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Query about glycosylated hemoglobin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   hi as a part of our bi-annual health check i realised that my blood sugar level's were very high i re-did the test but the same result persists...both fasting and after 2 hours...i also did another test ( i do not know the name of the blood test) but the result was 8.1%
Doctor :   The other test is probably glycosylated hemoglobin test.
User :   yes
User :   i did it lat thursday
User :   i have cut on all sugar products
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since the 1st test but the level remains the same
Doctor :   May I know your height and weight?
Doctor :   Do you have family history of diabetes?
User :   my dad & mum were also detected for diabetes recently
Doctor :   Ok
User :   dad is 73 yrs
User :   mum is 67
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor with the reports?
User :   nope
User :   ht - 5.5"
User :   sorry 5.2"
User :   wt 60 kg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   yes
User :   my age is 31
Doctor :   Glycosylated hemoglobin is an indicator of how long your diabetes has been and how much controlled they are
User :   k
Doctor :   The normal values for the same test is under 7.
User :   k
Doctor :   Since, they are high, you definitely seem to be having diabetes.
Doctor :   Hence you will need treatment.
User :   k
Doctor :   As you might have known, treatment here will be with the use of medical drugs and dietary measures and exercises,
User :   yes
Doctor :   Hence, I would suggest you these
Doctor :   1. Continue with low calorie diet.
User :   that would be...
Doctor :   You can take the help of our nutritionist through get a diet plan service that is available to you
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Consult an endocrinologist/diabetologist
Doctor :   who will follow up your sugar levels
Doctor :   and if they are not getting under control
Doctor :   then you will need medical drugs/insulin to control the sugars.
User :   is the level that bad that i will have to take insulin
User :   u there
Doctor :   The need for insulin will depend on what the type of diabetes you have
Doctor :   Type 2 diabetes which is more common are usually treated with medical drugs,
Doctor :   medical drugs(oral hypogylcaemics) are generally effective,
Doctor :   however few rare individuals may need insulins.
User :   ok
User :   i had done the test in 2006 at that time there was no sugar
User :   the test done this year showed high levels of sugar
Doctor :   Diabetes is a chronic condition. The exact cause why this happens is not known
Doctor :   There are gene factors, environmental factors/dietary factors that may have triggered the high sugars.
Doctor :   Hence, I cannot predict why this has happened in this short interval.
Doctor :   I wouldn't suggest you to get concerned/worried about why this occurred.
Doctor :   Stress and anxiety can have adverse effects both on increasing the sugar levels and hamper the treatment plan.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to be positive, get the evaluation done.
Doctor :   With proper sugar control, you will be able to lead as normal life as any other individual.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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