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Are medications necessary for treating diabetes despite controlling it through diet and lifestyle changes?

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Hi Sir/Madam,
I am Diabetic,since about 3.6 yrs , i have taken medicine first 01.5 yrs triglime save1 regularly ,
but stopped taking it after that , after that i tried to manage my sugar level through exercise & my life style ,control food habits ,
again since last 09 months my food habits and exercise activity is not upto mark which increased my level upto -300 .
then since last 02 weeks i changed my life style and food habits with yoga in morning and a fresh karela juice.
which reduced my level to fasting - 130-140 , and random in evenings - 125-160 .
now my level are quite stable with current lifestyle.
i find my levels are under control when i change my food habits .medicine intake doesn't impact on level very much , rather i need to do exercise /yoga ,and recently found karela juice is very much beneficial .
Above all 1. first a want to know whether i am diabetic type 1 , or type 2.
2. what kind of treatment i should follow, whether it should be based on my lifestyle /food habits or i have to take medicine also regularly.
3. suggestion from your side.

Regards XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Tue, 15 May 2018 in Diabetes
 
 
Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Type 2 Diabetes

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your concern.

Considering information mentioned in your question there is most likely Type 2 in your case.

Management of Type 2 diabetes requires diabetic diet, regular exercise and medicines.
All should go on simultaneously one is not substitute for other.

In such case there I may suggest -
- Detailed history taking including family history of diabetes and its complications.
- Physical examination.
- Investigations
Complete Blood Count.
HbA1c
Lipid Profile
Liver Function Test.
Renal Function Test.
Urine examination.

Follow near by diabetologist.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr. Abhay Mali.
Diabetologist.
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