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Dr. Vijay Panikar

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Vijay Panikar Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Vijay Panikar is an experienced Endocrinologist in Bandra East, Mumbai. You can visit him at Dr. Panikar's Speciality Care Centre in Bandra East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijay Panikar on Lybrate.com.

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Foods That You Should Avoid if You Are Diabetic

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
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Food and diabetes do not go hand in hand. If you are a foodie and if you are diabetic, then you have tough luck. When afflicted with diabetes, the most basic medicine to control it is your diet. There are certain foods, which will help you bring diabetes in control and certain foods, which you have to avoid if you don't want the sugar level to rise beyond necessary. It is extremely important to keep a check on what you eat when you are afflicted with the diabetic condition.

Here are a few items which you should avoid in case you are diabetic:

1. Fruit beverages: you might think that if the beverages are fruit based, then they are safe to be had; incorrect. Fruit beverages contain a lot of hidden added sugar. They are also high in calories, which again are harmful. The best way to judge a fruit beverage is by reading labels on the bottles. You will get your information there and it will be easier for you to judge which beverage you might have.

2. French fries: french fries may be extremely tasty, but they are also extremely bad for your health, especially if you are diabetic. They are full of saturated fat, sodium, calories and too much of carbohydrates. Even though most of the restaurants claim that the fries are trans fat free, it still isn't healthy for you at all.

3. Fried chicken: fried chicken is another food item you can devour, but even this is very harmful. Although chicken is a good source of protein, frying it adds an unhealthy amount of carbohydrates, calories, fats and sodium. These added components make this healthy source of protein extremely unhealthy.

4. Hamburgers: hamburgers are full of saturated fat, which leads to a high level of cholesterol. It contains a huge amount of cheese, which supplies your body with a huge amount of calories. Although you do need 7% of saturated fats, hamburgers usually give you much more than the required amount.

5. Milk shakes: milk shakes are loaded with sugars and calories and they might also have hidden trans-fat. Not only does it increase your sugar level, it also makes your heart suffer.
Foods That You Should Avoid if You Are Diabetic

I have stiffness problem from last two years. Uric acid is 5.6 tested in Jan 2015 Earlier it was 7.2in July 2013 after Dr. Prescription Fabutax taken approximately 3 month, problem became normal, Uri acid reached at 3.6. I have no habits of drinks, tobacco etc. My age is 46. I do yoga daily and walk approximately 3km morning and 3km in the evening, take 3 to 4liter water daily.

MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Dont take allopathic medications,they have more side effects. I can prescribe you ayurvedic medicines with whomit can be cured.

I am 5'3" and 116 pounds. When I eat I seem to get full very fast. It doesn't take much food to make me feel full but I still have the desire to eat. I get bloated almost every single time I eat. I eat a wide variety of foods and I try to eat healthy as much as I can. But why am I feeling so full so fast? And is there anything I can do to prevent or ease the bloatedness?

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I am 5'3" and 116 pounds. When I eat I seem to get full very fast. It doesn't take much food to make me feel full but...
Lybrate-user, my suggestion is if you do some yogasanas pertaining to abdomen like pawan muktasana, mandukasana and abdominal exercises plus regular brisk walking for over 1 hour a day, this problem can be overcome. If need be you may take some digestive enzymes. Thanks.

For pins & needles & hypereasthesia which oral anti-daiabetic is good & its dosage regimen ?

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Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

My Father is suffering from diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and he is also a heart patient. Tell me the diet for him. Please

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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My Father is suffering from diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and he is also a heart patient. Tell me the diet f...
Take simple homely diet. Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicene perscribed by your doctor.

Recently ordered a progressive lens for ny mother. She is diabetic. Now she is not comfortable especially when reading books. We are being told since sugar might have increased,power would have changed. Thereby causing discomfort. Could you please guide us? Is this true?

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Recently ordered a progressive lens for ny mother.  She is diabetic.  Now she is not comfortable especially when read...
As far as I know, sugar doesn't change vision so quickly. Diabetes does affect blood vessels in eye and may cause retinopathy. But change of vision may not be seen so quickly. Best thing is go to a good ophthalmologist and get her retinoscopy done. Doctor will find out the real cause of poor vision.

How shall be the glucagon production in type 2 diabetes. Whether it is normal or reduces.

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How shall be the glucagon production in type 2 diabetes. Whether it is normal or reduces.
Hello, Glucagon is a counter regulatory hormone, produced when blood glucose goes down. It helps increase glucose level by breaking glycogen from liver. It is present in usual quantity in diabetes too.

I am 38 year old male and I am having problem with migraine and sinus. I also have problem with Acidity and most of the time I am having problem with upset stomach and tiredness. My fasting Blood sugar was 105 one month back and also having problem with high uric acid level in blood. Please suggest me a good diet.

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I am 38 year old male and I am having problem with migraine and sinus. I also have problem with Acidity and most of t...
U have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs 4. Take small amount of food at a time, take more frequent meals - may be five times a day. 5. No spicy/ fried/ fast/ junk/processed food. 6. No milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day get BP and eye sight checked, x ray PNS, thyroid hormones T3 T4 Tsh 1.Sleep . Go to bed and get up about the same times every day, 3. Eat regular meals. 4. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration 5. Relax – listen soothing music . Walk for 5 mts 6.avoid .stress, 7. .avoid strong stimuli like loud noises, and smell of food 8. Keep your routine fixed and regular 1. Take more fruits and vegetables. No baked items, no alcohol . U need some medicines also contacy on private chat for mrdicine good luck.

Sir my mother is suffering from diabetes. How should she manage her diet and daily routine.

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Sir my mother is suffering from diabetes.
How should she manage her diet and daily routine.
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori. She must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.

I am 23 yrs old and I was suffering from stomach ache from last 8 9 years and even got diagnosed in December 2012 at bombay hospital but even after diagnosis I was Not hit and fit and was suffering with this pain thereafter and this year in My weight was decreasing it came to 52 from 65 in this January and when I met doctor on 27th jan 2015, with the blood test it came to knowledge that I m having diabetes and that time my blood sugar level was 441 and even I m having thyroid it's been six months my sugar level has not came to its normal level, me still on tablets and medicines doctor has told me that I have got diabetes because of acute pancreatitis and today my weight is 53. I am doing everything walk for 30 to 40mins then yoga for an hour and then gym some weight lifting and some Normal muscular exercise but even after my this effort my sugar level is not coming back to its normal stage. Suggest me what should I do and what should I not.

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I am 23 yrs old and I was suffering from stomach ache from last 8 9 years and even got diagnosed in December 2012 at ...
Its very important to control sugar level.... Make a chart of ur sugar level for a week...fasting n after meals total six times a day means morning afternoon n night 1/2 hr before n 2 hrs after meals....then visit a endocrinologist with chart cinically...he will adjust ur dose or will start insulin to control sugar. Fix ur diet timings 8-9 am breakfast...1-2pm lunch...5-6pm evening tea ....8-9 pm dinner...in between if u feel hungry eat only salad n roasted chana.

Uric acid level high 8.9. pain in joints. Please help me.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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Uric acid level high 8.9. pain in joints. Please help me.
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. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.

My thyroid T3-1.27 Tsh-5.99 T4-8.67ug/dl Being thyroid normal. My period is irregular and my weight is increasing.

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My thyroid T3-1.27
Tsh-5.99
T4-8.67ug/dl
Being thyroid normal. My period is irregular and my weight is increasing.
Your thyroid test are normal. Get proper nutritional diet and avoid oily, spicy, fried and junk food regular. Do exercise regularly.

I am 72 years male, suffering from diabetes and under treatment. I also suffered head injury due to road accident and hospitalized for a month, in coma for nearly 3 weeks & still under treatment. My current problem is joint pain and have difficulty in walking, which I am doing to reduce my blood sugar. Please suggest me ways to remain healthy, including reducing joint pains.

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I am 72 years male, suffering from diabetes and under treatment. I also suffered head injury due to road accident and...
Hello sir, homoeopathic treatment- arnica 30 - 4 pills 3 times nat sulph6x 4 pills 3 times syz jamb q-15 drops 3 times iar arthritis - 15 drops 3 times for 15 days and revert to me back for further treatment.

Hi I have been suffering from osteoarthritis with high BP and Blood sugar can you suggest any medicine which have no side effect. For Bp she has been taking elisa 20 mg and for blood sugar gluconorm g2 and Tengliya in the bedtime.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Hi I have been suffering from osteoarthritis with high BP and Blood sugar can you suggest any medicine which have no ...
Hello, The medicines mentioned are good enough, continue those. For good control fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c<6.8. Akmost all the currently used drugs to treat diabetes and high BP are quite safe. There are NO DRUGS which are absolutely free from side effects.

Dear sir my name is md maqsood and iam suffering from hypothyroidism level 15.41since 8months my doctor has subscribed me thyro norm 100 mg today my level is 0.63 can I stop the treatment.

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No you have to continue in this dose. Perhaps you can try lower dose if you can monitor reduce to 75 mg and inform me privately.

Meri Dadi ko thyroid hai to is problem ka acha ilaj or kya khana chie kya krna chie or Ve thyronorm 25 mcg naam ki golia khati h. Mera swaal h ki unko kya khane ka plan chie jo healthy ho or kch tips is problem se jaldi cure krne ke liye.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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She must eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.

My blood sugar level is too high. That about 250mg. I feel too weak when I work. I feel tired every time. What can I do?

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General Physician
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My blood sugar level is too high. That about 250mg. I feel too weak when I work. I feel tired every time. What can I do?
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,h 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 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 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment

I am a suffering from diabetic from last 2 years and taking tab Vobose M twice a day. After physical activities and stop to take tab from last 1 week my BG is 85/135. Can I stop tab permanently.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda
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I am a suffering from diabetic from last 2 years and taking tab Vobose M twice a day. After physical activities and s...
Hello, Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, is a chronic nutritional or metabolic disorder in which a person has high level of glucose in the blood, either due to inadequate production of insulin or poor response of body’s cells to insulin or sometimes both. These days, the number of diabetic people is increasing rapidly due to widespread consumption of junk foods, sodas and colas and leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Whether you are a diabetic or pre-diabetic, the best way to combat diabetes is with the help of simple and effective home remedies. Take medicine do not stop. But cut the dose. Take at home You can also make hot or chilled teas, smoothies and porridge with cinnamon powder or stick added to them. This will not only enhance the taste of your meal but will also help to control your blood glucose level. Cinnamon is also available in supplement form. The recommended dose of cinnamon for diabetes is one gram each day.

My age is 28 years .I have been on contraceptive pill named dronis 30, (dropirenone and ethinyloestradiol)for 1 year after that my blood sugar level incrased a lot (140 on empty stomac). Now I want to get pregnant soon. Is it possible i will have increased thyroid also after taking the pill

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA)
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The pills are not responsible for sugar and thyroid problems. Most likely, these are coincidental. First control your thyroid and sugar before planning pregnancy, otherwise there may be difficulty during pregnancy. But controlled sugar and controlled thyroid are relatively safe for pregnancy. Al the best.

I am 56 years old male and diabetic since 8 years. I am taking ayurvedic drug from Dr. in bengaluru. Of late I notice my toes and other foot fingers have become sensitive. Usually I get this sensation during night time and early morning. I started another ayurvedic medicine, madhunasini. My sugar checked through glucometer today morning is high, 270. Please suggest.

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I am 56 years old male and diabetic since 8 years. I am taking ayurvedic drug from Dr. in bengaluru. Of late I notice...
Your sugar levels are definitely high. Is it fasting or post prandial? kindly inform the dosage of the medicines being taken. Please be on strict diabetic diet and go for regular one hour walk either in the morning or in the evening. Get your blood tesed for hba1c which gives you the previous three months average of your blood sugar. Only then other medications can be prescribed.
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