Did you know that high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels along with excess body fat and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels together can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes? These are a cluster of conditions that lead to metabolic syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is closely linked to a condition called insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that helps sugar enter your cells to be used as fuel or energy. After a meal, your digestive system breaks down the food into sugar (glucose).
However, in people with insulin resistance, cells don’t respond normally to insulin and gets difficult for glucose to enter the cells. Insulin resistance is the driving factor that leads to type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
Often known as the ‘diabetes capital of the world’, India has been witnessing an alarming rise in the incidence of diabetes. Diabetes is a lifestyle condition which cannot be prevented but managed. Medical health experts assert that regular check-ups once a year and timely detection of diabetes, plays a vital role in controlling and managing the problem.
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Chronic diabetes conditions like type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, can lead to excess blood sugar levels that can lead to serious health problems.
Risk Factors for Diabetes:
Complications – The longer you have uncontrolled diabetes, the higher the risk of complications. Eventually, diabetes complications may be disabling or even life-threatening. Possible complications include:
Controlling blood sugar (glucose) levels is the major goal of diabetes treatment, to prevent disease complications. Balanced and prescribed diet, oral medication or insulin are the main line of treatment along with regular screening for complications.
Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin as well as dietary changes and exercise. Type 2 diabetes may be managed with non-insulin medications, insulin, weight reduction, or dietary changes.
Prediabetes can be managed with lifestyle changes, weight loss and medication, while treatment strategy for managing gestational diabetes include, monitoring daily blood sugar, eating a healthy diet, exercise and monitoring the baby.
Whatever may be the underlying cause or the type of diabetes you may have, the right treatment at the right time and patient cooperation, in managing it (with lifestyle changes), makes all the difference.
Though Diabetes is a common disease, every individual need is unique. Our specialists are up to date with the latest medical therapies and approaches. We provide individualized care, taking into account the co-existing medical conditions (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.); adverse effects of the therapy; side effects, drug interactions, dosage, pregnancy safety and other warnings. We use safe and advanced methods for administering insulin.
We have a team of experienced, trained specialists to help manage all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes or prediabetes), effectively. We are equipped to help address complications too, whether its nephropathy, neuropathy or cardiovascular problems. We are open 24/7 for emergency or critical care.
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