A low-carb diet helps in dieting. Dieting is done by restricting the intake of carbohydrates. Intake of carbs is reduced y increasing the intake of protein and fat. A low-carb diet not only helps in reducing body weight but also helps in some medical conditions like diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver, etc.
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To avoid diabetes during pregnancy, what diet should have to follow?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. This weekend I had my glucose tolerance test (3 hours) and on which I failed badly. My fasting numbers were 172, 325 and 318. I know they are bad, but my doctor never told me to follow a strict diet of three to five days prior to the test. In my pregnancy, I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from gestational diabetes mellitus without any doubt. As per IADPSG criteria (International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group) and DIPSI criteria (The Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group India) both makes you overt diabetic. These le... Read Full »
Will a low-carb diet cause blood sugar to fall?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I began to follow a healthy diet a couple of months ago. So, I reduced sugars. Sometimes, I feel hypoglycemic and feel uncomfortable rising in the heart/chest area with a little pain. But, when I take sugars in moderate amounts, I feel comfortable in this area. But t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Your BMI (body mass index) is very low, just lower limit of normal and obviously, your reserve glucose will also be low. You will feel hypoglycemic especially during work out and it will take you months to stabilize at this diet and exercise... Read Full »
What should I do to control my weight with hyperthyroidism?
Query: Hi, I am a hyperthyroidism patient. My weight was 65 kg when i was normal. And then my weight is suddenly decreased and it was 52 kg, and i knew that i have hyperthyroid, so treatment was start from last year and now my current weight is 73 kg, can you help me how can i control weight now? I am t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi Thanks for your query First of all u need to control ur thyroid function so ur thyroid Harmon levels should be stable. When ur thyroid harmone levels increase u will lose weight. I don’t know why ur taking inderal? It’s given initially to control symptoms because carbimazole takes t... Read Full »
What is the best way to weight loss?
Query: Hello doctor, What remedy should I take to lose weight? I am currently on Zonegran 200 mg, Pristiq 100 mg, and Klonopin 1/2 mg. Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, we put on weight when energy gained from food is far more than the energy used for our daily activities. The net energy is stored in muscles and adipose tissues. However, many medical conditions make us put excessive weight. No matter what causes weight gai... Read Full »
Does the reading of 103 mg/dl after 16 hours of meal indicate prediabetic stage?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently bought a blood glucose meter because diabetes runs heavily in my family. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes, but I checked my blood sugar today 16 hours without eating and it was 103. I know that it should be below 126 after eight hours of eating, but what is it suppos... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the above history, it is noted that you are having a strong family history of diabetes and also you have been noted with prediabetic range blood sugars in the past. Coming to your query, it is ideal to have less than 100mg/dl blood sugars after 12-16 hours post meal.... Read Full »
My blood sugar level is high though on medication. Please suggest on how to control it.
Query: Hi doctor, I need a consultation on my diabetes. My fasting plasma glucose is 226 mg/dL and in PP it is 390 mg/dL. I am currently on Diamicron MR, Volix 0.3, and Novomix pen 30/70. Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sugar is uncontrolled and Vitamin D is low as well. You did not tell how much you are using Diamicron, Volix and Novomix. Please let me know the doses. Another thing is you should get checked urine albumin creatinine ratio and I think you may need a change in medi... Read Full »
I have high blood sugar in spite of taking Glycomet. Should the dosage be changed?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 75 year old male. Though I have diabetes since five years, I am still not able to understand the disease. Recently, I have checked my glucose levels with one touch ultra on the same day. They are: Fasting 130. Two hours after breakfast 160. Befo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you have mentioned it appears that you have type 2 diabetes. It appears that your diabetes is slightly uncontrolled as per your HbA1c of 6.7 %. The pr... Read Full »
My TSH is slightly elevated. Should I consult an endocrinologist?
Query: Hello doctor, I got my blood tested, and the TSH is slightly elevated. Should I consult an endocrinologist? I have been suffering from a sleeping disorder for the last three years but never diagnosed with thyroid or any other disease except vitamin D deficiency. I am tackling my insomnia with exe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and read each one of your reports that you have provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The slightly high TSH is insignificant and can be safely ignored. It could also be due to not sleeping properly as improper sleep can... Read Full »