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Developed urine infection with diabetes. What diet should maintain?

my husband has developed urine infection with diabetes previously it was 427 but as infection reduced it came to 206 he has never been detected with diabetes showing no symptoms no hereditary traits hes a lean very active person and never shown liking for sweets then how he got diabetes ?please recommend a diet he can be givento him and yes we are vegteraian indians
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome,

Thanks for your query.

Diabetes is well known in every home nowadays. But, it wasn't so previously, and so, there were numerous undiagnosed cases in the past. There is a possibility that some of you husbands ancestors did have diabetes, but were undiagnosed. Yet, this is only food for thought.

What we need to worry about more than the diet is to keep his blood sugar levels within the normal range, and yes, diet is one of the most important contributor to that. But, as you have described a healthy lifestyle being followed by your husband, it could not help us much here.

What I advice is for you to consult a diabetologist/Physician who will monitor your husbands blood sugar levels and advice medications to keep his blood sugar under control.

Infections are common during diabetes (uncontrolled), as will resolve once we get the blood sugar to a normal range, but might also require short course of antibiotics to terminate the infection.

Being an Indian myself I am well aware about the various eateries and food items we have on a daily basis that could contribute to the blood sugar. When you do visit a doctor for the diabetes, request for a consultation with a nutritionist who will also guide you through the proper and safe management of diabetes.

I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.

Best wishes.
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
At outset let me clear your confusion that infection reduces blood sugar Infection don't reduce blood sugar level but increases the blood sugar level.It is good that his blood sugar has come down from 427 to 206.But it is still high.Being vegeterain is good for Diabetics.I would suggest you to keep him under regular check up of some physician,who will be able to regularly manage his diabetes.As for diet is concerned,since your family is vegeterain there is not much dietary restrictions.He should avoid all food with high sugar content .Use very less oil while cooking.
Consultation from dietation regarding diet is advisible.
Hope this answers your question.
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