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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'm diabetic. My doubt is. Can I eat rice? Some doctors suggest me white rice is good and some are saying red rice (matta rice. I'm living in Kerala please help me.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I'm diabetic. My doubt is. Can I eat rice? Some doctors suggest me white rice is good and some are saying red rice (m...
Yoga and diet will definitely help in diabetes. There are some asana and pranayam which will help you to control your blood sugar level, like 1 ardh matsyendrasana 2 purna matsyendrasana 3 vakrasana 4 kapalbhati and many more diet has key role in diabetes. Diabetic diet is different for person to person. It is depend of person lifestyle, his blood sugar level. Medication and many more factor. But here are some common tips 1 eat high fiber food like oats, bran, sprouts, beans 2 avoid eating refine flour and its product 3 eat fresh fruits instead of fruit juice. 4 after taking medicines take your meal within half hour.
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M.D (HOMEOPATHY), MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Gulbarga
Cauliflower should be avoided for lifetime who have hypothyroidism.
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My father has diabetes from 8years But his sugar is high from last 6months I. E. Nearly 350-400 He is taking diapride m2 tablet daily twice So can you suggest any better tablet for him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father has diabetes from 8years
But his sugar is high from last 6months I. E. Nearly 350-400
He is taking diapride...
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch personally.
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Type 1 Diabetes - How To Recognize The Signs?

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Type 1 Diabetes - How To Recognize The Signs?

What is Type 1 Diabetes? 

Type 1 diabetes develops when your immune system destroys the cells in your pancreas called beta cells. They are the ones that make insulin. Insulin helps to maintain glucose level in the blood. Glucose does not move into your cells if insulin is not present Because of insulin deficiency glucose remain non-utilized and its level built up in the blood. There is no particular cure for type 1 diabetes. Although, with proper treatment, individuals can live long and healthy lives.

Type 1 diabetes is more common in young age, but can happen at any age. Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms of type1 diabetes are ordinarily progressive and become obvious rapidly, over a couple days to weeks, and are brought on by high glucose. High glucose or high blood sugar can hurt numerous parts of the body, for example, the eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys. 

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes include: 

  1. Urinating a considerable measure; this might be more noticeable around the evening time. The kidneys are attempting to dispose off the overabundant sugar in the blood. To do that, they need to dispose off more water. More water means more urine. 
  2. Being extremely thirsty is very common. This happens if you urinate so frequently that you lose enough water to wind up dehydrated.
  3. Unnecessary reduction weight without attempting. This happens in light of the fact that you are dehydrated. Weight reduction may likewise happen in the event that you are losing those sugar calories in your urine as opposed to using them. 
  4. Increased appetite is another symptom. You feel hungry on the grounds that your body is not utilizing all the calories that it can. A large number of them leave your body in your urine. 
  5. Hazy vision. At the point when sugar develops in the focal point of your eye, it sucks additional water into your eye. This changes the state of the focal point and makes your vision hazy. 
  6. Feeling extremely tired. You feel tired for the same reason you feel hungry. Your body is not utilizing the calories you are eating, and your body is not getting the energy it needs. 
  7. Youngsters may lack enthusiasm for their normal exercises. 
  8. Flushed, hot, dry skin.
  9. Loss of appetite, stomach pain, and nausea.
  10. Quick and heavy breathing.
  11. Anxiety, sleepiness, trouble waking up or coma.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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After having lunch on 2: 45 pm My sugar result test at 4: 30gm My TEST RESULTS PP BLOOD SUGAR 212 MG/DL PP URINE SUGAR YELLOW (++) THERE IS ANY PROBLEM TELL ME.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
After having lunch on 2: 45 pm
My sugar result test at 4: 30gm
My TEST RESULTS
PP BLOOD SUGAR 212 MG/DL PP URINE SUGA...
Its possibly a positive test for diabetes and you should consult endocrinologist for treatment. Advise is to also start homeopathic treatment to stop the further progress of the disease, prevent the complications and improve the quality of life.
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I am 45 years old my ldl is 108 chol is 158 hdl is 38, tgl is 92 uric acid is 6.7 give precautions for my health.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 45 years old my ldl is 108 chol is 158
hdl is 38, tgl is 92 uric acid is 6.7 give precautions for my health.
take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day. tab. atorvas-10 mg at night. avoid fatty /oily meal. go for walk daily. avoid alcohol/smoking if possible.
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I am a 25 years old and I have thyroid over four years? I need to use medicines every morning for it! what should I do to keep myself free from medicine need?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
This is a permanent condition so you need to take medicines life long. However itis very simple to treat so visit a good thyroid doctor to take the right dose.
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What precautions to be taken to reduce the sugar level and also if having Diabetes what diet to be followed?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
What precautions to be taken to reduce the sugar level and also if having Diabetes what diet to be followed?
Take pranacharya diabeto capsule and shilajeet capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid sugar. Sweets. Potatoes. Rice. Tea. Drink bitter gourd juice. And walk for atleast 1 hr in a day. Do light exercise. And do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.(if do)
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What Is The Healthiest Way To Treat Hypoglycemia?

Blood sugar refers to the glucose present in our blood. This glucose is formed from the food we eat. It is carried through our bloodstream to different parts of the body mainly to provide energy. Measuring blood glucose is an essential measure of our health.
Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar. This is a condition when blood sugar concentrations fall below normal. Without enough glucose, our body will not be able to perform its normal functions. It can be a concern for people with diabetes taking certain blood sugar-lowering medications, but it can also affect people who don?t have diabetes.
An episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) comes on very suddenly and you must be aware of how to tackle it effectively.
Causes of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is usually seen as a side effect of Diabetes treatment. Some common causes of Hypoglycemia include:
Overmedication with insulin or Anti diabetic pills
Drinking too much of alcohol
Missed meals. Hypoglycemia may occur in people with cancer who are on chemotherapy, which often causes loss of appetite
Genetic defects in the regulation of Insulin release
Liver failure ? ability of liver to generate new glucose gets impaired
Pituitary and adrenal gland disorders affect the production of glucose
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia means that there is not enough glucose reaching our brain. With drop in blood sugar our brain gets impacted immediately and we start feeling weak and fatigued. There is also a blurred/ impaired vision. Sometimes you tend to feel extremely hungry as well.
Other symptoms may also include-
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Shaking
Sweating
Paleness, cold/clammy skin
Nausea
What to do when you feel hypoglycemic ?
If your blood glucose is less than 70 mg/dL, immediate action must be taken to increase the blood sugar level. In such a condition the healthiest thing to do is get your glucose levels up, immediately.
Get some carbohydrates into your body immediately ? snack on something sweet, maybe glucose tablets
Drinking fruit juices or simple plain water with added sugar also helps.
Check the levels again after 15 minutes and eat some other carb rich snack in case it is still low. Once you?re above 70, follow up with a protein snack to help stabilize your blood sugar.
Untreated mild to moderate hypoglycemia can lead to severe hypoglycemia and unconsciousness. Such a situation requires the intervention of a special and cannot be self treated.
How to prevent hypoglycemia?
Regularly checking your blood sugar level can help you keep it in your target range
Keeping quick fix foods around you whether in office or in the dashboard of your car is a good practice.
People with Hypoglycemia must check their blood glucose level frequently especially during long journey trips. If the person is driving, there could be trouble concentrating or seeing clearly.
Be aware of what causes the sugar levels to drop, when is it that it usually drops ? maintaining a record of these things will better prepare you to handle situations.
It?s critical to eat small snacks every 2-3 three hours. This helps prevent your blood glucose from falling too low.
Maintain a healthy body weight by consuming a healthy diet and engaging in adequate exercise.
Are you diabetic? Do you monitor your blood sugar levels?
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I am taking Thyroxine sodium 100 mcg 1 tablet daily for thyroid, no tested again Which results: Total triiodothyronine T3: 1.17 Total thyroxine :10.50 Thyroid Stimulating hormones: 6.57 (0.35-5.50) So my question is :should I continue the same dose or increase or decrease my dose, please reply. Thanks in advance.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Please let me know the age of the patient plus are there any symptoms present related to hypothyroidism? Unless those details are known, it is difficult to say whether dose needs to be increased. Usually when on treatment TSh should be maintained around 3 to4 mU/L, particularly in adults. In older people a slightly higher level of TSH does not really matter. In fact it offers certain protection. So please answer my questions. Thanks.
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Iwas taking glycomet gp2 forte 2 tabs and one galvus 50/500 and my sugar was controlled fasting under 100 then my doctor switched to trivolib 2 instead of glycomet gp2 forte, and Zetin m instead of galvus 50/500 then my sugar levels shot to 200. Now the doctor has switched back to the old but still taking time. I am 60 years male Suggest.

MBBS,PGDMCH,PGDGM,AFIH,MHA,DEM
General Physician, Noida
Iwas taking glycomet gp2 forte 2 tabs and one galvus 50/500 and my sugar was controlled fasting under 100 then my doc...
Hello lybrate-user, you are a diabetic, if your blood sugar level is not controlled with the changed medicines, then continue your older medicines and also take diabetic diet, some mild exercise.
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Hello sir my mother is 45 years old and she is suffering from high blood sugar so please tell me some ways to control it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello sir my mother is 45 years old and she is suffering from high blood sugar so please tell me some ways to control...
MrSatish Kumar, To give any suggestions I need to know her weight, (kgs), height, waist circumference, fasting and PP sugar levels (current), HbA1c%, dietary pattern and extent of exercise done daily. Based on these details I will be able to guide. It is better if you come in a private conversation where I will be able to give specific guidelines. In the mean time she should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, use whole grain flour for making roti and chapati, (no maida). Exercise daily for at least 1 hour that will help in reducing insulin resistance and improve it's action, plus increase glucose utilisation.
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My grandmother is a diabetic patient. She is regularly taking all the prescribed medicines. But these medicines are not dat effective. Is there any other way apart from medicines to help her?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My grandmother is a diabetic patient. She is regularly taking all the prescribed medicines. But these medicines are n...
You need to provide detail information about your medical history in order to suggest you further. You can consult with me regarding further management with latest blood sugar reports.
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Mera sugar level khali pat 103 h me ise kaise kam kar sakta hu with in 15 days please help me.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Mera sugar level khali pat 103 h me ise kaise kam kar sakta hu with in 15 days please help me.
If you are diabetic then this fadting level is acceptable but if still wants to reduce reduce diect by 10% and regular exercises.
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I am a 24 year old and would like to the symptoms for diabetes and it's initial precaution.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
I am a 24 year old and would like to the symptoms for diabetes and it's initial precaution.
Diabetes is mostly symptom less but few patient can have frequent infections, delayed wound healing, unexplained weight loss despite good appetite, excessive thirst, and excessive urination can hint diabetes. Avoid high calorie food, Avoid weight gain, Increase physical activity can delay the appearance of diabetes.
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I am suffering from sugar suggested me some better meal for daily routine and exercise as soon as possible and I hsve blood pressure also for bp I take less amount of salt.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
I am suffering from sugar suggested me some better meal for daily routine and exercise as soon as possible and I hsve...
Hello sir. As you did not mentioned the blood sugar value & blood pressure. For blood sugar have 1 full spoon turmeric and 1 full spoon amalaki (gooseberry) choorna paste (add some water) at early morning on empty stomach daily. Drink coconut shell boiled water. For blood pressure reduce salt, deep fried, tinned food items. Drink milk boiled with crushed garlic (5-6 in no) empty stomach early morning, consult with an ayurvedic physician for the same.
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I am suffering from diabetes and I am habitual of taking alcohol please suggest me .

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am suffering from diabetes and I am habitual of taking alcohol please suggest me .
First of all quit alcohol and smoking. Walk regularly for. 40-45 min briskly. Change your food habit. Dnt take sweets. Dnt take too much carbohydrates. For further treatment you can contact me.
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I am 29 years old male and have been experiencing pain in my both heels for the past two months. My uric acid level is normal. Please guide.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 29 years old male and have been experiencing pain in my both heels for the past two months. My uric acid level i...
Homoeopathic medicine------------------- adel 4 (adel) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily.------ vitamin-d plus (bakson) chew 1 tab daily--------------- drink 2 glass milk daiy and rest accordingly----------
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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

BHMS
Homeopath, Dehradun
Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person experiences high blood glucose levels either because the body produces inadequate insulin or the body cells do not respond properly to the insulin produced by the body. Patients with diabetes often experience frequent urination (polyuria), increased thirst (polydipsia) and increased hunger (polyphagia).

There are three types of diabetes:

1) Type 1 diabetes
The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.

Type 1 diabetes is nowhere near as common as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.

Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a special diet.

2) Type 2 diabetes

The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are type 2.

Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels.

Being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking just one can of (non-diet) soda per day can raise our risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22%, researchers from Imperial College London reported in the journal Diabetologia. The scientists believe that the impact of sugary soft drinks on diabetes risk may be a direct one, rather than simply an influence on body weight.

3) Gestational diabetes :-

This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes :-

The symptoms of diabetes occur because some or all of the glucose stays in the blood, and isn’t being used as fuel for energy. The body tries to reduce blood glucose levels by flushing the excess glucose out of the body in the urine.
The common signs and symptoms of diabetes include:

> Increased frequency of urination, especially at night
> Frequently feeling thirsty
> Weakness and fatigue
> Unexplained loss of weight
> Genital itching or thrush
> Blurred vision
> Increase in healing time of cuts and wounds

Management :-

Lifestyle :-

People with diabetes can benefit from education about the disease and treatment, good nutrition to achieve a normal body weight, and exercise, with the goal of keeping both short-term and long-term blood glucose levels within acceptable bounds. In addition, given the associated higher risks of cardiovascular disease, lifestyle modifications are recommended to control blood pressure.

Medications :-

Medications used to treat diabetes do so by lowering blood sugar levels. There are a number of different classes of anti-diabetic medications. Some are available by mouth, such as metformin, while others are only available by injection such as GLP-1 agonists. Type 1 diabetes can only be treated with insulin, typically with a combination of regular and NPH insulin, or synthetic insulin analogs.

Support :-

In countries using a general practitioner system, such as the United Kingdom, care may take place mainly outside hospitals, with hospital-based specialist care used only in case of complications, difficult blood sugar control, or research projects. In other circumstances, general practitioners and specialists share care in a team approach. Home telehealth support can be an effective management technique

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I'm 31 years female with primary infertility problem and having severe burning sensation during and after intercourse and while urinating. Now taking clingen forte vaginal capsules from 9th day to 15th day of menstruation. Can have intercourse while taking clingen forte? Can I conceive with this month.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
In the meantime, you should abstain from sexual contact and do not re-establish your sexual relations till at least 7 days after the last dose of medications, as you may get reinfected. Also drink lots of water and fluids. Once the course of medicine is complete you can try for conceiving.
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