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Dr. Altamash Shaikh  - Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Altamash Shaikh

MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DNB - Diplomate in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Met...

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

20 Years Experience  ·  1300 - 1500 at clinic
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Dr. Altamash Shaikh MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DNB - Diplomate in Endocrin... Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Consultant - S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim Dr. Altamash Shaikh is highly qualified and experienced with considerable expertise in the management of various Endocrine & General Medicine......more
Consultant - S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim Dr. Altamash Shaikh is highly qualified and experienced with considerable expertise in the management of various Endocrine & General Medicine related ailments.
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Dr. Altamash Shaikh is an experienced Endocrinologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has been a successful Endocrinologist for the last 7 years. He has done MBBS. You can visit him at Raheja Hospitals in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Altamash Shaikh on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Seth G s Medical college Mumbai - 1998
DNB - General Medicine - Seth G s Medical college Mumbai - 2011
DNB - Diplomate in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism - Seth G s Medical college Mumbai - 2001
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Hindi

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#15/17, Maharshi Karve Road, Charni Road. Landmark: Opp. to Railway Station & Near Chini Road Station, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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Tip for Insulin storage

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DIABETES
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Tip for Insulin storage
Insulin storage-All insulin needs to be kept at temperatures lower than 25°C, ideally between 2 and 6°C . Normal room temperatures are below 25°C but they can be warmer in the summer. Therefore any insulin you are not currently using should be stored in the fridge – throughout the year. Don’t put it in – or too close to – the freezer compartment, as the insulin may be damaged. Any insulin that has been out of the fridge for 28 days or more should be discarded.
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If blood glucose level is below 250 then what types of home remedies will take with medicine. Pls suggest some home made precautions we can take.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If blood glucose level is below 250 then what types of home remedies will take with medicine. Pls suggest some home m...
Hello, Thanks for the query. The question is a bit unclear, as blood glucose level < 250 mg does not give any idea. Plus there is no mention whether that is fasting or after food and most importantly HbA1c% is not mentioned. Any ways, usual precautions to be taken are: avoid sweets, avoid deep fried foods, pastries, bakery items, junk foods, foods made from maida and colas. Refrain from alcohol and smoking. Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Use whole grain flour for roti and chapati. Exercise daily for at least 1 hour. Use fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) either in powder form or roasted seeds about 10 grams before each meal. Thanks.
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Role Of Lifestyle Changes In Managing Diabetes!

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Role Of Lifestyle Changes In Managing Diabetes!

Keeping the blood sugar level within the accepted level can be a challenging at times. This is because the blood sugar is affected by a range of factors including lifestyle factors. Here is a brief roadmap to manage diabetes by following simple lifestyle changes:

Food:
Healthy eating is an art. It is one of the cornerstones of healthy living with or without high blood sugar. People suffering from blood sugar has more reasons to be specific about food to keep the blood sugar level under control.

  1. Portion size and carbohydrate counting: Carbohydrates play a key role in managing diabetes. It is, therefore, necessary to keep a close count of carbohydrates. People consuming insulin need to be more careful in this regard. One good way to ensure that carbohydrates consumption is under control is to ensure that the portion size is controlled.
  2. A balanced meal: A good meal should be a mixture of fruits, proteins, fats, starches, and vegetables. Few carbohydrates such as those found in vegetables, starch and whole grains serve a diabetic person better.
  3. Track your medication and meal: Too little consumption of food can lead to a sharp fall in blood sugar level. Too much food, on the other hand, can lead to high blood sugar. It makes sense to maintain a balance between food and medication.

Exercise:
Physical activity goes a long way in managing blood sugar level. Regular exercise consumes sugar in the form of energy and helps to maintain diabetes. Daily exercise along with certain household chores such as gardening can help to maintain diabetes:

  1. Make an exercise plan: It makes sense to consult the doctor or a healthcare professional before starting to exercise. Depending on the level of blood sugar, an exercise plan should be chosen. One should maintain a minimum of half an hour exercise schedule daily.
  2. Be prepared: Sudden change in lifestyle such as starting an exercise regimen can take a toll on the body. It is therefore advised that a person prepares himself by taking short snacks before starting to exercise. Staying hydrated is another crucial thing. Checking the blood sugar level before and after working out is a good habit.

Stress
Stress plays the devil in shooting up the blood sugar level. It becomes extremely difficult to manage diabetes with stress. Here is a list of important things to stay away from stress:

  1. Find a pattern: Logging stress within a scale of 1 to 10 can help to find a pattern. If the blood sugar levels are found to be high under stressful days, a person would know what should be skipped to cut down stress.
  2. Get help: Getting professional help to cut down stress is a good idea. Consulting a psychiatrist/psychologist can prove to be helpful in cutting down stress. Once the stress levels are down, blood sugar level automatically comes down. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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Hi sir sugar patients male can drink bear, if they can drink how many units they can drink in a week.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi sir sugar patients male can drink bear, if they can drink how many units they can drink in a week.
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is good avoid alcohol totally in diabetes. Because it gives empty calories, can create unawareness of hypoglycemia. Plus not good for liver. So my advise to every patient is to avoid alcohol totally. But ultimately choice is of the patient. Further alcohol content in beer differs from 4.2 to 8.5% depending upon the type, so fixing a quantity is also not possible. Thanks.
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Hello doctor. My mom has diabetes. What should be the diet plan for a diabetic patient. As she don't wants to eat after 2 hours?

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Homeopath, Murshidabad
Hello doctor. My mom has diabetes. What should be the diet plan for a diabetic patient. As she don't wants to eat aft...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200. If post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200 then patient can take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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I m 28 years old. I m already diabetic patient. Mother to coming this problem. But she is death. Type one sugar to me because how to permanent clear this problem.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
I m 28 years old. I m already diabetic patient. Mother to coming this problem. But she is death. Type one sugar to me...
Are you taking insulin? Is Blood sugar level are under control? Consult privately as i need to take proper history
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My age is 47 my fasting sugar is 225 and pp is 345 what medicine I should take dosage and period.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
My age is 47 my fasting sugar is 225 and pp is 345 what medicine I should take dosage and period.
Diabetes medicines are to be taken regularly until you see your doctor again. Your medicines will have to be changed depending upon what you are presently taking. However, at the age of 47, you need to control your sugars. Strictly.
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I am affected with hypo thyroid. I take 175 ng of Eltroxin tablets at early morning daily as per doctor's advice since last 15 years and also take regular lab test at yearly once. My weight is also increases in regularly. But cannot reduced my weight even hard working also. What is the problem and how can it rectify. Any advice please.

P.G. Diploma In Dietitics & Nutrition, BSC - Zoology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am affected with hypo thyroid. I take 175 ng of Eltroxin tablets at early morning daily as per doctor's advice sinc...
Hi, Eat healthy and fibre rich food like vegetables, fruits avoid high intake of salt and salty food items, and vegetable like cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower, soya in daily diet.
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I am a male of 66 yrs. I am a type-2 diabetic. My BS and BP are under control by medication. But I lost about 10 Kg. Weight. Can anybody suggest me how to regain weight at least by 5 Kg. THANKS.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a male of 66 yrs. I am a type-2 diabetic. My BS and BP are under control by medication. But I lost about 10 Kg. ...
Mr. lybrate-user, At 60 years with 167.5 cms height your ideal body weight should be (167.5 - 100 = 67.5 X 0.9 = 60.5 kgs) 60.5 kgs. Hence your present weight is absolutely fine and within the prescribed limit. In diabetes weight ;loss occurs when blood glucose is not in control. If in control then weight improves with proper treatment and correct diet and exercise. Ideally fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA 1c% <7, when one is in control. BP should be 120 - 130 / 70 to 80 mm Hg. But upper limit of 140 / 90 mm Hg is permissible. Thanks.
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I am a 44 year old male and suffering from diabetic for the last 7 years and taking medicine of gluformin g1 half in the morning and 1 at night after food. Can you suggest some more effective method for controlling diabetics.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
I am a 44 year old male and suffering from diabetic for the last 7 years and taking medicine of gluformin g1 half in ...
You take 3 big meals n 2 small meals between 3 big meals. In morning take 1 glass of lukeworm water with 1/2 spoon methidana powder its helps to control blood sugar level. Then walk for 45 min. Tea without sugar with biscuits (digestive marrie / marrie gold) after 1 hr you take breakfast like daliya, oats, upma, sprouts. In midmorning take any fruit except banana, cheeku, grapes. In lunch take 1- 1/2 chapati, dal, salad, vegetables and curd. Then snacks then dinner n don't take rice.
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