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Risk of getting Hereditary Diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   my father is having diabetise, and I think I too have some what over weight....
User :   I am a 27 year old guy
User :   your name?
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   sofware professional
User :   so my doubt is in this age am I porn to diabetise?
Doctor :   what is your ht/wt?
User :   height--- 5.8

User :   weight---- 80Kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?

If yes how much/how often?
User :   smoke---- 5-7 cigrets a day
User :   alcohol---- 2-3 beers or 4 pegs wiskey in a week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other family members have diabetes- especially grandparents
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   yes
User :   from mother side and father side... my grand mothers having diabetes
User :   my mother dont have it
Doctor :   ok- you do have a high risk of developing Diabetes as both sides - grandparents have it

Doctor :   the risk is higher for you if the grandparents have it
Doctor :   you can reduce your risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle
User :   like what?
Doctor :   healthy diet, regular exercise, avoiding/ limiting alcohol intake and giving up smoking( for general better health and to reduce complications)
User :   diet---- what should I take?

User :   I heard that taking chapathi in breakfast , lunch and dinner will help very much
User :   is it?
Doctor :   plenty of salads, regular fruits and veggies, Low GI foods

Doctor :   like ragi, whole wheat chapatis can help
Doctor :   and regular exercise as well
Doctor :   chapati alone will not help very much-
Doctor :   it has to be a combination of everything
User :   how whole wheat chapatis will help to reduce the risk of getting diabetes
User :   actually my father used to take chapatis thrice in a day
Doctor :   it is a part of the diet- and reduces the risk- if combined with other measures- not alone
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   what is Low GI foods
Doctor :   foods that don't cause your blood sugar to go high suddenly - are low Gi; foods which cause a sudden rise are high GI- like sugar/ sweets etc
Doctor :   rice/ potatoes are also high GI
User :   chapati will come under low GI or high GI?
Doctor :   I will mail you a diet list of things that u can est
Doctor :   whole wheat chapati is low GI- ragi also
User :   please do that....

Doctor :   Is your email Email : YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Mobile : 0000
User :   just send me the detailed diet procedure
Doctor :   is ur email correcty?
User :   no need of calling.... please mail me thats it
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i'll mail you the list
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   not atleast for now... will be in touch if anything needed
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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