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Dietician, Diabetes Expert - Answered on Dec 06, 2023

Asked by Anonymous - Nov 15, 2023Translate
At the age of 35, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Currently, I'm 43 yrs. I represent a lower-class family where medical treatment is highly impossible. Post corona no regular income. Survival has become a burden of the beast. Only through food intake I can minimise or balance the sugar level. Doctor, kindly provide a proper food guide. I represent the orthodox IYER and pure vegetarian family. Can I consume white rice in a lesser proportion on a daily basis? Coffee without sugar? I have stopped taking bakery food items. During festivals can I partake in HOME MADE "CHICKPEA FLOUR PATTIES"[CHANE KE AATE KEE PAITEEZ? GHAR KA KHAANA?] WHAT IS PROCESSED FOOD MEANT? KINDLY GUIDE ME. NAMASTE.
Ans: Management of blood sugar levels for Type 2 diabetes can be done by following a balanced diet. Include a good source of fiber containing food with every meal or snack. -Start the day with some whole grains, oats. Eat less potatoes. Instead, try brown rice or less well known grains like bulgur, wheat berries, millet, or hulled barley or quinoa. Include beans/legumes which are an excellent source of slowly digested carbohydrate as well as a great source of lean protein. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Avoid fried, fast foods and high fat and sugar foods. Ensure regular exercise for at least 40 minutes daily. Any food that has been altered from its original state is considered processed. Foods that have been chopped, cleaned, heated, pasteurized, canned, frozen, dehydrated, blended, or packed might all fall under this category. Foods with additional nutrients, tastes, salts, sugars, fats, or preservatives may also fall under this category.

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Physiotherapist - Answered on Dec 04, 2023

Dear Sir, My mother ( 79 yrs.) had sudden onset of constipation & other little bit of gastro-intestinal problems two & half years back. At the same time she complained of pain in the left side of lower abdomen (illiac region). Gastroenrtrologist didn't find any specific serious problem. All tests has been done (USG abdomen, colonoscopy, endoscopy, all bood test,vitamins, TSH, LFT,KFT etc). She was checked by doctor at apollo chennai. They also didn't find any problem with gastro-entrology side. Patient still complaining of pain in left side of lower abdomen, walking difficulties. stifness all over, Pain in left lower limb, pain in the cervical region, both upper limb. Recently one of my friend (Dr.)visited my house. He has diagonised ankle edema, cervical spondyolysis, tunnel carpel syndrome & parkinson & advised me to meet an neurologist. He advised me to do CBC, CRP, Anti-CCP, X-ray of cervical region & nerve conduction study. All are normal except X-ray & NConduction. X-ray shows of spondyolysis & NC study impression : AXONAL TYPE OF SENSORI-MOTOR POLYNEUROPATHY. I met Neorologist He prescribed Pramipex 0.125mg TD for 14 days & then increase the dosage by double. I have started physiotherapy. I She is taking medicine for last four days. I am finding it difficult to manage the situation. Kindly give me some guidance or am i moving in right direction?
Ans: Hello Biswajit,
I can understand your situation. Regular physiotherapy is very important for your mother.
You can also try some other alternate therapies like sujok, accupressure or some ayurvedic treatment.
With allopathy alternate therapies are very good to do to help manage the situation better and improve her quality of life.
All the best!
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