Suggest treatment for uncontrolled blood sugar levels

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Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 in Diabetes
Question: Hi..recently hv done my GTT, results fasting 129 & After 2 hrs..223...doctor suggested to control through food & exercise for 2 months to see results but not written any medicines..thinking that any ayurvedic juices can improve the situation..and also doubt that some ayurvedic/herbal products will hv lead which causes kidney problems so scary to use them..sometimes i feel heat under my foot and need to stretch foot fingers...could you pls advice.
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Uncontrolled blood sugar causes much more harm to body than medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your concern.

Your GGT confirms diagnosis of diabetes. And with these results I may start you on Metformin (First line medicine in the treatment of diabetes which decreases insulin resistance which is responsible for Type 2 Diabetes)

I have no experience in ayurvedic medicine and not aware of any ayurvedic medicines in the treatment of diabetes.
But lot of researches going on in the treatment of diabetes but till date there is no definitive medicine in any XXXXXXX which is proved to revert pathology of diabetes (insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction permanently) scientifically.

Whatever the symptoms you have mentioned are most likely due to diabetic neuropathy.

In such case I may suggest-
- Metformin 1500mg per day in divided dose.
- Diet: Consult near by nutrition specialist who can plan diet for you considering your Body Mass Index and food habits.
- Regular exercise: Usually 150 min per week of moderate degree physical activity is recommended.
- Weight control.
- Screening for diabetic complications for which I may suggest
Renal function test
Urine albumin creatinine ratio
Lipid Profile
Foot examination and neuropathy screening
Fundoscopy to know effect on retina of eyes.

Rather than thinking about side effects of medicine on kidney and other organs, you should be aware that uncontrolled diabetes causes much more harmful effect on blood vessels and there by affect almost every organ in the body.

You can follow ayurvedic treatment under guidance of specialist in Ayurvedic medicine but should monitor your blood sugar levels and other parameters as advised above regulary and accordingly decide further line of treatment.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr. Abhay Mali.
Diabetlogist.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Abhay A Mali 43 hours later
Thanks doctor, I will be appreciate your answers..I will monitor the same else will meet the endocrinologist again if it worsen..thanks..apart from this psychologically me & my family getting too scare that my age is just 35years..will it effect longetivity right and will scare about almost all parts will be affected..how to sustain long period with this disorder thinking that i am no longer be a healthy?
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Longetivity may or may not be affected & will depend upon diabetes control.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks.

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease.
You should take it as nature has put some restriction (diatery- sweets) and force you to follow disciplined life style (food timings, exercise, regular follow up with your doctor).

As long as one keep blood sugar levels under control longetivity may not be affected.

Rather than thinking about future you should accept it and try too keep it under your control.

Listen your endocrinologist carefully, discuss your doubts & follow his advise.

Hope this helps you.


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