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Weight loss due to pancreas infection, diabetic diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?/
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   yes i need a help
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query.
User :   i am 23yrs old and i got pancers infection a year back and now i have lost more weight when i went to medical cheakup i came to know i am affected with diabaties
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can you please gude me is there any thing to get cure
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   occupation: student, marital status: single, weight 63kgs, height: 5.5' dependent: no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What treatment was given for the pancreatitis?
User :   i was affected for 2 times with seviour stomach pain. first time in year 2005 august, they suspected there was stone in junction of stomach and panceras and it was operated by erps and was removed, next time in the year 2006 september same type i got stmach pain but there was no stone they just told they have given some pain culers and reduced the pain but they cant find what was my problem.
Doctor :   Was a CT scan taken?
User :   ya for the second time when i was affected they had done MRI & CT scanning all the reports was normal...
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   when i got the stomach pain both the time my amylase had gone more than 0000
Doctor :   Because there was a stone it was causing inflammation and damage of the pancreas, this lead to destruction of cells that produce insulin
Doctor :   That is the reason for the diabetes,
Doctor :   Chronic pancreatitis takes a long time to resolve.
User :   ok what can i do now
Doctor :   You need to continue with the insulin therapy.
Doctor :   Even if the sugars are controlled now, because of the damage to the pancreas, you could develop diabetes
Doctor :   anytime in the future
Doctor :   You should take precautions lifelong.
User :   now i am precribed to take insulin injection by doctor..
User :   now i am already afected to diabeties
Doctor :   Continue the insulin, follow the diabetic diet as much as possible
Doctor :   As the CT and MRI reports were normal
Doctor :   there is a very good possibility
Doctor :   that you could lead a near normal life.
Doctor :   If you take necessary precautions, regular check ups
User :   doctor few months my sugar level had gone to 630
Doctor :   and keeping the sugars under strict control.
User :   that is before i came to know i was affected with diabeties
Doctor :   Yes. As you already had the disease process in you, there could have been damage before itself.
Doctor :   You have to continue using insulin and following the diet,
User :   now doctor has sugusted me to take human mixtad twice a day i.e morning 20 units and evening 16 units.. my sugar level has come down to 200 but doctor say i need to bring more down.. i dont know what to do.. i do regular excerise. mainly i jog on thread mill for 7km and some cardic excerise
Doctor :   Ok
User :   doctor because of using insulin i feel i am losing my strength and feels very tired. what i can do.. i hurd because of diabeties its directly related to heart deseases what are the remidies i can take in advance
Doctor :   You need to follow a strict diabetic diet.
User :   what are the imprtant things which i must follow...
User :   what are the diabetic diet which i must follow.
Doctor :   as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   ok not a problem.
Doctor :   Thanks for bearing with me AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Sorry for the delay.
Doctor :   The things that you should follow is that
Doctor :   you should avoid sweet items and all kinds of sugars
Doctor :   use the insulin dose as prescribed
Doctor :   Go for regular exercise
User :   its ok
Doctor :   continue with the exercise that you are doing.
Doctor :   Regular check ups should be done
Doctor :   atleast every 3 months.
User :   i burn aroud 300cal per day in my exercise
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   do i need to burn more or is it sufficent
Doctor :   That is adequate.
Doctor :   A complete eye check up should be done
Doctor :   once a year
User :   ok
Doctor :   Blood urea and serum creatinine should be tested every three months
User :   is thia related to heart problems
Doctor :   If you maintain strict control the incidence of heart diseases lessens.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Your diet should be well balanced.
User :   is diabeties a curiable ? i hurd in latest technology diabeties is getting cured
Doctor :   Once the cells producing insulin die there is no way that they can be regenerated
Doctor :   they cannot be
Doctor :   regenerated
Doctor :   thats why there is no cure
User :   ok
Doctor :   only control
Doctor :   Further damage of the cells
Doctor :   can be prevented
Doctor :   if the pancreatitis is appropriately managed.
Doctor :   Hence the amylase levels need to be frequently checked.
User :   ok fine... now my sugar level is reduced from 630 to 200. now its not comming down what can i do. as doctor told 120 is normal level.
Doctor :   Once the sugar levels are normal, your insulin dose will be regularised
Doctor :   'then you will continue taking them as instructed along with the diet and exercise,
Doctor :   You need to strictly maintain the sugars at a normal level.
User :   the problem is my blood sugar level is not comming normal level i.e 120.
Doctor :   It will come down gradually.
Doctor :   Try to avoid oily food
Doctor :   and have more proteins in your diet.
User :   i have skiped all the sugar products, have strict diet. stoped all oil food
Doctor :   Take more soloble fibre like pulses, sprouts
Doctor :   They help in maintaining sugar levels.
User :   doctor now a days i feel more hunger than before
Doctor :   That is due to the sugars.
Doctor :   the fluctuating levels
User :   so what should i do.
Doctor :   You should eat snacks in between your meals
Doctor :   they should be sprouts or salads
User :   yes i am having a diet snacks in between my meals.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   That will make you feel less hungry.
Doctor :   Get a die chart made from a dietician or consult WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   for good advice on diet
User :   i have vegitable salads, milkshakes witout sugar, but even then i feel more hunger. after few minits after i finish my lunch or dinner i will fell more hunber
Doctor :   Eat more filling things like salads and vegetables
User :   ok
Doctor :   that will fill up your stomach but add no calories.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   wright now i dont have much.. thanks for your sugusiton
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User :   yes
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User :   yes i do
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