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Diabetes and supplements to overcome tiredness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 42 years old , male and diabetic I feel some time exhausted and feel very low energy levels . Can I take Revital as a supplement to overcome this problem
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi I am XXX
Doctor :   First of all you have to check the blood sugar levels during the time of tiredness
User :   ok
Doctor :   Every person with Diabetes should get HbA1C once every 3 yrs
User :   I am using Amaryl 1mg and Glycomate 250 mg since very long . Generally I go for a walk in the morning 30 min
Doctor :   Lipid profile once every 6 months
User :   ok
Doctor :   Liver profile once evrry 6 months
Doctor :   Blood pressure check once every month
Doctor :   Eye examination , Foot examination and other necessary blood tests once every one year
Doctor :   So, if you are tired , check the blood pressure, blood sugar test done
Doctor :   You may add REVITAL tablets after these tests are alright
User :   doc one min
User :   do the tabs which i am using are right
Doctor :   They are the tablets for glucose control
Doctor :   You have to make sure that the doses are helping to control the blood pressure or not
Doctor :   It need proper follow up as suggested by your doctor
Doctor :   It is not a one time affair to take tablets and then see the doctor after one year
Doctor :   It needs more frequent follow up once in 15 days or one month initially
User :   ok
Doctor :   later if the bl sugar levels stabilize, then follow up can be once every 2 to 3 months
Doctor :   Diet and Exercise play an important role in controlling the bl sugar
User :   can I get some dietory advise
Doctor :   Dietary advice needs your dietary habits and your timings of food etc
Doctor :   Hence it is ideal to take a dietitian's diet plan personally visiting them
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid fats and fried foods.
Doctor :   Increase consumption of foods which require lot of chewing
User :   I did not get
Doctor :   You have to chew a lot
Doctor :   like wheat, grains, whole bread
Doctor :   Vegetables
Doctor :   Fruits
Doctor :   The timings of the exercise and food should be as per schedule
Doctor :   Same is with the medicines
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   ya i got it
Doctor :   So if you are tired being a diabetic
Doctor :   You should check if the current medications are helping control blood sugar
User :   I do that , thank for your advice
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