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Dr. Shashank.R.Joshi

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Shashank.R.Joshi is a renowned Endocrinologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Dr. Shashank.R.Joshi@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shashank.R.Joshi on Lybrate.com.

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Awards and Recognitions
International Clinician Award, received at the 21st American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, Philadelphia
Award of Padma Shri
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Diabetes
Association of Physicians of India (API)

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#A - 791, Bandra Reclamation Landmark : Opposite Mumbai Educational TrustMumbai Get Directions
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I have a diabetes in last 2 year it's type 1 diabetes nd presently I m taking 3 time insulin 10-10 units nd + aayurvedic treatment bt most the time my sugar lever is too hight approx more thn 350 nd day to day I think my health is also going to down. Please suggest me what I do is it safe to take aayurvedic + insulin?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have a  diabetes in last 2 year it's type 1 diabetes nd presently I m taking 3 time insulin 10-10 units nd + aayurv...
your insulin type and dosage both needs to be changed ..bedtime lantus like long insulin has to be added ...metformin tablet has to be started...your sugar levels are too high... but ur body weight is required to calculate dosages....kindly revert with details
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Diabetes: 5 Common Symptoms of it!

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jharsuguda
Diabetes: 5 Common Symptoms of it!

At present 3 out of the 5 people are suffering from diabetes and it is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. Moreover, it is no more restricted just to adults and affects children as well. Diabetes is a metabolic disease resulting in increase in the level of glucose in the body. Glucose is a source of energy for the cells making up the muscles and other tissues in the body. But if the level of glucose goes up, it shows the sign of danger. Diabetes is of 2 types: 

  1. Type 1: Body fails to produce insulin.
  2. Type 2: Body fails to produce enough insulin which is required by the body.

There are no definite signs of diabetes. It simply varies from person to person. In many of the cases it goes unnoticed. Such signs are as follows:

  1. Sudden weight loss: You might experience a sudden weight loss of 5 to 10 kgs within a month. This happens when sugar metabolism ceases very quickly. Insufficient insulin prevents the body from taking in glucose in the body cells from the blood to use as energy. In such a scenario the body starts burning fat and muscle for energy. This results in weight loss.
  2. Intense hunger: The cells in your body might not get enough energy either due to absence or improper functioning of insulin in your blood. This makes you hungry quite often.
  3. Excessive urination and thirst: Due to diabetes, the glucose level in the body goes up. The kidneys are overloaded with the burden of working overtime for filtering and absorbing the excess glucose in your body. The excess sugar, which the kidney cannot store is excreted out of your body. This makes you urinate frequently. Due to frequent urination the body gets dehydrated which makes you feel thirsty more often.
  4. Blurred vision: Due to the high level of glucose in your body tissues gets pulled away from the lens of the eyes. This results in vision issues. If not treated on time, it may even lead to blindness.
  5. Increased fatigue: The cells in your body might not get enough energy either due to absence or improper functioning of insulin in your blood. This makes you restless more often and you may even feel too weak to do your regular activities.

If you notice any of these signs, get the level of sugar in your checked and take the required remedies. It is good to get it treated as early as possible rather than facing immense trouble in future. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a endocrinologist and ask a free question.

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Hello Doctor, My name is Aditi and I have diabetes since 2 years and m taking medicines (Glyciphage SR 500mg) after breakfast -1 and after dinner -1 with folvite 5 mg. So, I want to ask that since m planning for pregnancy, if I get pregnant. Will these medicines have any side effect on my baby?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello Doctor, My name is Aditi and I have diabetes since 2 years and m taking medicines (Glyciphage SR 500mg) after b...
No, theseare safe in pregnancy.But if yr sugars go up you may need inj insulin to replace glyciphage
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Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please tell me what ti eating so please tell me sir.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please tell me what ti eating so please tell me sir.
Hi, Share his reports to know about the exact figure. When you eat excess calories and fat, your body responds by creating an undesirable rise in blood glucose. Making healthy food choices and tracking your eating habits can help you manage your blood glucose level and keep it within a safe range. For most people with type 2 diabetes, weight loss also can make it easier to control blood glucose and offers a host of other health benefits. Make your calories count with these nutritious foods: -Focus on the healthiest carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and low-fat dairy products. -Fiber-rich foods. Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber can decrease the risk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels. Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran. -Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. For example, cod, tuna and halibut have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and bluefish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by lowering blood fats called triglycerides. However, avoid fried fish and fish with high levels of mercury, such as tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel. -Eat'Good' fats such as avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils — can help lower your cholesterol levels. Eat them sparingly, however, as all fats are high in calories. -Avoid high-fat dairy products and high-fat animal proteins (red meat, lamb, beef, pork, egg yolks, shellfish, liver). -Trans fat which are found in processed snacks, baked goods, shortening and stick margarines and should be avoided completely. -Include other aspects of lifestyle modification, such as increasing physical activity and losing weight (Always keep a small carbohydrate snack, like fruit or a fruit drink, on hand in case your blood sugar gets low). If you're not active now, start with 10 minutes of exercise at a time. Gradually work up to 30 minutes a day. *****Ask him to keep a check on his blood sugar regularly after every 6months*****
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She is diabetic and take insulin twice in a day she feels pain and numbness in thigh on simple touch severe pain occurs is it due to nervous system or due to some other cause.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
She is diabetic and take insulin twice in a day she feels pain and numbness in thigh on simple touch severe pain occu...
It an be due to diabetes ....keep ur sugar levels under control...vist ur doctor regularly...keep watch on your diet and life style...and visit a general physician clinically..
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I am a 32 years female has been suffering from thyroid and my today thyroid report isTOTAL TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3: 71 ng/dl TOTAL THYROXINE (T4): 5.3 μg/dl THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) C.L.I.A: 66.89 μIU/ml .When I saw TSH out of range I was shocked because at present I am consuming 75 mcg tablets. But I discontinued consuming of 75 mcg for one week due to unexpected reasons. Please suggest me the remedy. And proper dose.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
As per weight you require 131 ug. But tablet of that strength is not available, so you start 125 ug and repeat test after one month. If it doesn't come to normal then you increase the dose.
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Hi doctor. I have diabetes. how to control it please help me in this and its 268.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi doctor. I have diabetes. how to control it please help me in this and its 268.
It is essential to start anti diabetic drug treatment with either oral drugs or insulin injections. In addition exercise (brisk walking for 1 h a day) and restricted diet avoiding sweets, direct sugar are necessary. Untreated diabetes affects every vital organ in the body adversely, so please take care.
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I am diabetic and high blood pressure patient From last one year I am unable to sexual relation to my partner Please help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic and high blood pressure patient
From last one year I am unable to sexual relation to my partner
Please ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus if not controlled properly affects small and large blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction (ed), is a complication due to microvascular affection. It is one of the most common condition reported in dm. If it has developed, it may be very difficult to reverse it. A strict blood sugar control is a must, plus some other medications may have to be used. So first step is try achieve fasting sugar nearer 100 mg and pp around 150 to 160 mg and hba1c <7%.
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I am a 30 years old male and am a diabetic patient but what should I do the food control? Please tell me.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a 30 years old male and am a diabetic patient but what should I do the food control? Please tell me.
Regular exercise healthy diet regular medication follow up with your diabetologist doctor avoid smoking avoid alcohol.
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