Diabetologist- Curing the disease of ‘Sweet Poison’

Diabetologist in Delhi

It is often said that the thing which is harmful the most is the one which is most difficult to resist and the most repulsive thing is usually the most profitable in the long run. Looking the ill effects that sugar has on the human body, it feels that this quote is tailor made for it. After all, for centuries, sugar has been the saving grace for most of the delicacies prepared all over the world. To think that it has any harmful effects on the body makes one flabbergasted.

Excess of everything is harmful. But the case of sugar is a little bit more complicated than that. A person can have extremely modest sugar intake and yet can have sugar related problems. It is due to the work of an enzyme produced by the body known as insulin. Due to these factors, diabetes has become such a common problem for people of all age groups. To treat diabetes, there is a branch in medical science called diabetology.

The branch of science that deals with the treatment and cure of diabetes is called diabetology and the person who has specialization in diabetology is called a diabetologist. The importance of such a profession can already be sensed by the aforementioned factors. Not only is diabetes a quotidian disease, it has both short term and long term harmful effects. A diabetologist solves all these problems and the truth is one cannot be any more thankful for doctors in this profession. By- Vatsal

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Family practice

When I sat down to write this blog, my mind was recalling so many incidents I have encountered personally to visit different doctors for different family members and incidents I have read in newspapers, articles or seen in TV News. The one which I clearly remember is about how a son rushed his aging and ill mother in and out of hospitals frequently, where a family doctor who could cater to all their needs would have been good enough.

A doctor specialized in family practice treats patients of all ages and provides primary and basic health care. While the Indian health care industry is growing rapidly, the primary health care sector has been neglected. There has hardly been any developments or research in this area, in India. The seats available for a graduation in family practice is less than five per cent of the total graduation seats. Also, there is no set course for higher studies in family practice.

Nowadays, the government and the people are focusing on uplifting and improving the primary health care sector. Many hospitals, government and private, as well as clinics have started providing basic health care. Now, a family doctor is equipped with knowledge of medicine, surgery, dermatology, paediatrics and much more.

Delhi NCR is probably leading in the number of family doctors practicing in India. Noida alone has more than 100 family doctors! An appointment with any of them can be booked online through MEDICOSA, an e-health care provider. By – Jessica

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Pre-diabetes :- Prevent from becoming type 2 diabetes

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What Is Pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is a “pre-diagnosis” of diabetes—you can think of it as a warning sign. It’s when your blood glucose level (blood sugar level) is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough to be considered diabetes. Pre-diabetes is an indication that you could develop type 2 diabetes if you don’t make some lifestyle changes.  But that’s the good part: it is possible to prevent pre-diabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes. Eating healthy food, losing weight and staying at a healthy weight, and being physically active can help you bring your blood glucose level back into the normal range.

Diabetes develops very gradually, so when you’re in the pre-diabetes stage—when your blood glucose level is higher than it should be—you may not have any symptoms at all. You may, however, notice that:
• you’re hungrier than normal
• you’re losing weight, despite eating more
• you’re thirstier than normal
• you have to go to the bathroom more frequently
• you’re more tired than usual

All of those are typical symptoms associated with diabetes, so if you’re in the early stages of diabetes, you may notice them.

Causes and Risk Factors
Pre-diabetes develops when your body begins to have trouble using the hormone insulin. Insulin is necessary to transport glucose—what your body uses for energy—into the cells via the bloodstream. In pre-diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or it doesn’t use it well.

If you don’t have enough insulin or if you’re insulin resistant, you can build up too much glucose in your blood, leading to a higher-than-normal blood glucose level and perhaps pre-diabetes.

Researchers aren’t sure what exactly causes the insulin process to go awry in some people. There are several risk factors, though, that make it more likely that you’ll develop pre-diabetes. These are the same risk factors related to the development of type 2 diabetes:

  • Weight: If you’re overweight (have a body mass of higher than 25), you’re at a high risk for developing pre-diabetes. Especially if you carry a lot of extra weight in your abdomen, you may develop pre-diabetes. The extra fat cells can cause your body to become more insulin resistant.
    • Lack of physical activity: This often goes hand-in-hand with being overweight. If you aren’t physically active, you’re more likely to develop pre-diabetes.
    • Family history: Pre-diabetes has a hereditary factor. If someone in your close family has (or had) it, you are more likely to develop it.
    • Race/ethnicity: Certain ethnic groups are more likely to develop pre-diabetes.
    • Age: The older you are, the more at risk you are for developing pre-diabetes. At age 45, your risk starts to rise, and after age 65, your risk increases exponentially.
    • Gestational diabetes: If you developed diabetes while you were pregnant, that increases your risk for developing pre-diabetes later on.
    • Other health problems: High blood pressure and high cholesterol increase your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Be conscious before it’s too late.

Dr. Rahul Punj on medicosa.com

Dr. Rahul PunjDr. Rahul Punj, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), FACC, Greater Noida, (India), Medicine (Allopathy), Consultant Physician at Yatharth wellness Hospital Greater Noida (2010 to Present),

MD (Internal Medicine) from LLRM MEDICAL COLLEGE MEERUT, Internal Medicine

FACC from Harvard Medical School, Diabetes Cardiology

Dr. Rahul Punj is having 15 years of experience in the field of internal medicine post MD. Medical graduate from LLRM Medical College Meerut (India), Fellowship from American College of Cardiology and trained from Harvard Medical School. He is prominent General Physician in India and diabetic specialist. Speciality:- General Medicine
Cardiac, Respiratory, Diabetes, Gastro Intestinal, Hypertension and Renal Disorders


Dr. Ajay Rastogi on medicosa.com

Dr. Ajay RastogiDr. Ajay Rastogi, MBBS, MD,(Medicine) CCEBDM, (Diabetes) is welcomed to medicoSA—Global Healthcare Ecosystem on Cloud.

Dr Ajay Rastogi is a senior consultant physician & Diabetologist practicing in the noida & indirapuram area for the past 15 yrs. He is managing acute & chronic medical diseases including diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, chest diseases , infectious diseases etc. He has worked at various positions in renowned hospitals of delhi/ NCR like GTB hospital Delhi, Apollo hospitals delhi & noida, shanti gopal hosp. indirapuram & Fortis hospital noida. Presently he is available at his clinic at jaipuria sunrise plaza indirapuam & visiting cosultant at shanti gopal hosp. & fotis hosp.noida. He is a life member of Indian medical association & association of physicians of India.


Myths and Facts about Diabetes


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Myth: Eating sugar causes diabetes.

Fact: Medical experts now know that diabetes is triggered by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. However, being overweight — which can result from indulging in high-calorie sugary foods — does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If your family members have diabetes then eating a healthy meal plan and getting regular exercise are recommended to manage your weight.

Myth: People with diabetes can’t enjoy any sweets or chocolate.

Fact: If a healthy meal plan is combined with exercise, sweets and desserts can be eaten by diabetic person. They are no more “off limits” to people with diabetes than they are to people without diabetes.

Myth: People with diabetes have to eat only special diabetic foods.

Fact: A healthy diet plan for people with diabetes is the same as that for everyone: low in fat moderate in salt & sugar, with meals based on whole-grain foods, fruit & vegetable. Diabetic and “dietetic” versions of sugar-containing foods offer no special benefit.

Myth: All diabetic person’s have to take insulin injections.

Fact: Injected insulin is usually only necessary for those with Type 1 diabetic persons, in which the body no longer produces it’s own insulin. Those with Type 2 diabetes generally have plenty of insulin, but their bodies don’t respond well for this. Few people with type 2 diabetes, do need diabetes pills or insulin shots to help their bodies use glucose for energy, if blood-glucose levels are poorly controlled. The most type 2 cases can be helped by losing weight, adopting a healthier diet, without medication, increasing exercise & other slight changes in day today’s lifestyle.

Myth: Diabetics have to stay away from the starchy foods like bread, potatoes and pasta.

Fact: Whole-grain breads, cereals, pasta, brown rice & starchy vegetables such as potatoes, peas, corn, yams are part of a healthy meal plan and can be included in your meals. These foods are high in complex carbohydrates which is also a good source of fiber, which helps to keep your gastrointestinal system running smoothly. Most people with diabetes should limit themselves to three or four servings of complex carbohydrates in a day. The key is portion size.

Myth: Only adults can be affected from Type 2 Diabetes.

Fact: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in school going children. About 1 in every 4 to 5 hundred children has type 1 diabetes, which was used to be called “Juvenile Diabetes,” which is caused by disruption of the panacea’s ability to produce insulin. However, in recent years more and more children and teens have become overweight & so increasing numbers of young people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Myth: Type 2 Diabetes decreasing your energy and affects blood-sugar levels only.

Fact: Type 2 diabetes affects different organs of the body, including the cardiovascular system, leading to heart diseases or stroke; the eyes, which can result in conditions from Retinopathy, Neuropathy, The kidneys, which fail & require dialysis, the skin become prone to infections. Experts are predicting that, over the next 25 years, there will be

34 million heart attacks,

12 million strokes,

9 million new cases of blindness,

5 million kidney failures,

2 millions amputations and

60 million deaths — all linked to diabetes.

Cinnamon and Diabetes:

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Cinnamon is sweet and pungent spice which is derived from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree branches, which grows in tropical areas across Southeast Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

Cinnamon is used in the cooking and baking purposes rather than this cinnamon also use in the improvement of some diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

Researchers also suggested cinnamon for the improvement of blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity.

How does cinnamon affect diabetes?

Cinnamon comes in two varieties — Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. It’s also the variety most researchers have used when they’ve studied cinnamon and diabetes.

In 2003, a clinical study shows a result which has been published in the Diabetes Care Journal and suggested that cinnamon bark or cassia cinnamon improves blood glucose and cholestrol levels with type 2 diabetes, and also reduce those factors which are associated with the diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Daily intake of just 1,3, or 6 grams helps in the reduction of serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL or bad cholesterols and total cholesterol after 40 days among 60 middle-aged diabetics.

A study of Agricultural Research Magazine in July 2000 found that the consumption of about 1g of cinnamon per day helps in the increament of insulin sensitivity and also help in managing and reversing type 2 diabetes.

More recent analysis which is published in 2007 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Showed that 6g of cinnamon slows stomach emptying and also significantly reduces hyperglycemia after meals (postprandial blood glucose) without affecting satiety.

Many of the scientific evidences are available that cinnamon have the properties that are beneficial for the regulation of blood sugar and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

So, cinnamon is medically approved for the prevention or treatment of any disease.

What are the health benefits of cinnamon?

In addition to regulating blood glucose and lowering cholesterol, cinnamon has been shown to:

  • Have an anti-clotting effect on the blood
  • Relieve pain in arthritis sufferers
  • Boost the body’s immune system
  • Stop medication-resistant yeast infections
  • Help in relieving indigestion
  • Reduce the proliferation of leukaemia and lymphoma cancer cells
  • Preserve food by inhibiting bacterial growth and food spoilage
  • Be a great source of vital nutrients, including calcium, fibre, managanese and iron

The majority of these health benefits are associated with use of true cinnamon (also known as Ceylon cinnamon) and not cassia bark cinnamon, which is the species involved in most diabetes research.


Long working hours may cause Type-2 Diabetes:

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Long working hours are become very common these days. Current working culture, Prolonged sitting and lack of physical activity all are the part of modern lifestyle which can lead to Type-2 diabetes and other types of heart diseases.

According to the study conducted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), it is expected that the number of patients who are suffering from these malicious diseases is expected to cross the mark of 100 million by 2030.

A study conducted by the researchers at University College London suggests that working hours more than 55 hours pew week may be harmful for you because it can diminish glucose tolerance which increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

A systematic review is conducted by the researchers and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual-level data examining the relation of working hours & type-2 diabetes upto 30 April 2014.

This study shows that the individuals who worked 35 to 40 hours a week had a low risk of developing diabetes as compared to those who are involve in low socio-economic status jobs or worked 55 hours or more a week, even after taking into account health behaviors such as smoking and physical activity, and other risk factors including age, sex, and obesity.

The study is published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

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Myth or fact: Hibiscus, Cure the Diabetes

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hibiscus-turning-yellow-2Now a days diabetes has become very common like any other common diseases such as cough, cold & flu. For a diabetic person, maintain a healthy life is not that much easy because there is no cure for diabetes is present.

Researchers at Assam’s Tezpur University & West Bengal’s Visva- Bharati University derived that the natural extracts from a particular species of hibiscus plant can help in curing the diabetes, and provide a hope for the diabetic patients.

Researchers conducted a tests on diabetic rats by the help of collected samples of hibiscus leaves from North-East region. The results showed that a phytochemical (plant- derived compound) from the leaves of Sthalpadma or land-lotus (scientifically known as Hibiscus mutabilis and commonly called Confederate rose) restore insulin levels better.

Samir Bhattacharya, emeritus professor, School of Life Sciences (Zoology Department) at Visva-Bharati in Shantiniketan was quoted saying to a news agency: “We found that ferulic acid (FRL), belonging to the polyphenols, extracted from leaves of the plant, has the potential to be a better therapeutic agent for diabetes”.

According to the data of World Health Organisation (WHO), about 346 million people were affected by diabetes worldwide, more than 80% of the deaths occurring in developing countries. In India nearly 63 million people are affected by diabetes, the situation becoming grimmer mainly because of the sedentary lifestyle prevailing across key metros and big cities aggravating the situation. According to the study of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), this is expected that the number of diabetic patients may cross the 100 million mark by 2030.

The findings were published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications journal August 26.