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Is Diabetes just a disease of blood sugar?? When should we start the treatment of Diabetes? It is very dangerous to think so. In type 1 diabetes there is total absence of insulin and blood sugar goes up, leading to atherosclerosis or narrowing of the small vessel in nerves, eyes and kidneys. But type II diabetes is a very complex metabolic disease. It is this type of diabetes that is rapidly increasing. The first thing that sets in is central obesity i.e. weight gain around the belly button and insulin resistance as a consequence. At this stage the cholesterol gets deranged with decrease in the good cholesterol HDL and increase in Free Fatty Acid and Triglycerides. These have a toxic effect on various muscles in the body, called apoptosis. This is also responsible for the damaging effect on the liver, leading to fatty liver and liver failure.The Cholesterol continues to get deranged and as a result we have disease and narrowing of large vessels in the body. A number of patients will present with Heart attack, stoke or kidney failure. There is further increase in insulin resistance as time goes on, leading to high insulin levels. High Insulin causes the BP to slowly and progressive increase and atherosclerosis or hardening of the large vessels to progressively get worse. So we have to remember that far before blood sugar rises in type II diabetes the vascular disease has started playing havoc in the body. When this process has gone on for 15 to 18 years then the blood sugars start to rise. We have a very casual approach to diabetes and it can cause significant damage by the time it is diagnosed. We should amtocipate the problem and start treating at Pre Diabetes stage. Dr. Narendra Gupta, Best Diabetes doctor in Delhi. Best Diabetes doctor in Gurgaon. Best Diabetes doctor in INdia
Type II diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder, where weight gain around the belly button, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar coexists in the same patient. Hence the term, “Terrible Quartet”. It is a different disease in men and women. In men it is associated with male menopause or Andropause. There is male pattern baldness, weight gain, muscle wasting, sexual dysfunction and mental irritability and anger. In female it causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOD. This is associated with increase hair growth all over the body, pimples (Acne), obesity, male facial changes, irregular menstrual cycle and infertility. This is rapidly growing in young girls, specially in counties like Indian Subcontinent and Chine. Dr Narendra K Gupta, best diabetes doctor, Gurgaon
Diabetes is of two types. In type I diabetes, there is total absence of Insulin and hence the blood sugar derangement, quite extreme. It forms 3-5% of Diabetic cases. Whereas, type II diabetes is much more common and rapidly increasing. We have a tendency to think, it is a disease of blood sugar. It is an “insulin resistant” state and even though insulin is produced, it is not enough to control the blood sugar. This is a slowly progressive disease and it takes 12-18 years for one to become diabetic. It is a vascular disease that is a “Silent Killer” and is the most common cause of blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and amputation. Type II diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder, where weight gain around the belly button, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar coexists in the same patient. Hence the term, “Terrible Quartet”. It is a different disease in men and women. In men it is associated with male menopause or Andropause. There is male pattern baldness, weight gain, muscle wasting, sexual dysfunction and mental irritability and anger. In female it causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOD. This is associated with increase hair growth all over the body, pimples (Acne), obesity, male facial changes, irregular menstrual cycle and infertility. This is rapidly growing in young girls, specially in counties like Indian Subcontinent and Chine. Diabetes is a disease of rapid aging called Progeria. So at the age of 40 one becomes like 50 and at 50 like 65. But the good news today is that every complication of diabetes are reversible, if treated appropriately. People can aspire to not only have a good quality of life but, live even longer than those who do not have diabetes. Best diabetes doctor in Gurgaon. Best Diabetes doctor in Delhi.
Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control (C) Dr Narendra K Gupta MBBS, MD, MACP(USA) FRCP(Canada) Best Diabetes doctor. Best Nephrologist. Best obesity doctor. Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it's never too late to start. Consider these tips, before you become a victim of the “Silent Killer” When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It's especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you're at increased risk of diabetes, for example, if you're overweight or have a family history of the disease. Diabetes prevention is as basic as eating more healthfully, becoming more physically active and losing a few extra pounds — and it's never too late to start. Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle now may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes down the road, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. Consider the latest diabetes prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association. Tip 1: Get more physical activity There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you: Lose weight • Lower your blood sugar • Boosts your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range Both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes Tip 2: Get plenty of fiber • Reduce your risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control • Lower your risk of heart disease • Promote weight loss by helping you feel full Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Tip 3: Go for whole grains Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains. Many foods made from whole grains come ready to eat, including various breads, pasta products and many cereals. Look for the word "whole" on the package and among the first few items in the ingredient list. Diabetes & Hypertension Center Changing Lives, one patient at a time 5813 Aster Avenue, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon, 122002 Cell: 09650367537; More info @ www.diabeteshypertension.com
Type II Diabetes is a different disease in women. It is much more aggressive, complications start early. High amounts of Insulin because of Insulin Resistance has a toxic effect on Ovaries. Leading to increased formation of male hormone Testosterone. This leads to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Acne, Hirsuitism, irregular menstrual cycle, heavy periods and infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS, Insulin Resistance, Acne, Hirsuitism, Irregular Menstrual cycle, Diabetes in women, Diabetes, Obesity. Dr Narendra Gupta best Diabetes doctor. Best obesity doctor. www.diabeteshypertension.com
http://youtu.be/apD8233B-fE Type II Diabetes is a different disease in women. It is much more aggressive, complications start early. High amounts of Insulin because of Insulin Resistance has a toxic effect on Ovaries. Leading to increased formation of male hormone Testosterone. This leads to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Acne, Hirsuitism, irregular menstrual cycle, heavy periods and infertility. Dr Narendra K Gupta Best PCOD doctor. Best Polycystic Ovarian Disease doctor.
Obesity is the new epidemic that is growing very rapidly. It is also called the life style disease. This happens because we are exercising less and eating more calorie dense food. It becomes compounded by anxiety and stress of present day fast paced life. It is anxiety that starts the vicious cycle of adrenaline excess. Adrenaline cause blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar to go up. There is an increase in acid production which causes hunger pain and desire to eat. On top we don't drink enough water which also gets interpreted as hunger. We put food in our mouth and gain weight. At this stage because of hormonal imbalance and Insulin Resistance, we have started on the slippery slope of obesity and diabetes. Dr Narendra K Gupta, Best obesity doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi, Best Diabetes doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi.
Medical treatment of Diabetes. There are two types of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes there is total absence of Insulin production. Hence life is dependent on Insulin for these patients. The patient gets very sick, if the insulin is not taken for a couple of days. Usually we use two types of insulin. A basal insulin which takes care of the daily metabolism of the patient and a meal time bolus to cover the rise in sugar with meals. Once we figure out how much the patient needs, we have to adjust their doses depending on type and quantity of diet and exercise. Type II diabetes which accounts for 95% of diabetes patients, is an insulin resistant state with a relative decrease in insulin production in the presence of insulin resistance. Most doctors are inclined to treat this as a sugar diabetes problem. As a result are caught up in chasing the sugar with insulin or Sulphonylureas drugs. But this is a silent vascular disease and a “silent killer”. This is a complex metabolic disease. It is a combination of 4 major abnormality often referred to as the “terrible quartet” comprising of central obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and a complex cholesterol abnormality. It is pivotal in type II diabetes; we address all four problems simultaneously. In order for the patient to do well, we must look at the patient holistically. Doctors need to assess the blood pressure, pattern of Cholesterol abnormality and fix their insulin resistance. Chasing the sugar, is a myopic approach to sugar control and increase in weight. Patients continue to gain weight and we keep increasing the dose of the medicines. Finally the patient is put on insulin and the patient never succeeds but continues to being a victim of diabetes and continues to have vascular events like, vision deterioration, stroke, heart attacks, kidney failure and amputation of the limbs. But today we have good medicines for insulin resistance, vascular-protection, cardio-protection, eye protection and kidney protection. Patient can be helped with good and appropriate treatment to become a “victor” and have hope of a better tomorrow. The doctor must spend the time to listen and assess the patients needs and a customized approach of medical management can reduce complications and perhaps reverse some of the complications that have already happened. Diet and exercise and life style modification will always play a pivotal role in the final outcome. For more information please visit www.diabeteshypertension.com. Dr Narendra K Gupta, best diabetes doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi
Insulin is not the solution but the problem in type II diabetes. As you all know there are two types of diabetes. Type I diabetes, where there is total absence of Insulin production. Insulin is the key to their survival and will get very sick within days if they do not get insulin. On the other hand type II diabetes is an insulin resistant state with the production of insulin eventually fails to produce more in the presence of resistance to insulin action. The blood sure goes up about 15 to 18 years after the problem has started. It has become fashionable by doctors to give glucose reducing medicines, because we are myopically look at the elevated blood sugar. It is common for primary care physicians to give Sulfonylurea class of drugs and try to control blood sugar. Almost all patients will gain weight and the medication dose will have to be increased to control sugar and eventually when they fail, patients will be started on insulin. If you happen to go to an Endocrinologist he is more than happy to start you on insulin because it is all about sugar control. They have treated type I diabetes this way. However there is a far better way and that is to fix the insulin resistance which is the fundamental problem. Once we deal with this fundamental problem the need for Sulfonylurea and insulin progressively decreases to the extent that they can be stopped and life becomes stable and weight loss occurs. What is very important to realize that type II diabetes is a complex metabolic disease where diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol coexist. Insulin at high levels in circulations promotes the high blood pressure and is a stimulant for the atherosclerosis which is the “Silent Killer” in type II diabetes. So I am here by providing hope to patients with diabetes to not only do well with sugar control but also reduce significantly the other problems that kills in diabetes. Insulin is not the solution but the problem, It is this high levels Best Diabetes doctor in Gurgaon. Best obesity expert in Delhi
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