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Took honey n lemon for a week recently, viral fever since days, diabetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer you
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
User :   hello. I consulted earlier. i have some more qns
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   to remind u my earlier query. june 2010 my fastng sugar was 95. took honey n lemon for a week recently. viral fever since days. now under control. got tested today. fastin 190. worried. when should i chek again?
Doctor :   yes I remember your query
User :   viral since 3-4 days
Doctor :   and I had advised that you need to recheck sugars after your fever is controlled to get the real values since values will be affected by the fever and infection
User :   do i have cause to worry?
User :   today fever was ok. but have a little cough n cold
Doctor :   fasting 190 is worrysome, it should not cross 110, max upto 120
Doctor :   how much was PPBS value?
User :   pp 300
User :   tested using glucometer
Doctor :   PPBS of 300 is worrisome, it suggests uncontrolled sugars
User :   is it still due to honey n viral fever?
Doctor :   if it crosses 500 level, you will be exposed to further risks like: Doctor :   heart disease and stroke, blindness, hypertension, diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage, depression, complications with feet, kidney disease and limb amputation.

Doctor :   the correct assumption of the factors
Doctor :   can be done by doing
Doctor :   a blood Glycosylated Hemoglobin levels
User :   what is dat?
Doctor :   which will tell your sugar control over last 2-3 months time
Doctor :   and let you know if your sugar levels were affected due to viral fever or honey use since 2 months
Doctor :   honey use over 2 months of only 1 spoon but with strict diet control and exercises should not cause uncontrolled levels
User :   what is d normal levels
Doctor :   since you had fever and infection, sugar values might have got thrown off track
User :   when should i chk again
Doctor :   nrmal values for HBA1C or Glycosylated Hemoglobin level are between 6-8 %
Doctor :   you can check your sugars daily until fever subsides to make sure it is not crossing 300 mark
Doctor :   if it crosses this mark, then you will be in the risk range
Doctor :   and should visit ER/emergency room for sugar control
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   please get back to me in case of having doubts
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   get cold and cough treated symptomatically to make sure they do not cause further trouble
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