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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Dear Doctor,
User :  
I am 50 yrs male. I checked up blood sugar regularly . My BSF is 136 and PP is 168. Do I need to take any medicine?
Doctor :  
Do you mean Fasting Blood sugar
User :   yes
Doctor :  
is 136
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What is your height and weight
User :   yes sir
User :   my height is 167cm and weight is 72 kg
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When was the blood test done
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What is your Blood pressure?
User :   on 30th May 2009
User :   BP is 84/120
Doctor :  
When was your last Blood sugar done before 30th May 2009
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It is 120/84 mm Hg
User :   i do it every week at home using digital machine.
Doctor :   SO are these reading over digital
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??
User :   yes sir. But I got done in Lab also last month and Fasting sugar was 120
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Let me ask you few more questions
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Any family history of Diabetes, high blood pressure
User :   yes. My both parents were diabetic and had death because of heart attck. My bothe elder brother and sister are diabetic and have high BP.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Ok, what is yoru occupatin
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Do you lead a sedantary life?
User :   I am an engineer with total office seating work and weekly touring for meetings.
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Do you work out in a day to lose weight
User :   Yes partly i have luxury life. But I regularly go for brisk walk in evening for 40 minutes. some time I do Yoga also.
Doctor :  
Good
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Now let me advise you on this
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First I want you to get few tests done immediately
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1) Sugar Scan
Doctor :   When was you last complete health check up?
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along with doctor's physical examination
User :   11 months back by my family physician
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Ok any tests done then
User :   No special test were recommended but all tests covering general checkup for Blood, Kidney, lever, urine, xray, ecg etc were done. SOTGand STPG( i donot remeber exact name) component of lever was high and doctor recommended LIV 52 which I amtaking for last 5 months.
Doctor :  
Ok fine
Doctor :   Now get only the Sugar scan done, since it has the FBS and the PPBS init
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the final report would be better before you were started on the medicines
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Since you are also over weight
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and you have family history with good physical activity, even then the Fasting Sugars are not controlled. You need to put on Medicines now
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The doctor shall put you on appropriate medicines to control the fasting blood sugar
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after physical examination
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Ok?
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Did you follow?
User :   Yes I am geeting your recommendation and I shall contact my Physician immedaitely based on your advice. Thankyou very much for your valuable advice.
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with
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You would require to meet a Dietician too
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for a diet chart
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which yu hve to follow for the Diabetic and wt loss diet
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Ok?
Doctor :  
Thanks for consultiing HealthcareMagic. Bye for noe.
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