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I am diabetic for last 5month. i would like to know whether my children will get diabetes in future?

rekha  elavumthitta  pathanamthitta

Family history of diabetes is a strong risk factor for diabetes. So your children are at risk of diabetes. But its not neccessary that all people with family history of diabetes surely gets diabetes, but there are strong chances. Person with family history of diabetes can prevent diabetes with early lifestyle intervention like healthy eating, regular excercise,reduced mental stress and  maintaing ideal body weight.

2
sir can you explain me what is pre Diabetes?

Ranjith Kumar s  punalur  kollam

Pre-diabetes means your blood glucose is higher than normal but lower than the diabetes range. It also means you are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. You can reduce the risk of getting diabetes and even return to normal blood glucose levels with modest weight loss and moderate physical activity.

3
Im 30 year 0ld male. Recently l checked my blood glucose level.my fpg and ppg was 124&130. My height is 5.5 feet and weight is 86 kg.Currently lm not taking any medicine. Should l take medicine ?

Aneesh Kumar  Thiruvalla  Pathanamthitta

Your FBS value shows that you are in prediabetic stage. But your PPBS is normal. At this stage there is no need of taking medicine but have to modify your lifestyle. Body weight required for your height is between 60 to 65kg. try to reduceweight to normal range and maintain it. Find time to do excercise(atleast 30 min a day). increase  physical activity in your day to day life. eat 3 meals a day, avoid bakery foods and fried items. give more space to vegetables in your plate.give priority to homley foods than having foods from restaurants. reduce stress by involving in activites that give satisfaction.By modifying your lifestyle you can prevent the progression to diabetes.

4
i am carrying and diabetic as well. now i am on insulin. i am stressed as one of my friend told baby born to a diabetic mother will be diabetic.i want to know whether its true?

linda renjith  chennai  Chennai

The baby born to a diabetic mother need not be diabetic in future. In future the baby has risk for diabetes because of family history of diabetes.But those who are risk for diabetes can prevent it through lifestyle or bahaviour modification. In the question its is not made clear that whether its geatational diabetes or you were having diabetes befor your pregnency.

 

 

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Who are at risk of diabetes? At what frequency should the non diabetics check their blood sugar?

Bindu sreekumar  pattambi  palakkad

There are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes. They include:

  • Obesity and overweight
  • Central obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Previously identified glucose intolerance
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Increased age
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • A family history of diabetes
  • A history of gestational diabetes
  • Ethnicity - higher rates of diabetes have been reported in Asians, Hispanics, Indigenous peoples (USA, Canada, Australia) and African Americans

People who dont have diabetes(non diabetics) should check their blood sugar atleast once a year, even if they dont have any symptoms of diabetes.

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i would like to know calorie values of common vegetables used in Kerala?

Soumya  Venmoney  alapuzha

Vegetables are grouped into 3.

1. Leafy vegetables

2.Roots and tubers

3.Other vegetables

Vegetables add variety to diet and also provide vitmins and minerals.vegetables are a source of dietary fiber and provide bulk to diet.

 

OTHER VEGETABLES CALORIES PER 100 GM
ASH GOURD 10KCAL
BITTER GOURD 25 KCAL
BITTER GOURD SMALL 60 KCAL
BOTTLE GOURD 12 KCAL
BRINJAL 24 KCAL
BROAD BEANS 48KCAL
CAULIFLOWER 30 KCAL
CHOW CHOW MARROW 27 KCAL
CLUSTER BEANS 16 KCAL
COLACASIA STEM 18 KCAL
CUCUMBER 13 KCAL
DRUMSTICK 26 KCAL
DRUMSTICK FLOWER 50 KCAL
FIELD BEANS TENDER 48 KCAL
FRENCH BEANS 26 KCAL
JACK FRUIT TENDER 51 KCAL
JACK FRUIT SEEDS 133 KCAL
KOVAI 18 KCAL
KNOL KHOL 21 KCAL
LADIES FINGER 35 KCAL
MANGO GREEN 44 KCAL
ONION STALK 41 KCAL
PAPPAYA GREEN 27 KCAL
PLANTAIN FLOWER 34 KCAL
PLANTAIN GREEN 64 KCAL
PLANTAIN STEM 42 KCAL
PUMPKIN FRUIT 25 KCAL
PUMPKIN FLOWER 39 KCAL
RIDGE GOURD 17 KCAL
SNAKE GOURD 18 KCAL
SWORD BEANS 44 KCAL
TOMATO GREEN 23 KCAL
Calorie increases with the methods of cooking and quantity of added ingredients. vegetables should be short cooked to conserve their nutrients

7
Sir, i am interested to promote KNOW DIABETES Awareness project in South India. Kindly let me know the opportunity to serve to prevent.

RAMESH KUMAR  HYDERABAD  HYDERABAD

kNOw DIABETES is basically a health education programme using internet and social media.We will be posting education materials in English and Malayalam in the site.Education video programmes will be available with english subtitles.Kindly follow our activities which are being uploaded in the site and let us know how you can be a part of this venture.Your interest in this programme is well appreiciated.Kindly keep in touch.

8
I am a diabetic patient since last 15 years and has my present FBS s 300 dl and PPBS is 420. Presently I am using Glucored Forte morning and night (1 each) . This medicine seems no effect and which medicine to use to normalize blood sugar

PRASANNA KUMAR  mallappally  pathanamthitta

Your blood sugar levels are very high.Treatment of diabetes has to begin with diet modification and regular exercise.If you are already on a diabetic diet and doing regular exercise for half an hour and still the blood sugar values are high you have to modify the medications you are taking.It will be advisable to consult a doctor before changing the medications.You can increase the dose of glucored forte to 1 tablet thrice daily.If it is still not controlled,it will be better to start injection insulin since you are diabetic for more than fifteen years.For that also you have to get the opinion from a physician.

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my brothers blood sugar is 210 while fasting.what are the steps to be taken?is it very dangerous?he has central obesity and always like something to eat

leena as  vembayam  trivandrum

Assuming that your brother is checking his blood sugar for the first time,Fasting blood sugar of 210 makes him a diabetic.Diabetes is not a dangerous disease.It can be controlled with diet modification,regular exercise,mental stress management and drugs,if necessary.If your brother does not have much symptoms,he can begin the treatment with diet modification and regular exercise for a period of two weeks and recheck the blood sugar.For proper advice on diet modification he has to consult a physician/dietition.Regular exercise will help to reduce the central obeisity also.If the blood sugar is not controlled even after proper diet modification,he will have to take drugs for the controll of diabetes.He will have to do other basic investigations like PPBS,HBa1C,S.Cholesterol,S.Creatinine and an eye check up.

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