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Prevention of diabetes through diet and exercise - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Plz proceed with your query
User :   what needs to be done to prevent dabetics since my dad is diabetic
Doctor :   Do you want to know how to prevent diabetes for yourself?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   29
Doctor :   1)Maintain a healthy weight.
User :   im 6 ft 2inches height and 100 kg weight
Doctor :   2)Stay physically active. Regular exercise can help to prevent diabetes by controlling weight and improving blood flow
User :   ok
Doctor :   You are slightly overweight according to your ht and wt
User :   ok how much shd it be
Doctor :   It should be between 85 to 92 kgs
User :   ok thank u doctor bye
Doctor :   3)Eat a balanced diet, low in fat and sugars. Since diabetes involves an impairment in the body's ability to either produce or utilize insulin to convert sugars into energy, it's important to restrict the amount of glucose and starches consumed.
Doctor :   4)Monitor your intake of fruits and vegetables.
User :   ok will start to adhere
User :   monitor in the sense should be more or less
Doctor :   Take 3 servings of fruits and 2 servings of veggies.
Doctor :   Daily
User :   ok
User :   any restricted fruit
Doctor :   Prefer having sweets less in your diet.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Prefer more of citrus fruits, apples, melons instead of mangoes and sapotas
User :   how about having apple and melon fruit juice without sugar
Doctor :   Its good to have apple.
User :   juice
User :   having it as a fruit and as a jucie makes a difference ?
Doctor :   Yes juice also but without added sugar
Doctor :   Fruit is better then having juices as the nutritional value of fruit is better
User :   ok doctor thanks bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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