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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

High blood sugar levels that result from the body's resistance to insulin is called type 2 diabetes. The symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, and recurrent infections. The risk factors for developing this type of diabetes are obesity, sedentary lifestyle, family history, and PCOS.

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Can reducing added sugars in the diet help maintain sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about the role of added sugars in my diet, especially given my diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Can you offer guidance on identifying and minimizing added sugars, and their positive impact on my blood sugar levels and overall diabetes management? Kindly suggest. Thank yo...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First, you need to keep track of your HbA1c levels for diabetes control. Anything excess is not important, but the glycemic load of the meal is important as excess sugar will lead to conversion in fat and increased diabetes. Following...  Read Full »

Can I take Vaglibose instead of Jardiance to help penile infection and balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and I am a type 2 diabetic. Right now I take Lantus 30 unit at night. In the morning, I take Gemer DS 2 and after breakfast, I take 12 mg Jardiance. Now my sugar is under control, but because of Jardiance I usually have penile infection and balantitis. I have googled...  Read Full »

Dr. Rinku Rani Biswas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Urinary infection is the most common side effects of the Empagliflozin (Jardiance). Maintaining thorough hygiene and plenty of water. I can advice you for a change in medication but you need to be very vigilant initially for any fluctuations. Your exact blood sugar valu...  Read Full »

Does a vegetarian diet reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and 30 weeks pregnant. I take prenatal iron gummies 325 mg, and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I visited a dietician today who told me that I needed to switch to a vegetarian diet or I would get type 2 DM after my delivery. I have currently cut down...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Gestational diabetes can be managed with good eating patterns. In case due to the baby's development and weight gain, even if you are prescribed insulin, you need not worry, as you will become normal after delivery. There is no evidence-based stu...  Read Full »

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