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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
User :   Good Morning Doctor
User :   I am diabetic since 8 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was using Dionil tablet earliar, now that for the last two months I have been using Glucotrol MF tablet 1/2 in the morning and night
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Yesterday , when the reading was taken, it was 155 FBS and 222 PPBS
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What can I help you with now?
User :   I have not yet been controlling Diabetes Kindly suggest me
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   My age is 40 years I am married
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
If yes how much/how often?
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   No smoking Occasional drinking at an interval of atleast a month, No other health problem
User :   no other health problem
Doctor :   Have you been following a diet program?
User :   I take sugarless coffee/tea, but I consume rice chapathis normally
User :   I will be feeling uneasiness, sense of smell is less
User :   some financial tensions are there
Doctor :   First and foremost you will have to follow a good diet plan
User :   yes Doctor
Doctor :   If your email id is correct we will send it across to you
User :   yes Doctor it is correct email id Kindly send diet programme
Doctor :   Next you will have to follow a good excerise program like walking for atleast half an hour eachday
User :   yes....
Doctor :   But before that you will have to do a some tests before you start any exercise program
Doctor :   For that you need to visit a specialist for that
User :   May I know the tests Doctor
Doctor :   Do you have high blood pressure?
User :   No, it is normal Doctor
Doctor :   How long were you using Daonil?
User :   Dionil - I used for 4 year and now I am using Glucotrol MF
Doctor :   When was the last time you had a complete check up(not just sugar)
Doctor :   Cholesterol,Urea,etc
User :   I did not had such tests
Doctor :   You will need these tests done an ECG and see a General Physician who will recommend any additional tests based on these
User :   ECG only at initial stage?
Doctor :   As you said you have never had a complete check up and you are 40 years of age
Doctor :   And you have been a diabetic for many years
I would recommend you would go for a master health check up
User :   Which test include in master health check up Doctor?
User :   Where shall I have such tests?
Doctor :   It varies from hospital to hospital
Doctor :   You can get it done at any good hospital
Doctor :   we only have details for Bnagalore
User :   ok Doctor....One of my friend who had high Diabeticc reading got control of the same in span of one week by using Ayurvedic medicines..is it possible Doctor?
Doctor :   As I am an allopathic Physician I cannot give you
Doctor :   an honest opinion about ayurveda( which i have no idea about)
Doctor :   Was your sugar under control with daonil?
User :   No it was not...
Doctor :   ok
User :   Should I change present medicines for the time being...Doctor?
Doctor :   how long have you been taking Glucotrol MF?
User :   for the past two months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You need to make lifestyle modifications- which we will be advising you by mail
User :   OK Doctor
Doctor :   for the change in medication- a diabetologist/ general physician will be able to guide you after they review your reports -
Doctor :   My advice is that you should get a master health check up done
User :   How much does master check in good hospital may cost Doctor?
Doctor :   you will also need to get an eye examination- including retinoscopy done
Doctor :   In Bangalore the cost varies from Rs 2500 or so depending on the hospital
User :   ok Doctor....
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Nothing else..I will be eagarly waiting gor email Doctor ...Thanq
Doctor :   welcome;
Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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