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Dr. Malathi Balraj

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

200 at clinic
Dr. Malathi Balraj Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Malathi Balraj is a popular Endocrinologist in Sion, Mumbai. You can visit her at Diabetic Care Center in Sion, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Malathi Balraj on Lybrate.com.

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I am alcoholic diabetic patent for last 22 years. What effect can cause me in future. I am insulin dependent.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello if diabetes is not in proper control, it affects almost every system of the body particularly retina, kidneys, nerves and heart. Alcohol in excess adds to the problems. It gives extra calories without any benefits. Damages liver in turn glucose and fat metabolism. It masks hypoglycemia symptoms causing serious difficulty. Can affect your overall fitness. In long-term liver damage along with chronic complications of diabetes will be very bad.
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I am woman, 52, I am a housewife, I do not suffer any major health problem like diabetes etc and even went for all major medical reports and all were normal. Yet many times my leg pain. What could be possible reason.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am woman, 52, I am a housewife, I do not suffer any major health problem like diabetes etc and even went for all ma...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic mag phos 12x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days
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Hello Dr. I wanted to ask you that is their any harm in consuming sugar. I mean consuming more sugar everyday.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hello Dr. I wanted to ask you that is their any harm in consuming sugar. I mean consuming more sugar everyday.
If you are not having glycosuria or diabetes and not obese person there is no harm practically. But it is better to have sugar consumption in moderation. To avoid future healthy parameters.

Suffering from knee pain and uric acid is 9.5 mg/dl and thyroid (TSH) is 5.78 uIU/ML. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Suffering from knee pain and uric acid is 9.5 mg/dl and thyroid (TSH) is 5.78 uIU/ML. Please help me.
Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Tests every 3 to 6 months. you can take tab. bencid 500 mg once a day. tab. thyronorm 75mcg once in morning before meal.
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I have now diagnosed as diabetic, my age is now 55 years. What treatment I have to take as to control and remove diabetic fully. Whether it is purely curable, een I have high BP.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have now diagnosed as diabetic, my age is now 55 years. What treatment I have to take as to control and remove diab...
Mr. lybrate-user, Diabetes mellitus can only be controlled, there is no cure. Treatment has to continue for life time. Depending on type of diabetes, either oral anti-diabetic drugs or Insulin injections are given. In addition there has to be strict dietary control and regular exercise to maintain normal weight and improve internal insulin action. Thanks.
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Sir can you say me the reason why even the small children are getting diabetes now a days as my friend got and say me the things to prevent us from that.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Sir can you say me the reason why even the small children are getting diabetes now a days as my friend got and say me...
Small children may have two types of diabetes. Type I is insulin dependent and may be viral aetiolgy. Type 2 is due to insulin resistance. Obesity is main factor.
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I have TSH level 6.19 but I have no any other complication except weight loss and tiredness. Is that I have hyperthyrodisam or not. If yes than what is treatment for that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I have TSH level 6.19 but I have no any other complication except weight loss and tiredness. Is that I have hyperthyr...
Tsh normal range is 0.4-4.2. You sure have hyperthyroidism consult endocrinologist go for thyroid profile complete.
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I am 51 years old. For the past 3-4 yrs I am having type 2 diabetes. Fasting 140- 150.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Fasting 140 means your b. Sugar levels are not controlled with the medications you are taking. Your medicines need change. And as soon as possible coz high b. Sugar silently damages body organs in the long run.
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I am having high uric acid level and taking medicine zyloric. Does this have any side effect. Also how can deterioration of cartilage of knee joints prevented.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having high uric acid level and taking medicine zyloric. Does this have any side effect. Also how can deteriorat...
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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Sir/Madam, I am a diabetes patient for last 4 years. What I can eat in breakfast, lunch and dinner. please give me a diet list. And what to do to keep this disease normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
Sir/Madam,
I am a diabetes patient for last 4 years.
What I can eat in breakfast, lunch and dinner. please give me a ...
Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes Food ItemAmountProtein (g)Calories (kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water––– Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1–40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total–49.51286 How is an Ideal Indian Diet Plan for Diabetes made? An Ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes can be designed keeping in mind the person’s individual requirements and other medical conditions. Every person has different caloric requirement. The calorie requirement is based on various factors like age, sex, medical conditions, activity levels, metabolism etc. To lose weight in a healthy manner, calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). This will help you understand the minimum calories your body requires in order to function properly. This sample 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes, will provide you with an idea of what an ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes looks like. Although you must understand that this is just a generalized 1200 calorie Indian diet plan for diabetes, it may or may not suit your goal as there are chances your body requirements will be different. So do consult your dietician in person to know if you can use this 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes.
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I am 63 year old, diabetic patient for last 35 years. retina of my both eyes are affected, My blood group is 'O'Rh ve Can donate my few organs as mentioned in your article ORGAN DONOR?

Senior Consultant Surgeon, Specialist In Refractive Lasik Surgery, MS Ophthalmology, Phacoemulsification & Multifocal Implantation, Occuloplasty Surgeon
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 63 year old, diabetic patient for last 35 years. retina of my both eyes are affected, My blood group is 'O'Rh ve...
organ donation is possible as per ur will ...... and it will be determined by the condition of the organ at that time
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65 year old male diabetic since 38 yeras take insulin 2 dose daily 22 morn and same eve. Have concern my underfeet specially toes feel numb daily. Long time problem. Presently heavy phlegm and cough upon sleeping or when exposed to fan or aircon only while lying. Please advise. Sugar levels are 160 fasting. Am weighing 100kg and height 6 feet.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Along with insulin take metformin1000 twice a day. For cough take antibitic for 5 days along with good expectorant.
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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?

BHMS
Homeopath,
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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Diabetes - Factors That Put You At Risk!

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes - Factors That Put You At Risk!

Type 1 diabetes is commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes and is mostly witnessed among young people. It can also occur in adults. In this condition, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or completely stops producing insulin. The immune system, which saves the body from foreign microbes, attacks the cells that are responsible for producing insulin. The treatment methods include taking insulin shots, oral insulin intake, taking healthy diet, increased physical activity and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition wherein the body refuses to use insulin in order to carry glucose to each and every cell of the body. The pancreas try to produce more insulin in order to counter the condition but soon give up due to an increased blood pressure. The treatment plan includes medication, making lifestyle changes, and controlling blood-sugar and cholesterol levels.

Gestational diabetes is observed in many pregnant women. The hormones produced during pregnancy can block insulin to be used by the body. While insulin resistance is common during pregnancy, failure of the pancreas to fill in the additional insulin in the body can result in gestational diabetes. Women who are overweight are more likely to develop this condition. Although gestational diabetes goes automatically after the baby is born, it often recurs in the form of type 2 diabetes in a later stage of life.

Risk factors for diabetes

  1. Weight: Being overweight is a primary risk factor for diabetes. An increased amount of adipose tissue increases the risk of insulin resistance by the body. It is therefore essential to shed as much weight as one can to avoid diabetes.

  2. Inactivity: Immobility increases the risk of diabetes in a person. It stacks up glucose in the body, making it difficult for the body to use glucose and convert it into energy. A daily routine which is devoid of physical activity ensures fat storage in the body, which can turn into type 2 diabetes.

  3. Family history: Diabetes, especially type 2, is closely linked with family history. If a person has diabetes, it is very likely that his immediate family or extended family has a history of diabetes.

  4. Ethnicity: African-Americans, people from the Indian subcontinent, Latinos, etc., are more likely to suffer from diabetes compared to their American or European counterparts. Lifestyle and eating habits are the major reasons for diabetes in these races.

  5. Age: Age has a direct correlation with diabetes. The age group of 45–65 is considered to be more diabetes-prone. Inactivity, immobility, and an increase of sugar intake are some of the primary reasons for developing diabetes in this age group. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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Whether fruits papaya chinnu mango can be taken in little quantity as I am type 2 borderline diabetic.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Little quantity is ok. Like 50-60 gms per day. Depending on your blood sugar levels. Get a diet chart from nutritionist.
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I am a diabetic since 1998. On Insulin since 2001. Though the fasting sugar is well in control but PP is shooting beyond 200 level. Using Novomix 30 @ 30 units in morning & 20 units before dinner. Kindly advise how to control the PP?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
By reducing the carbohydrate diet in the lunch&dinner By brisk walking By diet planning in consultation with dietician

What is diabetes, how we come to know about it and what precautions should we have to take to control diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is diabetes, how we come to know about it and what precautions should we have to take to control diabetes.
Hello, diabetes is a metabolic disorder affecting carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and both small and large blood vessels, with persistent hyperglycemia. In the long run it damages eyes (retina), nerves, kidney, heart and causing problems with lower limbs. It is caused because of either lack of insulin or resistance to its action (t2 dm) or total absence of insulin as in t1 dm. T2 diabetes is a preventable condition, by adapting modified life style one can prevent it. Modified life style means regular exercise, maintaining near normal weight, avoiding smoking and alcohol and eating a healthy diet.
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I am 46 years old & I am diabetic. My sugar levels is 183 (f) 323 (pp). I am taking metformin ip 850 mg 1 tablet each after breakfast, lunch & after dinner. I am also taking gliclazide er tablet 30 mg before meal (one time only). Before taking this I used to take glykind m. When it did not work then my doctor suggested above medecines. Still my sugar is still not in control. Kindly advice me what to do. Kindly suggest better medecine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Looking at the details I suggest you should shift to long acting basal analogue insulin like injection basalog, start with 6 units once a day and increase the dose based on daily blood sugar levels. You will have to do self monitoring of sugar levels. One of the oral medications namely metformin with glimepiride to be continued.
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