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Q. Can constipation be related to high sugar levels?


 

Hello doctor,

I am a 53-year-old female. I had gestational diabetes and 11 years later my sugar levels were high so started taking Glycomet. However, the fasting sugar level in the morning is always high and PP is less than fasting. Recent HbA1c is 6.9. Do I have to continue medicine? I walk daily for one hour and eat raw vegetables for breakfast. I have constipation problem. By any chance is it related to high sugar levels? Please advice me as to how to control or keep HbA1c below 7. Suggest me natural way of reducing sugar levels without medication.


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Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
MBBCH
General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hi,

Welcome to iclinq.com.

Diabetes is not curable but controllable. The first line in the management of type 2 diabetes is lifestyle modifications. Fasting should not be higher than 110, postprandial should not be higher than 140, and HbA1c should not be higher than 7.5. My advice:

  1. Healthy diet: Low fatty foods, low sugary foods, low carbohydrates, grilled meats are fine, fruits one piece only, green vegetables are okay and favorable. For further advice, seek help from a dietician. 30 minutes exercise every day.
  2. In case, above lifestyle modifications are not enough in controlling sugar level, oral medications will be required.
  3. Constipation could be due to diabetes as it affects the nerves. I suggest Senna tablets before sleeping.

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