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What is the treatment for blood sugar? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi I am XXXXXXX
User:My mother has sugar. wanted to know about the treatment
Doctor:What is her current blood sugar level?
Doctor:What type of treatment is she on?
Doctor:Diabetes can be treated with life style changes, oral medications and insulin.
User:According to report Blood sugar(F) 144
User:Blood Sugar (PP) 279
Doctor:What is her age?
Doctor:Since when is she diagnosed to have diabetes?
User:her age is 48 yrs
User:From 3 dec she is on treatment
Doctor:What treatment is she on?
User:she is taking Recovit total on each day
User:gluformin XL 500 M-N
User:She is having very much pain in her knees
User:also her legs are getting slightly thin
User:Also she is following Diet chart from 3 dec
Doctor:Is the pain on both knees?
Doctor:For how long is she having this pain?
User:yes in both knees but more in left one
User:from last week pain is more.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Gluformin XL is a very commonly used antidiabetic medicine.
Doctor:Most people do well with it. However
Doctor:it is too early to comment if this medication alone will be sufficient or if she needs another drug.
Doctor:I recommend that she continue taking the medicine.
Doctor:Take a strict low calorie diabetic diet.
User:ok along with recovit
Doctor:Recovit is a multivitamin. She can take it too.
Doctor:Since exercise is important in treating diabetes,
Doctor:I would suggest you to get her knee pain addressed too.
Doctor:The pain may be due to osteoarthritis.
Doctor:She needs to see an orthopedician and get X-rays of the joint.
Doctor:Based on X-ray findings she can be started on pain killers and physiotherapy.
Doctor:Once her pain is better, she can slowly start exercise.
Doctor:Diet, gluformin plus exercise will get her sugars back in control.
Doctor:If she is on strict diet and medication, you can retest sugar values again say after 1-2 months
Doctor:and decide further course of action.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok doctor yes
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:what type of exercise?
Doctor:I urge my patients to start with brisk walking 20 minutes each day in the morning.
Doctor:The duration of walk can be stretched as tolerated gradually.
Doctor:while walking, wear proper shoes and take care to avoid injuries.
Doctor:I understand it is going to be tough to walk with a bad knee
Doctor:therefore I suggest you to consult an orthopedician and get this pain resolved quickly.
Doctor:Exercise will add to her diet and medication
Doctor:and bring her sugars back quickly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:yes doctor I do and will do accordingly
User:thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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