Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on diabetes-2 | HospitalKhoj



Q-1 What is Diabetes?

Ans Diabetes is a disease in which defect in sugar metabolism occurs. The body looses its capacity of proper sugar metabolism, due to which the blood sugar level increases and diabetes occurs.

Q-2 At what age the risk of diabetes is expected?

Ans Normally, Diabetes occurs after the age of 35, but now days it can occur at any age if the sugar metabolism of the body is affected.

Q-3 Which organs of the body are primarily affected due to diabetes?

Ans. Commonly the Kidney can be damaged, Skin and nerves are also affected. The eyes can be severely damaged and the patient can even turn blind if the glucose level of body is not controlled in time. 

Q-4 What is the ideal level of blood glucose in the body?

Ans The Ideal level of blood glucose is 70-110 mg/dl of blood in an empty stomach (fasting glucose Value)
After Food, it can be from 70-180 mg/dl of blood. (Random glucose Value)

Q-5 Which hormone is responsible for glucose regulation?

Ans Insulin secreted from the beta cells of pancreas is responsible for glucose level maintance.

Q-6 Is Diabetes a genetic disease?

Ans Yes, diabetes is genetic and can be transmitted from parents to offsprings. But at the same time other causative agents like excess of starch rich food can also cause diabetes.

Q-7 What should be the diet plan of diabetic patients?

Ans Green leafy vegetables, milk, spinach, fruit juice, chapattis, are ideally advised. Sugar free cubes can be used instead of the normal sugar. Butter Milk, yogurt are also advisable.

Q8 And now, please tell some of the food items apart from the general medicines which can be used for diabetes treatment?

Ans If a patient does not have a calculi (stone) problem, then use of tomatoes reduces the diabetes a lot.
Garlic – use of garlic mixed in triphla-churna is also beneficial.
Raddish- Raddish along with its leaves should be eaten in the morning empty stomach.
Amla –Dry Amla with the seed of syzizium (Jamun) should be mixed and taken empty stomach in the morning.

Q-9 Please list some of the common Homoeopathic Medicines used for treatment of Diabetes?

Ans Syzizium Jambolanum is one of the most useful medicines, cephalandra, Abroma Augusta, Natrum Phos, Natrum Sulph, and Acid Phos are some of the common medicines used for treatment of diabetes, but these remedies should be taken symptomatically only after the advice of experienced doctors.

Q-10 What are the common causes and habits that can increase the risk of diabetes?

Ans Mostly, diabetes occurs in the people who live a sedentary and easy life, over eat, do less physical hard work and eventually are fat. If either of the parent is diabetic the child eventually becomes diabetic.
If a person eats a lot of starchy food, drinks liquor he can be Prone to diabetes. This disease occurs more in males as compared to females. It occurs generally between the age group of 35-50.

Q-11 What are the physical body symptoms that can be seen in a diabetic patient?

Ans Excess of urine, thirst, physical weakness, skin itching,late healing of boils and appearence of Sugar in urine strongly indicate the risk of diabetes.

Q-12 How can we test the presence of sugar in urine through benedicts test?

Ans Take some benedict’s reagent in a test tube and add 12 drops of urine in it and let it cool, there will be a sediment seen. If the sediment is bluish or greenish then there is no sugar, if it is yellow it indicates the presence of sugar. If it is red, excess sugar is present. The appearence of yellow-red colour indicates presence of excess sugar.

Q-13 Is exercise necessary to control diabetes?

Ans Physical working, few hours of walk is always advisable. Exercise should be such that perspiration occurs, which metabolizes fat and starch, which lowers the blood glucose level.

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