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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   i am diabetic fastig suger 188, cholesterol 192,hdl 46,ldl 111, vldl 34 and triglycerides 171. At present i am taking Tripride2 and Volix .2mg twicw a day.please advise me.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   go ahead with your query.
User :   what is the medicine to be taken or further investigation is required.
Doctor :   what are your post prandial sugar levels?
User :   yet to chek up
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the fasting levels are not in normal range
Doctor :   generally we expect them to be with in 120
Doctor :   since it is high, you have been prescribed on medicines to control the blood sugar
Doctor :   when did you do these tests?
User :   today
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any history of diabetes in the family?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is to be done now
Doctor :   as of now, from the reports I can tell you that, the lipid profile test is fine.
Doctor :   when did you visit the doctor for these medicines?
User :   1year back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yhow is your diet and exercise?
User :   What is next
Doctor :   the medications your on, needs to be modified
Doctor :   since the sugar levels are high
Doctor :   there is a test called HbA1C
Doctor :   this will tell you if the sugar were under control for the previous 3 months.
Doctor :   based on the values, your physician will review the dose.
Doctor :   along with this a strict diet and physical exercise is compulsory to get the sugars to normal.
Doctor :   the goal is to keep the fasting sugar below 120 mg/dl and post prandial below 140mg/dl
Doctor :   in a diabetic patient.
Doctor :   are you taking medicines regularly?
Doctor :   the follow up should be regular, every 6 months atleast and you must check your sugars often
Doctor :   and review the medicines.

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