Posted by: Charlene | 2009-01-19



Good day Doctor

My dad died from diabetes when he was 44 years old, so diabetesit is in the family. I always do regular checks and now at the last check my level was 10.8 which is extremely high. I cannot begin to tell u how worried I am as I saw my dad suffer. What do I do, where do I go. I have spoken to a pharmacist who gave me a copy of a diabetic diet, which I am following as from today. He also told me about a tablet called Diabecinn. I need to know, does the tablet work as it say it bring down your sugar level by 29% and stick to my diet, or do I go to a doctor and start treatment still with the diet.

At this stage its all confusing for me as I don' t know what to do, but I will stick to my diet and start exercising (walking) as from tonight.


Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert

Well done for starting with your healthy diet and exercising. That is an important component of managing diabetes. I agree that your glucose value was high and it must be investigated further. I would suggest you make an appointment with your doctor and discuss your management with him/her.

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Posted by: well done | 2009-01-28

hello yes well done if u start with this attitude u are going to be cool. the internet has many eating options availble. u can even go the the USN website and get the GI index of all foods even take aways fro SA yes see on the internet about waht is the GI index that will halp u a graet deal to know that. but yes keep walking

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