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Causes of diabetes, dietary precautions and medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Fine. My mom is a diabetic, and i m the first son. How do i make sure that i will not hav diabetic in my life, i am 32 now
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Doctor :   diabetes (also called maturity onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes) may be triggered by lifestyle factors like a lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet, which lead to obesity. There is also evidence that it may run in families too. It usually develops later in life, but with current lifestyle changes, we are starting to see more of it in younger adults and children. Children and young adults who are overweight and inactive are particularly at risk.
Doctor :   The good news it that there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing diabetes
Doctor :   since ur mother is diabetic
Doctor :   it can be one of the risk factor
Doctor :   it doesnt mean u will also get the diabetes
User :   hmm. whats the perfect diet for me then
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
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User :   i am not obese, infact i am underweight for my height actually
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Doctor :   i will give u tips to gain weight
Doctor :   he approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200
Doctor :   You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week
Doctor :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate
Doctor :   choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables
Doctor :   Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice
Doctor :   Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.
User :   i am a veggie Dr.
Doctor :   then consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars
Doctor :   Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples
Doctor :   also u need to exercise
User :   what kind of exercise
Doctor :   Focus on free weight exercises which do not require machinery that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines
Doctor :   The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips
User :   free weight ?
User :   oh ok. i can follow that.
User :   thanks for the tips Dr.
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
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