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  4.6  (960 ratings)

Endocrinologist Clinic

204 second floor. La Magasin building. Above Roopkala showroom SV Road. Near Asha parekh hospital. Santacruz west Mumbai
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V Care Polyclinic   4.6  (960 ratings) Endocrinologist Clinic 204 second floor. La Magasin building. Above Roopkala showroom SV Road. Near Asha parekh hospital. Santacruz west Mumbai
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Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and fin......more
Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and financial concerns.
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V Care Polyclinic is known for housing experienced Endocrinologists. Dr. Tanvi Mayur Patel, a well-reputed Endocrinologist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Endocrinologists recommended by 65 patients.

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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Know Your Pancrea

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Know Your Pancrea
What looks like a tadpole, weighs about the same as a small apple and is about 15cm long... you guessed it, your pancreas!

Located behind the stomach, this relatively small organ, has a big job to do.
looks like a tadpole, weighs about the same as a small apple and is about 15cm long... you guessed it, your pancreas!

Located behind the stomach, this relatively small organ, has a big job to do.

If you have diabetes, you may be aware that it has an important role in the development of this condition.

Let's take a closer look at its main functions to make sense of it all...

Fast Facts
1...The pancreas on average weighs 100 g.
2...The pancreas makes up to 2 litres of fluids each day that contain enzymes which break down nutrients in food (such as proteins and fats), and hormones such as insulin.
3... The islets of Langerhans are tiny clusters of several different cells in the pancreas.
4... Each "islet" contains 3,000 to 4,000 cells.
5... There are approximately one million islets of Langerhans
6... They make up only 1% to 2% of the entire organ.
7...Within each islet there are beta cell , alpha-cells and delta-cells .
8...Each islet is only about 0.2 mm wide!
9...Type 1 diabetes occurs when the beta cells no longer make enough insulin because they have been attacked by the body's immune system.
10...Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin usually due to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. The pancreas loses the ability to appropriately produce and release insulin over time.

Let's know all 3 cells in detail now.

1. Beta cells 

They store and release the hormone insulin whenever there is a rise in blood glucose levels from food or another hormone response (from exercise, stress, excitement, illness etc.).

Insulin will bring blood glucose levels down by helping to transport glucose from the blood into the cells in muscles and tissues to be used as energy. Beta cells can usually respond quickly to spikes in blood glucose levels at any time of the day by releasing some stored insulin while making more at the same time!

2. Alpha cells

The alpha cells release the hormone glucagon when blood glucose levels drop below the usual range (e.g. between meals and during exercise).

This hormone allows stored glucose (called glycogen) in the liver to be broken back down into glucose, which is then released into the blood stream. When alpha cells are doing their job, the beta cells switch off.

3. Delta cell

The delta cells produce the hormone somatostin, which is responsible for blocking the action of other hormones such as insulin and glucagon.

Your body always needs a certain amount of glucose in the blood stream – not too much or too little.

Normally the alpha and beta cells in the islets of Langerhans talk frequently through out the day to keep blood glucose levels between the ranges of 80 to 140 mg/dl at all times.

Unfortunately when diabetes occurs, this nice balancing act is disrupted, leading to high blood glucose levels.

My father is suffering from Diabetes and he is taking herbal medicines from long time so I want to ask this medicines are good for health?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My father is suffering from Diabetes and he is taking herbal medicines from long time so I want to ask this medicines...
There are no scientific data and research on safty of such medicines. It can damage the important organ like heart kidney liver in silent way.
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My father is suffering from diabetes the scale without having food is 350 what steps must be taken for reduce it and is there any specialist for it and what we call it like physician.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My father is suffering from diabetes the scale without having food is 350 what steps must be taken for reduce it and ...
Your father's diabetes is very much high. You must control it to prevent complication. Diabetologist doctor are the specialist in treating diabetes.
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Avocados

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Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Avocados

Avocados may be fatty, but that doesn't mean they are bad for your health.
In fact, this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse providing numerous potential health benefits. Its creamy texture and rich taste make it a common ingredient in many dishes. It is most well known for being a key ingredient in the Mexican dip 'guacamole'. Because of its high fat content, avocado is also used as a meat substitute in sandwiches and salads. But what makes this fruit so good for you? it is an excellent source of potassium, containing more per weight than bananas. In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin k, vitamin b, vitamin c and vitamin e. They are rich in phytochemicals, which have been reported to help prevent the development of certain cancers. Fats account for around three-quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it are monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a 'good fat' which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease. Keeping cholesterol levels in check is vital for diabetics as they have a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The high levels of potassium in avocados is another important nutritional factor for diabetics due to its role in maintaining a healthy heart and regulating blood sugar. Having monounsaturated fats in a diabetic diet is also beneficial for reducing high triglyceride levels and thus improves insulin function and blood glucose levels. All in all, avocado is a very healthy food for those living with diabetes and for people who wish to lower their risk of developing the disease.'
 

What medicines are best for the treatment of sugar? What are their side effect? 2.

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What medicines are best for the treatment of sugar? What are their side effect? 2.
Treatment of diabetes depends on many factors. What is the duration of diabetes, type of diabetes, your age, your job profile, other factors like kidney and liver parameters. So treatment of diabetes changes from person to person. The main aim is to control blood sugar (glucose) levels within the normal range, with minimal fluctuations to low or high levels. Type 1 diabetes is treated with: insulin exercise and a healthy balanced diet type 2 diabetes is treated with lifestyle changes with weight reduction, healthy diet, and exercise, oral medications. If oral medications become ineffective treatment with insulin is started. Gestation diabetes (in pregnant woman) limited oral medicine and insulin is needed.
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How I can control my sugar level with out taking medicines.? My sugar level is 110+

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How I can control my sugar level with out taking medicines.?
My sugar level is 110+
Best you can do about your diabetes is controlling it to prevent any early complications. Following this tips would be helpful. Regular medication (you may need to modify your medicines for diabetes for better control) regular exercise (minimum 30 to 45 minutes of brisk walking) following healthy diet plan avoiding alcohol avoiding smoking reduce stress regular blood sugar test. Regular follow up with diabetologist doctor timely screening for diabetes complication such as of eye, kidney, heart, nerves.
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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai

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Endocrinologist, Mumbai

I have diabetes and I take medicine like Amaryl m Forte 1mg and certain xr 1000. What should I do to control my diabetes? Pp is 182 and fasting is 130.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have diabetes and I take medicine like Amaryl m Forte 1mg and certain xr 1000. What should I do to control my diabe...
Medicine for diabetes depends on many factors. You need to provide detail information about your medical history in order to suggest you further.
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My father is diabetic patient from 18 years. Now he hi taking insulin Humlog mix 16 points in night and Humlog plain 16 points in morning and afternoon from 6 months but still his sugar is not in control. His creatinine is 1.98. Fasting sugar- 271 Non Fasting- 296 What should I do to control sugar and creatinine.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My father is diabetic patient from 18 years.
Now he hi taking insulin Humlog mix 16 points in night and Humlog plain ...
You need to reconsider his insulin drug with diabetologist doctor. Control diabetes control blood pressure.
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Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How to prevent Diabetes

Prevention is better than cure, and this is the absolute truth when it comes to battling Diabetes

If you want to prevent Diabetes from occurring within in your family and friends than you should understand and remember the basics of it.

Diabetes mellitus is neither a singular nor isolated form of occurrence. It a group of diseases, marked by high blood sugar levels which occurs when our body is unable to produce and utilize insulin optimally. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and it is important to maintain blood sugar.

Common symptoms of Diabetes include

1. Increased thirst and Urination

2. Increased Hunger

3. Weight loss

4. Fatigue

5. Blurred Vision

6. Extreme craving (for fatty and sugary food items)

Uncontrolled Diabetes can lead to complications such as Blindness, Loss of Memory, Kidney malfunction, Fatty Liver, Heart Disease, Nerve Damage leading to Amputations.

Type 2 Diabetes is most common variety. it develops when the body fails to utilize the insulin properly and is most commonly now found in overweight children.

Here are 5 ways you can prevent it

1. Curb it young: Forget the myth that children cannot get diabetes. Today, children as young as 12 years of age are suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Introduce a healthy diet routine for the children as well as for adults in the family. Children are known to emulate what they learn from their elders and thus it is imperative that inculcate healthy eating habits in them right from childhood.

2. Stay Stress-free: Reduce stress in daily life. Stress causes sudden surges in insulin levels.

3. Workout: Exercising regularly helps to keep diabetes at bay.

4. Say No to junk food: Keep Junk Foods restricted to once or maybe twice a month. These days almost all restaurants offer healthy but tasty options to choose from and therefore family or business outings can no longer be an excuse to indulge in heavy, calorific food that is devoid of any real nutrition.

5. Mind your weight: If you are more than 5 Kgs overweight, then please consider going on a diet immediately to reduce sugar levels in your body. Not only would you feel more energetic but also more ‘alive!’

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Tomorrow I am checked sugar in blood is 148 at night, 30 minutes after taking dinner. Is it leads to diabetics? Please help me.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Tomorrow I am checked sugar in blood is 148 at night, 30 minutes after taking dinner. Is it leads to diabetics? Pleas...
You can not say with guarantee of diabetes with one random value of sugar. Diagnosis of diabetes depends on many factors and blood test in detail.
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How to control sugar and which tablets is better to control sugar? Please help me.

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Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How to control sugar and which tablets is better to control sugar? Please help me.
Medicine for diabetes depends on many factors. You need to provide detail information about your medical history in order to suggest you further. There is no one medicine which is best for everyone.
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