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Taking insuline regularly for diabetes. Can I become healthy ?

I have dibetes problem since 02 year and I am taking insuline regularly, can I becom heathy and how ? what I should do for this leave the insulin.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
you cannot leave the insulin as such you can shift to oral hypoglycaemics based on your condition and you can be healthy by avoiding sweets regular exercise and a healthy diet.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya Muralidhar's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Diabetes is a condition which can be controlled and brought to normal limits but cannot be cured , hence if you want to keep the sugar under control , which in turn means leading a normal healthy life , you must follow a good diabetic diet, along with this, physical activity daily is compulsory , since diabetes involves the heart, kidneys , muscles, everything , you must take care that your cholesterol levels are normal , blood pressures also and weight correct for your height .

By these measures we can control the levels, but this does not mean the insulin has to be stopped , with sugar readings , the doctor may reduce the dose of insulin or change to oral tablets depending on many factors, insulin is preferred to tablets once started on .

Wish you good health
Answered: Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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