Are all candidates with type 2 diabetes candidates for bariatric surgery?
Are people diagnosed with diabetes at a greater risk for the COVID-19 infection? Dr. V. Mohan explains.
By Consultant Diabetologist Dr.V.Mohan and R. Pradeepa…. Despite the significant medical and technological advances made in managing diabetes, hypoglycemic episodes- the acute complication of diabetes is observed frequently. Hypoglycemia occurs when the plasma glucose levels may be less than 50–60 mg/dl. An alternative definition is a decrease in the blood glucose level or its tissue […]
What is prediabetes? A condition where your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Without any proper intervention, prediabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to […]
Excerpts from the book.- A Simple Guide to Prevent Birth Defects authored by Dr. PremaLakshmi Narayana and Dr. C. VidyaShankar The metabolic changes in a pregnant diabetic woman affect her reproductive outcome in many ways, from conception to delivery, and the effects may be felt by the baby soon after birth or even later. Diabetes […]
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and Deakin University, Australia recently organised a day-long workshop on diabetes to explore the opportunities of research and highlight the critical areas where urgent progress is required. Titled “Diabetes Research – A Fertile Field with Numerous Opportunities” the workshop was also a celebration of 25 years of Deakin University’s engagement […]
Neonatal Diabetes is a form of diabetes, that occurs n kids who are as young as under 6 months of age. One of the rare forms of diabetes, this is known to affect little infants and when not diagnosed the right way, can lead to a lifelong course of treatment and medications. According to a study […]
By Consultant Diabetolgist Dr. A. Paneerselvam Regular exercise is in general good for everybody. It promotes well being, improves circulation, metabolism, weight reduction etc. Exercise is an adjuvant to diet therapy in the management of diabetes. There are a lot of benefits for a diabetic, provided they do it regularly. Benefits of exercise: · It […]
Glucometers are small handheld devices resembling a pocket calculator. They are very easy to use and provide accurate and reliable blood glucose readings in a few seconds. This monitoring system includes a blood glucose meter, test-strips, penlet (adjustable blood sample) and lancet needles. The meter is operated by rechargeable alkaline batteries. It reads the blood […]
By Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre & Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai Today there are 73 million people with diabetes and 80 million with prediabetes in India. Nearly one in five of all patients with diabetes are expected to develop at least one complication of diabetes. Indeed, diabetes has already […]