To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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i am practicing Diabetology since last 19 years.
mbbs - Mumbai University - 1994
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Asked for male, 69 years
My fasting blood sugar use to be between 95 and 105, but following a hernia operation while recuperating it came down to between 72 and 75. I stopped having my night dose of half tablet of dianorm m and now it is between 85 and 90. Have I done the right thing?
Asked for male, 27 years old from Chennai
I am type 2 diabetic. I am aged 25 yrs. I have consulted many doctors but most of all are suggesting either Istamet 50/500 mg or Janumet 50/500 mg or highly priced tablets. The cost is too high for these two tablets. There are other indian variant called Zita met which has Metformin (500 mg, Teneligliptin (20 mg) from Gelnmark. Teneligliptin is next generation of sitagliptin which was patented by mersk. Can I use this tablet instead of janumet and istamet?
Mr. Lybrate-user, tenelegliptin is a good drug, can be taken instead of the other drugs that you have mentioned. Thanks.
Asked for male, 29 years old from Hyderabad
General Physician, Bangalore
Diabetes is a disease of multifactorial etiology. Some kind of people are more inclined genetically to have diabetes while there are others who are genetically sound yet they have it because of weight gain. or drugs or later in life with gradual decline of body functions and accelerated decline of functions in some specific organs.
Asked for male, 30 years old from Kurnool
Asked for male, 49 years
I am 46yr old I have a bad teeth right side in mouth but my problem is I have sugar about 220 can I remove it.
Please don't get it extracted with such high sugar levels. Kindly get an x-ray done and if it can be saved then try to save it by getting root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap instead of getting it extracted. If it can't be saved then you should consult your physician for your sugar levels. Once it is controlled then get it removed / extracted.
Asked for male, 79 years old from Delhi
I am a borderline diabetic aged 80 with a family history (mother at 60) My hips is 7, fasting b/sugar consistently at 135 and PP (2 hrs after b/fast) is stuck at 135 My habits are very moderate, ie no smoking or sweets, less oils no red meats My HDL and LDL levels are good though my triglycerides have always hovered around 180/200 2 Kms daily brisk walk plus 30 mins free hand exercise My height is 5'5' and wt 69 kgs BP is around 130/75 No BP meds taken but I take 1 tab of glycomet SRS 850 every night after dinner I just can't get my sugar levels down Are my levels acceptable for my age? Are any medicinal changes suggested?
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Your blood glucose levels are fine. At your age there is no need to go for much strict glucose reduction as that can lead to hypoglycemia. You seem to be doing very well. Please continue the present lifestyle and remain fit. Your BP, lipids all look very good. There is absolutely no reason to worry. Thanks.
My mother in law suffering from type 1 diabetic having blood sugar above 160 always even 20 ml insulin taking three time a day. Now a days she started discharging urine day night with knowing her. Please advise what to do.
AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
she might have got urine infection...get her urine examined for infection by a local lab first..antibiotics to be given based on the culture report..her insulin also needs to be changed ... but provide details which insulin type is she taking
Hello. I am in pre diabetic range. My height is 5.6 & my weight is 93. My age is 20 years. Suggest any exercises or diet plan to get into normal range.
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Hello, Thanks for the query. Looking at your weight and height, it is clear that with a BMI of 33.09 kgs/M2 you are going towards grade 2 obesity. Your ideal weight should be about 66 kgs. Which means you are carrying an extra 27 kgs. This is the main cause for being in pre-diabetes stage. Reducing your weight towards normal will help in remaining free from diabetes. You will have to increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and bakery items plus food made out of maida. Plus cut down over all caloric intake based on ideal body weight (66 kgs). Then exercise regularly for over one hour a day. Refrain form alcohol and smoking. Thanks.
I Am a diabetic ,taking 1600 calorie died & insuli -lupisulin M-22unit : E-16unit ,doing morning walk/meditation every day, suffering follicular lymphoma.maintenance treatment with Mabtas 600mg every 3 month for 2year but still diabetic is not under control. please advice
General Physician, Trivandrum
You will have to change the dosage of insulin. I will prescribe it after payment consultation. What is your fasting and post prandial blood sugar levels? [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Dawny J Mathew" below to consult privately with the doctor.
Asked for male, 55 years old from Panchmahal
I am Diabetic patient. Can I take diary products and fruits? If yes, ok but if not why? Kindly advice.
Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Diploma in Diabetology, PGD ND, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Yes you can take fruits and diary products. Take in moderate amount you can take 500 ml milk (including curd or any other preparation from milk). While having fruits include fiber rich fruits. You want to eat banana, chickoo, grapes, you can have half or 3/4, half chickoo or 5, 6 grapes. In simple way if you are eating in moderate n suggests amount you can have evrythinh.
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