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Endocrinologist, Coimbatore

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Dr. R. Balamurugan is a renowned Endocrinologist in Ram Nagar, Coimbatore. Doctor is a qualified MBBS . You can visit him/her at Kovai Diabetes Speciality Center And Hospital in Ram Nagar, Coimbatore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Balamurugan on Lybrate.com.

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Glycemic Index & Diabetes - What's The Relation?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Glycemic Index & Diabetes - What's The Relation?

Did you know that some carbohydrates can make your blood sugar shoot up faster than others? So, when you eat a lot of these good slower acting carbs, you can potentially control your blood sugar levels. The glycemic index is a handy tool that indicates the slow acting good carbs from the fast bad carbs.

What is glycemic index?
It is a simple number that lets you know how fast your body converts carbohydrates in your food into glucose. Two foods with the same number of carbohydrates can end up having different glycemic index numbers. The bigger the number, the higher impact it has on your blood sugar levels.

  • 55 or less is low and good for controlling sugar
  • 56-69 is mediocre
  • 70 or higher indicates a high number and is not so good

Where to Look for the glycemic index or GI?
Look for the indication on the labels of packaged food. You can also find the glycemic index for common foods on the Internet or ask your dietician for the same. Also, keep in mind that natural foods like fruits and veggies have a lower glycemic index than refined or processed foods.

Benefits of low glycemic diet
If you have diabetes, a diet with low glycemic foods can help you manage your condition better.

  • Enhance your cholesterol levels
  • Help in weight management
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Help you stay full for a long time
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Controls blood sugar spikes

Carbohydrates act as an essential fuel for the body. Instead of limiting all carbs, focus on eating the healthy variants. A glycemic index is a great tool that can quickly help you to identify the good carbs from the bad ones.

Find the right balance
If a food has a high GI, does it mean you should avoid consuming it? Well, not necessarily the glycemic index should not be the prime consideration when making choices about what to eat, you should also consider other nutrients. For example, potato chips have a low GI than oatmeal. Also, the portion size of the food matters. It is good to offset a food high in GI with a food low in GI. If you take a food that has a high glycemic index during the day, be sure to balance it with a food that has a lower glycemic index in the night.

Keep in mind that when you eat a well-balanced meal full of protein, fats and carbohydrates, the digestion of the food that has a high GI slows down and shoots up the blood sugar level. So, it is important to find the right balance. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Endocrinologist.

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My Thyroid value is 6 . I have Pain in throat during saliva in. I also feel Tiredness, forgetful, low digestion. Please suggest.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My Thyroid value is  6 . I have Pain in throat during saliva in.
I also feel Tiredness, forgetful, low digestion.
Ple...
Ur TSH levels r a bit higher side,which vl be called as Hypothyroidism.In this,generally u feel restlessness,weakness,Disinterest,Anger,Irritability,Moid swings like as per mind symptoms. Apart of that,Menstrual irregularities,Wt gain, Dryness of skin etc are also commonly seen but not exactly happening symptoms in all. If u feel difficulty in swallowing any,Then better to go for check up for Thyroid swelling too. In Homeo,u vl get Better T/t based on all symptoms.
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Sir. Can you suggest me which fruits are good for diabetes? my diabetes is on border line.

MBBS & Post Graduate Course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Recommended fruits in Diabetic patients - Apples, Pears, Apricots,blue berries, kinifruit, pomegranets,avocado,guava,grape fruit Avoid - Grapes, orange, dates, water melon, banana, fruit juices, dry fruits
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I am 41 years old and had gall bladder surgery last years but even today I feel indigestion and stomach ache. I also have fibroid in my stomach and bulky liver. Tell me about sort of food I should eat? And exercises. I am diabetic too.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am 41 years old and had gall bladder surgery last years but even today I feel indigestion and stomach ache. I also ...
You should take small frequent food, low in fat, rich in fiber. You can take it 5 to 7 times a day.
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I am suffering with burning sensation at foot and nerves I am getting week presently I am taking insulin 25/75 insumam 15 two times along with other tablets so kindly prescribe the suitable medicines please.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am suffering with burning sensation at foot and nerves I am getting week presently I am taking insulin 25/75 insuma...
Take tab. Nerve up 1 daily after food. Use plenty of salad before each meal and fruits in between meal. Take tab. Calpol t once daily. All for two month.
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I am 61 yrs old man having good heaith but suffering from sugar, cholestoral, and bp. I am suffering heel pain since one yr. I took homeopathy medicin and phisiotherapy. I didn't take allopathy medicine for this but I take allopathy for other disease..

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 61 yrs old man having good heaith but suffering from sugar, cholestoral, and bp. I am suffering heel pain since ...
High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.
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I have checked thyroid function test. Result is T3 is 138 T4 is 7.3 TSH is 5.3 whether I need to take medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have checked thyroid function test. Result is T3 is 138
T4 is 7.3 TSH is 5.3 whether I need to take medicine.
Mr. Lybrate-user kumar, at tsh level 5.3 mu/l, it is in the sub - clinical state. Treatment is usually advised when tsh crosses 10 mu/l. However, occasionally, even in sub-clinical hypothyroidism treatment is initiated if t4 level is low and there are severe sympts attributable o hypothyroidism. Presently you do not need any treatment. Thanks.
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Sir my father have diabetes so plzz some tips to reduce and control it. It is in normal state still.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
Sir my father have diabetes so plzz some tips to reduce and control it. It is in normal state still.
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food take high fibre low calorie food plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings.
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Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.
Mr. Lybrate-user, a person with diabetes should take a restricted diet that gives exact calories based on his blood sugar levels, weight and extent of daily exercise. Few guidelines to be followed are: avoid sweets, sweetened aerated drinks, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, highly processed foods, high fat containing milk products and fructose corn syrup containing products. He should always use whole grain products and flour for chapati and roti. Should consume good deal of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (100 g a day).
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I am 46 old Male guy working as Engineer. Recently I did blood test due to the numbness in foot bottom. With fasting my sugar was 130 and after fast break it was 180. I am a pure vegetarian, no hobbits like Cigarette, alcohol etc. Even my hereditary no body was diabetic. I know to improve my diet and lifestyle. Apart from it, I wish to know which ayurvedic (home made or readily available in market as medicine) to be used to improve my insulin and bring back my sugar level to below normal. Do the needful With Regards

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 46 old Male guy working as Engineer. Recently I did blood test due to the numbness in foot bottom. With fasting ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, fasting above 126 mg is diagnostic of diabetes. Similarly after food >200 mg. Your pp level is less than 200 mg. So better get hba1c% checked, if that is above 6.5%, then diabetes confirmed. If diabetes is confirmed, then there is no other option than taking appropriate anti diabetes medicine, to control blood sugar level. Unfortunately there are no home remedies or other treatments available to treat diabetes. Lifestyle changes will also be needed. You will have to stop taking sweets, avoid deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and other bakery items like white bread, no sweetened aerated drinks, avoid fructose corn syrup containing products, highly processed food products. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits. Avoid alcohol and smoking totally. T2 diabetes does have familial spread, but can come without that too. Over weight and inactivity and junk food are main contributors. Thanks.
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My mother had diabetics and now I am aged 58 years, I am walking briskly for 5 km daily and I am not having cholosterol, what is my changes of having diabetes ?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
It all depends upon your mental status. If you r mentally fit and health conscious then chances r almost very very less.
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Hi doctor, I am 28 years old I have thyroid from 7 years, I am taking eltroxin 150 mg regularly I also have stone in gall bladder, irregular periods. Could you give me some home remedy and diet to overcome all. I am very disturb. I did not take any medicine for stone. please help.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hi doctor, I am 28 years old I have thyroid from 7 years, I am taking eltroxin 150 mg regularly I also have stone in ...
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Diabetics and exercise.
Do exercise 1-3 hours after meal when blood sugar level are on higher side and less chances of hypoglycaemia.
Avoid exercise if blood sugar more than 250 mg
If over weight and diabetics,then consult doctor first before taking any fitness regimen/go far stress test.
Carry sugar tab.With you.
Carry a card showing you are diabetic and what medicine and your contact add.
You are more likely to have hypoglycaemia if on insulin

I am 27 years old. I am suffering from thyroid and irregular periods. Major problem for me is irregular periods and I'm under weight. I want to put on my weight. Suggest me.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 27 years old. I am suffering from thyroid and irregular periods. Major problem for me is irregular periods and I...
Continue ur thyroid medication.keep tsh in control.check it 3 months apart for atleast twice. Irregular periods may get corrected when tsh gets corrected. For irregular periods consult a gynaec for low dose oc pills for 3 months. For 5 feet 1 inch the normal range of weight is btw 43.1kgs to 53kgs. It bmi is to be calculated rather than just gaining wt. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain even otherwise. Moreover with age metabolism slows down and at gain may happen. Inspire of all this u may eat dairy products, dry fruits like cashewnuts, healthy meals for 3 times a day.
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I am 35 years old. My fasting blood sugar is 178, and pp is 293. My hba1c is 7.7. Kindly suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Start tab dianorm-m 1 before breakfast and 1 before dinner. After 5 days get sugar done-then dose to b adjusted accordingly. Also take tab atorva 10mg at night. Tab becozinc-c 1 at noon-as tonic. Do regular exercise.//check your bp //bl sugar regularly.//get your lipid profile done.//what is yr weight? you can tell me your regular reports//send queries.
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I have blood sugar 130-170. Of late I have developed rashes in the body from scratching. In my thigh the spread is bigger. If it is due to sugar how many sugar patients get it. Remedy and reason please. Also my knee pains while climbing.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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) 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. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.
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Hai. I am having type 2 diabetes for past 2 months. My age is 22. Is there any possibility to get pregnant.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hai. I am having type 2 diabetes for past 2 months. My age is 22. Is there any possibility to get pregnant.
If you are keen having a child, then it is possible. Only thing is before you decide on getting conceived you will have to achieve very strict blood sugar control. Hence before conceiving start on insulin injection and continue on the same through out the pregnancy. Also get your eyes examined for retinal involvement before and during pregnancy. It is absolutely essential. During pregnancy blood sugar levels have to be maintained between 90 to 120 mg through out the day. So you will have to be under the care of en expert diabetologist along with your gynecologist.
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Meri marriage ko 2 year ho gye h. Me baby concive nhi kr pa rhi hu. Mujhe thyroid problem bhi hai. Mujhe ye janna h ki kya thyride ke karn ye problem mujhe ho rhi h ya koi or reason h. Please tell me whats the problem actully?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Meri marriage ko 2 year ho gye h. Me baby concive nhi kr pa rhi hu. Mujhe thyroid problem bhi  hai. Mujhe ye janna h ...
If you have hypothyroidism then getting pregnant is difficult unless the condition is excellent control. When in good control tsh level should be between 3 to 4 milli units/ml. But for conception to occur tsh las to be between 0.3 to 2 milli units. Plus throughout the pregnancy also levels should be in the same range for fetal development and proper out come of pregnancy.
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How many types of diabetes in our body what is the medicine for diabetes patient.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How many types of diabetes in our body what is the medicine for diabetes patient.
Mr. Lybrate-user, commonly seen diabetes are of two types: t1 dm due to total absence of insulin, where the treatment is only insulin injection for lifetime. T2 dm where there is lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both. This is the most prevalent form this can be treated by oraldrugs and or insulin or both.
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