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What causes swollen knee and throat pain in diabetic patient? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2014
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Doctor:Hi,
Please proceed with your query
User:Hello Doctor..
User:I have to discuss something about the problem my mother is facing now..
User:she is daibetic..
User:and the suger level is very as I have been told..
Doctor:Ok
User:she has swelling in her knees..
Doctor:Ok
User:and also having some problem in her throat while speaking.
User:what should I do now??
User:she visited the near by clinic, and the doctor gave some medicine,
Doctor:What did the doctor tell was the cause of knee swelling and the speaking problem?
User:but I want to know if rhe blood suger level can be cotrolled throught a proper diet without/less medicines..???
User:he told the it is due to high blood suger
Doctor:Diet and life style changes help. But eventually the help runs out.
Doctor:We start medication then.
Doctor:Over a period of time need for insulin may arise.
Doctor:If your mother is on oral medicines to control sugar, it is important to follow up with diet and life style changes
Doctor:to prevent the need for insulin occuring very soon.
Doctor:So if she has high blood sugar, it is definitely important to continue medicines.
Doctor:Hope I am clear.
User:pls tell me what shoud be the diet??
User:yes..
User:I do`nt want her to be dependent on insulin??
Doctor:Dietary changes should be personalized to her preference. Since each of us have dietary preference, I suggest my patients the following measures for better compliance.
Doctor:1. Make a list of all food that your mother eats regularly.
Doctor:Each of these food have some glycemic index
Doctor:you can find about the glycemic index from your doctor or by searching online.
Doctor:If there are any substance that have high glycemic index, make sure you remove them off.
Doctor:2. Substitute them with low glycemic food. For example if your mother like fruit juice, it has high GI index. Where as the same fruit as a whole is low in GI index.
Doctor:Similarly each fruit and vegetable can be substitute.
User:ok.. but in general can you advice some vegetables, fruits ..
Doctor:3. Apart from the switch, I suggest to include all vegetables that are rich in fibres such as green leafy vegetables.
Doctor:Avoid mangoes, bananas, potatoes, yam, sweet potato, sapota, seethaphan, avocado.
Doctor:Similarly fried fruits, dry fruits and nuts, salads, papads, pickes should be avoided.
User:ok..
Doctor:Prefer to take green leafy vegetables, tomato, cucumber, radish, carrot, home made soaps.
Doctor:Tea and coffee is permitted if it is sugar less.
Doctor:Add skimmed milk instead of whole milk.
Doctor:Hutter milk is also preferable.
Doctor:If your mother eats roti/chapathi, make sure they are made up of whole wheat flour instead of refined ones such as maida.
Doctor:Other flour substitute such as ragi (milets) corn flakes, wheat flakes can be used.
Doctor:Artificial sweatners are permitted if they are not used more than 4 numbers/pellets in a day.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?\
User:she took only roti, that is too made of whole wheat flour..
User:any thing spacial to reduce the suger level instantaly???
Doctor:Sugar level is something that cannot be lowered instantly.
Doctor:Your body has defenses to prevent low sugar from happening.
User:ok..
User:thanks for now..
Doctor:Unless we give her some insulin or insulin like substances, food and natural substances don't lower it instantly.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye..
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