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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been recently diagnosed with high blood sugar I have a family history from both sides.I need to know apart from medication 850mgs Metadoze what other activities should I do to reduce my blood sugar.
When I was diagnosed I had 190 fasting blood sugar now it is 138 fasting blood sugar.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   How old are you ?
User :   30
Doctor :   How long ago/ (when) were you diagnosed?
User :   well just recently that was in February
Doctor :   What is your height and weight?
User :   5 feet 7 and a half
User :   77kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I am sorry to hear that you got the problem at the earlier age. But to be honest, I am seeing many young guys are affected by the Diabetes.
User :   ic
User :   well my parents also have it
Doctor :   here I will give you guidelines what you need to do .
Doctor :   Family history increases the risk of diabtes
Doctor :   There are Two types
Doctor :   Type 1 DM is due to lack of insulin
Doctor :   Type 2 is insulin is there inn the body but body is resisting insulin action
User :   ic
Doctor :   Do you follo w this?
Doctor :   So you have the Type 2
User :   ic
User :   type ii that is wht the doctor also told me
Doctor :   that is what I am telling
User :   ok
Doctor :   Muscles etc are resistant to take glucose
Doctor :   This is also called Glucose intolerance
Doctor :   Management: Doctor :   1. Medicine , you are right medicines
Doctor :   2. Exercise, you need to min 30 physical activity daily
Doctor :   It could be any thing
User :   does yoga help
Doctor :   Even brisk walking also ok
Doctor :   yes it is
Doctor :   Any exercise,decreases glucose intolerance meaning prepares muscles to accept glucose so the blood glucose is maintained.
Doctor :   So what have you decided ?
Doctor :   That is upto you!
Doctor :   But stick to one regiment that best works for you.
User :   further how about diet other than avoiding sweets
Doctor :   Which exercise program would you like to do
User :   at the moment I am doing Yoga
Doctor :   Good
User :   but i plan to enrol into a gym and do cardios
User :   or brisk walking in the morning
Doctor :   3. Diet(Diabetic Diet)
It is very crucial to meet one dietician
User :   also I have a stressful job too
User :   ic
Doctor :   She will understand your dietary habits and according to your food habits she will change the diet
Doctor :   I will strongly recommend this
Doctor :   Basically light break fast
Doctor :   luch with 2 chapathis and one cup of rice and same with the dinner
User :   ic
Doctor :   in between you can have snacks
Doctor :   never miss breakfast, lunch, dinner
User :   snacks? u mean fruits rather than mixture
Doctor :   It could be one fruit
User :   ic
Doctor :   2-3 breads
Doctor :   4 nuscuits
Doctor :   *biscuits
Doctor :   2 idlies
Doctor :   1 vada
User :   glucose biscuits?
Doctor :   any thing that is not too heacy
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   No glocose
Doctor :   Fiber containing buiscuits
User :   salt biscuits
User :   ic
Doctor :   Always avoids Glucose, unless you feel dizzy
User :   the sugar free ones which have come in the market
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can use them

Doctor :   or you can use the biscuits with high fiber content
User :   and what should be the interval of the snacks
Doctor :   They are not sweet at all
Doctor :   They are salty
Doctor :   2-3 hrs after luch
Doctor :   2-3 hrs after breakfast
Doctor :   at dinner time
User :   ic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   All fruits have lot of sugars, so just one fruis per day is enough
User :   ic
Doctor :   *fruit
User :   banana should be avoided I suppose
Doctor :   Did I answer your question?
Doctor :   For specific details you have to contact Dietician
User :   well in fruits in general
User :   ok
Doctor :   They give list of fruits with high sugar index
Doctor :   and with low sugar index
Doctor :   I am giving general guideleines
Doctor :   As I told you one time visit to Dietitian saves many things
Doctor :   DIET is very imp
User :   ic thanks doctor
Doctor :   Other things get the cholesterol test done.if high consult doctor
Doctor :   Get the HBA1c test every 3 months and make sure it is less 6.5
Doctor :   if not not consult doctor
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Make sure the Blood pressure is OK
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Have a nice day
Doctor :   Please leave your valuable fed back at the end of the chat
Doctor :   Bye
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