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Diabetes Myths

MBBS, MD - Medicine
Diabetologist, Delhi
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There are various myths associated with Diabetes as a disease which tends to cause confusion in the minds of people and results in wrong actions as well which further worsen the situation. Its important to clarify such doubts , if any.

I had a neck pain three months back and it subsided on its own. Now for the past one month it has recurred and spread to my upper back currently I am experiencing severe stiffness in my upper back. I am a diabetic and have tested sugar levels and hb1ac with each done in last month. All normal. Xray too normal Ortho did physio sessions and met neuro too in the last week and am under medication. Still pain won't go away. Its hampering my daily work life. I am 32 now and a diabetic for 8 yrs.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I had a neck pain three months back and it subsided on its own. Now for the past one month it has recurred and spread...
This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. However I would like to examine & investigate the patient in detail. Rule out Hypertension, Diabetes or any other metabolic disorder. Any way it may be tried, --. Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac100 mg +Paracetamol 350 mg] 1 tab. OD & SOS. X 5 days. --. Caldikind plus  (Mankind) 1 tab OD x 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.) --. Fomentation with warm water. Let the part not be exposed to cold air flowing from air conditioner. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding.  --. Use no pillow under the head. --. Avoid painful acts & activities. -- .Do mild exercises for neck & shoulders.  --.(Take help of a physiotherapist). --Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. --Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. --For emergency treatment Contact your family doctor or visit nearest hospital. --Wish you a quick recovery & good health. --I hope, I have solved your problem to your satisfaction.  
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Should a female with BMI of 42.6 with conditions of diabetes, BP and thyroid go for the bariatric surgery at the age of 33 years? I have a 4 year old daughter.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Bariatric surgery should be kept as the last resort and not as the first choice. Read more about it so that you can gain more knowledge about it. You can also talk to the doctor and also discuss about the details, and the other options. You can also start Homeopathy which is safe and gentle and can help boost the metabolism while empowering the immune system. You can contact me for a detailed consultation so that suitable remedy for your constitution can be given.
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I am 52 years old and about one year back my BP was 165/110 and doctors advised me to take 40 mg pills to reduce BP level. After taking it for few months they advised me to take Telvas H80. Now BP level is within the range then what I should do? Lowering the potency of the medicine gradually or else?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 52 years old and about one year back my BP was 165/110 and doctors advised me to take 40 mg pills to reduce BP l...
You can reduce medicines gradually under medical supervision. Continue to measure BP once every month on fixed date after resting for ten minutes long term.
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I am suffering from diabetic. My age is 31 and weight is 67 kg. I came to know about my diabetic at age of 25. My sugar level doesn't come down. Shall I start gym with intake of whey protein. With high protein diet.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, CFN
Sexologist, Karnal
I am suffering from diabetic. My age is 31 and weight is 67 kg. I came to know about my diabetic at age of 25. My sug...
You should keep diabetes under control. Most probably, you need insulin injections for it. Get your Kidney function tests done in routine. Total protein intake should not be more than 1 gm per kg body weight per day. Too much protein can be harmful for kidneys.
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I am a 54 years old female. I am a known diabetic since 15 years n hypertensive since 8 yrs. I am on insulin therapy since 4 years n take metformin too. N for hypertension I take metosartan 50 mg n novostat cv 10. Now I am suffering from high bp mainly SBP .I got to know on routine examination yesterday. It is reaching as high 200 above. N since morning we r monitoring .Its SBP in the range 180 to 200. Since morning I haven't took any salt intake. I do not hav much symptoms but only hav some sort of tinnitus. Do not know exactly if its becoz of it or not. I took 2 metosartan tablets n 1 telmisartan since morning. But there's no improvement. Can you kindly suggest me some tablets or something. Waiting for an urgent reply. Thank you.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
I am a 54 years old female. I am a known diabetic since 15 years n hypertensive since 8 yrs. I am on insulin therapy ...
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned you are taking right medication so rule out other pathological aspects you need a clinical examination as well as few investigations like (CBC with differential, T3.T4, TSH,ECG and ECHO).You need dose adjustment if these reports comes normal. Do follow lifestyle modifications like this - 1) Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. 2) Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kilograms can lower your blood pressure. Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems and keep your weight under control. 3) Limit alcohol and Don't smoke. 4) Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Hope that helps.
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Last 6 months am taking the tablet listril 10 mg and Metxl 25 in the morning and metxl 25 again in the night. My bp always 150/90. Can I take inditel 40 in the morning And metxl 25 in the night my weight is 90 kg.

Ph.D Cardiology, M.D, Higher secondary
Cardiologist, Noida
Last 6 months am taking the tablet listril 10 mg and Metxl 25 in the morning and metxl 25 again in the night. My bp a...
Sir, You must focus on: 1. Weight reduction by 10 kg. 2. Reduce salt intake. 3. Avoid Met xl and start Tablet Amlogard 5 mg x once daily at 9 am.
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Hi, I got my Hba1c 6.3 and Average Glucose 134, Am I going to early diabetic? Also I got Urinary Microalbumin 84.2, is that related to any kidney disease? Please consult.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi
Hi, I got my Hba1c 6.3 and Average Glucose 134, Am I going to early diabetic? Also I got Urinary Microalbumin 84.2, i...
Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney involvement...certain medications and dietary modifications can help prevent further progression of the disease. You have to make sure that your bp and sugar is under control
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Corbish 2.5 mg. I started this medicine 04 years back, after developing Hypertension. No more hypertension tension now. BP remains low/normal (75/120. Retired from service. Can I stop the medicine.In what condition I can stop the medicine?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Corbish 2.5 mg. I started this medicine 04 years back, after developing Hypertension. No more hypertension tension no...
You should consult your doctor for a thorough evaluation (let the doctor check your heart and overall health) and suggest some basic tests to assess your fitness. It is very important to go for regular health check-up so that proper steps (preventive as well as any change in treatment can be taken based on latest facts) On your part, continue with your healthy lifestyle. Read about diet and exercise and other health related issues from the internet to gain clarity.
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Diabetic Foot - How Can It Be Prevented?

MCh Endocrine Surgery
Endocrine Surgeon, Lucknow
Diabetic Foot - How Can It Be Prevented?
People who suffer from diabetes follow a strict diet and engage in strenuous exercises to stay healthy. However, most people tend to neglect a serious problem that may arise from diabetes. A condition known as diabetes foot may afflict your feet if proper care is not taken once diabetes is diagnosed. In fact, in severe cases, amputation may be the only way to treat diabetes foot.

How you can prevent diabetes foot
Here are some of the preventive measures you should adopt if you are suffering from diabetes and you want to avoid diabetes foot.

Check your feet daily to see whether any crack or lesion has appeared. Check the sole of your foot too and around the ankles as well.
Always keep your feet clean and free of dirt. The best way to do this is by using a soap and warm water. Apply a moisturizer once you are done cleaning them.
Make sure that your shoes and footwear are appropriate. This means that they should not be too tight and neither should they be too loose. Ensure that your toes are not crammed into the shoe and that you can move them freely.
Avoid smoking because cigarette smoke reduces blood circulation in the body. If the blood does not circulate properly, it may cause diabetes foot.
Now that you know the preventative measures for the condition, you should also be aware of the treatment for the same.
Treatment for diabetes foot
Treatment for foot diabetes ulcers should be started as soon as the first symptoms appear or as soon as a qualified physician diagnoses the same. If left untreated, the disease can lead to further complication or even amputation of the limb. Here is a look at the viable ways of treating foot ulcers.

Keep the ulcer region dry and covered at all times, in order to minimize the infection.
Blood glucose levels must be regulated so that healing occurs naturally.
Doctors may suggest topical ointments which must be applied daily to the wound.
Soft and loose-fitting shoes should be worn, in case you are suffering from foot diabetes ulcers. This will prevent the wound from getting damaged.
Patients are also advised to avoid walking too much before the ulcer has healed completely.
Consult a physician immediately if you feel some damage in your feet and you think that you may be afflicted with the ulcer in the feet.
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