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Diabetic patient. Working in shift. Any effect? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Oct-2013
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Doctor:Good evening, how can I help you?
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:I am a diabetic patient since 4 years, so am working in full Night Shift, that should effect to my heart or what?
Doctor:If you take adequate rest in the time, and exercise everyday than you should not have any problem
User:but i dont have time to do exercise, sir, what to do
User:and what food should i take, can u give easy tips
Doctor:You have to find time to exercise
User:ok, thank you sir
Doctor:I can understand your problem
Doctor:after working in the night it is difficult to get any time to do anything
Doctor:but you have to make up your mind and be strong
User:sir, this is my break time, after 30 min, shall i chat again with u
User:thank u, bye
Doctor:Yeah sure
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Hello Mrs XXXXXXX
User:and what food should i take, can u give easy tips
Doctor:The best food that is available for diabetics in bangalore area is Ragi
Doctor:Try to eat ragi as much as possible
User:in mid night (like 1:30 AM), i can have grape juice, because is only juice abailable in my office
Doctor:You can have grape juice but without adding sugar
Doctor:or else you can get something to drink and eat from your home when you come to office
User:yeh! sorry only this juice available in my office easily, for other juice we have to go out side
Doctor:Avoid eating sugar
Doctor:and adding sugar to foods
User:yes i will get from my home only, but will get rice
Doctor:eat less
Doctor:but eat more frequently
Doctor:How old are you Mrs XXXX?
User:sir, if i eat less quantity, then my legs are paining, and also from knee i feel like it is burning, what to do
Doctor:Yes, that happens
Doctor:for that you should more times
Doctor:like instead of eating 6 chapatis two times, you can eat 1 chapati 6 times
Doctor:May I know your age please?
User:why, sir
User:i am 30 yrs
Doctor:Diabetes affects older people
Doctor:also to advice you on what to eat, we need to know the age so that We can advice accordingly
Doctor:In your case, I suggest you start exercising regularly
Doctor:and keep a close watch on your blood sugar levels
Doctor:early onset diabetes will have more complications than late onset diabetes
Doctor:You should check the HbA1c levels every three months
Doctor:and if there is any need then you should increase the dose of your medicine
Doctor:and if you exercise regularly, you may be able to stop the medicines
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