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Is it possible to suppress diabetes without any medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Dec-2013
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User:Hi Docter
User:i have a question
Doctor:Yes please go ahead
User:my age is 27 yrs & recently i came to know that my sugar level is incresed to 400
User:which was shocking to me
User:since it i have not started any kind of medication is there any chance to supress the level in the begining stage
User:or medication is the only solution
Doctor:Yes it is possible to suppress it with diet and exercise
User:i just checked with the gluco meter but not under gone any test
Doctor:Were you fasting when you took the test
User:no after my lunch
Doctor:I suggest that you first get a fasting blood sugar done at a laboratory
User:i was feeling tired & thursty - so my collouge took me to wellness room there sister just tested my levels
Doctor:Those are symptoms of high blood sugar
Doctor:Still if we get a fasting level it will be better
Doctor:Is there any change in weight recently?
User:but assume post doing fasting test if the level is more than 200 OR 300 should i start medicine for life time
Doctor:Medicine is not a must
Doctor:First we need to try diet and exercise to decrease the levels
User:yes my weight has increased 10 in last one year
Doctor:If that does not work then medicines may be started
User:my current weight is 115
User:just got married one year back my weight was 105
User:now it is 115
Doctor:Another approach is to start metformin along with diet and exercise in the beginning itself
Doctor:Slowly when the blood sugar levels decrease, we can try without metformin
User:what is metformin ?
Doctor:For now you need to exclude sugary substances from your diet
Doctor:metformin is one of the commonly prescribed anti-diabetic medicine
User:i heard if i start using medicines then it will be for life time
Doctor:Tonight do not take any sugary foods like juice, sweets, chocolates, juices, fruits etec
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:Many of my patients are doing fine without medicines
User:oh thank god
User:i dont want to use medicines
User:plz suggest me some tips
User:i will follow
Doctor:So tonight do not take any sugary food and get fasting blood sugar checked tomorrow morning
Doctor:If it is coming down, then follow the no-sugar diet and in a week check it again preferably in a laboratory
Doctor:It should slowly come down to
Doctor:You can also buy a glucometer to measure it at home
User:i have it
Doctor:Also exercise daily for atleast 20 min
User:my mom is sugar patient
Doctor:and try to bring down the weight
Doctor:Is your mother taking insulin?
Doctor:or tablets?
Doctor:It does not mean that you lose hope
Doctor:Though it does travel in family
Doctor:So let us check your fasting blood sugar tomorrow morning
Doctor:Are you there?
User:how to manage stress & tension
User:any tips
Doctor:many tips for stress
Doctor:For myself, breathing technique works
Doctor:Meditation and yoga works
User:dose morning jogging / / walking works to manage stress
Doctor:Of course it does work
Doctor:It temporarily increases the endorphins
Doctor:Not reacting to all comments by people around you also works
User:that is the main problem
Doctor:Mostly just understanding that most stresses are temporary and just pass by ....helps
User:if some one says anything then it will sit in my mind & tourcher me like any thing
Doctor:It is because we think that we are alone
Doctor:We forget the One who is taking care of every small little thing for us
Doctor:That is the reason why we do not need to react to every comment
User:hmmm thats true
User:so any spl diet in break fast / lucnh / snacks
User:for next three days
User:so that i can moniter levels
Doctor:Mostly try to follow low sugar and high protein diet
User:ok thanks Doctor
Doctor:So in the morning take bioled black chana - 1 cup ful and then your breakfast
Doctor:Include salad in all your meals
User:can i know ur name so that i could get back incase need any advice
Doctor:You can come on chat at this time tomorrow
User:ok g8
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