Prevention Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes increased blood glucose levels in the body. You can prevent it by taking a low-carb diet every day. Avoid taking refined sugars. Work out for 40 minutes every day and drink more water every day. Quit smoking if you have the habit and try to lose weight if you are obese. Avoid following a sedentary lifestyle. These are some measures taken to prevent diabetes.

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Is it safe to take tablet Metformin to prevent diabetes and decrease body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I read over the internet that tablet Metformin helps decrease the weight and prevents the onset of diabetes. Both my parents are diabetics and I weigh 70 kg. Hence, I want to use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yesterday, I took 500 mg and I do not feel any problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you do not take the tablet if you are not clinically diagnosed as diabetic as it could lead to serious problems. I would strongly advise you to not to take it anymore. To prevent diabetes, one has to change the lifestyle like diet, and have to do exercise or ...  Read Full »

I am 28 years old, and I fear I might acquire diabetes from my parents. What can I do to prevent diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, My parents are diabetics, and I fear that I might get it too. I am 28 years old and take utmost care to prevent it. Please suggest ways to prevent diabetes. What tests should I undergo for diabetes, and how frequently should I do them?  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Diabetes is a familial disorder, but fortunately, it is preventable. Since both your parents have it, you must take all the precautions. I suggest you do walking, jogging, strength building exercise every day. One can do strength-buildi...  Read Full »

Both my parents are diabetic and on medication from the last five years. Is it possible that I can also get diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old working professional, and both my mother and father have diabetes. They have been taking medicines for the last five years. I have been limiting sugar intake by not adding sugar to my coffee or tea, reducing sweets, etc. But is it possible that I can get diabetic bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of getting diabetes when both parents have diabetes are threefold more compared to the general population, but we can prevent it by controlling our food habits and activities. Thank you.  Read Full »

My fasting and post-prandial blood sugar levels are high. Please suggest some measures to control them.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old male taking the tablet Diapride M1 twice daily after breakfast and dinner. My fasting blood glucose levels are 150 mg per dL, and post prandial blood glucose levels are 200 to 210 mg per dL. Kindly help me set up a regime to achieve proper control. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Before I suggest something, I would like to know how long you have been taking these medications and your sugar level before starting them. How are your diet and lifestyle? Do you have any other medical conditions? If yes, are you taking any medicines for the same? I would also like to know y...  Read Full »

Kindly give some tips to prevent stroke.

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly give some tips on the ways to prevent stroke.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are some tips to prevent stroke. Regular exercises like brisk walking and jogging according to your capacity for at least 30 minutes a day and five to seven days a week in nearly all peoples. Regular exercises help in reducing weight, decrease lipid level and bl...  Read Full »

Please suggest the Metformin dosage.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 33 and weight is 80 kg. My glycosylated fasting sugar 106 and postprandial is 115. Will Metformin help me to lose weight? Which medicine is better, either Metformin or Metformin extended release? How much dosage should I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your sugar reports, it is confirmed that you are not diabetic. But, you are prone to get diabetes as fasting sugar is impaired and normally it should be less than 100. So, I would recommend you lifestyle modification like exercise for at least 30 minutes per day fo...  Read Full »

I have fluctuating sugar levels. Am I diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, No one is diabetic in my whole family. My sugar levels are fluctuating. My sugar levels in the past three months were 110 mg/dl, 107 mg/dl and 122 mg/dl for pre-lunch and post-lunch were 83 mg/dl, 120 mg/dl and 172 mg/dl respectively. I have never taken any medicine for diabetes.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are not a diabetic, but some of your reports need further follow up. You seem to be in a healthy weight range. A better indicator of your blood sugar levels will be glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C). This is a blood test and can be done at any time of the day. This...  Read Full »

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