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Dr. Atul Kulkarni

Cardiologist, Pune

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Blood-Sugar Control

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow
Blood-Sugar Control

Your Take-charge Tool Kit

Blood-sugar control

Complications of diabetes, such as cardiovascular problems, poor vision, kidney disease, and nerve damage, were once thought to be inevitable no matter how hard you tried to manage erratic swings in blood sugar the core problem of diabetes. But that thinking is no longer acceptable. Several major studies from around the world have shown that if you bring blood sugar into a normal range with drugs, insulin,  diet  exercise, or some combination of these ,you can cut your risk of complication by anywhere from one  third to three quarters. If you’re diagnosed before you develop complications’ it’s possible

To sidestep diabetes-related health problems completely sometime with lifestyle changes alone. Meanwhile, technoleogy for monitoring your own blood sugar continues to improve and  is now remarkably convenient and relatively pain-free.

Lifestyle

Diet and exercise are powerful tools for lowering blood sugar so powerful, in fact, insulin. And using these “power” tools is easier than ever before. Recent research into how foods affect blood sugar has shown that your diet need not be as restrictive as experts once believed. It can include virtually any food you like, as long as you watch your calorie intake. On the exercise side, it turns out that your workouts don’t have to be as vigorous as once thought. Even short health.

Drugs

Earlier generations of diabetes medications have been bolstered by a growing roster of newer drugs that tackle the disease in a variety of ways. In many cases, you can combine these drugs to take advantage of their different modes of operation. The fact that there are also several varieties of insulin (which regulates the body’s use of blood sugar) gives you more flexibility in finding a regimen that matches your lifestyle.

Do you Have Diabetes?

Its human nature not to look for problems if they haven’t already found you which explains why between one third and one half of people with diabetes don’t know they have it.

According to the American College of Endocrinology, half of all people who finally go to their doctor to be tested have already developed some degree of complications. How can you recognize when diabetes is at your door? There are three fundamental ways.

Figure your risk factors.

The first thing to look at is whether any element of your background makes you more likely than the general population to develop diabetes.  Among the most important factors to evaluate are:

 

Family history

If anyone in your immediate family a parent, sibling, or grandparent has had diabetes, you have a higher chance of developing the disease yourself. The extent of the risk depends on the type of diabetes and how closely related you are to the person who has it (the risk is highest among identical twins).

Ethnic group

The most common type of diabetes (called type 2) is most prevalent in African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native  Americans, and Asian Americans. The other major form is most prevalent in Caucasians, especially those with backgrounds in northern European regions, such as Scandinavia.

Weight

Being overweight significantly raises your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. That makes it one of the most important risk factors because it’s one you can control.

Age

Type 1 usually occurs in children or teens (it’s rarely diagnosed after age 30). Type 2 generally develops after age 40, although it’s becoming more common in younger people.

Keep a sharp eye for symptoms

While the signs of diabetes can be subtle at first, they’re not impossible to pick up on. The longer diabetes progressed, the more likely symptoms are to become obvious and troublesome. The hallmarks of diabetes are:

  • Excessive thirst

 

  • Increased appetite

 

  • Frequent urination

 

  • Fatigue

 

  • Blurred vision

 

  • Frequent infections

 

  • Tingling in your hands and feet

 

  • Sexual dysfunction

 

Get tested

Tests for diabetes are easy they involve nothing more painful than a finger prick to draw a drop of your blood (although some tests require that you prepare by fasting ahead of time). It’s best to see a doctor for a full evaluation if your want to nail down your diagnosis: blood screenings at health fairs or malls provide less accurate results than those your doctor can give you. If your results fall short of a diagnosis but your background suggest you’re at risk, schedule a return visit at least every year to make sure nothing’ changed.

What you can expect

When you’re diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor will need to cover a lot ground in a short time. In fact. In fact, he’ll want to know virtually everything about you: eating patterns, weight history, blood pressure, medications you’re taking, whether you smoke or drink, how satisfying you find sex, how many kids you’ve had, any family history of heart disease, and any treatment you’ve received for other problems, including endocrine and eating disorders. If you’re a woman, you’ll woman, you’ll even be asked about your children’s development. Your doctor isn’t prying. All of this information has a bearing on your condition and the management program you’ll eventually follow.

Your doctor will also want to do a thorough physical exam, including a cardiac workup that may involve an electrocardiogram (which records the heart’s electrical activity) and a careful look at your mouth, feet, eye, abdomen, skin, and thyroid gland. You’ll have a battery of tests, including a blood-lipid test for cholesterol (among other things) and at least two different blood-sugar tests one that shows what your blood sugar is right now and the other, what it has averaged for the past two to three month.

Where Do you Stand?

Your doctor looks at a lot of variables when deciding how to treat your diabetes, but he’ll  pay special attention to one in particular: your blood-sugar readings. If your blood sugar is sky-high in your initial assessment, you may go straight to drug and insulin therapy until your numbers are brought down. If you have type 2 diabetes, once your blood sugar has stabilized and you begin making lifestyle changes, you may be able to go off insulin and other medications.

One of the numbers your doctor will zero in on is your fasting blood-glucose level, a key test of blood sugar. While other tests also need to be considered and each case must be managed individually, you can roughly anticipate your options depending on what your fasting blood-glucose levels are (numbers are expressed as milligrams per deciliter). As a general guideline:

  • If fasting blood glucose is between 110 mg/dl and 125 mg/dl, you have prediabetes (also known as impaired glucose tolerance), a condition in which elevated blood sugar levels significantly raise the risk of developing diabetes. You’ll be advised to start eating a healthier diet and to get more exercise, but you’re unlikely to get a prescription for drugs or insulin.

 

  • If fasting blood glucose is 126 mg/dl to around 140 or 150 mg/dl. You have full-blown diabetes, but you’ll probably still be able to control your blood sugar with diet and exercise, depending on your condition and results from other tests.

 

  • Once fasting blood glucose exceeds 150 mg/dl and ranges to 200 mg/dl, it’s likely you’ll need drugs in addition to diet and exercise. You may also need occasional doses of insulin for better control at certain times of the day (after meals, for example) when blood sugar tends to be higher.

 

  • When fasting  blood glucose goes above 200, you may need drugs or 24-hour insulin coverage-possibly both along with lifestyle changes.

 

FASTING BLOOD-GLUCOSE LEVELS AND LIKELY TREATMENT

Prediabetes             -            110-125                -                      Diet Exercise

Diabetes                   -            126-140                -                      Diet Exercise

Diabetes                   -            150-200                -     Diet Exercise Drugs occasional insulin

Diabetes                   -             200+                     -    Diet Exercise Drugs or 24-hour insulin coverage

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I am 51 years, male. Now my bp is 160/104. Which medicines suits me losar 50 or pinom a 20 - twice daily?

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Instead of these medicine, try tab telma 40 mg once a day only. A very good medicine with few side effects.
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Sir symptom of high blood pressure. Always pain in forehead is it due to high BP or any other problem.

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
Sir symptom of high blood pressure. Always pain in forehead is it due to high BP or any other problem.
Hi, BP should be treated and kept within normal levels, high BP might be very dangerous for all body organs. There are many new and Good drugs are available which controls BP without No side effects and not costly also. Please feel free to consult and diacuss for the high BP, in Hindi/Engilish as you like. Hope it will help you.
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Hi I'm 26 year boy. Since 5 days I am facing a problem like when I eat, drink, burp, chew swallow my left chest hurts .its irritating me. What causes it? What should I do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi I'm 26 year boy. Since 5 days I am facing a problem like when I eat, drink, burp, chew swallow my left chest hurts...
Hi Ashish there are many causes.. like acidity, reflux oesophagitis, heart troubles.. etc... most possibility is gastric in origin.. You may take homoeopathic medicine Nat Phos 6X tds...
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I am a 32 year old man with 5'5" height. Recently married, with a new born child. I have a history of high blood pressure hospitalized in 2015 end. I have taken measures to lower my blood pressure by lowering my weight from 75 kgs to 62 kgs by checking on my diet (mainly salad and non-oily foods) and mild exercise. But recently, I learned that when I eat normal cooked foods like rice, dal and some fried stuff, my weight increases quite quickly. (70 kgs presently) I am fed up of the salad and other diet measures I used to take. Kindly, suggest some measures to increase my metabolism and stay in shape.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am a 32 year old man with 5'5" height. Recently married, with a new born child. I have a history of high blood pres...
Raised blood pressure is not a disease in itself. It is just a sign of some underlying disorder. Homeopathy offers good prognosis for cases of essential hypertension. The treatment is based upon the cause and the totality of the case. A constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you permanently. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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I am 36 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with a blood pressure of 130/100. Is this severe. How can we manage high blood pressure in pregnancy.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am 36 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with a blood pressure of 130/100. Is this severe. How can we manage high blood p...
hi lybrate user, is130/100 your first reading of BP please take repeat BP after rest .at least two reading. if normal then wait for onset of labor. if still BP is on high 130/100 then you need to start medicine for control of BP. then their is need for termination of pregnancy with induction of labor depending on clinical examination finding.
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Occasional Feeble pain in bottom left side of chest and top of left arm which vanishes if breathing rate is increased. Age 42 years male.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Pain bottom life side of chest is generally not due to heart. But as you also have pain top of left arm so heart disease must be excluded by investigations.
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Hi I am an alcoholic person, but now I will stop drinking as I found out that I have fasting blood sugar 160 and after lunch sugar is 321, my liver is also somewhat damaged, my ast is242 and alt is 232, I have high bp problem, my ldl cholesterol is 161 which all is bad, so I want to know from you that apart from alcohol what else precautions should I take in my diet and exercise, please help me regarding this please.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi I am an alcoholic person, but now I will stop drinking as I found out that I have fasting blood sugar 160 and afte...
Stop Drinking. Start exercising, begin gradually with 5-10 mins and aim at increasing it to 45 mins daily of brisk walking, yoga, swimming etc. In diet decrease fried, fatty food from diet. Decrease sugar and sugary food intake. Add vegetables, salads and fruits to your diet and ask a dietician for detailed consult. Repeat levels after 6-8 weeks of precautions, if still high, you may need medications.
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I am sufferring from bp (160, blood sugar (fasting 189, pp283) and bilateral sn loss 60%, my age is 60+

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello it appears that your diabetes is not in control. If diabetes is severe and uncontrolled, lot of complications can occur related nervous system, blood vessels and heart. Please get your lower limbs for extent of neuropathy then treatment can be planned. Also check your hba1c periodically.
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I am suffering for some problems in my heart like love, sex etc everyday my feelings going to sex only why like that.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering for some problems in my heart like love, sex etc everyday my feelings going to sex only why like that.
No doubt that sex is interesting and wonderful, when done with the right person and at right age; but until then, it is necessary to keep our desires in check---------so it is not love but only sex in your heart but ram your time is to concentrate on future and make a carrier and sexual activitied diverts attention and lead us nowhere----------it is an addiction just like alcohol or smoking and do not let this addiction engulf you and ruin your future----------you have got full life for such activities but onlt few years to give direction to your carrier-----so choice is yours--if even then you are unable to come out of this addiction then myself being a homoeopath will suggest you certain methods with which you can overcome this addiction-----consult me-------------
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Hi I am 44 years male undergone Angioplasty in sept. 2015. I am a diabetic patient with blood pressure.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Hi I am 44 years male undergone Angioplasty in sept. 2015.
I am a diabetic patient with blood pressure.
Dear Please see healthsolutions. International There are ayurvedic medicines that will help reduce the burden of blockage formation and improve heart health. These medicines are clinically studied to reverse blockage formation and lad to improvement in cardiac function. Doing angioplasty does not rule out or reduce the cause of deposition in blood vessels or the cause of the weakness. Regards.
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Immediately after dry cough I experienced tachycardia? Is there anything to worry about.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Immediately after dry cough I experienced tachycardia?  Is there anything to worry about.
Sometimes after taking cough drops (allopathic) some people experience tachycardia, stop it immediately.
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I feel very depressed. My heart get wet easily. Please tell what problem I am facing.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I feel very depressed. My heart get wet easily. Please tell what problem I am facing.
Dear lybrate-user. There is nothing called softhearted people. It is just lack of experience. When you mature and get experienced, you will learn to tolerate eventualities. Don't worry. Consult a psychologist online for counseling. Take care.
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Sir, my father was subjected to angioplasty. He is a normal person but there is a block due cholesterol in the artery he is subjected to angioplasty. So is there in risk he faces in future?

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Sir, my father was subjected to angioplasty. He is a normal person but there is a block due cholesterol in the artery...
Dear Sachin, angioplasty is done to open blocked arteries. Among many risk factors which causes such blockage cholesterol is one. Althoough your father has risk of getting blockage at the same or other location again, with regular medication that can be minimised.
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How tp be in shape without going gym? I have heart problems too. Please help me doctor. Im waiting for your reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How tp be in shape without going gym? I have heart problems too.
Please help me doctor. Im waiting for your reply.
Just follow basic aerobics exercise which you are comfortable doing it and eat low fat content in your diet.
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My baby is 7 months old. On the time of birth pediatric cardiologist told he had small asd and vsd in heart and after some dys automatically closed. My baby is healthy and active and how to know is that holes are closed please help me. Any symptoms.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
My baby  is 7 months old. On the time of birth pediatric cardiologist told he had small asd and vsd in heart and afte...
Small vsd indeed gets closed with time. To confirm that its closed you have to get 2d echo done. Although clinically also it can be confirmed by your doctor.
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I am 28 years old. Recently i am diagnosed with arrythmia. What is natural treatment for this problem ?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You can take crat. Oxy. - q / 10 drops little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback. I will give you the next follow up medciation which will be very useful.
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How to differentiate between heart problem and gastric problem ? As it occurs on the same side of chest and have same symptoms.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
How to differentiate between heart problem and gastric problem ?
As it occurs on the same side of chest and have same...
You are right, even doctors get confused & perform test like ecg (not very definite though) and a troponin test (cost 200- 1000/- in best place) which is specific only when damage to muscles of heart has occurred- heart attack.
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