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Know More About Apples

Dt. Vaishnavi Satheesh 91% (580 ratings)
Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Know More About Apples

It is rightly said that" an apple a day keeps the doctor away" apple, a power-packed nutrients rich fruit offer you wonderful benefits to each of your body organs. So here comes a summarized points on its nutrients.

  • Apples are rich source of fiber that make it a wonderful fruit tat aids in digestion. The fiber present, stimulates the peristaltic movements that paves way for efficient nutrient uptake.
  • Apples are packed with a good amount of phytonutrients like quercetin, polyphenolic components. Hence, consuming apple prevents from colon n breast cancer in particular.
  • It improve the intestinal health by stimulating the metabolism and balancing the bacteria. It helps in the elimination of toxins too.
  • Treats anemia and reduce weakness and also provides dental care.
  • The polyphenols present helps in treating diabetes by stimulating the release of insulin to reduce the blood sugar and stimulate the insulin receptors in the cell to absorb blood sugar.
  • The most remarking ability of the apple is to prevent from alzheimer and parkinson' disease. With its antioxidant property, apple increase the acetylcholine in brain and also stop the breakdown of dopamine.
  • The flavonoids present helps in preventing from heart disease by decreasing the level of cholesterol in blood and also in treating rheumatism.
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Diabulima - Should You Be Worried About It?

Dr. Harsh Shah 90% (10 ratings)
Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Diabulima - Should You Be Worried About It?

Diabulimia is an eating disorder often associated with Type-1 Diabetes. Also referred to as ED-DMT1, not many people are aware of this non-clinical term. It is a well known fact that many people with Type-1 diabetes require the daily administration of insulin. In the case of Diabulimia, a person having Type-1 diabetes purposely manipulates with the insulin dosage in an endeavour to lose weight. In some extreme cases, a person may completely avoid the use of insulin.

You need no rocket science to understand the impact diabulimia will have on a diabetic patient (Type-1) who is entirely dependent on insulin. Some of the lethal consequences of diabulimia include

  1. Yeast infections: Manipulating with the appropriate dosage of insulin can trigger an abnormal rise in the blood glucose level (Hyperglycemia), some of which gets eliminated out through the urine, thereby enabling a person to lose weight. However, the high glucose level is just the ideal and favorable condition for yeast growth. The hyperglycemic condition will result in increased yeast infections. The infection can be very uncomfortable and annoying. In fact, there will be repeated yeast infections until the blood glucose level comes down to the normal range.
  2. Ketoacidosis: As already mentioned, diabulimia devoids the body of insulin. As a result, glucose is unable to enter the body cells (glucose is an important fuel for the muscles and the other cells and tissues of the body). In its absence, the body starts looking for alternate sources. Gradually the body starts breaking down fats to get the desired energy. Increased breakdown of fats results in accumulation of ketone bodies in the bloodstream, a condition medically termed as Ketoacidosis or Diabetic Ketoacidosis. The condition if left untreated can be harmful triggering Cerebral Edema (a condition characterized by a swelling of the brain), Hypokalemia (low potassium level) or even Hypoglycemia.
  3. Diabetic retinopathy: Hyperglycemia can spell doom for your eyes. The accumulation and buildup of high levels of glucose in the eyes often damage the retinal blood vessels, a condition known as Diabetic Retinopathy. There may not be any early signs associated with the condition. However, diabetic retinopathy can give rise to many serious complications such as Glaucoma (characterized by severe damage to the optic nerve), Vitreous Hemorrhage (the blood leaks into the areas adjacent to the vitreous humor of the eye), or even Blindness. There may also be a Retinal Detachment.
  4. Renal failure: One of the common and harmful consequences of diabulimia is the kidney failure. Increased concentration of glucose in the kidneys often damages the filtration units of the kidneys called the Glomeruli (increased glucose blocks the capillaries of the kidney) leading to kidney damage and failure.
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I am 42 years old, my H1ABC 6.2, FBS 112, PPBS 170, Kindly advice me what should i do?

Dr. Mohammed Zaid 91% (17 ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)
Endocrinologist, Chennai
I am 42 years old, my H1ABC 6.2, FBS 112, PPBS 170, Kindly advice me what should i do?
Hi Mr. lybrate-user, With your above results, looks like you have Pre-Diabetes (assuming that you previously were not diagnosed with diabetes and are not on any medications for diabetes). Hence, I'd suggest you to do diet control and regular exercise. Also, keep monitoring your sugars at least once in 6 months (preferably OGTT) Hope this helped.
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My father is suffering from diabetes. He is so hardworking not to sit at home in a single day. His diet time not fixed. A recent report is 228. please tell me is it safe phase or not nd give me some suggestions about diet.

Dr. Rakesh Kakkar 92% (3528 ratings)
Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
My father is suffering from diabetes. He is so hardworking not to sit at home in a single day. His diet time not fixe...
228 is too high , Avoid sugar,junk food,fried food and fruit juices.Exercise regularly and take medicene after consulting doctor.
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I am patient of type 2 diabetes since 2 years tried to lose wt join jim but while doing cardio my blood pressure start rising I have stopped going to jim since six months my BP is under control but blood sugar level which were controlled during jim are now 170 to 230 PP AND FASTING IS 14O WHAT TO DO PLEASE ADVICE.

Dt. Kavita Agarwal 92% (889 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am patient of type 2 diabetes since 2 years tried to lose wt join jim but while doing cardio my blood pressure star...
hello sir , take flax seeds early morning empty stomach . take high fiber diet. do walk daily. avoid rice , sugar, maida products, fried food,oily food, junk food egg yolk, mango, banana, glucose , potatoes, pumpkin , extra salt, extra milk. don't skip your meals and breakfast.have small and frequent meals. take hot water with aloe vera juice. take plenty of water.take green tea without sugar. include salad with meals.
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Ayurveda - Why It Is Best For Treating Diabetes?

Dr. Gokulan Bg 87% (626 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Ayurveda - Why It Is Best For Treating Diabetes?

With the increasing number of the diabetes patients in India, our country is moving towards the title of world diabetes capital. Due to a change in lifestyle and food habits health of the people are deteriorating day by day. The unhealthy body reduces the lifespan as well. Ayurvedic treatment is the amazing solution of the cure of this life threatening disease.

Diabetes is a health issue which is caused due to the increased level of blood sugar level in the body. The digestive system of the body breaks food we eat into sugar which is called glucose and sent to all the cells throughout the body. The cells convert the glucose into energy with the help of a special hormone known as Insulin. When body reduces the capacity to maintain the blood sugar level due to lack of insulin in the body then this condition is called diabetes.

The simple Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes which show amazing results in the treatment of the disease.

  1. Bitter goard: This is considered as the most effective remedy in the treatment of diabetes. Consuming bitter gourd juice in empty stomach every morning reduces blood sugar level of the body.
  2. Jamun seeds: The powder of Jamun seed of the leaves of Jamun tree both is used as remedies for diabetes. Chewing Jamun leaves prevents the production of sugar and keeps sugar level of the body maintained.
  3. Cinnamon powder: Cinnamon is also one of the best remedies for diabetes. It improves the functioning of the pancreas and this would increase the production of insulin in the body.
  4. Triphala: This is the mixture of three different herbs, this ingredients are useful for the decrease of the sugar level in the blood. Some of the drug formations used to cure diabetes are :
    1. Asanad tablets
    2. Chadrabrabha
    3. Vasantkusumakar
    4. Shilajitvaji

Diabetes is just not caused due to the lowering of insulin. It is mostly caused due to the lack of proper maintenance of the body. Sufferers should take care of their health by following the healthy lifestyle with the balanced diet, stress management and exercise with the natural herbs prescribed by some expert Ayurveda physicians.

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Yesterday I Check My Fasting Sugar it was 82 But My Urine Sugar Was 3+ As I'm Diabetic From last 3 years Taking Glimestar M1 1 dose With Breakfast Everyday Now Acc to Me blood Sugar Is Controlled By Urine Sugar Is There. Y So? Is This Is A Serious Condition. Suffering From OCD & Anxiety Too. Kindly Tell The Solution Asap.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 96% (11920 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Yesterday I Check My Fasting Sugar it was 82
But My Urine Sugar Was 3+
As I'm Diabetic From last 3 years
Taking Glime...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Glucose in urine is only seen when blood glucose crosses 180 mg or so. Since your fasting glucose is low, that time there is no sugar (glucose) in urine. However, when glucose goes up after food, then glucose does appear in urine. Without raised blood glucose there is no chance for the glucose to appear in urine. Thanks.
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Diabetes & Impotence

Dr. Hanish Gupta 90% (1664 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi

Hi there I recently did my sugar check and my fasting plasma glucose is 122 and my post prandial plasma glucose is 194. Does that mean I am diabetic? Is so what am I suppose to do now to enjoy my normal life.

Dr. Rakesh Kakkar 92% (3528 ratings)
Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Hi there I recently did my sugar check and my fasting plasma glucose is 122 and my post prandial plasma glucose is 19...
Yes you are diabetic.Avoid sugar, fruit juices, junk food and fried food.Exercise regularly .Wait for one month and if sugar is not controlled.Conslt doctor.
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