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Diet plan for diabetes and pregnancy precautions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   how ca i help you?
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Doctor :   hi
User :   my dad is 78 years and mom is 72
User :   both r diabetic
User :   what diet they should take
Doctor :   ok
User :   dad sugar level was 169
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. For all weight problems, please visit and , you can also call them alternatively at 0000
User :   and mom's was 142
Doctor :   isit fasting or pp sugar level
User :   fasting
Doctor :   both are high
Doctor :   they need to exercise along with strict diet control
User :   can they eat all kinds of fruits
Doctor :   no
User :   each one is giving one one suggestion
User :   please advise
Doctor :   sure
User :   r u there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   A person suffering from diabetes should abstain from eating foods that are rich in cholesterol and fats. The food should be light, non-greasy and easy to digest with lots of fibre content.
User :   wht are the fruits they can eat
Doctor :   Most fruits fit correctly in this category, and are known for their various beneficial effects on a patient suffering from diabetes. They are low on fats and highly rich in nutrients and vitamins and have a positive effect on the unusual rise in the blood glucose levels
Doctor :   Apple,grapefruit and jambul
Doctor :   or rose apple
Doctor :   avoid taking mango
Doctor :   custard apple
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   chikoo, ,banana , dates and pineapple
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   ok
Doctor :   these fruits they should avoid
User :   how abt papaya
Doctor :   chikoo, ,banana , dates and pineapple ,mango
User :   ok
Doctor :   no
User :   alright doctor
Doctor :   Papaya is one fruit despite its sweetness is not contraindicated in diabetes
Doctor :   he can take
Doctor :   but in small amount
User :   ok
Doctor :   How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on considerations as whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.
User :   how about rice
Doctor :   It is also important to pay attention to the size of the fruit you eat - choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one
Doctor :   no please have minimum amount of rice
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
User :   one more clarification
Doctor :   yes
User :   am 5 months pregnant
Doctor :   ok
User :   i just finished my scanning on saturday
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctor told me not to do any physical work and not to travel anywhere long distance
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   avoid travelling as far as possible
User :   she did not show me the scan report but told me to be careful
User :   what could be the reason
Doctor :   generally in pregnancy avoid travelling
User :   i dont get reports from the hospital
Doctor :   doctor would have advised u normally
User :   she told me that some slight problme is there and nothing to worry
Doctor :   did u have any bleeding or spotting
User :   she is not giving any treatment but i have to avoid physical work
User :   no i dont have
Doctor :   or abdominal pain
Doctor :   or fever
User :   sometimes
User :   no fever
Doctor :   ok
User :   one of my friend told me that there must be slight opening of uterus
Doctor :   travelling during the fist three months since at that time the risk of miscarriage is the highest.
User :   i really dont know what it is
User :   but i have compelted 5 months now
User :   there could be any other reason ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   some women os will lax
Doctor :   so they will have chances of miscarriage
Doctor :   u need to worry
Doctor :   if that was the case
User :   sorry i did not get u
Doctor :   ur gynecologist would have told u
Doctor :   the cervial os
Doctor :   or the opening will be lax
User :   is it going to harm
User :   me or the baby
User :   how i shoudl manage
Doctor :   he cervical os is generally "tight" in women who have never had a pregnancy
Doctor :   there is no harm for u bay
Doctor :   baby
Doctor :   dont be worried
Doctor :   ur ok
Doctor :   be calm
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok thank u
Doctor :   u need to worry
User :   wht r the precaution should i take
Doctor :   if u hasd any problem
Doctor :   dont travel on two wheeler
Doctor :   dont lift anything heavy
User :   ok
Doctor :   like blending often
Doctor :   join yoga
User :   ok
Doctor :   exercise
Doctor :   have healthy food
User :   ok
Doctor :   have food rich in iron and calcium
Doctor :   take milk regular
Doctor :   ur baby will be strong and cute like u
User :   ok
Doctor :   dont take any medicine other than one prescribed
Doctor :   by the gynecologist
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   if u have any fever or chills or bleeding immediately consult a gynecologist
User :   since am 35 years old and its my first baby shoudl i take any other precaution
Doctor :   dont compare urself with other pregnant women, each of u are unique
Doctor :   this should be fine
Doctor :   this is reason
Doctor :   doctor has advised to be careful
User :   ok doctor
User :   thank u so much for all your advise
Doctor :   this is ur first pregnancy at 35
User :   s
User :   i got married late due to family problems
User :   i got married two years back
Doctor :   sok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   nothing to be worried
Doctor :   many people have kids in late 40s
Doctor :   35 is normal now a days
Doctor :   u will have a cute and healthy baby
Doctor :   trust me
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok doctor thank u
Doctor :   keep smiling
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   i have sister in law who is 33
Doctor :   dont worry any time
Doctor :   ok
User :   she got married 6 years ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   and she has fibroid prblm
Doctor :   ok
User :   till now she is not able to concive
User :   i believe she had miscarriage once
Doctor :   she can go consult gynecologist
Doctor :   it happen in such patients
User :   she has taken enough treatments
Doctor :   ask her not to lose heart
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   she can go in for ivf
Doctor :   she need not worry
User :   could yu please advise some doctor where she can show
User :   she is nto from bangalore
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where is she located
Doctor :   we could have helped her
User :   could you please give me your hospital address
User :   whenever she comes down i can bring her
User :   s
Doctor :   u can write to us or call us
User :   please give us your number
Doctor :   we will arrange for the appointment
User :   ok
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User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   ur welcome
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User :   ok thank u doctor
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