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Table 3 Progress of the patient and evolution of the treatment plan

From: The use of integrative therapy based on Yoga and Ayurveda in the treatment of a high-risk case of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 with multiple comorbidities: a case report

Day Date FBS (mg/dl) PPBS (mg/dl) RBS (mg/dl) Follow-up details
0 1/7/2020 Generally the blood sugar values were FBS > 200 mg/dl, PPBS > 250 mg/dl while the patient was taking allopathic medication for the same; PPBS was reported to be 230 mg/dl on 30/6/2020
1 2/7/2020 192 Symptoms reported/observed: difficulty in speech, weakness, sometimes feeling of bad smell and taste, heaviness in abdomen (due to gas formation), uneasiness in body, less appetite
2 3/7/2020 169 Improvement observed; approximately 25% relief reported in all symptoms; lightness in the body reported
3 4/7/2020 190 206 Doing Yoga (twice daily); feeling good, with improvement in all symptoms
4 5/7/2020 160 206 Approximately 50% relief reported in all symptoms; lightness in the body reported
5 6/7/2020 155 175 No weakness; normal appetite; taste and smell almost normal; approximately 75% relief reported. Second RT-PCR done
6 7/7/2020 140 110 No sore throat; no weakness; normal taste and smell; almost no other problem except mild heaviness in abdomen; approximately 80% relief reported
7 8/7/2020 140 110 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
8 9/7/2020 130 230 Second RT-PCR report received on 8/07/2020 was positive; slight change made in the prescription: (i) Diabecon 1 tablet in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening (previously 1 tablet in the evening); (ii) advised to take (ajwain + saunf + dhaniya) powder (1/2 spoon) with lukewarm water after meals
9 10/7/2020 110 150 Improvement in all problems (including heaviness in abdomen)
10 11/7/2020 110 150 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen; dose of Diabecon changed to 2 tablets twice daily (patient advised to start the revised dose from 12/7/2020)
11 12/7/2020 130 140 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen; started Diabecon 2 tablets twice daily
12 13/7/2020 99 112 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen. Third RT-PCR done
13 14/7/2020 108 112 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
14 15/7/2020 120 165 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
15 16/7/2020 108 140 RT-PCR test inconclusive as per the report; no problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
16 17/7/2020 90 140 No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
17 18/7/2020     No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
18 19/7/2020     No problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
19 20/7/2020     Sample given for RT-PCR test; the patient’s allopathic doctor reduced the dosage of his diabetes medication, that is glimepiride changed from 2 mg to 1 mg; no problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
20 21/7/2020     Diabecon changed to Diabecon DS 1 tablet twice daily; no problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
21 22/7/2020     RT-PCR negative; no problem except mild heaviness in abdomen
  1. FBS fasting blood sugar, PPBS postprandial blood sugar, RBS random blood sugar, RT-PCR real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction