The theme for the talk was ‘What’s new in preventing and combating diabetes’
Neuberg Diagnostics recently organised a PEP (Patient Education Programme) Talk by Dr V Mohan, Chairman and Chief of Diabetology, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre. Dr Mohan spoke about ‘What’s new in preventing and combating diabetes.’
“We are honoured to bring in Dr Mohan to educate people about the growing concern in diabetes. Dr Mohan has been delivering care to patients with diabetes across the country through his centres for many many years. He has also trained thousands of diabetologists in India and other developing countries.” said Dr GSK Velu, Chairman and Managing Director, Neuberg Diagnostics.
Giving an introduction to diabetes, Dr Mohan said, “Glucose is a key source of energy to our body and its metabolism is highly regulated by hormones like insulin and glucagon, diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood sugar, leading to persistently high levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia). There are different types of diabetes. The diagnosis of each one of these types is based on certain tests. The advantage of knowing which type of diabetes one has is that the treatment can be tailored accordingly.”
Stating that nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle for diabetes patients, Dr Mohan commented, “If you have diabetes, you need to keep an eye on what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat, and how active a lifestyle you lead. Eating well-balanced meals along with regular exercise is essential in managing diabetes. By making healthy food choices and understanding the “good” and “bad” carbohydrates, it can become very easy to control your blood glucose levels and avoid the development of diabetic complications. Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle for diabetes patients.”
Dr P Srinivasan, Technical Director, Neuberg Ehrlich Laboratory said that “Over the past few decades, an increase in the neglect of personal health by the next generation is resulting in the increase in morbidity and mortality at a younger age. Type 2 diabetes plays a major role in this. Screening, early diagnosis and adequate monitoring using appropriate tests is the key to prevent this problem. Keeping this in mind, Neuberg is available through its Anywhere Anytime 24×7 samples collection services to address this issue.”
A well-designed monitoring programme can support early detection and management to help with a better quality of life post-diagnosis of diabetes.