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My mom has diabetes from last 12 years. She is now 42 years old. She takes daonil 5 mg tablet everyday for diabetes. Also she has blood pressure problem. She has some mental illness, for that she is taking zapiz 0.5 tablet (formerly she taking librium 10 but doctors changes the tablet) she is asthma and respiratory problems form last 2 years for that doctors gave some medicine and respules. Also she has many health problem like her weight, sudden giddiness, sudden anger and many more. Doctors medicines help us only temporarily. I want permanent solution.

Dr. Ambadi Kumar 93% (1364 ratings)
MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
My mom has diabetes from last 12 years. She is now 42 years old. She takes daonil 5 mg tablet everyday for diabetes. ...
Diabetes treated with Cutting down carbs Eat high fibre diet Eat healthy fats Do not eat chappathi from the current new generation wheat which is a gluten which will keep you diabetic for ever you have to take natural food supplements which will reduce your sugar without side effects Please do not completely believe your drs advice. You have to get educated otherwise drs, hospitals and pharma companies will misguide you. Take your health into your hands Take a consult for specific advice on what are the right tests to do, what supplements to use to reduce sugar naturally Asthma can be most probably reversed if you Avoid your triggers like smoke, processed food. No artificial colors and flavors ,perfumes drugs, dust and mites ,stress etc Decontaminate your decor No smoking Clean regularly Regular exercise Maintain a healthy weight Maintain optimal humidity Changing your diet and eating habits is a must .and environment change will also definitely help Every Asthma patient is different and triggers vary. So advice should be personalized and general advice might not work effectively Get educated and not Medicated Remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet.
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Apple Cider Vinegar - 6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking It!

Dt. Bilkish Raje 92% (126 ratings)
M.Sc Dietetics -Outstanding Grade-82%, RD, Special Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Apple Cider Vinegar - 6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking It!

We often wander around spending huge amounts to look for solutions to our health problems. We seldom realize that we can find them in our own house in the simplest forms. Apple cider vinegar is one such ingredient that can be your rescuer from some of the most common and persistent health issues that we face today:

  1. Keeps blood sugar in control: Studies show that people who suffer from type 2 diabetes and do not consume insulin can have lower glucose levels in the morning if they take two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar before bed. Some studies also reveal that consumption of a mixture of this vinegar and water before having a carbohydrate-rich meal can lower sugar levels.
  2. Helps in weight loss: The acetic acid present in the apple cider vinegar controls the appetite and, in turn, increases the metabolism of your body. Studies also state that the vinegar reacts with the body's process of digesting starch which ensures that not many calories enter the bloodstream.
  3. Relieves you from a blocked noseThe potassium content in the vinegar helps to thin the mucus and the acetic acid in it kills the bacteria which cause the blockage. Consuming one teaspoon of the vinegar in a glass of water can be your way out from the sinus drainage.
  4. Whitens teeth: Apple cider vinegar would do the magic to you if you are having yellow and stained teeth. Before you brush your teeth, all you have to do is gargle your mouth with the vinegar. It helps kill the germs in your mouth and also banishes the stains on the teeth thus making them look whiter.
  5. Helps fight dandruffThe acetic acid in the apple cider vinegar makes it a tough for the yeast causing dandruff to grow. Mix one cup of the vinegar in an equal quantity of water and spray it on the scalp. Wrap a wet towel onto your head and leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes before you wash off your hair.
  6. Reduces Cholesterol: It is believed that apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which helps reduce bad cholesterol. Although most research is carried out on rats and cannot be completely reliable however when it comes to humans, half an ounce of this vinegar each day results in lower cholesterol levels in people.

All in all, apple cider vinegar may not prove to be a complete cure to your health problems, but like they say, precaution is better than cure. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetes - Why It Is The Worst Disease For Your Eyes?

Dr. Ravindra M.S. 85% (231 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Diabetes - Why It Is The Worst Disease For Your Eyes?

If you are diabetic then it is important that you visit your Ophthalmologist for regular Retinal check-ups. Even if you no eye sight problem at all  Diabetes is known to be one of main causes for blindness in this modern times.  If you suffer from bouts of blurred vision then it can be as simple as fluctuating blood sugar levels in the body. Hence, don't make new glasses if your blood glucose is high or fluctuating. Wait till about 3 to 4 weeks after it reaches stable levels. 

How diabetes affects your eyes?
The lens of your eyes can swell in diabetes, and this blurs your vision.  

What are the serous problems that are caused by diabetes?
Cataract: Cataract occurs when the lens of the eye become foggy. Although cataract mostly occurs in people who are above fifty, one can get this at an earlier age in diabetics. It progresses at a much faster rate than usual in diabetics. Cataracts also makes retinal assessment more difficult for your Retinal surgeon. Once the diabetes is under control, diabetics can comfortably undergo modern cataract surgery. Healing will be as good as in normals, and visual recovery will be excellent if there is no Retinopathy. The modern topical Phacosurgery and IOL implantation can be performed with a hospital daycare stay of only few hours, and almost all the activities can be resumed on the very next day. There is no need to stop blood thinners. 

Glaucoma: This is another disease that can silently cause blindness in diabetes.  Due to the non draining of fluids from the eye, the intra ocular pressure goes up, and this causes damage to the delicate Optic nerve of the eye.  The vision remains spuriously good till the end stages. Hence annual eye pressure check up is mandatory in Glaucoma. Glaucoma tends to run in families. If Glaucoma is diagnosed or suspected, OCT of optic nerves and Ganglion cell layer and Visual fields are periodically performed to assess the possible worsening. Once damaged, the ganglion cells and the optic nerve cannot be rejuvenated. So prevention is the main stay of treating this disease. Usually eye drops will be prescribed, which should be used strictly as per advise. Sometimes a surgery is advised.  

Diabetic Retinopathy:  is a progressive damage to the fine vessels and to the nourishment of the retina. It can occur in either type 2 or type 1 diabetes. Till end stages of the illness, there may not be any symptoms, and vision will remain good! There are two major types, Macular where fluid accumulates in the central retina, and Proliferative, where retinal ischemia sets in  causing vaso proliferation, which cause bleeding inside teh eye.  If not treated in early stages, both of them can lead to blindness. Retinal LASERS, Anti VEGF injections and vitreo retinal surgery are the common approaches, depending on the seriousness. There has been tremendous improvement in the surgical techniques in advanced cases. 

If you have of diabetes or even borderline diabetic tendencies, it is advisable to periodically check your blood sugar levels, Hemoglobin, Creatinine, Blood pressure & Lipid levels  and also get your eyes checked at regular intervals. It is recommended that you need a pupil dilated vitreo retinal assessment as soon as you are diagnosed to have diabetes, and follow up once an year. If you already has Diabetics retinopathy, you may be asked to review once in 3 to 6 months. 

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I am 38/male with type 2 diabetes. My sugar levels were close to 250 after meals (PP) even when I was taking Galvus Met 50/500 after each meal. My doctor has now increased the dose to Galvus met 50/1000 mg after each meal (lunch and dinner). I want to ask if this much dose along with diet control and exercise can lower the sugar level even below normal which can be dangerous. Please suggest. Thanks.

Dr. Sheetal Aversekar 91% (212 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 38/male with type 2 diabetes. My sugar levels were close to 250 after meals (PP) even when I was taking Galvus M...
No. The medicines prescribed to you will not cause the sugar to go below normal levels. They work in a way that the sugar level will drop to normal levels and not below that irrespective of the dose. The dose given to you is perfect.
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I am 38/male with type 2 diabetes. My sugar was at 250 after meals even when taking 500 mg metformin after each meal (total 1000 mg a day). Doctor has increased the dose to 1000 mg after each meal now. Sugar level have come down to 125 after meals. I want to ask if 2000 mg a day of metformin along with diet control and exercise can lower the sugar level too much i.e. Even below the normal level?

Dr. Shashidhar 89% (4929 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I am 38/male with type 2 diabetes. My sugar was at 250 after meals even when taking 500 mg metformin after each meal ...
Since many factors are involved like diet, exercise and the individual persons body, it needs continuous (regular) monitoring by the doctor along with the investigations. The good thing would be to control the sugar with a disciplined and healhty lifestyle along with medicines as suggested by the doctor. The dosage of the medicine or the type of medicine can be changed by the doctor depending on the overall health condition and the reports. So keep going for the follow up and follow all the good habits with determination and enjoy good health. You can also learn Yoga which is very effective to balance all the aspects of health and keep you fit and energetic.
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In diabetes which are eating and which are not eating. What is the sintom of diabetes.

M.D (Nat), BAMS
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Varanasi
In diabetes which are eating and which are not eating. What is the sintom of diabetes.
डायबिटीज या शुगर में मीठे शर्करा युक्त या हाई कार्बोहाइड्रेट आहार से परहेज रहना चाहिए जैसे कि आलू चावल शकरकंद और अन्य मीठे पदार्थ l आयुर्वेद के अनुसार डायबिटीज का अर्थ प्रमेह या शरीर में धातुओं का छय हो जाना है इस कारण से शरीर में कमजोरी थकान मुंह सूखना आदि लक्षण शरीर में प्रकट होते हैं l इसका असर शरीर के अन्य अंगों जैसे हृदय नर्वस सिस्टम किडनी आदि पर भी पड़ता है और धीरे-धीरे वह भी खराब होने लगते हैंl डायबिटीज में सिर्फ शुगर लेवल कंट्रोल करके लाभ नहीं मिल सकता बल्कि साथ-साथ सप्त धातुओं में हुए क्षय को भी रोकना और हो चुके नुकसान की भरपाई करना जरूरी हैl आयुर्वेद में बीके आरोग्यम् के माध्यम से बहुत ही आसानी से इसे नियंत्रित किया जा सकता है, अधिक जानकारी के लिए हमारे हेल्थ केयर नंबर पर निशुल्क परामर्श कर सकते हैं
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I have diabetes nd my age 27. M going gym daily. Is it necessary to me to go for morning walk. Sometime I felt hungriness very much.

DM ENDOCRINOLOGY
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have diabetes nd my age 27. M going gym daily. Is it necessary to me to go for morning walk. Sometime I felt hungri...
You should always take carbohydrate before going to workout atleast 2 hr before And always check blood glucose before intense workout.
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Health Benefits Of Fox Nuts

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 94% (10853 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Fox nuts are considered superior to dry fruits such as almonds, walnut, cashew nut and coconut in terms o sugar, protein, ascorbic acid and phenol content.

  • It is high on anti oxidant and thus acts an anti-aging food, helping in preventing white hair, wrinkles, premature ageing etc.
  • It is high in fiber and so helps to avoid constipation. They help the body to flush out the waste and thus prevent the accumulation of toxins.
  • It is also an aphrodisiac, thus helping in fertility issues like premature ejaculation, increasing the quality of semen and also helps women in overcoming infertility.
  • These nuts are low on saturated fats and sodium and high on magnesium, potassium and helps in controlling high blood pressure and diabetes too.
  • It helps in controlling palpitation and insomnia as it has calming properties
  • It helps in reliving arthritis- numbness and pain in joints.
  • As it is has astringent properties it also helps cure diarrhea and have better appetite.
  • It strengthens the body and reduces burning sensation and quenches thirst.
  • These nuts are a type of seed that could be included in the daily cereals or soup to maintain good health.
  •  Since it has good amount of protein it is considered apt snack for vegetarians. But, because it is neutral in taste, usually no one prefers to eat it raw.

I am 65 year old woman have diabetes for last 20 years but now my diabetic is in control. But in my test result my creatinine level is high it's 1.4 above the normal 1.2.My question is can I have oats and horlicks lite for my breakfast.

Dr. Bhagyesh Patel 96% (5113 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I am 65 year old woman have diabetes for last 20 years but now my diabetic is in control. But in my test result my cr...
Hello dear Lybrate user, Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly. Can take oats and horlicks lite for breakfast. Creat 1.4 is not that much high to worry, just keep drinking more liquids and check up creat. At 3 months Hope this clears your query. Wishing you fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance. Regards take care.
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