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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi chandan
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   my mom is 49 years old

Doctor :   ok
User :   she's a diabetic and she experiences severe head ache
User :   when consulted a doc they told us that its migrain
Doctor :   how long has she been diabetic?
User :   from past 4 yrs
Doctor :   did she have the headache even before her diabetes was diagnosed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok

User :   if she has headache then it takes 3 days to get rid out of it
Doctor :   How long has she been having this headache?
User :   she says since child hood she's having it
Doctor :   does she have any vomiting
Doctor :   or visual problems with the headache?
User :   ya when its really uncontrollable she vomits
User :   no visual problems
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems- like High BP/ anything else?

User :   yes she has BP which is slighlty abve the normal range and she's suffering from gastic probs too
Doctor :   Is her blood sugar normal laways?
Doctor :   *always?
User :   ys its normal

Doctor :   Have you had her other tests like blood cholesterollevels checked?
User :   but sometimes she feels really tired and she carries some sugar in her bag whenver she's out
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i havn't
User :   one more question i have can i?
Doctor :   Do you have a glucometer at home to regularly monitor her sugar?
User :   no

Doctor :   of course, chandan
User :   does this lead to any heart problems?

Doctor :   A combination of

Doctor :   diabetes and high Bp
Doctor :   leads to a higher risk of heart disease
Doctor :   You should get a thorough check-

Doctor :   with cholesterol levels/ thyroid
Doctor :   tests done
User :   regualrly i take her for tests and they say its normal but if she works for a long time she feels so tired.
Doctor :  
an eye check up is alos recommended for diabetics every 5 yrs
Doctor :   what was her sugar level the last time?
Doctor :   Alongwith a review of the kidneys
User :   ok u may laugh at this qtn ..she doesn't like sweets but still she became a diabetic is this posble?
Doctor :   quite a few diabetics

Doctor :   have this problem
Doctor :   Its more - like
Doctor :   people feel like doing things
Doctor :   that they are restricted from doing
Doctor :   its nothing to worry about
User :   as of now she's fine but i have heard that as women get older they get joint pains and high sugar leads to severe chest to overcome this?

Doctor :   when was your mothers last check up done?
User :   am the only son and we r 3 incuding my dad only am worrying
Doctor :   she has to have regular exercise- like a brisk walk for 30 mins daily
Doctor :   its perfectly natural for you to be worried
User :   last month i got her test done but i dnt remember the range she got in those tests,the lab tech told me that its normal and let her maintain this
Doctor :   During the next check up make sure her
Lipid profile, TSH, Serum. Creat and urine routine done
User :   s she walks daily for one hour (both morning and evening).

User :   ok
Doctor :   if she has not yet got these already

Doctor :   that is goods
Doctor :   adv her to continue walking
Doctor :   She also needs an eye check up- with retinoscopy
User :   ok
Doctor :   as it is 4 years since she was diagnosed

Doctor :   as diabetic
Doctor :   Pls check what test were done last time

Doctor :   You can e-mail a copy to me at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   I'll take a look
Doctor :   and get back to you by mail
Doctor :   if anything else is needed
User :   sure i will
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help ou with chandan?

User :   actually she was worried abt my career and after all this hpnd i feel i am responsible for all these
Doctor :   No- dont be worried

User :   one last qtn is leukaderma ( white patches) heriditory?
Doctor :   there are a lot of factors like life style/ herdidity
Doctor :   which play a role
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is not herditary
Doctor :   - the skin patches
Doctor :   there can be many causes for it
Doctor :   like exposure to chemicals- like phenyl etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else?
User :   i will mail that cpy to the gvn mail id and i assure all the suggestions u hv given to me and my mom will be followed...thanks a lot...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   welocme
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye

User :   nice day
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