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Dr. Anuj Maheshwari  - Diabetologist, Lucknow

Dr. Anuj Maheshwari

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)

Diabetologist, Lucknow

26 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Anuj Maheshwari 94% (111 ratings) MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London) Diabetologist, Lucknow
26 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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He has been a successful Diabetologist for the last 26 years. He has completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anuj Maheshwari on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad - 1991
MD - General Medicine - King Georges Medical College - 2000
FACE - American College of Endocrinology - 2013
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FACP - American College of Physicians - 2014
FRCP (London) - Royal College of Physicians, London - 2015
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Medical Practioner at Shi Hari Kamal Diabetes Clinic 2001 - 2005
Shi Hari Kamal Diabetes Clinic and Research Center at Medical Practioner 2005 - 2016
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Prevent Diabetes with Lifestyle Changes!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
Prevent Diabetes with Lifestyle Changes!

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that results in high blood sugar levels in the body. It basically means that the body is either insensitive to insulin or the insulin production levels in the body go down. The various symptoms of diabetes are blurred vision, weight loss and hunger.

Some other symptoms of diabetes are

  1. Excessive urine output
  2. Wounds that take time to heal
  3. Yeast infections
  4. You may experience fatigue on a regular basis
  5. Frequent Mood Changes

Diabetes is also known as a Lifestyle disease. From the food you eat to the amount of activity, they are all connected to diabetes prevention. The various modifications that you may carry out to prevent diabetes are:

1. Exercise

You should exercise on a regular basis as it increases your overall wellbeing. It helps you to lose weight and allows you to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. It can also improve your body's sensitivity to insulin to prevent blood sugar problems. Exercise helps in increasing endorphin levels in the body which are responsible for keeping you happy & satiated, thereby avoiding depression and over-eating.

2. Eat more whole grains

Unlike simple carbohydrates, whole grains are complex carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar steadily instead of spiking it suddenly. Avoid refined grains as most of the important nutrients are stripped from refined grains. A Well-balanced diet with adequate amounts of PUFA/MUFA help in increasing the insulin sensitivity, reducing cholesterol and heart problems, etc.

3. Eat a lot of fiber

If you have type 2 diabetes, you should be, including high-fiber foods in your diet is a healthy way to control high blood sugar. Fiber does not raise blood glucose levels. Because it is not broken down by the body, the fiber in an apple or a slice of whole grain bread has no effect on blood glucose levels because it isn't digested. The grams of fiber can actually be subtracted from the total grams of carb you are eating if you are using carbohydrate counting for meal planning. Fiber helps you in feeling satiated, thus prevents you from overeating. It also improves your blood sugar levels and decreases your chances of getting affected by heart disease.

4. Lose weight

You should aim to maintain a healthy weight level as it also decreases the risk of diabetes. It also helps in improving your cardiovascular health. Follow a regimen, which is based on a balanced diet and moderate amount of exercise. Losing weight is the best way to keep diabetes away. Weight is something that we can keep under control. The waist size of men and women should not be more than 150 cm and 90 cm respectively. Always maintain your ideal body weight as per your BMI (Body Mass Index). Globally, obesity is one of the leading causes of diabetes.

5. Avoid sugary drinks

With ten teaspoons of sugar in every 12-ounce can or bottle, sweet drinks can send your blood sugar soaring and boost your risk for weight gain, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. One sugary drink a day adds 150 empty calories and 40 to 50 grams of blood-sugar-raising carbohydrates to your diet, and can lead to a weight gain of 15 pounds per year. Switching to healthier drinks can save hundreds of calories and a lot of carbohydrates.

6. Avoid Stress

When you are stressed, your blood sugar levels rise. Stress hormones like epinephrine and cortisol kick in since one of their major functions is to raise blood sugar to help boost energy when it's needed most. You can't fight danger when your blood sugar is low, so it rises to help meet the challenge. Both physical and emotional stress can prompt an increase in these hormones, resulting in an increase in blood sugars and diabetes. Ensuring a stress-free life is very important if you want to stay away from diabetes. Avoid stress by going out for garden-walks, indulging in social causes/activities, yoga, meditation, etc.

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I have suffering type 2 Diabetes. Can I cure 100% this with strict diet & regular exercise.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
I have suffering type 2 Diabetes. Can I cure 100% this with strict diet & regular exercise.
No, not always. It works only up to certain extent but it never means once you start medicine you can stop doing this. While taking medicines you must continue diet & exercise.
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अगस्त 2016 fasting 138 PP. 255 Hba1c. 8.2 अगस्त 2016 से मेरा diabetes का इलाज शुरू हुआ उस समय मेरा वजन 67 किलो था मैंने परहेज टहलना और दवाइयां लेनी शुरू की लगभग 6 महीने बाद मेरी diabetes कंट्रोल हो गयी hba1c 6 fasting 93 PP 130 हो गयो लेकिन मेरा वजन 67 से घटकर 58 किलो मात्र रह गया है अप्रैल 2017 से मैंने टहलना और परहेज बन्द कर दिया लेकिन आज sep 2017 में मेरा वजन सिर्फ 600 ग्राम बढ़ा और 58 किलो 600 हो गया मैं वजन बढ़ाना चाहता हूँ प्लीज हेल्प me लंबाई 5 फुट 10 इंच अभी तक मैं 1 mg की आधी टेबलेट सुबह खाली पेट और metformin 500 mg एक टेबलेट सुबह नाश्ते के बाद लेता रहा लेकिन अभी 10 दिन पहले से मैंने ये दवाइयां बंद कर दी है और सिर्फ bgr 34 ही ले रहा हूँ

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
अगस्त 2016 fasting 138 PP. 255
Hba1c. 8.2
अगस्त 2016 से मेरा diabetes का इलाज शुरू हुआ उस समय मेरा वजन 67 किलो था मैं...
If your sugar will not control, you will continue losing weight. So please check once what you are taking it is keeping you under control. Then only you can choose certain drug which can help you increasing weight. You must rule out other causes of weight loss like hyperthyroidism or any other disease which can only be detected if you get yourself examined by some qualified physician. I can help you if you ever plan to be at Lucknow.
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How Obesity Increases The Risk For Diabetes!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
How Obesity Increases The Risk For Diabetes!

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diabetes-

Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk-

Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

  1. Control Your Weight: Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your BMI. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  2. Get Moving and Turn Off the Television: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
  3. Tune Up Your Diet: Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-
    • Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates.
    • Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.
    • Choose good fats instead of bad fats.
    • Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

If you are already suffering from diabetes, then do take a walk everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 54 years old .Doing exercise now I planed to take steroids for making muscles .Kindly suggest me .I am no and diabetic .Keeping everything normal .I am waiting for your response.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
I am 54 years old .Doing exercise now I planed to take steroids for making muscles .Kindly suggest me .I am no and di...
Don't take steroid without any medical reason for which it is prescribed by a qualified physician.
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Diabetes And Hypertension - The Link!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
Diabetes And Hypertension - The Link!

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure can trigger as well as worsen complications related to diabetes. Most people suffering from diabetes tend to develop hypertension later in their lives. Diabetes tends to increase one’s blood pressure, making him/her even more vulnerable to other heart diseases and cardio-vascular disorders. Diabetes often leads to a condition known as atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. A combination of diabetes and hypertension drastically increases the risk of suffering from a heart disease. The risks of kidney diseases and retinopathy (damage to the tiny blood vessels present in the retina) also go up, resulting in blindness. With age, chronic hypertension can also result in numerous cognitive disorders such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (degenerative mental disorder).

Diabetes and high blood pressure complications

Having diabetes increases your risk of developing high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems, because diabetes adversely affects the arteries, predisposing them to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to further blood vessel damage, and stroke, heart failure, heart attack or kidney failure.

Compared with people with normal blood pressure readings, men and women with hypertension have an increased risk of:

  1. Coronary artery disease ( heart disease)
  2. Strokes
  3. Peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of the arteries in the legs and feet)
  4. Heart failure

Even high yet normal blood pressure or pre-hypertension (defined as 120-139/ 80-89 millimetres of mercury or mmHg) has an impact on your health. Studies show that people with normal yet high range blood pressure readings, over a 10-year period of follow up time, had a two to three-fold increased risk of heart disease.

How to prevent Diabetes and Hypertension?

  1. Walking for about 40 minutes each day or engaging in any type of aerobic exercise can better one’s heart health. Chalk out an exercise plan upon consulting the doctor
  2. Limit drinking and abstain from smoking
  3. Go for regular kidney check-ups
  4. Eat food rich in fiber such as vegetables, fruits, breads or whole grain cereals
  5. Examine blood pressure as well as blood sugar levels regularly at home
  6. Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga to cut down on stress level; as stress is one of the major contributors to diabetes and the subsequent hypertension
  7. Shed off your extra pounds as blood pressure escalates with weight

If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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My elder brother is suffering from diabetes/sugar. What food is beneficial to prevent sugar.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
My elder brother is suffering from diabetes/sugar. What food is beneficial to prevent sugar.
If he is having Diabetes, merely food advise will not be enough. He must take medicines too. Food should be restricted in carbohydrate not more than 65 % of total calories. Direct sugar and sugar containing food materials should be completely avoided. There should be at least 2-3 hours gap in eating. Timing of food is also important.
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My mom is 45 years old suffering from Diabetes mellitus from 8 yrs. Her blood sugar levels were hardly less than 200 (pp) .she also has sometimes high BP. Now from recent times she controlled her sugar levels upto 100 (pp. But now I think due to sudden decrease in her blood sugar levels she is feeling sleepy; anxiety;energy less; and feels like heat is evolving from her body fever like. please help me with it

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
My mom is 45 years old suffering from Diabetes mellitus from 8 yrs. Her blood sugar levels were hardly less than 200 ...
Sudden drop in blood sugar without any treatment modification calls for investigating her kidney functions, liver functions, infections. Possibility of infections is high as she has fever like feeling also. Temperature charting should be done at 6 AM, 10 AM, 2 PM, 6 PM, 10 PM at least for 3-5 days. Symptoms are suggestive to Thyroid dysfunction too. Investigate for that also.
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My dad is a diabetic patient around 14 days ago a small blister with red swelling was sighted when we consulted the doctor after 7 days of home treatment he told that its a CARBUNCLE now he had developed 2 carbuncles side by side the condition of carbuncle is like a wound the doctor told us it need to be operated. Is operation the only treatment? He is also a heart patient please help me for that

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
My dad is a diabetic patient around 14 days ago a small blister with red swelling was sighted when we consulted the d...
Uncontrolled diabetes is reason of multiple carbuncles. Control it well. Treating physician is the best judge to decide whether to operate or treat conservative with good antibiotics while keeping good control of sugar. You have not written sugar level. If it is high, better not avoid insulin if prescribed by physician.
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Out of the so many suggestions, what is the best diet plan for diabetics (medium level). Besides, out of the many good additives, is it vinegar, ginger, beet root or, other items which help the diabetics dramatically.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
Out of the so many suggestions, what is the best diet plan for diabetics (medium level). Besides, out of the many goo...
Avoid direct sugar or sugar containing items. Reduce carbohydrate in diet. It should not be more than 65% of total calories consumed per day for any level.
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Hi I am married. 24 years old. One of my friend told me to follow the PALEO DIET for weight management & diabetic. PALEO DIET IS 100% True or fake. Please tell me. But my friend follow this diet reduced 7 kgs weight and reduced the blood sugar level also. But I do not know its true or fake (paleo diet)

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
Hi I am married. 24 years old. One of my friend told me to follow the PALEO DIET for weight management & diabetic. PA...
Weight can be reduced simply by reducing carb in food whatever name you wish to give such diet you can give. Exercise or brisk walk helps in.
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This is 57 years female from Kolkata. I'm a diabetic (take (GLIMEPIRIDE 2 mg + METFORMIN 500 mg) after breakfast & METFORMIN 500 mg after dinner) & 10 iu insulin overnight ,fasting 80, PP 287 measured today. I want to know what should be done to control my PP sugar level? Shall I increase Insulin? Or take glimepiride 1 mg before lunch? Please suggest complete list of medicine for my case For the last 1 year, I'm seeing that my fasting glucose level is under 100, but PP is above 200. One more thing, I'm using Basalog cartridge (Insulin Glargine (100IU) made of Biocon) Can I change my insulin to Glaritus (Wockhardt) or Basugine (Lupin)? The later are low cost insulin, will be a price saver, That's why asking.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
This is 57 years female from Kolkata. I'm a diabetic (take (GLIMEPIRIDE 2 mg + METFORMIN 500 mg) after breakfast & ME...
You can add alpha glucosidase inhibitor to control PP after consulting your doctor. You can also switch to basal plus tnsulin therapy consulting your physician/ diabetologist/ endocrinologist by adding short acting insulin before largest meal. Yes you can switch to wockhardt or lupin brand for economic reason otherwise they are not superior what you are already taking.
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I am a 24 year old and would like to the symptoms for diabetes and it's initial precaution.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
I am a 24 year old and would like to the symptoms for diabetes and it's initial precaution.
Diabetes is mostly symptom less but few patient can have frequent infections, delayed wound healing, unexplained weight loss despite good appetite, excessive thirst, and excessive urination can hint diabetes. Avoid high calorie food, Avoid weight gain, Increase physical activity can delay the appearance of diabetes.
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If Sugar free which is commonly available at Stores are better than taking raw Sugar if you are thinking of loosing weight. There are some myth that sugar free actually induces diabetes if continued for a longer period? If sugar free develops complication when used for a longer tenure.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
If Sugar free which is commonly available at Stores are better than taking raw Sugar if you are thinking of loosing w...
Sugar free can be used if you want to loose weight. It is acceptable substitute of sugar but in limited use. Although no confirm evidences are there that it can lead to any complication but excess use of anything beyond your need may be harmful. As of now it is safe to use.
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If I wash my penis properly than she can suck it if I am diabetes too. Then there is no harm. As I earlier asked you said hygiene. Then.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
If I wash my penis properly than she can suck it if I am diabetes too. Then there is no harm. As I earlier asked you ...
It is not only your hygiene which matters here, oral hygiene of her is more important. If she is not diabetic, she is on lesser risk of infections than you as diabetics especially uncontrolled diabetics are on higher risk of infection. So keep your blood glucose good control. Ensure there is no cut or bruise on your penis which can be portal of entry for infection and last but not the least good oral hygiene of her to be ensured.
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What is the method of using the Aloe Vera Gel for type 2 Diabetic Patients. Request advice. Thanks Janardhanan.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
What is the method of using the Aloe Vera Gel for type 2 Diabetic Patients. Request advice. Thanks Janardhanan.
I do not think diabetes can have any issue while using Aloe Vera gel for skin problems but there are no authentic scientific data regarding use Aloe vera gel in diabetics.
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