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Dr. Prarthana Saikia

Diabetologist, Delhi

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My mother have diabetes from past 12 years, also have diabetic retinopathy since 3 years, hypertension since 4 years .the reports came abnormal so please tell the advice and prescription.

FACS, FRCOphth, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Kolkata
My mother have diabetes from past 12 years, also have diabetic retinopathy since 3 years, hypertension since 4 years ...
Diabetes is a condition which can cause many problems. Control of blood sugar, blood pressure and other things like weight loss and dietary advice are essential. A good diabetologist or Endocrinologist should be able to advise your mother about these things. As far as the retinopathy is concerned I would need to see details of her vision and eye examination findings, to be able to give any meaningful advise.
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What are the main symptoms of diabetes and how it can be cured and what exercise useful to cure it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the main symptoms of diabetes and how it can be cured and what exercise useful to cure it.
Mr Azad, There are mainly 2 types of diabetes T1 and T2. Most common variety is T2 DM, occurring due to deficiency of Insulin , secreted by beta cells of pancreas or resistance to its action or both. Plus being over weight and inactivity contribute to it. Usually does not cause any symptoms, hence many persons do not come to know they have diabetes. When fully developed may cause excess urination, excess hunger, excess thirst, unexplained tiredness and weight loss. This disease can only be controlled by taking proper drugs or insulin injections. There is no cure for it. Treatment has to be for lifetime. Person has to adapt a modified lifestyle like : taking restricted diet matching ideal body weight, exercising regularly, avoiding too much of sweets, junk foods, pastries, alcohol and smoking. Exercising 1 hour a day, consuming more of green leafy vegetables and salads.
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I am 41 years and 80 kg suffering by sugar fast 296 &after meal 555 pls guide me for treatment.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I am 41 years and 80 kg suffering by sugar fast 296 &after meal 555 pls guide me for treatment.
diabeto powder ( naag bhasm paradeeya + swarn vang ) 1 gm twice a day basant kusumakar ras 125 mg twice a day gudmar kshar 500 mg twice a day for 60 days only to get completely cured
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Sir my fasting sugar level is 95 and pp is 212 So any medicine required or physical work only.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir my fasting sugar level is 95 and pp is 212 So any medicine required or physical work only.
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Blood glucose after food 212 mg, shows presence of diabetes. This needs treatment with appropriate drugs. Plus regular exercise and diet control also are needed. Another important aspect is that with a BMI of 29.92 kgs/M2, you are in the grade one obesese category (30 kgs/M2). This needs to be corrected. The ideal body weight for your height and age should be 62 kgs. Hence there is a need to reduce the weight. Weight reduction will help in better control of blood glucose levels. But since you have already developed diabetes it is necessary for starting drug treatment. Thanks.
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I am 34 and has no past history of diabetes. So recently I had done HBA1C and level measured as 10.1 or 246. So can I reduce sugar level with medication and diet and exercise. And become non diabetic. Pls suggest.

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General Physician, Mumbai
I am 34 and has no past history of diabetes. So recently I had done HBA1C and level measured as 10.1 or 246. So can I...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your HBA1C is high, it can be reduced by diet, exercise & medication - have more of fibrous foods, vegetables, fruits (avoid banana, chikoo, mango) have more of citrus fruits, legumes including beans, lentils, pulses, peas, sprouts, low fat milk & milk products, soya products, lean meats, nuts - do regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging, swimming, also moderate weight lifting 2-3 times a week, yoga & deep breathing daily morning for 5-10 min to keep your mind & body fit - sleep well for at least 7-8 hrs at night, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed - take medicines on time, avoid missing a dose, monitor blood sugar as advised by your doctor.
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I have heard about soaked water of lady finger in empty stomach helps in reducing sugar. Is that true?

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I have heard about soaked water of lady finger in empty stomach helps in reducing sugar. Is that true?
Dear lybrate-user, many alternative therapies are doing rounds on social media without scientific evidence or data to prove it. You may opt for such therapeutics but don't stop standard diabetes care. Regards.
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How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD Ophthalmology, Senior Residency
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes?

If you are diabetic then it is important that you visit your ophthalmologist for regular check-ups. Diabetes is known to be one of main causes for blindness across all age groups. If you suffer from bouts of blurred vision then it is not likely due to a long term vision problem. It is temporary and usually occurs due to fluctuating blood sugar levels in the body.

How diabetes affects your eyes?
The lens of your eyes can swell if you are a diabetic, and this can impair your ability to see causing blurry vision. In order to rectify this problem, it is important for you to get your blood sugar levels under optimal levels. This entire procedure of reducing blood sugar levels may take three months or more.

Eye problems that are caused by diabetes-
The major eye problems that can occur due to diabetes are-

  1. Cataract: Cataract occurs when the lens of your eyes become foggy or cloudy. Although cataract mostly occurs to people who are middle aged or above sixty, you can get affected by this disorder at an earlier age if you are diabetic. Also, the deterioration or clouding of the lens progresses at a much faster rate than usual. Cataracts lead to an inability to focus as the retina is covered by cloudy layer.
  2. Glaucoma: This is another disorder that can occur due to diabetes. This is characterized by the buildup of pressure in the eye due to the fluids within it not draining properly. This intense pressure damages the nerves and blood vessels in the eyes, thus impairing your ability to see.
  3. Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a disorder characterized by damage to the vessels in the retina that carry blood. It can occur if you have either of the type 2 or type 1 diabetes. If not treated in time it can lead to blindness.

If you have a history of diabetes or even borderline diabetic tendencies, it is highly advisable to constantly check your blood sugar levels and also get your eye checked at regular intervals, especially if you feel even the minutest vision problems.

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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
 People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests.

Past studies have found that weight loss surgeries sometimes result in improvement for people with type 2 diabetes, but it remains to be seen if the surgeries are better at treating the condition than lifestyle interventions, the researchers write in JAMA Surgery.

And few studies have examined the effectiveness of weight loss surgery for people with diabetes as well as class 1 or 2 obesity, which represents a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 39. (BMI is a measure of weight in relation to height).

Weight loss surgeries are typically used to treat people with a BMI of 40 or more, or with a lower BMI but other health conditions.

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is often linked to obesity. In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn't make enough of the hormone insulin, which helps cells use glucose for fuel, or enough insulin is produced but cells are resistant to it.

For the new research, the researchers studied 61 people, ages 25 to 55, with type 2 diabetes. About half had class 1 obesity and the rest were heavier.

Participants were randomly assigned to receive one of three treatments. One was an intensive lifestyle intervention for one year to help them lose weight with diet, exercise and behavior changes, followed by a lower-intensity lifestyle intervention involving behavioral counseling a few times a month for two years.

Alternatively, participants were assigned to one of two weight loss surgeries: either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). The surgeries were followed by the same low-intensity lifestyle intervention the non-surgery group got, for two years.

After three years, 40 percent in the RYGB group, 29 percent in the LAGB group and no one in the lifestyle intervention group had at least a partial remission of their type 2 diabetes.

Three people in the RYGB group and one person in the LAGB group had their diabetes disappear entirely, which did not occur for anyone in the lifestyle group.

Researchers also found that blood sugar control improved more in the surgery groups, compared to the lifestyle intervention group. The surgery groups were also more likely to no longer need medication for their diabetes.

While the new results are a from a randomized study, which is considered the "gold standard" of medical research, Courcoulas said they will need to follow more patients at several medical centers over a longer period of time to draw definite conclusions.

The researchers are pooling their data with similar studies from across the country, she added.

"We’ll be able to see what the remissions look like at five and seven years," Courcoulas said. "I think that’s the next step in this field."

Dr. Osama Hamdy, who was not involved with the new study, cautioned that people with type 2 diabetes and their doctors should not get overly excited about the results.

"Any study like this we need to be very cautious when reading them and read between the lines," said Hamdy, who is medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center Obesity Clinical Program.

For example, Hamdy pointed out, only a handful of people in the surgery groups had their diabetes disappear. What's more, he said, newer lifestyle-only interventions can be very effective.

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I'm diabetic since 22 years taking tablets. Now I'm taking Glimy 2 mg and Tenebite 20 mg. Should I continue the same or switch over to Insulin injection. As im not comfortable with tablets. Is it high time to change?

F.D.R.C.
Diabetologist, Raipur
I'm diabetic since 22 years taking tablets. Now I'm taking Glimy 2 mg and Tenebite 20 mg. Should I continue the same ...
With out knowing your Diabetic status like HbA1c, duration, any associated complications it is unfair to get opinion, it may be wrong to your health.
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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 dinner food take?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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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