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How to control high blood sugar? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jan-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
User:Hi . This is XXXX from XXXXXXX
User:I have small query
User:this is regarding my father, age: 63
Doctor:Ho XXXX
User:recently we found he has high blood sugar
User:he is located in West Bengal, my native
User:so, he mate with a local doctor and had some medicine for 15 days. Then is reduced to normal.
User:So, visited the same doctor after 15 days after it became normal.
User:Then doctor changed the medicines and wanted to observe for another 20 days.
User:now today we did another blood test and found the sugar level become high again. (apprx 350)
User:we have another visit on tomorrow...but we think to change the local doctor and bring him to Bangalore for a better treatment.
User:I want your suggestion on this
Doctor:Diabetes is best controlled with diet and exercise
Doctor:Initially a trial of diet and exercise should be given
User:yes he do it regularly from his younger age...thats why we were surprised to see him with diabetes
Doctor:I also need to know his initial blood sugar levels and the symptoms that he was having
User:his initial level was same like 350 -380
Doctor:Were these fasting blood sugar levels?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Symtoms: There was a pain in his legs and he was not able to stop his urine motion
User:the fasting was: 300 and PP: 360
Doctor:Any change in weight?
User:nope ...not significantly
Doctor:What were the medicines that were given?
User:I.m not exactly sure about the name because he is in my native and I am from bangalore now
User:but it was some 5-6 medicines
Doctor:Antibiabetic medicines may take upto 3 weeks to show effect on blood sugar levels
Doctor:Secondly diet control is important
Doctor:No sugary foods and juices
Doctor:High protein diet may be taken
Doctor:Pure drinking water to prevent infections
User:yes...that has been taken care
Doctor:If you feel that the medical care is inappropriate in native, you can bring him to Bangalore
Doctor:Once his treatment is stable, he will be better able to manage high sugar
User:yes we suspect it
Doctor:Also he should regularly check his sugar levels with a glucometer at home
User:so you have any list of good doctors or hospitals in Banglore for diabetes?
Doctor:So bringing him to Bangalore may help
Doctor:For list of doctors you can go to this link- WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor:You can search for a diabetologist in your area on this link
Doctor:Otherwise any reputed hospital can be tried
User:ah ok
User:no problem
User:I will go through it.
User:thanks a lot
User:thats all for now
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
User:thanks for your help
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