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Treatment for fasting sugar 153 and pp 177 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   i wanted to check out my sugar levels and what they mean
Doctor :  
ok
User :   last week it was 146 in fasting
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
Doctor :  
ok
User :   this week it is 153 in fasting and 177 in pp
User :   does it mean i am diabetic
User :   i dont know if i have any diabetes symptoms
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
normal fasting blood sugar should be between 90-110
User :   ok so i have more there
Doctor :  
and PPBS not more than 140
Doctor :  
what symptoms do you have?
User :   i dont know what are the symptoms, i feel ok actually
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there anyone in family who has diabetes?
User :   dad is lightly diabetic, my grandfather was diabetic though
Doctor :  
you sugar levels do indicate that they are not normal.
Doctor :   and since there is family history of diabetis in your family, you have it due to heridity
User :   ok what are the typical symptoms of diabetes
Doctor :  
you need to show the report to the doctor and start treatment for sugar control along with diet and exercises.
Doctor :   the most common symptoms of diabetis include
User :   is it very high, the sugar level
Doctor :  
increased thirst, and hunger and incresaed frequency of urination.
Doctor :   your sugar levels are moderately high and can be controlled with medications, diet and regular exercises
User :   dont have any of those symptoms, in fact have a problem of feeling no hunger
User :   ok
Doctor :  
ok
User :   also uneasiness in the legs at night
Doctor :  
the uneasiness in the legs at night could be one of the diabetes symptom that occurs when sugars are not controlled
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and this causes irritation to peripheral nerves
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leading to such symptoms
User :   can i avoid seeing a doctor and instead diet and exercise for some time
User :   i have been living a little recklessly in the last few months without exercise and lots of sweets
Doctor :  
no, right now you need medications and get sugars to optimum levels, once it is controlled then you can maintain it with diet and exercises.
User :   also have lot of work stress
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
stress and unhealthy lifestyle is known to precipitate diabetes especially if there is a family history of it.
User :   wont it reduce on its own if i diet and exercise
Doctor :   no, the levels now need to controlled
User :   ok thanks then
Doctor :  
controlling diet wil reduce it a bit, but may not to the normal levels
Doctor :  
diabetis is a disease in which pancreas is affected
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The pancreas is a long, flat gland in your belly that helps your body digest food. It also makes insulin. Insulin is kind of like a key that opens the doors to the cells of the body.
Doctor :   It lets the glucose in. Then the glucose can move out of the blood and into the cells.
User :   ok
Doctor :   But if someone has diabetes, the body either can't make insulin or the insulin doesn't work in the body like it should. The glucose can't get into the cells normally, so the blood sugar level gets high.
User :   ok
Doctor :   so depending on the type of diabetis
Doctor :  
either pancreas fails to make insulin or the insulin doesn't work in the body like it should.
User :   what type of diabetes do i have
Doctor :   you will need to find out which type you belong to.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since there is family history most probably it is type I diabetis in which pancreas fails to make insulin
User :   are there
User :   ok
Doctor :   so you wil require medicatins to control sugar
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and not just diet and exercise
User :   fine i will see a doctor, i have blood pressure as well,taking medication for the last 3 years
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?

Doctor :   ok
User :   my wife has 107 fasting and 139 pp ,is that normal
User :   yes i followed what you said
Doctor :  
yes it is on the higher side of normal range
User :   so she needs to take care only diet and exercise then
Doctor :  
yes, her sugar levels can be brought into good control with diet and exercise
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   nothing else,thanks a lot for explaining everything
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