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Have high blood sugar level, hypothyroidism, gaining weight. Advise - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:i am having sugar which was 250 to 260 after food
Doctor:May i know your age, ?
User:after taking medican it has come under cotrol 130
User:37 years
Doctor:do u have diabetes ? if so how long have u had it ?
Doctor:and what medications are u on for it ?
User:from last 67 months
Doctor:Also can u mention me your HBA1C level, when it was done last ?
User:medican i am taking is zosyl m1
Doctor:I dont mean the fasting sugars
User:after food
User:the sugar is under control but i am gaining weight from past 5 months
Doctor:HBA1C test is done to check, the glycemic control , and its value normally should be around 5.5
User:ok i will do that test
Doctor:are u maintaining your diet ?
User:last week i tested for thyorid ths level is 7.2
Doctor:are u doing regular exercises ?
Doctor:you mean the TSH levels ?
Doctor:it means that you may be having hypothyroidism, which is probably the cause of your weight gain
User:but doctor is telling that it is marginal but what is your suggesstion
Doctor:you can wait for the time being
Doctor:and repeat the TSH levels after 1 month
Doctor:in case, the TSH rises, then the proper thyroid medications can be started
User:can you confirm if the weight gain is due to the medican what i am taking for the sugar
Doctor:no, it is not the cause of your weight gain
User:ok thanks
Doctor:you should start doing a few exercises regularly
User:daily i am doing
Doctor:and also use a low calorie diet
User:in the morning for 30 mins and evening walking for 1hrs
Doctor:this should help you get back to shape
User:low calorie diet can you suggesst what food
Doctor:do u know how many calories you take daily ?
User:no ideal
Doctor:may i know ur height and weight ?
Doctor:you mentioned that you are following a diet ? Are u ?
User:5.5 weight earlier was 78 and now it is 89
User:daily morning i have 35mg ots meal and in the after noon 3-4 idaily or chapathi and in the night 3 chapathi with little rice and glass of milk
Doctor:based on the details given, your ideal weight is about 60 to 65
User:ie correct
Doctor:your current weight is overweight
Doctor:sorry OBESITY ( AS THE BMI is 32)
User:yes i now that but after making diet also i am not able to reduce the weight
Doctor:was the diet suggested by a dietician ?
User:by my family doctor
Doctor:I would recommend you consult a dietician , who can advice you a proper diet
User:if i consulant dietician it will be good
Doctor:and it should be a low calorie diet
Doctor:the total calorie intake should be 1500 to 2000 calories , tops
Doctor:instead of sugar, start using sugar free or equal like substitutes
User:i am not taking and sugar for coffee which i am drinking 2 times a day other than that once in a month i wll take litte sweet
Doctor:reduce the intake of rice and the number of chapathis u have
User:rice i am taking around 100 gms what should i take instead of chapathi just i am taking 2 or 3
Doctor:Chapathis , which are made without oil, or very less oil, and take only 2 chapathis , each time
Doctor:not more than that
User:ok thanks a lot
Doctor:you can have rice, as you are taking
Doctor:but increase the intensity of your workouts
Doctor:this will help, to increase the calorie burnout
Doctor:and help in controlling the weight gain and also help your diabetes
Doctor:hope you have understood my comments
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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