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Home remedies to treat type 1 diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.
User :   si i am a dibetic age 31 year dignost just 6 month ago taking glimipride 2 mg + metformin 500 mg, 1 bd & pioglitazone 30 mg + metrormin 500 mg 1 daily still my pp sugar is 235 what should i do
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Are you on diet control and exercise ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Since you are recently diagnosed
User :   sir ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is Your parents diabetic?
Doctor :   I would advise a combined approach
Doctor :   of medicines and exercise with diet control
Doctor :   May i know your weight and height?
User :   my mother is type 1 & my father is non diabetic
User :   my height is 5 feet 7 inches weight is 84 kg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   As per your
Doctor :   BMI index you are overweight too
User :   as my father is a surgeon & gp he is suggesting me for insulin now
Doctor :   you need to reduce your weight to 70-75 kg
Doctor :   Yes if you cant get controlled
User :   trying
Doctor :   you might need insulin
Doctor :   but are you exercising
Doctor :   and taking diet control
User :   but i dont want to start at an early age
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Metformin will reduce your weight
Doctor :   so it is good for you
Doctor :   Eat a consistent, well-balanced diet that is high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and low in concentrated sweets.
Doctor :   As little as 20 minutes of walking three times a week has a proven beneficial effect
User :   i am taking those medicens since 6 month but i feel i am gaining weight
Doctor :   What time you wake up daily?
User :   i am performing 30 minute walk every day
User :   8 am
Doctor :   Once you get up take a glass of lukewarm water with either honey or lime juice
Doctor :   ok thats good
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thats good to reduce your weight
Doctor :   Are you taking lots of fruits and fibre rich vegetables
User :   i would like to consult a endocrinologist & a ditecian in mumbai will you please sugest me who is better with thir contact no & address
User :   yes but in modred quantity as fruits are sweet
Doctor :   ok wait a second
Doctor :   Drink a watery juice of a small Bitter Gourd (remove seeds) every morning. It is one of the best home remedies for diabetes.
Doctor :   Eat tender curry leaves (fresh) twice a day to reduce sugar
Doctor :   Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily
Doctor :   Prepare a mixture by adding equal quantities of turmeric powder and dried gooseberry powder with honey or drink equal quantities of gooseberry juice and fresh turmeric juice in an empty stomach daily.
Doctor :   Eat garlic regularly as it regulates sugar level.
Doctor :   Bitter melon is wonderful herb in treating diabetes mellitus.
User :   ok
User :   are you aware of janumet ( a dibetic medicine)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking that?
Doctor :   is is a prescription drug
Doctor :   JANUMET tablets contain 2 prescription medicines: sitagliptin (JANUVIA├é┬«) and metformin.
Doctor :   Do not take JANUMET if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in JANUMET
Doctor :   Common side effects when taking JANUMET include stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, gas, upset stomach, indigestion, weakness, and headache.
Doctor :   Pancreatitis is another serious side effect that can happen in people taking JANUMET
User :   no but a endo sugest me take but janumet is combination of metformin, i fear that i will exceed daily does of metformin
Doctor :   JANUMET should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   excess metformin causes
Doctor :   lactic acidosis
Doctor :   and also vitamin b 12 loss
Doctor :   so take b complex vitamins with that
User :   what will you sugest me to mange my blood sugar gole will above recomende home remide help me
Doctor :   yes very much
User :   i am taking
Doctor :   but dont take in excess suddenly
Doctor :   also be aware of allergy etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   fenugreek is very good for diabetes
Doctor :   Drink 10-15 glasses of water a day
Doctor :   check your fasting blood sugar atleast 3 times a week
Doctor :   till you are well controlled
User :   fenugreek ? i am not aware of this
Doctor :   buy an home glucometer
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes i have one
Doctor :   fenugreek is methi in hindi
User :   methi o yes
Doctor :   Do regular exercises
Doctor :   try yoga and meditation too
User :   ok
Doctor :   sleep well
Doctor :   dont stress or strain too much
Doctor :   i mean when you get tensed
Doctor :   your blood sugar will increase too
Doctor :   so relax
User :   any thing else
Doctor :   TAKE LESS OIL
Doctor :   AND dont take alcohol
Doctor :   eat small frequent meals
Doctor :   than three large meals
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
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