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Diagnosed with diabetics. Controlling with diet, exercise. How to reduce further?

Hi Doctor.. My hus is diagonised with diabetics last august.He is 33 yrs old.It was 12.5 mmol/l and he was adviced to do exercise and to maintain a healthy diet .We have noticed a drastic change in sugar level to 9.5mmol/l.Due to cold climate he cannot do regular excersice now and the level has come up to 11.5mmol/l.He is not ready to consult a doctor.he believes in diet and exercise rather than a doctor.Could you please advice me to proceed further to control his sugar level?
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Management of diabetes has changed in the last few years. The earlier concept of only diet and exercise doesn't exist today. Medications are started as soon as diagnosis of diabetes is made. I would suggest you to undergo a glucose tolerance test (after 3 days of unrestricted carbohydrate diet) and HbA1c test. Donot delay in starting medications, diabetes is known as silent killer, even at mildly elevated blood glucose levels your vital organs can get damaged.
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