Vaccination in Diabetes

Diabetes  confers an increased risk of  infections. Although people of all ages are prone to infectious diseases like pneumonia and influenza, extremes of age and certain underlying medical conditions  such as diabetes, asthma, Chronic Bronchitis and heart disease  aggravate the risk. The increased susceptibility of diabetes subjects to pneumonia is mainly due to high blood […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Retina? Retina is the light sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye. It acts like the film in a camera. Images come through the eyes lens and are focused on the retina. The central portion of the retina is called the macula. This area is extremely important for fine […]

Type 2 Diabetes, new oral tablet, SGLT2 inhibitor

Management of hyperglycaemia is still a challenge in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus despite an increase in the pharmacological options. Although metformin is the first drug to be started for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, some patients may not tolerate it and the many patients do not get adequate control with metformin […]

Protocol for Diabetes Management in hospital – 2014

Name ……………………………….. Hospital No………………. Age/ Sex …………………Ht/Wt …………………….. 1. Diabetes 1) Known diabetes (Type 1 / Type 2 / Others) duration ………… 2) Diabetes – New diagnosis ………………. 3) HbA1C …………… 2. Existing treatment of Diabetes mellitus Name Dose               Primary Consultant   Speciality Nurse –   Speciality Consultant […]

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes, Why Bother Typing? What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder with high levels of glucose in the blood. A gland in the tummy named pancreas secretes a hormone called Insulin, which controls blood glucose. When we eat, glucose is absorbed from the stomach and enters in the blood. The glucose must enter […]

Treatment with Injection medicine not Insulin

Are there any other new medications available for Diabetes? The search for a new medicine for Diabetes is a never ending process. A new medicine is available which belongs to the incretin family. Incretins are a type of gastrointestinal hormone that cause an increase in the amount of insulin released from the beta cells of […]

Diabetes and Driving

People with well-controlled diabetes are at greater risk for car crashes and other driving mishaps, according to two recent studies. Diabetes patients strive for tight control of blood sugar, aspiring for glycosylated hemoglobin (hbA1c) levels of 6.5-7. However, the methods used to stay at these levels, including regular blood tests and treatment with insulin and […]

Problems with Diabetes

Problems related to Diagnosis This is one time diagnosis; it should be confirmed by repeat checking. If in doubt, glucose tolerances test. Problems related to blood sugar Main idea is to control Diabetes. High sugar is bad for body. Sugar sometimes can become low. Commonly due to mismatch of treatment and diet. Problems related to […]

Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Heart Protection

What is dyslipidemia? Cholesterol and triglycerides, known as lipids, are fatty substances normally produces by the body. Dyslipidemia means lipid levels in the bloodstream are too high or low. The most common types of dyslipidemia are : High levels of low-denisty lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol Low levels of high-density lipoproptein 9HDL or “good”) cholesterol […]

Diabetes finds a new ally in Alcohol!

Diabetes Mellitus is condition where the sugar content of your blood goes higher than normal. In Type1 where pancreas in tummy can not produce insulin (the only hormone that lowers blood sugar), it is the common type in children. More than 95% of Diabetes is type 2, here although the body produces insulin but it […]