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Diabetic. Having severe pain in foot and back because of deficiency of Vitamin D. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hello Doctor!!
User:I have a severe pain in my foot as well as back pain
Doctor:Since when is this problem?
User:and as per reports this is because of defficiency of Vitamin D
User:last 3-4 months
Doctor:Sorry about that
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:its 30
Doctor:Have you started taking Vitamin D supplement?
User:and one more thing that I am a diabetic patient also
Doctor:sorry about that
Doctor:As you are diabetic, you must be aware about how important it is to keep the blood sugars under normal limits
User:yes, I am trying that
Doctor:I would suggest you to take a glass of milk without fail every day without sugar
Doctor:Obviously, you need to take Vitamin D supplement too in view of the low levels
User:yes, I am taking a tablet once in a week
User:for Vitamin D
Doctor:Please continue to take it
Doctor:What is your latest blood sugar level?
User:I have tested that on Thursday
User:fasting and it was 162
User:a bit high
Doctor:yes, it is
User:could you plz suggest me that how can I control it?
Doctor:You must avoid direct sugars and high calorie foods
User:yes, that I have not taken since a long
User:but still I am fail to control it,
Doctor:You must work out daily to maintain a healthy weight and maintain good insulin tolerance levels as well
Doctor:What is your weight now?
User:its 52 Kg
Doctor:It seems fine
Doctor:When were you first diagnosed with Diabetes?
User:but I am under weight
User:actually I have that since last 10 years
Doctor:That means - Diabetes?
User:even no body in my family has that
Doctor:You must check if it is insulin dependent diabetes
User:its not inherit
Doctor:In that case, you will have to take insulin injections to control the blood sugar levels
User:is it mandatory to take that insulin
User:I am mean no other way?
Doctor:Yes, if it due to Insulin dependent diabetes
User:any side effects of that/
Doctor:No major side effects as such
User:as I have heard that insulin is not good to take
Doctor:The benefit would be better than risks and side effects
User:as once started then person has to depend on that life long?
Doctor:Not necessarily
User:ok, so once control it can be stopped?
User:could you please some more Vitamin D sources?
User:or supplements
Doctor:Sun light is the natural source of Vitamin D
Doctor:You need to expose yourself to sun on a daily basis for 20 mins at least
User:and what should I have to take to gain some more weight
User:at least 5-7 kgs
Doctor:You must take high protein food
Doctor:Like pulses, wheat
User:and what all the foods I can take?
Doctor:Dry fruits
Doctor:Green leafy vegetables
User:and which fruits?
Doctor:since you are diabetic you cannot take more of bananas
Doctor:Pomegranate is good too
User:thats the problem with me
User:Pomegranate, shall I have that?
Doctor:But not in excess
User:shall I get a diet plan for me?
User:as I really want to increase my weight
Doctor:It would be ideal if you take a diet plan
User:but couldn't from last few years
User:so could you please give me that?
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
User:Thanks! a lot
Doctor:We shall guide you regarding the same
Doctor:We shall call you about the same soon
User:Thanks!! Dr. XXXXXXX
User:actually could you please mail me that?
User:to my e-mail id
Doctor:We shall do that
User:shall I confirm my mail id?
Doctor:yes please
User:I really appreciate your help
User:and guidance
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:Is there anything else that I could help you with?
User:no, thanks!
Doctor:Pleasant evening ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
User:have a nice day!
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