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Name: Surendra

Gender: Male

Age: 79

Case history: Surendra had undergone a bypass surgery when he was 58 years old and was subsequently diagnosed with diabetes. Over the years his sugar levels and medications kept increasing. Over a period, his HbA1c level increased to 9.5 despite increased medications. At one point, he was taking fast-acting insulin before every meal and slowly realising insulin in the mornings and evenings, totalling to a staggering 90 units of insulin, impacting his quality of life. Due to his increase in medications and some restrictions, he began to experience panic attacks.

He was told that small meals will reduce his sugar levels and he, therefore, had small, frequent meals, (approx. 8-9 meals a day). Instead of sugar levels reducing, his sugar levels increased to alarming levels.

Analysis: We discovered that his meals were majorly carbohydrate centric in the first half of the day and protein-centric later in the day. He was consuming sufficient protein, but the quality and timing of the protein were inappropriate. He constantly felt hungry as he was on a high dose of insulin and was consuming hunger-generating food. He thought a grain-based diet is healthy and is what most Indian food contains, which caused his insulin levels to spike, thereby increasing his sugar levels and requiring excessive medication.

Approach by best clinical diabetic nutritionist in Hyderabad: We included less insulin-generating food. Grain-based dhals were replaced with more efficient proteins like fish, lean meat, eggs etc. To reduce sugar spikes, we gave him fruit and hung curd and seed. The number of meals was reduced to 4, so the body could recycle fat and thereby reduce his insulin resistance.

Results: Within the first 3 days, the doctor eliminated 45 units of fast-acting insulin and within 2 weeks his total insulin reduced to 25 units. Within 2 months his insulin was down to 15 units and his HbA1C dropped down to 8. He felt more energetic and equally important was that he was also able to enjoy his mangoes during the last season. During his recent one-week trip to his hometown and with a fair number of indulgences, his fasting sugar remained at 120 and his post-prandial at 180.

Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organization for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well-being. Deepika, best nutritionist in Hyderabad for weight loss and online dietician can be contacted via email or Mobile +91 90592 00407.

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