Diabetic Retinopathy

Although patients with diabetes can have cataracts or glaucoma, the most important complication is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy progresses through various stages that include mild, moderate and severe retinopathy. If untreated and uncared for, it can result in macular oedema, retinal bleeding and retinal detachment. Diabetic retinopathy in early stages can be quite silent with…

Hirsutism

Excessive hair growth in areas like face, chest and abdomen in women is called hirsutism. When someone has hirsutism, it is important first to find a reason for the same. It could be very simple problems like idiopathic hirsutism or it could even be quite sinister like an ovarian or adrenal tumour. In women with…

Craniopharyngioma in Children

Craniopharyngioma is a brain tumour which is common in children. All children with craniopharyngiomas undergo surgery following which some children require radiation to prevent recurrence. Since the tumour is located in areas which are quite close to the pituitary and hypothalamus, many of these children suffer from deficiency of pituitary hormones. If these hormones are…

Beta Cell Regeneration

In patients with type 2 diabetes, the beta cells of pancreas slowly become dysfunctional and reduce insulin production. It was believed that these cells die as diabetes progresses. It was once believed that the beta cells of pancreas do not have the ability to regenerate once they become dysfunctional. It is now known from animal…

Risk of Liver Disease

It was traditionally thought that diabetes affected only the eyes, nerves, kidney and the blood vessels. By affecting the blood vessels, it affects the heart causing heart attacks and the brain causing strokes (cerebrovascular accidents). But of late we have realised that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of liver disease. In fact, liver…

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

Drugs belonging to SGLT2 inhibitors class (Canagliflozin, Dapagliflozin and Empagliflozin) are well known to reduce the risk of heart disease and death in patients with diabetes. The same class of drugs are now known to reduce the risk of kidney disease progression in patients with diabetes, especially if they have proteinuria (condition of having more…

Can we Start using Dapagliflozin (Forxiga, Farxiga) in type1 diabetes patients? You might have come across a news that there is now an oral drug that has been approved for use in subjects with type 1 diabetes. You Should understand the following facts about this drug and its approval. In this research (DEPICT 2), only…

Type1 Diabetes

Insulin is essential for survival of patients with type 1 diabetes. The aim of treatment has changed from just helping patients survive the disease to having children live longer without any complications. Insulin is preferably given by 4 or more injections. The aim is to adjust the doses according to food and activity so as…

Glucose Monitoring device

Glucose monitoring is required to maintain the fine balance between high and low blood sugars. Regular glucose monitoring can help identify low sugars (hypoglycemia) and high sugars. Glucose monitoring is advised before the meal (pre-meal) to decide on the dose of correction insulin to be given. The blood sugar is checked on waking up to…

Diabetes Treatments in Children

Type 1 children and adults can get their sugars better controlled by using multiple insulin doses or insulin pumps. In this process of achieving good blood sugars there is a risk of low blood sugars. Over time, it has become clear that we need to maintain good blood sugar control even in children with type…

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