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Dr. Uday Venkatesh Hegdekar

MD - Dermatology

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

32 Years Experience
Dr. Uday Venkatesh Hegdekar MD - Dermatology Endocrinologist, Mumbai
32 Years Experience
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Dr. Uday Venkatesh Hegdekar is an experienced Endocrinologist in Mahim, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 32 years of journey as a Endocrinologist. He studied and completed MD - Dermatology . You can visit him at Omkar Polyclinic in Mahim, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Uday Venkatesh Hegdekar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Dermatology - Mumbai University - 1985
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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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I am suffering from diabetes kindly lat me know weather the accuchek shows the correct blood sugar and how many times we should test our blood in a day.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from diabetes kindly lat me know weather the accuchek shows the correct blood sugar and how many times...
Accucheck or any other glucometer has approx 10-15% variation. Also for accucheck glucometer we use capillary blood (arterial blood which has more glucose) and for laboratory blood test we use venous blood (glucose utilized by muscles). So normally glucometer gives approx 15% more value than lab blood test. Frequency of checking blood sugar will depend upon control of diabetes. More uncontrolled diabetes = needs more frequent blood sugar monitoring.
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What are the side effects of sugar tablets glimepiride 1 mg and metformin 500 mg. I am taking them from last 2 years .some people told me that it has very bad effects on kidney. My average sugar of last 3 months is 144.

Master In Diabetologist, Post Graduation In Public Health
Endocrinologist, Kolkata
What are the side effects of sugar tablets glimepiride 1 mg and metformin 500 mg. I am taking them from last 2 years ...
Glycomet only has metformin. No glimepiride. Both the drugs good for diabetes. None of the drug cause kidney problem. In kidney problem we take some special care in prescribing metformin.
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I have high levels of sugar and bp. Though I'm taking tablets regularly it's not coming down. So please help me on how to bring that in control and is there any exercise to do then let me know about it too thank you.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I have high levels of sugar and bp. Though I'm taking tablets regularly it's not coming down. So please help me on ho...
Please control your diet. Avoid all sugars. Cut the salt content. Please do at least 20 min of exercise a day. It can be simple walking or yoga or the playing outdoor games. Do your fasting and pp sugars depending upon which medicines may be prescribed. Most importantly, please keep smiling to keep your stress at bay.
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I am 19 years old male having diabetes do not know of which type. Type 1 or type 2 but I just wanted to know if I can drink fruit juice expect mango and all other fruits that I can not eat in diabetes but other fruits like jamun, orange etc can I drink there juice?

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
I am 19 years old male having diabetes do not know of which type. Type 1 or type 2 but I just wanted to know if I can...
Dear lybrate-user, little unlucky to have diabetes at this age. More important at this stage is that we determine what exactly is the type of diabetes you're suffering from. If you're only on multiple dose of insulin then it is supposed to be type 1. But if you're obese with family history of diabetes and you are on oral tablets then mostly it is type 2 diabetes. Fruit juices are better avoid as they contain only fructose and no fibers. Once in a while you may take liberty though! eating all fruits keeping in mind the calorific value of that fruit is always better.
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I AM DIABETIC FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. I CONTROL DIET BUT WEIGHT REDUCTION IS NOT EFFECTIVE. NOW I AM 71 KGS. BUT DOCTOR RECOMMENDS TO BE BETWEEN 58-60 KGS. PLEASE ADVICE ME.

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Go for Exercise. 45-60 min a day,Effective diet plan,consult a dietitian& and can try Tab Orlistat. For Weight loss.& most important add Liraglutide in your Diabetes control treatment.
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Suffering from thyroid for 3 years. Taking tablet thyronorm 50 mg. Latest test report shows TSH 0.005.what to do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, TSH level seems to be fairly low. If you are not having any symptoms, then you may continue the same dose. Then check TSh after another 8 weeks later, if it is still very low, then dose may be reduced by about a small fraction. Thanks.
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Sir, My fasting blood sugar is -106 my post glucose blood sugar 2 hrs-192 n my hba1c- 174 n 7.2. What shall I do now? Am I diabetic or not?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir, My fasting blood sugar is -106 my post glucose blood sugar 2 hrs-192 n my hba1c- 174 n 7.2.
What shall I do now?...
If your hba1c is 7.2 you are diabetic. Your post prandial sugar is also high. 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly
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I am 50 years having start of Diabetes with over weight please advise about the diet and things to control the weight as well as diabetes.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
Your bmi is 34. 5 and you are obese. You have to persist with a low carbohydrate and low fat high protein diet. Stop all cereals, sugar, bakery products and desserts. Take the white of 2 boiled eggs and lots of fruits and green vegetables and salads. If you don' t loose weight soon you will develop high bp also and need bariatric surgery. For more details read the health tips I have written on this website or send me a personal question.
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Dear doctor, I am trying to lose weight for that I have cut down the sugar consumptions. Instead I wish to take raw natural sugar for drinking tea and coffee? Can I go for it? Or is it the same like consuming the sugar? Pls make me clear doctor. Thank yu.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
Dear doctor, I am trying to lose weight for that I have cut down the sugar consumptions. Instead I wish to take raw n...
Hi, if you wanna lose weight you must take care of your diet & regimen. Its better to avoid raw natural sugar also. Do not bunk your breakfast. Eat light diet at night. Drink plenty of water. Do pranayama, surya namaskara, bhujngasana in morning hours. Avoid junk food, coke items, deep fried, red meat.
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I have problem in diabetic 121/185, long time standing, i have pain in legs and feet, how to control it please advice me .I have medicin emty stomok one tablet zxlx 1mf

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Sir you meet your Diabetologist / Consultant who is treating you and report your problem. You shall have to exclude any Neuropathy or Myopathy which is a complication of Diabetes. Please do not ignore.
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I am minorly diabetic and are on drug for thyroid & diabetes. My question is can I rarely take alcohol and chicken.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am minorly diabetic and are on drug for thyroid & diabetes. My question is can I rarely take alcohol and chicken.
There is no term as minorly Diabetic..either u r or u r not....both alcohol and chicken interfere with blood sugar control in the diabetics and its best if u avoid them ...take plenty of fluids daily
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Now I am doing walking for 30 to 40 minutes 5 days in week. Left sugar and sweets. I checked diabetes after 15 days. Now my fasting is 110 and p. P is150. And not taking any dialectic medicines. So please suggest me herbals. So I can make more control my sugar levels.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
It is good that you are able to control sugar levels with dietary regime. Continue to do some form of exercise as it is very helpful for blood sugar levels. Increase fiber intake in your diet in the form of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. For a prescription, please consult privately through lybrate with your lft and kft reports.
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My mother is 39 years old. She suffering from hypothyroidism and asthma problems from last 10 yrs. She take eltroxin 50 MG. But last three days she faces low blood pressure, swelling in body (most in foot and hand) joint pain. Blood sugar, echo cardiograph and cbc are normal. What can I do. Thanks.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My mother is 39 years old. She suffering from  hypothyroidism and asthma problems from last 10 yrs. She take eltroxin...
Hi, is she tkg any medication for asthma? give her homoeo medicine: @ rauwlfiaq 10 drops, thrice with little water. @ rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. To start treatment for asthma, we need totality of symptoms take, care.
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I want to know Is eating rice increase sugar in body .if yes I want to know that how many time in a day I can eat rice because I like rice .Is there is chance of increase sugar in a body.

MBBS, MD - Aerospace Medicine, Eular Certification in Rheumatology
General Physician, Pune
I want to know Is eating rice increase sugar in body .if yes I want to know that how many time in a day I can eat ric...
dear Mr Pandey if you are not a diabetic your body will take care of the sugar levels, please take plenty of exercise and eat well and balanced food.
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I am suffering from diabetes from 3 months, I have consulted a doctor also but there is no use, so please give a suggestion to cure diabetes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from diabetes from 3 months, I have consulted a doctor also but there is no use, so please give a sugg...
Bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon, can be helpful for controlling diabetes due to its blood glucose lowering effects. It tends to influence the glucose metabolism all over your body rather than a particular organ or tissue. It helps increase pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance. Thus, bitter gourd is beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, it cannot be used to entirely replace insulin treatment. Drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months. Also, you can include one dish made of bitter gourd daily in your diet. For further queries get back to me.
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I have diabetics and I have taken insulin blood glucose level is under control before food 90 after food 1and half value 148 but I have blurry vision I have undergone eye examination no prob in nerves and eye but blurry vision is my problem I wear glass power -3 both side power continue for 4 years is ther any medicine for reduce complexity of blurred vision pls help me.

Diploma in Endocrinology
Endocrinologist,
I have diabetics and I have taken insulin blood glucose level is under control before food 90 after food 1and half va...
Your blood sugar values are well within control limits according to american diabetes association good control means fasting sugar 70-130 mg/dl ppbs 70-180 mg/dl hba1c < 7 bp < 140/80 ldl-c < 100 check whether your blood pressure and ldl-cholesterol if all parameters are controlled then you need fundiscopiy- examination of your retina (inner membrane of eye) by an expeperienced ophthalmologist. Retinopathy if detected can be controlled/ treated by laaer therapy etc. And your vision will improve. All the best regards
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Does the growth hormone has any direct or indirect influence on diabetes mellitus?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Does the growth hormone has any direct or indirect influence on diabetes mellitus?
Vijay, Growth hormone is one of the glucose counter regulatory hormones, rising in response to hypoglycemia. It has both intrinsically hyperglycemic action and causing insulin resistance. GH has effect on glycemic control is evident from abnormal glucose tolerance seen in acromegalics. Clinical studies have shown that giving GH in children for increasing height, makes them susceptible for developing T2 DM
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5 tips to prevent diabetes

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
5 tips to prevent diabetes
Regular exercise
Regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (hdl), or" good" cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which also decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases

Avoid unhealthy food like fat food and junk food
Junk food is the type of food which has no nutritional value and is high in calories and also poses health hazards. The good taste of junk food comes from hydrogenated fats. These fats lead to obesity, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases. Consumption of junk food increases the risk of diabetes to a great extent and should be avoided to the maximum.

Annual blood sugar estimation after age of 35
This would help an individual keep a check on the blood sugar count thus making him/her aware of how much to cut on food and exercise on a regular basis. This would make a person conscious of his eating habits and exercise regime by taking adequate steps to control high blood sugar levels.

Management of stress/change in lifestyle
Stress management has become extremely relevant in today's times as it the catalyst for many diseases specially diabetes. Managing stress levels among adults is extremely important and regular exercise and yoga can be the best way to do it. Life style changes such as continuous travel and irregular work hours can affect the normal functioning of the body leading to lifestyle diseases, diabetes being one of them. If diagnosed with diabetes, inspect your feet daily and seek early care if you get a foot injury. Modern wound dressings with antimicrobial properties like aquacel ag, which is made up of patented hydrofiber technology with ionic silver, have played a pivotal role in treatment of chronic foot ulcers.

Maintain weight as per your height (height in cms- 100 + your weight in kgms.)
If all the aforementioned steps are taken care of maintain correct weight should not be a problem. Obesity and diabetes go hand in hand hence maintain weight is a key part of preventing the onset of diabetes. Weight can be checked by eating right and exercising every day and also by limiting the amount of food intake. One should strictly avoid over eating as it causes problems like weight gain and obesity.
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Hi, I have severe pain in my wrist for the last 8 months suffering from diabetes from the last 8 months.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Hi, I have severe pain in my wrist for the last 8 months suffering from diabetes from the last 8 months.
Do contrast bath therapy Take hot water in a bowl & cold in another bowl. First immerse hand upto wrist in hot water for 3min then immediately in cold water for 1min, keep repearing fir 20min, twice daily While your hand is in water keep moving wrist actively Apply pain relieving gel & wrap vrepe bandage Avoid lifting heavy weights & do not overexert
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