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Date : 24-Apr-2014
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User:my fasting glucose levels are high
User:i would like to know if you can help me in reducing it
Doctor:Hi, when was this test done?
Doctor:and how high where they? Can you give me the results?
User:2 days back
User:fasting level is 114
Doctor:114 is fine!
User:and after taking 4 idly after 1.45mins it was 131
Doctor:and that sounds ok too
User:but the aceptaable range for fasting is 100
Doctor:no, its between 90 and 125.
User:earlier i had abortion
User:and after 3months doctro suggeetsed for ogtt
Doctor:ok, i do not know that these two are related
Doctor:I think that is a good idea. A OGTT test will prove one way or another
User:and it was fasting 117 glucoe 1hr 239 and 2 hrs 210
User:so doct suggested me to go with diet and excercise
User:and after that i have gone for multiple checkups
User:and everytime post lunch/breakfast is around 130-140
User:but fasting levels always above 110
Doctor:Are you over-weight?
User:my heigh 5.2
Doctor:OK. There is a chance that you are pre-diabetic. But these numbers are ok
User:is there anything i can do to reduce this
User:i go for ecerice around 45-1hr
Doctor:I would encourage you to exercise regularly and manage your stress levels well. Stress can make your blood sugars worse
User:and i eat more vegetables bitter guard juice
User:iam planing for pregnancy
Doctor:Are either of your parents diabetic?
User:is there any need for insulin for these levels
User:my grand parents have
Doctor:There is no need for insulin at all!
User:and my dad's brother also have
Doctor:not at these levels
Doctor:So there is a genetic history of diabetes in the family
User:even in pregnency these levels are ok?
Doctor:Eventually, you may end up getting diabetes no matter what. but you can try and prevent it with exercise, stress control and a healthy diet low in processed sugars
Doctor:In pregnancy we would want a bit tighter control of those numbers, at which point you may be asked to take some diabetic medication. But that would only last for the duration of the pregnancy
User:so insulin may be suggested ?
User:or tablets
Doctor:most of the time, in pregnancy tablets can still be used, but if the numbers are a bit higher they may ask you to use insulin near the delivery time
Doctor:The whole problem is called 'Gestational Diabetes'
Doctor:But it's limited to pregnancy, if you are not pregnant then there is no issue
User:could you please let me know if i can do anything to overcome diabetes in future
User:also i feel burining sensasation at feet and hands
User:i have taken b12 test
User:it was 289
User:so doc prescribed a medicine
User:but still i feel that biurining but not regularly
User:is it related with diabetes adn is its XXXXXXX
Doctor:no, you have a vitamin deficiency, making sure you have a a supplement is the correct treatment
User:Could you please suggest me supliments i should take
Doctor:And as i said, you need to exercise, eat right and manage your stress
User:ok thanku
Doctor:no problem, always happy to help
User:hav good day
User:thanx again
User:one more query
User:may i know
User:taking wheat grass early morning is good
Doctor:It is a great source of vitamin B
Doctor:i think you can take it
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no thanky
Doctor:Take care
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