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Coconut water increases sugar level in a diabetic patient? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
User :   does coconut water increases sugar level in a diabetic patient
Doctor :   yes , it increases the sugar levels in a diabetic patient
User :   pls do let me know the best energetic liquid for a diabetic patient?
Doctor :   may i know this is for whom?
User :   for my mom
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know her age ?
User :   60
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know her present sugar level readings ?
User :   currently its too high at 468
Doctor :   is she on any treatment at present ?
Doctor :   when was this checked last ?
User :   yesterday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you inform her doctor ?
User :   yes i did?
Doctor :   may i know what medicines she is on ?
Doctor :   what did the doctor say ?
User :   medicines are going on
Doctor :   is she on insulin >?
User :   not on insulin but on bed rest
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   why is it that she needs a energy drink? can you please tell me her symptoms presently ?
User :   she doesnt take any food
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would want to say that her sugar levels are high
Doctor :   the aim is to bring down the sugars
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we cannot suggest any drink for now since i am not sure how her sugar levels are fluctuating with treatment
Doctor :   i suggest you consult her doctor again on this as she needs to eat something
Doctor :   if not , then she may need to be put on fluids through IV line
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence please consult with your doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   feeling very tired , drowsy , tremors , sweating , etc , could all be signs of low blood sugar
User :   but coconut water is not feasible right?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   I would not advise on it , since it is high in electrolytes which can increase the sugar levels furhter
Doctor :   are you with me ?
User :   ok
User :   thnx
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with?
User :   no, thnx a lot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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