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M.D (HOMEOPATHY), MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Gulbarga
Cauliflower should be avoided for lifetime who have hypothyroidism.
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I am forty four years. My sugar level is 102/212. I am taking daily gala mg2 in the morning and night. Is it ok or kindly suggest what type of food I have to take? No other disease.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am forty four years. My sugar level is 102/212. I am taking daily gala mg2 in the morning and night. Is it ok or ki...
Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicene perscribed by your doctor regularly.
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I am 57 year old. Suffering from type ii diabetes for 10 year. Now sugar level is normal for 2 months. But my BP was 179/105. On investigation s. creatinine is 2.4 and blood urea 71. After medication by MD physician BP came down and liver profile and s. electrolyte is normal. But blood urea and s. Creatinine is same. What I should do. What precaution in diet to be taken. BP is 128/87 today.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 57 year old. Suffering from type ii diabetes for 10 year. Now sugar level is normal for 2 months. But my BP was ...
to reduce creatinine and urea, you will have to consume more of vegetarian diet. Avoid high protein foods like mutton and chicken and fishes. Also avoid strenuous physical activity. Consume green tea, reduce intake of high fat cheese and other milk products. These measures may be helpful in reducing creatinine and to extent urea. For hypertension it is better to use ace inhibitors or arbs, which have a beneficial effect on kidneys.
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Home Remedies For Diabetes

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Ahmedabad
Home Remedies For Diabetes


Natural hone remedies to treat diabetes at home

Diabetes treatment: 15 home remedies to treat diabetes at home (thinkstock photos/getty images)

India is said to be the diabetes capital of the world. With nearly 50 million people in india suffering from diabetes, the country has a big challenge to face. First, let's know what is diabetes. The elevated sugar in the blood is called diabetes. There are two primary reasons behind diabetes - one is when our body stops producing insulin and second is when the body does not respond to insulin that is produced by the body. Insulin is broken down by the body and used as energy, which is transported to the cells. There are two types of diabetes - type I diabetes and type ii diabetes. Let's know about them in a little detail: 

Type I diabetes 


Type I diabetes usually occurs in people who are below the age 20 and that is why it is also called as juvenile diabetes. In this type, the body becomes partially or completely unable to produce insulin. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease. In this, your immune system attacks the pancreas from where the insulin is produced, thereby making the pancreas inefficient or unable to produce insulin. Type I diabetes cannot be prevented, it can only be controlled with healthy lifestyle changes.

Type ii diabetes

Type ii diabetes is more common than type I diabetes in india. Type ii diabetes usually happens to people who are above the age of 40. This type of diabetes is caused due to insulin resistance. In this case, the pancreas produces insulin but the body is not able to respond to it properly. There can be many reasons behind type ii diabetes. Some of the reasons can be being overweight, high blood pressure, having a poor diet, taking too much stress, hormone imbalance, certain medications and leading a sedentary lifestyle. Though type ii diabetes can be reversed. 

Let's us know some natural ways by which we can treat diabetes at home: 

What not to eat: 

There are some foods which can negatively impact your diabetes. So, the first thing you need to do is to remove these foods from your diet. 


1. Refined sugar - we all know that sugar, until it is in its most natural form, is bad for people suffering from diabetes. When consumed, refined sugar spikes the blood sugar rapidly. Sometimes even the natural form like honey can cause a sudden spike in the blood sugar levels. So, it's better to avoid refined sugar by all means if you are a diabetic. 


2. Whole grains - grains that have gluten in them should be avoided. Gluten is associated with diabetes as its intake can cause leaky gut leading to inflammation which in turn can lead to auto immune diseases. 


3. Alcohol - alcohol consumption is directly related to diabetes. Alcohol not only damages your liver but also attacks the pancreas that produces insulin. Diabetes is linked with consumption of heavy alcohol which is two to three glasses a day. Beer should especially be avoided as it has a lot of carbohydrates. 


4. Cow's milk - just like whole grains, cow milk can trigger the immune system which can lead to inflammation. Milk coming from sheep and goat is not harmful in fact it helps to maintain the blood sugar level. But the conventional cow milk can be dangerous for you if you are suffering from diabetes. 


5. Gmo foods - gmo foods have the capability to promote diabetes along with causing liver and kidney diseases. Go for products which are labeled as gmo-free. 

What to eat and do 

Cinnamon 

Cinnamon contains a bioactive compound that can help to fight and prevent diabetes. Cinnamon is known to stimulate the insulin activity and thus regulate the blood sugar level. As excess of anything is bad, likewise cinnamon if taken in excess can increase the risk of liver damage due to a compound called coumarin present in it. The true cinnamon, not the one buy from shops (cassia cinnamon) is safer to have.

How to consume cinnamon 

- mix half or one teaspoon of grounded cinnamon with warm water and have it once daily. 

- boil raw cinnamon in 2 glasses of water. Let it cool for 30 minutes and have it daily.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is easily found in indian households. Though it's bitter in taste, but combing it with buttermilk makes it taste better. Usually, aloe vera is used for beauty purposes but as it has anti-inflammatory properties it can heal the wounds. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is said to control the blood sugar levels. 

Jamun 

Jamun and its leaves have proven to be helpful in lowering the blood sugar levels. Consuming approximately 100 grams of jamun every day is said to show tremendous improvement in your blood sugar levels.

Vitamin c

Vitamin c is not only good for skin but also for diabetes. Recent studies have shown that consuming approximately 600 mg of vitamin c daily can improve the blood sugar level significantly. People who have chronic diabetes should consume foods rich in vitamin c every day. Some foods rich in vitamin c are amla, orange, tomato and blueberry. 

Exercise

One of the main reasons behind type ii diabetes is being overweight. Any kind of physical activity, be it yoga, zumba, aerobics, gymming, playing sports can significantly improve blood sugar level by maintaining your weight. Not only this, walking every day can help to reduce the blood sugar level tremendously. 

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I am 27 years old female. I am hypothyroid from past 2 years and taking Thyronorm 50 mg. I got my TSH, T3, T4 levels tested today and my TSH levels were at 0.109 which are below the optimal levels (0.555 to 4.78). T3 and T4 are within the normal range. I went to a homeopath and he decreased the dose to 25 mg along with he gave 3x. I wanted to know isint both these doses further reduce my TSH as it is already below the normal level?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 27 years old female. I am hypothyroid from past 2 years and taking Thyronorm 50 mg. I got my TSH, T3, T4 levels ...
Hello, Madam, having TSH level at 0.109 mU/L is fine. It not excessively low. In fact it good to have the a well controlled TSH, to be free from all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. I am not aware of what is 2x tab. In treatment of hypothyroidism only effective drug is thyroxine. No other drug has any role. Homeopathy does not have any drug at all. If you have any doubts please do come back. Thanks.
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Sir, Since few days, I have heel and knee pains. Done uric acid test. Result shown 5. 6. Suggest me accordingly.

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Ayurveda, Banaskantha
Sir, Since few days, I have heel and knee pains. Done uric acid test. Result shown 5. 6. Suggest me accordingly.
Dear Lybrate user, On primary bases required to change posture & position. Some time it may be involvement of professional postures causes this kind trouble so observe it and if wrong than try to change it. For proper diagnosis consult nearest Ayurveda Vaidhya. Basic advice is to Apply Mahanarayan tail on pain site with genteel Abhyang (massage) for 10-15 mins, than after Swedan (steam ).
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I'm a diabetic patient. My fasting sugar range always between 120 to 180 accordingly in 1 month back i've measured fasting 168mg thereafter stopping allopathy i've complete switchover to ayerved stop taking of allopathic drugs - now in between 1 month my sugar level raise in fasting - 260mg - I became fears - again started taking medicines glimet - ds - once in before breakfast & once before dinner - jalra-n-50/500mg at night before bedtime & vitmain - zyncovit after breakfast morning - please. Adv. This is the right way to continue my treatment or else any other treatment to adopt. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello it is good that you have started allopathic treatment again. There is no other treatment than this. Now how are your sugar levels? if in control continue the same. Also check your hba1c it should be below 7. If not then treatment may have to be strengthened. Along with drugs you have to exercise and strive to maintain near normal weigh. Avoid deep fried foods and sweets.
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Sir I'm patient of diabetes. I want to free from diabetes. What can I do at home.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Sir I'm patient of diabetes. I want to free from diabetes. What can I do at home.
You can control your diabetes by diet and exercise.No sugar,sweetened juice,fast foods,junk foods.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Eat 5-6 times small amount of food instead of 3 big meals.Eat lots of fruits,vegetables.Use protein more.Use healthy oil in cooking.Do regular exercise which will help you to control diabetes.For more specific details consult privately on lybrate.
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I am a 41 years old diabetic patients last 8 years and my last fb is 113 mg/dl, pp is 89, creatinine is 1.12,TSH is 2. 28, SGpt is 35 U/L but SGpt is 65 U/L.Can I take medicine udiliv 150 for lowering SGpt? Can I eat milk, fish and Bread?

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Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am a 41 years old diabetic patients last 8 years and my last fb is 113 mg/dl, pp is 89, creatinine is 1.12,TSH is 2...
YES YOU CAN TAKE UDILIP 150 mg. ALSO BRISK WALKING. AVOID FATTY DIETS. NO ALCOHOL. YES YOU CAN EAT MILK WITHOUT MALAI ,AND FISH AND BROWN BREAD.
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I am 57 yrs old and when tested for uric acid in blood count was 8.7, is it possible to bring this level down to safe level by controlling food intake and other methods, kindly elaborate.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
As of now we need to take medication to reduce the level and for maintaining it we need to control our dietary intake
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Hello doctor, I am 25 yrs old, single. My weight is 80 and my height is 158 cms. From 5 yrs I have thyroid and have been using medicines i. E thyronorm 50mg. My tsh is normal and from 4 yrs my weight is same, whatever I do am not able to reduce my weight. I do proper diet and exercise with cosultation of dietician. What is the problem and how should I reduce my weight?

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
You need to loose weight. To do that one has to persist with a drastic reduction in the intake of carbohydrates, (specially refined sugars) and fats, increase intake of proteins and increase the expenditure of energy by regular exercise. Starving ones self does not work for any length of time and three meals at regular times, eaten slowly is the best method. Avoid snacking between meals, have a good breakfast, moderate lunch and a light dinner. The foods to avoid are sugars, or anything that contains sugar and fat such as bakery products, ice creams, desserts, fried foods (like pranthe, pakore, puris) pizza and potatoes. Rice can be replaced with two chapattis made of multi grain atta. To fill your stomach one should take lots of fruits (papaya, apples, guava) and green vegetables (cucumber, ghia, laoki, teenda, and tori) and sprouted dal. Milk should be double toned. The protein intake should be increased by taking egg white, cooking should be in small amounts of olive / sunflower oil. Vegetarians can use soya bean dal, nutri nuggets and cottage cheese made from double tone milk. The best exercise is jogging or brisk walking for at least 45 minutes, five days a week.
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Diabetes - How To Manage Your Diet The Right Way?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Diabetes - How To Manage Your Diet The Right Way?

A lifestyle disease such as diabetes is never nice to have, isn’t it? Also, when a person has diabetes, there are some things of which more should be had and then, there are some whose consumption should be scaled back. So what exactly does a diet for a person who has diabetes look like?

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day as it kicks off the metabolism for the day. Having a large breakfast is quite important so as to take care of the body, but this only makes sense if the food that is being eaten for breakfast is healthy enough. It is quite a good idea to have some porridge. While it is true that porridge is a carbohydrate-rich food item, what it also has is a great amount of soluble fibre. In fact, this sort of fibre takes some time to digest, so it reduces the pangs of hunger, which would have normally made a person eat unhealthy junk and fast food.

In a world of food that is processed, packaged and picked up from the supermarket, people are just not eating the correct amount of fruits and vegetables as they should. What is important to keep in mind is that vegetables are to be had in multiple portions on a daily basis, but these vegetables must be low in starch content. This means that for a person who has diabetes, vegetables which should not be eaten include potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas as well as corn.

On the other hand, the sort of vegetables which are to be eaten include broccoli and spinach. Spinach is also very good for increasing the level of haemoglobin in the blood. Also, making use of cinnamon extract is good as it has the potential to cut a person’s sugar levels by up to a tenth.

While it is not true that potatoes and other starchy foods should be completely avoided, a diabetic person should watch the amount of them that is being consumed by him or her. The reason for this is that starch-filled vegetables have high amounts of carbohydrates, which are generally responsible for raising the level of blood sugar. This is surely the last thing a diabetic person would want or need.

If you notice, strawberries have some sugar content, but they are a lot better than biscuits and other snacks. So in case a diabetic person wants to nibble on something, sweet fruits are always a better option. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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I had a miscarriage 4 months ago My oggt is Glucose fasting is 105 Glucose 1/2 hour is 172 Glucose 1 hour is 171 Glucose 1 and 1/2 hour is 71 Glucose 2 hours is 51 My hemoglobin is 6.2 What does this mean?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
I had a miscarriage 4 months ago
My oggt is
Glucose fasting is 105
Glucose 1/2 hour is 172
Glucose 1 hour is 171
Gluc...
Hello. You are having severe anaemia, which may require blood transfusion. I hope you are not bleeding till now. Consult nearest hospital. Regards.
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How to get rid of constipation? I am having diabetics recently fasting was 129 I'm taking gluconorm G1 2 times still feels pain in bones sleeping disorder what to do? Should I take nurokind along with some iron & calcium tabs please Guide me.

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Homeopath, Secunderabad
How to get rid of constipation? I am having diabetics recently fasting was 129 I'm taking gluconorm G1 2 times still ...
You can take any of the suppliments for a short course. Adapt an active and healthy lifestyle. Start exercising every day. Learn Yoga and pranayam from an expert to gain good results. Try Homeopathy along with the regular medications as it can help the body enhance the metabolism very naturally. You can contact me for a detailed consultation.
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My age is 32 yrs. After getting my blood test done I got to know my fasting sugar is 98.81 and pp is 117.69 is a symptom of having diabiates my sgpt is also little bit high its 72.52 do I need to take any medicines?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Your blood sugar levels r normal. No need to worry but sgpt is increased means that yr liver is not properly functioning. So 1. Avoid overeating 2. Avoid excessive milk products like cheese, butter and ghee 3. Avoid fast food, spicy and fried food 4. Avoid alcohol if you you're taking 5. Avoid non veg 6. Take nutritious homemade diet.
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I am a hypothyroid patient with gestational diabetes and want to loose weight. Does Ayurveda has some solution to it?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am a hypothyroid patient with gestational diabetes and want to loose weight. Does Ayurveda has some solution to it?
Yes, ayurveda may reduce your problem in short term basis but if you go through a proper characterized homoeopathic treatment then you may get cure from your problem.
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My mother is type 2 diabetic and asthma and mentally disturbed means she has doubts about his her husband and his son (ie. About me) and also daughter-in-law etc who are they sex with others without relation and age also, she is thinking that she is only good all are bad. Now she is taking human mixtard 40 insulin 20 ml morning and night 15 ml for doctor suggestion. While she is using homeopathy medicine to control diabetic and mental stress by homeo doctor.(what medicine I don? t know) what it may be I want good solution to control all problems sir. Respected sir, her age may be 63 years my mother diabetic reports on 08/04/2015 which are pbs -126 mg/dl pibs-306 mg/dl bp-120/70 hba1c -12.0%(your mean blood glucose is 345 mg/dl) medicine humanmixtard 40iu and glucomet-500 mg afternoon, supporting medicine is homeopathy, glycomect500 which is not using regularly and she is also take medicine irregurly.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
A diabetic person also need to attend counselling session along with their medications. Her symptoms are part of the illness. Besides this, it must be difficult for you to manage with your mother's doubting nature. It may not be possible to control everything but only those things that are under your control. Some things you may have to live with and in this case you need to know how to manage and cope with it. Counselling will help you to find this balance and tools to manage your issues in the best way. If you have any queries about this please contact me on private chat.
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I am 57 year diabetic type ii, having 500 mg of glycipage sr and 2.5 mg in the morning and 500 mg glycipage and ecosprin av 75mg, please let me know I am having these medicine for 5 years. Do I need to change these after some time.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I am 57 year diabetic type ii, having 500 mg of glycipage sr and 2.5 mg in the morning and 500 mg glycipage and ecosp...
Vipen, your doctor may suggested based on your health condition. Please keep continue and visit doctor once you have diabetes in control. Also pls don't do over medication which may leads to side affects, let me suggest you some natural food supplements which full fill the gap in your food and keeps your body healthy. That way you may have a better chance to healthy. Have a nice day.
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