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Remedies for high fasting blood sugar levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   i had viral fever with cold n my sugar shot up. the fever is ok n i am on strict diet n exercise routine. now random sugar is around 160. advise
Doctor :   may i know wat medicines u r on?
User :   no medications
Doctor :   ok
User :   does sugar go up during viral?
Doctor :   it is more common to have a high sugar during infections
Doctor :   please do not worry about that
User :   am i diabetic?
User :   is it reversible?
Doctor :   i need to know the HBA1C level to tell u that
Doctor :   whether u are diabetic or not?
Doctor :   also, i need to know your fasting blood sugar as well
User :   i got chkd durin fever it was7.5
User :   can i reverse it?
Doctor :   7.5 is high
Doctor :   the normal should be less than 6.5
User :   got chkd during fever.
User :   pl advise
User :   now the random is 160
Doctor :   BUT do not worry as it will come down when u take proper diet and exercise precautions
User :   yesterday before bedtime it was125
Doctor :   it is improving
Doctor :   also the HBA1C is a constant level over the last 3 months, so you are currently diabetic
User :   can i reverse it?
Doctor :   yes definitely
User :   how?
Doctor :   diet control, regular excercise , strict lifestyle changes - are the need of the hour
User :   my sugar level has improved within a week after fevr n diet, exercise, bitter gourd juice n fenugreek soaked. what else can i do?
Doctor :   may i know ur age, weight , height ?
Doctor :   continue that for the next 6 months
User :   49,female,73kg,150cm
Doctor :   you will definitely improve
Doctor :   check your blood sugar once a week (fasting)
User :   can i prevent it even later?
Doctor :   yes
User :   what else should i do?
Doctor :   make sure you follow this lifestyle for the next 5 years of your life to prevent your complicaitons
User :   will i need medications? is alternative med better?
Doctor :   no alternative meds do not work
Doctor :   for initial 5 months, i thnk u should be on meds
User :   will med can b reduced later?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   once the diabtes is controlled , u can be taken off the meds
User :   what life span can i expect
Doctor :   60 +

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