India continues to deal with a unique mix of communicable and non-communicable diseases. As we continue to grapple with communicable diseases in the form of Dengue and Malaria; lifestyle led noncommunicable diseases like Diabetes are also spreading across the country.
We have made tremendous progress in our understanding of healthcare patterns in India. This understanding has been employed in improving certain key parameters. A good example is life expectancy at birth for the Indians.
Diabetes is the clear and present danger for Indian patients. According to reports, almost 50 Million people in India have Diabetes today and the number is actually much higher, it’s just that most people are not aware that they are Diabetic as yet. Some time ago we had carried a detailed interview with Dr. V […]
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) prevalence in India has risen four-fold in the past four decades. Indians are succumbing to heart disease and stroke in the most productive years of their lives; about a decade earlier than their western counterparts. Rapid acquisition of adverse lifestyles like smoking, physical inactivity, improper diet, stress etc, especially among the […]
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centres recently, inaugurated its fourth edition of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Update 2017 at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, Chennai. This three day science extravaganza was held from 28 July to 30 July 2017. The Fourth Edition provided insights into the latest advances and guidelines in diabetes prevention and management. The interactive […]
Diabetes is a major concern for India. Not only does it affect the individuals directly, but also accelerates the degeneration of nerves, blood vessels and tissues. Is it estimated that India has around 40 million diabetics as on today. And this condition is not new to India. Charaka has written about diabetes in his hallmark […]
Recent my mother was visiting me at Bangalore and she has been a diabetic since the age of 44. She recently was advised to move from oral hypoglycemics to Insulin. As she prepared to leave, she took a dose of Insulin as she does normally and entered the airport. Halfway through to the gate, she […]
India’s success in increasing life expectancy has led to a larger number of the elderly in the country. The Registrar General of India forecasts the share of senior citizens (age 60 years and above) in the total population to rise from 6.9% in 2001 to 12.4% in 2026. With the golden years, comes the risk […]
Diabetes is often considered a disease of the new modern world. Often it is associated with stress and our killer sedentary lifestyle similar to one I am leading as I write this piece out for Healthcare India. My grandfather had diabetes, so does my father and most probably I will have it and it is […]
Diabetes is the new Malaria as far as India is concerned. With more than 80 million known Diabetics in India now and the number I believe is much higher is just that a lot of them are not aware of the condition. But as we continue to think through the strategies to manage the condition, […]