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Precautions to be taken for prediabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello ,doctor..
User:I am aged 39. For the first time i had checked my diabetic condition..
Doctor:Ok
User:Fasting has come 104 and post lunch 160
Doctor:OK
User:..i would like to take ur opinion
Doctor:May I know the reason why you tested your sugar value?
User:Just as my parents got it..and for so long i a, posponing it for various reasons..i am trying to take test from age 35..but could not..
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Your fasting value is just under normal recommendation however the post lunch value seems slight elevated.
Doctor:I mean, the values don't fall under diabetes margin but you probably have prediabetes.
Doctor:I would suggest you to start a low sugar (calorie) diet regimen and
Doctor:start exercises.
Doctor:you can get glucose tolerance test and Hba1C test done say after 3 months.
User:And need to have any food restrictions..as cut rice taking ete...
Doctor:Yes, I recommend that you follow the same regimen as a diabetic patient would do.
Doctor:You don't need medicine, however it is important to follow dietary and exercise regimen to prevent / delay diabetes from setting in.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any questions.
User:Yes..i got it doctor..
Doctor:Is there any question?
User:What type of food you recommamd doctor.
Doctor:Any diet that has excess sugar need to be avoided.
Doctor:More then considering the type of food to be taken or to be avoided
Doctor:you should plan your daily regimen
Doctor:to make sure the calorie content is low and it has more fibres in it.
Doctor:A general diabetic diet would consist of a glass of water early in the morning, not more than 2 idli/dosa for breakfast. Alternatively
Doctor:a breakfast made from rava, millets, oat meal can be taken.
Doctor:Lunch should minus not more than one bowl of rice. Chapathi or roti, vegetables, rasam and curd. No deserts, ice cream or dressed salad.
Doctor:Pickles and papads should also be restricted.
Doctor:Coffee and tea is ok as long as the sugar content is very low.
Doctor:Prefer to drink sugarless tea/coffee.
Doctor:Not more than one fruit a day. You can choose from wide range of low glycemic food.
Doctor:Dinner preferably should be made from wheat and whole grain cereals.
Doctor:Non vegetarian diet are accepted. Avoid red meat and liver.
Doctor:This is a general diet for diabetes.
Doctor:you can discuss about your individual preference with a dietician.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes , Doctor. Than you.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:At present no , Doctor..Thank you..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Thank you Doctor
Doctor:Welcome...
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