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Can vitamin B12 cause diabetes? I am not a sugar patient but I have it in my Gene. I am 49 years old and I did Hb1ac test and I got 7.5: percent. Shall I take medicine. I am following diabetic diet.

Dr. Sheetal Aversekar 92% (229 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Can vitamin B12 cause diabetes? I am not a sugar patient but I have it in my Gene. I am 49 years old and I did Hb1ac ...
Hba1c of 7.5 percent means that you are already diabetic. You will need to be started on medicines and you should continue with your diet. Vitamib b12 deficiency does not cause diabetes.
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I am 66 years old and diabetic but diabetes under control. I have to get up in the night as I have pain in my legs and calf area (muscle pain). I have to stand up in comfortable position until the pain goes out and finally go for natures call (urinate). These cramps I have been facing almost every night. Now I have pain in my left leg (thigh area). Doctor says-stiff muscles. Take vitamin E. Pls advise. FYI do to hard work on ship I sleep only for 6 hrs/day.

Dr. Faiyaz Khan Pt 91% (391 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR) Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Diet
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I am 66 years old and diabetic but diabetes under control. I have to get up in the night as I have pain in my legs an...
Take Epsom Salt bath and soak you calf daily at night and morning for twenty minutes in warm Epsom salt water. The pain will be gone. For better results: Preferably take daily Vit D3 Cholecalciferol tablets in Sublingual form of 10000 IU Take Magnesium Chloride Transdermal daily 500 mg Take Potassium rich foods. Avoid Sugar and refined Carbohydrates and artificial sweeteners. Contact for further details. Good luck!
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I am 71 years old and diabetic since 1976. I am taking duotrol 1 tablet before breakfast and pioz 15 1 tablet before dinner. I am taking this medicine for the last 12 urs. My diabetes was always remain controlled but for last 15 days the fasting is 150 and pp 200. What should I do.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 93% (13527 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 71 years old and diabetic since 1976. I am taking duotrol 1 tablet before breakfast and pioz 15 1 tablet before ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. AT 71 years, your blood glucose seems fairly well controlled. However, if you are looking for more stricter control, then look at your diet and also increase your daily physical activity by a few more minutes. A small alteration in diet will also help, like increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, reduce intake of carbs by about 10 % of present. Because adding of any drug does not seem to be needed. Look at HbA1c%, it should be < 7%.Thanks.
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Aurwedic medicine is good for diabetes or allopathic medicine is good pls suggest me mangoes contain fructose natural sugar if consumed will my sugar increased which other fruit can I eat.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 93% (13527 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Aurwedic medicine is good for diabetes or allopathic medicine is good pls suggest me mangoes contain fructose natural...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Certain fruits being too sweet are not recommeded for diabetic patients, even though they contain fructose. Mango is one such fruit. Others include banana, chikkoo and grapes. All these can or should be taken in very small quantity and once a while. You have not mentioned anything about fasting and PP glucose values and HbA1c%, so difficult to comment. Plus looking at your weight and height it is clear that with a BMI of 29.64 kgs which almost grade 1 obesity. This itself is the main contributor for diabetes. It is absolutely necessary to reduce weight. Thanks.
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I have an enlarged fatty liver grader. I am highly diabetic with 11.6 HbA1c what diet should I follow.

Dr. Madhav Shyam Manohar 90% (57 ratings)
BHMS, MBAHCS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have an enlarged fatty liver grader. I am highly diabetic with 11.6 HbA1c what diet should I follow.
Hello Mr. lybrate-user your blood sugar is uncontrollable First you consult your diabetologist. Cut carbohydrates in diet and meals take frequently small amount short interval next information kindly contact private chat.
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Sir I am 34 year old, I have diabetes since last 2 years. I am taking glimestar m2 tab daily one. Is it good for me. Kindly suggest me what to do for a healthy life with diabetes. My glucose level normally around 139 to 150 FBS. PPBS 160 to 190.

Dr. Kulin R Shah 89% (1044 ratings)
Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir I am 34 year old, I have diabetes since last 2 years. I am taking glimestar m2 tab daily one. Is it good for me.
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Take Glimestar M1 twice a day 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner. Check your sugar after a week & see. Continue your diet and exercise.
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I've diabetics and taking one tablet of tenepam M everyday. HbA1c level came down from 8.9% to 8.0% in one month and since then maintaining fasting sugar below 95 mm/dl by regular exercise and medication. Kindly advice how long it will take to lower HbA1c level to below 7.2 %.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 93% (13527 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I've diabetics and taking one tablet of tenepam M everyday. HbA1c level came down from 8.9% to 8.0% in one month and ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is not possible to predict within how many days HbA1c level will reduce to your expectations. Ideally in very well controlled diabetes fasting should be< 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c % ,< 6.8. I don't know why 7.2 is your target. Thanks.
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I had fasting insulin (FI) around 28 last year and now it's 33. I am becoming more insulin resistant. What is max limit FI limits can reach before my pancreas reduce secretion thus becoming diabetic? I am taking metformin 1000 mg daily. Lodoz 5 my for high BP My BMI is 35 now. H1b1ac is 5.7 What should I do to reduce IR and become normal.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 93% (13527 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had fasting insulin (FI) around 28 last year and now it's 33. I am becoming more insulin resistant. What is max lim...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The main reason for increasing Insulin resistance (IR) is your obesity. The fat around internal organs like liver, kidney, pancreas and other organs does lead to increased IR. So main requirement is to cut down your excess weight. Ideal BMI is < 23 kgs/M2, where as it is 35 plus. Usually waist size should be <85 cms and BMI should be < 23 kg/M2. So please try and reduce the weight, that will improve glucose control and reduce IR. Thanks.
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Whenever I urinate, I see a lot of foam created in the commode. Is it a problem, If yes what is it and why, and how to cure it by using ayurvedic medicine.

Dr. Ankur Singhal 93% (1388 ratings)
Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Whenever I urinate, I see a lot of foam created in the commode. Is it a problem, If yes what is it and why, and how t...
You may suffering from proteinuria. Just get it confirmed and just have one urine investigation done. Ie urine routine and microscopic. Contact with investigation reports.
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I am 48 years old due to diabetes since last 15 years sugar level around 250 my sexual life is not satisfy. Please advise in this matter.

Dr. Manish Sachdev 92% (170 ratings)
Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I am 48 years old due to diabetes since last 15 years sugar level around 250 my sexual life is not satisfy. Please ad...
Dear lybrate-user, Your long standing uncontrollable diabetes can be a reason a reason for your poor quality of sex life. Proper control of your diabetes, regular exercise along with specific medication can help you enjoy your sex life along with general good health. Regards.
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