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Need help for Diabetic Mother

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by Aabhi, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Aabhi

    Aabhi Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Friends,

    My mother is suffering from Diabetes for quiet a few years now. Her blood sugar level is not under control at all. She has insulin injection twice a day and does not takes sugar in her coffee and no sweets as well. But still, her sugar level is not coming down to 180 and below.

    She has complete body pain every day, I mean it EVERY DAY. I give her body massage with any of the pain killing balms like Amurtanjan, Tigerbalm everyday. She feels little relieved when I massage with my hands and after like half an hour she gets the pain back. She is also suffering from heel pain & burning sensation. Her heel pain is so severe that she is not able to walk. And we all know that walking is the best exercise for diabetic patient and one must walk everyday atleast 30 to 45 mins. Now this is vice versa. She cannot walk and hence no exercise at all.

    Please IL's help me with some remedy, I can't see my mom suffering like this . Whenever, we consult the doctor's they say it because of the high blood sugar. But, when will the sugar get controlled and when will this pain go off. :idontgetit:

    Kindly let me know your valuable suggestions.
     
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  2. Nakshatraa

    Nakshatraa Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Aabi,
    This is the first time I'm writing in this forum.
    In my family, both my parents(my dad being a doctor) & my MIL have diabetics. My MIL has a similar condition as your mother. Her leg pain could be due to calcium deficiency .
    After consuting her doctor, she can take some calcium tablets and a drink called D-Protien (for diabetic patients).
    Everyday, she can soak her feet in warm water for 1/2 hour or so, which is very soothing & gives a good relief too. She can do this before going for a walk and before going to bed. She can take bath in warm water too. Ask her to stop taking rice at night completely - only rotis would do with lots of vegetables. Also no white bread. She needs to check her weight too. There are special footwear for Heal pain, which you can check with some good pharmacies. They will give you some contacts. She can start walking for 20 minutes per session - 2 sessions per day.
    You can try this for 3 weeks and check if it helps you.
    Don't worry , she would get well soon.
    Remember, diabetics is not a sickness, it's just a condition.

    Bye,
    Nakshatraa
     
  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Aabhi,

    All the symptoms you have mentioned are the side effects of high blood sugar..you have to control it...just check up why does it not come under control even after two doses of insulin.

    Check with a dietician and change her food habits...which will help in better control within a few days..it may be difficult but it is the best way...switch over ..there have been lot of threads where controlling diabetes has been discussed....

    Give her massages, hot water fermentation...be careful to keep her foot clean without any cracks or cuts...as it will not heal properly if the sugar level is not controlled...

    Can understand what you are feeling...but be practical...learn to be firm with your mother regarding her walk and diet....it is only an suggestion...
     
  4. Aabhi

    Aabhi Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Naksha,

    Thanks a lot for your tips. I shall definitely consult the doctor and get her the calcium tables and drink. Thankfully she is not over weight. She does this hot water soak once in a while. I was bit afraid to to every day.

    Iam trying my best to make her walk for atleast 15 mins. Let's see. Hope her pain goes off.

    Regards


     
  5. Aabhi

    Aabhi Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Shanvy,

    Thanks for your valuable suggestion. True, all this is due to high blood sugar level. It's kind of very difficult for my mother to switch over to the new type of diet. You know, how we south indians are. Rice, rice, rice, my mother can eat even three time a day. Iam trying my best to change her food habits.

    I shall continue with the hot water massage and see to reduce the blood sugar level. Truly appreciate your reply.
     
  6. So Sure

    So Sure Senior IL'ite

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    hi Aabhi,

    There is a machine like a tread-mill used by my sister. She says she need not walk on it. It moves and moves her body. I haven't seen it. It seems it is very simple. Let me get you the details of this machine. It will be of great help to your mother.

    Regards,
    Sharada
     
  7. Vidya24

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    Aabhi,

    Trophox is another good drink for diabetics, it is a soya powder. Let her switch to lots of salads, sprouts, two rotis, diluted yogurt. Everything will take sometime but you will get results. For heel pain, if she can reduce body weight, it is ideal. Dr Scholl's has special slippers that will distribute the weight equally and reduce feet pain. Also, maybe she can try pranayamam and yoga. I had good results for my weight problem with both. Goodluck. Mom will be fine. We are all praying for her good health.

    regards
    Vidya
     
  8. So Sure

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    hi Aabhi,

    Here is the information about the equipment I talked about.

    Morning Walker
    Distributed by Kavya Enterprises.
    Certified by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences-New Delhi)
    ph # 040-23400234
    ph # 040-23400244
    9866739993

    It costs about Rs.6600.00 This mostly used by diabetic people. It is very easy to operate. It shakes the body so that pancrease is activated. People should start about 5 min and max time is 15 min. 15 min is equal to 10,000 steps. You can carry it where ever you go. Fits in a small box and very convenient. It is used for other medical conditions too. Don't be put off 'coz it is an equipment. Call them and talk. They will help you with more information. The best part is, it is certified by AIIMS.

    I'm So Sure this helps,
    Regards,
    Sharada
     
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    Dear Abhi,

    You can follow what Nakshatraa said. My parents were also diabetics and we used to follow what she said. Lack of b complex and calcium will give her the heel pain. It is a kind of prickly sensation Right??

    My Mother also went through that. Please can you get her kidney checked up. Later we found that my mother's kidney had problems. So do have that check up also.

    My daughters MIL also went through similar problems , severe body pains etc. She also had kidney problems. So do please check it up. I pray to GOD let that not be the case.

    Love
    Latha :wave
     

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