foods, started working out and my sugars came down to 215 in two days. Then I consulted a doctor, he gave me Cetapin XR 500 mg which has only Metformin as an active ingredient. Now my sugars are around 160-170 but not coming to normal. I am also taking PCOS medicines also. So my diabetologist told me it's because of those hormonal pills, sugars are not coming to normal. I am working out like crazy and stopped eating all carbs now. Now I have two questions? 1. Since, diabetes is progressive, how can sugar levels go up really that soon in a short span of 6 months from low sugar to high sugar levels without me going through pre-diabetes?(had checked my sugar levels 6 months ago and it was 99 mg after breakfast which is lower than normal) 2. Should I take real diabetic medications like glimepiride+metformin or just Metformin is enough? I am taking it thrice a day (500 mg*3).

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics & Gynecology), (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hello doctor, I am 25 years old female just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and feels like my world has fallen apart d...
Hi Sorry about your condition. If you are only 25, then this sounds more Juvenile Diabetes. Meaning, you might have has this problem since childhood. The best way to manage this would be Insulin Injections. Id have preferred an in person consult with you, to guide you through this sudden change. Metformin is a real diabetes medicine, same as the others. And please do not self medicate. The underlying issue in both PCOS and Diabetes is the same, which is, impaired Insulin activity. Neglecting the PCOS did not lead to this. Do not feel guilty or beat yourself up over this. Continue with the die and exercise. Meet a diabetologist for proper assessment, and correct treatment. I doubt the hormone pills are causing high sugars. Do message me if you have any further doubts.

I am diabetic from last 5 yrs. My fasting result is between 100-118 average and pp is 150-200 average. I am taking jalra m 50/1000 in the morning after breakfast and 50/500 after dinner. I suffer a lots from uric acid and leg pain. And so recently my physician have prescribed me furic 40. Please provide me a international prescribed proper diet. At one time I was taking insulin human mixtard 30/70 as I was suffering from infection in my operated knee as the blood level was high for one month. There is myth that taking sugar control pills lead to kidney damage in future. Is it true? And taking insulin prevents kidney damage. please clarify.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
I am diabetic from last 5 yrs. My fasting result is between 100-118 average and pp is 150-200 average. I am taking ja...
Mr. Lybrate-user mustafa, the glucose levels mentioned look fairly good. Ideally fasting should be closer to 100 mg (as it is now), pp should be 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<7 (ideally <6.8%). Your sugar control can be improved by diet and exercise to the required ideal level. As regards the exact diet, it has to be very specific and individualised, based on present dietary practice, sugar levels, extent of daily exercise and present dietary pattern. So I prescribe the same if you supply all those details. In the mean time I am giving general guide lines as to which foods to be taken or avoided. Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks, red meat, high fat milk products, fructose corn syrup containing products and highly processed foods. Refrain from alcohol and smoking completely. Consume more of green leafy vegetables & salads, permitted fruits (100 g a day). Use whole grain products and whole grain flour for chapati and roti, no maida. Your diet should give calories based on ideal body weight, exercise and sugar levels. Regards.
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I am 63 years old. I got diabetic from 2001 but it is in normal. My wife age 55 years. I am unhappy in sex from one year. Can I use ' VAYAGRA' please suggest name.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 63 years old. I got diabetic from 2001 but it is in normal. My wife age 55 years. I am unhappy in sex from one y...
hello sir ..I advise you to avoid taking such pills for erectile dysfunction. .as it will make your condition more worse because of its side effects. . Common Side Effects of Viagra Headache,Flushing in the face, neck, or chest, Upset stomach, indigestion,Abnormal vision,Nasal congestion,Back pain,Muscular pain or tenderness .Nausea,Dizziness,Rash,Diarrhea Serious Side Effects of Viagra Change or loss of vision,Ringing in ears or hearing loss,Chest pain or irregular heartbeat,Shortness of breath,Lightheadedness, Swelling in the hands, ankles, and feet.. Instead of viagra you can use homoepathic treatment which is 100% safe and effective. .
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I gained 18kgs in past three years I consulted the doctor who advised me to take thyroid test but the result came out that I don't have it I am 19 years old and weigh 70 KGS and my height is 5'6 please suggest me what to do.

I gained 18kgs in past three years I consulted the doctor who advised me to take thyroid test but the result came out...
Take phytolacca berry (schwabe) for at least 3 mths increase your physical activity like daily exercise eat light food, avoid fried, high calorie food. Maintain good water intake.
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