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MY TSH WAS 6.94 IN FEB 2018. I AM TAKING THYRONORM 25 MG. TODAY MY TSH LEVEL IS 6.65. WHAT IS THE DOSAGE OF thyronorm I SHOULD TAKE. MY AGE IS 46 YEARS.
I am a diabetic patient. My age is 39 years. I have been suffering from diabetes since 2011. I always take two tablets one morning (Glycomet gp 1 mg) and one evening (glimestar 1 mg. But my auger level is always 240-300 pp and 150 - 178 fasting. I want a suggestion how can I manage my blood sugar level.
What happens in diabetes? Your body is unable to breakdown sugar due to either production of less insulin or because of insulin insensitivity. This leads to a surge of sugar in your blood. High sugar damages key organs like kidneys, heart and nerves inside your body. If left untreated, diabetes cuts down on life expectancy and takes life away from the years a diabetic is alive. Its treatment is managing the quantity of blood sugar through diet and lifestyle changes, including exercise.
Diabetes nutrition requires cutting down on foods that raise blood sugar or glucose. These are called high glycemic index foods. The glycemic index is the ability of food to raise blood sugar in the body. Usually, it is measured as a reference to glucose, as 100.
So, ‘bad’ carbs are the highly processed carbohydrates like polished rice, white flours and semolina or sooji with high glycemic index. And the ‘good or healthy’ carbs are those that contain more nutrients like minerals, vitamins and fibre and low glycemic index and include fruits, whole grains and vegetables.
Fat is also a problem for diabetics. But why?
Remember, traditionally doctors have focused primarily on blood glucose management, but diabetes management today has overshot the goalpost. More people with diabetes will die of heart disease than of diabetes. Hence, diabetes nutrition management today emphasises not just glycemic control, but also the management of blood pressure, lipids, and other risk factors that may jeopardise heart health. Hence, to optimise diabetic nutrition, apart from low carbohydrate, low fat, calorie restricted diets are also crucial. Low fat diet also aids in weight loss which helps people with type 2 or adult- onset diabetes control blood glucose better.
How can you make the best use of diabetic nutrition?
Diabetic diet can be optimised by taking these simple steps
- Eat small frequent meals instead of 3 large meals at regular intervals. This helps your body use insulin better.
- Start your day with a good breakfast.
- Eat exactly the same quantity of food every day. Avoid overindulgence one day and abstinence the next.
- Eat more fibre which means more legumes, lentils and peas as well as fruits like pears.
- Use more monosaturated fats that are present in nuts, olives and walnuts.
- Avoid red meats- they contain saturated fats.
- Stay away from baked foods and processed snacks as they contain trans-fats which are bad for the heart.
- Exercise is key to optimising your diabetes diet. It helps you manage both your weight and insulin sensitivity. Even five percent decrease in body weight helps.
These are just some of the ways diabetic nutrition can be optimised to attain multiple goals of attaining proper blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid goals plus achieve body weight goals for preventing or delaying diabetes complications.
My hba1c is 8.7 before taking zita plus and 8.1 after taking it. Also taking glycomet gp2 forte before breakfast and dinner. Is there anything wrong iif I take zita plus at night also after dinner. At present I am taking zita 20 after breakfast. Tnk you.
HI, What type of diet patient should if he is suffering from thyroid which is under control age is 57 years.
Dear sir I am vidyavathi I have diabetes I am taking Gemer 1 tablets from 6 month every day as per Dr. but last one month I am felling some gain in my weight pl advice.
Check blood sugar levels once in two months.
Maintain healthy weight and lifestyle, adopt meditation and yoga along with the diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fiber-rich fruits.
Care more your body especially drinking more water to help kidneys and eyes, breathe fresh air in pollution free environment at least two days weekly. Can go for jogging daily or a half an hour walk.
Think positive. Think your body really works well and its improving day by day.