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Bitter gourd juice to control diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   hello Doctor
User :   i am Mrs. XXXX
User :   i am 32 yrs. old, working full time, have 2 children (bosy-4&1/2 yrs & girl-1& 1/2 yrs)
Doctor :   Please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   Ok
User :   have parents have diabetes.
User :   as a precautionary measure
Doctor :   Do you mean your parents have Diabetes?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have recently started taking Bitter gourd juice abt 10ml
User :   every alternate day
User :   i read that it also helps weightloss
User :   wanted to confirm whether it is fine to take it
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms like increased hunger, thirst or urine?
User :   right now i'm also following a diet plan for weightloss
Doctor :   There is no harm in taking it.
User :   no.. nothing like that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Just for prevention.
User :   yes and also know of many benefits it has
Doctor :   Steps can be taken to prevent the chances of having Diabetes, since you have the family history you have the risk factor
User :   i spoke to a dietician yesterday from healthcare magic.. but forgot to mention about this to her
Doctor :   But if you follow a balanced diet and plan you can prevent it
User :   yes
User :   so i can continue to have it every alternate day, 10 ml. RIGHT?
Doctor :   1)Exercise daily.
Doctor :   2)The use of a diet low in calories and in saturated fat is an ideal strategy for preventing diabetes.
Doctor :   Yes you can take the juice
User :   ok
Doctor :   3)Eliminate too much of processed carbohydrates as rice, white bread, pastas
User :   yes
Doctor :   4)Have a high-protein diet
Doctor :   5)Avoid smoke and alcohol.
User :   what would mean a high protien diet??
User :   sprouts, eggs etc?
Doctor :   That is more of dals, beans, cereals, egg in diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Don't eat carbohydrates 2 hours before bedtime.
User :   carbs would be???
Doctor :   Walking is a great exercise. Do it every day, and you'll raise your metabolic rate, as well as level out your blood sugar
User :   rice...??
Doctor :   Carbs are in potato, rice, noodles, white bread
User :   ok
Doctor :   Eat at least 5 or 6 small meals a day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes doctor. thanks a lot.
User :   i wil follow it
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   that all. Thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
User :   bye-bye
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