Patients with type 2 diabetes should consider intermittent fasting carefully and not undertake it without the involvement of their physician. This is because intermittent fasting in patients with type 2 diabetes has only been studied in seven small, short published trials of very different regimens, with limited evidence of benefit. In addition, some concerns arose from these studies.
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Intermittent Fasting 'Not Benign' for Patients With Diabetes
RE: Women With PCOS at Increased Risk for COVID-19
@durba Women suffering from this condition may fear, with some degree of justification, that an enhanced risk of COVID-19 infection will further compromise timely access to healthcare and serve to increase the sense of disenfranchisement currently experienced by many patients. These findings need to be considered when designing public health policy and advice as our understanding of COVID-19 evolves
Maternal Diabetes in Pregnancy Linked to High Refractive Error in Children's Eyes
Children of mothers who have diabetes before or during pregnancy are more likely to develop high refractive error eye disorders later in life, a new study suggests. An analysis of data from more than 20,000 children in Denmark followed for as long as 25 years revealed that prenatal exposure to maternal diabetes was associated with a 39% increased risk of eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism compared with unexposed children, according to the results published in Diabetologia.
RE: How to teach my boy to become more focused in studies?
@bithika Concentration is a lot like mindfulness, a concept that has been receiving quite a bit of attention lately in psychology and in popular culture. Mindfulness is basically the ability to pay attention to one thing in the moment, and it has been shown to have innumerable mental health benefits, from increased happiness and stress management to improved academic and test performance. For mindfulness to work, you have to focus. Young children (age 4-5) can usually concentrate for somewhere between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the task—less time with novel and challenging tasks, and more time with those intrinsically enjoyable activities.
Treatment options for acute hepatitis?
Hello, my friend's brother is 15 years old. He is suffering from acute hepatitis. Although he has consulted doctor. It's been a while he is not recovering. I would like to know the treatment options for acute hepatitis. Please leave your comments.
RE: Ayurvedic therapy to treat COVID 19?
@durba Ayurveda and Yoga can certainly play a pivotal role to augment preventive measures provided in the guidelines by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The current understanding of COVID-19 indicates that good immune status is vital to prevention and to safeguard from disease progression. Use warm water or boiled with herbs like ginger (Zingiber oficinale) or coriander (Coriandrum sativum) or basil (Ocimum sanctum / Ocimum basilicum), or cumin (Cuminum cyminum) seeds etc., for drinking purpose. Fresh, warm, balanced diet. Drink Golden Milk (Half tea spoon Haldi (Curcuma longa) powder in 150 ml hot milk) once at night. Avoid in case of indigestion. Drink Ayush Kadha or Kwath (hot infusion or decoction) once a day.
Is HbA1c test better than fasting and postprandial sugar test?
Hi, I am 64 years old man. I have been suffering from diabetes for last 6 months. I am on hypoglycemic drugs and regularly monitoring my blood sugar level. I have a confusion regarding the detection test that is if I show the fasting and postprandial result to my physician, he asks me about HbA1c. I would like to know that Is HbA1c test better than fasting and postprandial sugar test? Please comment.
How curd acts as probiotic?
Hello, I am 56 year old. I was suffering from viral fever. I was given antibiotics. After that I also suffered from loose motion. Every one in my family suggested me to take curd, saying that it acts as a probiotic. It will help maintain the natural microflora inside my gut. I would like to know is it true? Does curd really act as probiotic, if yes how does it work?
Asthma with increased allergies
Hello, my friend is a 32-year-old man who has been taking lisinopril 10 mg and loratadine 10 mg. His allergies were well controlled for the past year so he decided to stop taking his loratadine. He understands the importance of taking medications as prescribed, and says he takes his blood pressure medication every day. He claims the reason he stopped taking the loratadine was that his friend told him loratadine is an as-needed medication and that if he had no symptoms, there was no reason to continue it. However, this past week has been horrible, and his allergies are acting up. He says that in the past he has used Primatene Mist with loratadine but is having difficulty locating it. Upon questioning, he says he has been short of breath every day for the past 2 weeks. He claims that when his allergies are bad, his asthma acts up. His doctor in the past always recommended Primatene Mist for his asthma and allergies. Can anyone suggest any help?