Diabetes may be of various types but the most common type is Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Generally referred to a DM Type 2, this type of diabetic problem can be controlled and managed only if the person suffering from the problem undergoes proper counseling and consultation.
Here it needs to be emphasized that the complications that diabetes poses, even if not visible or experienced at the moment, must be known to everyone affected with it. This ensures a healthy life as the sugar levels are taken care of more diligently and thus delaying the complications even further.
Various organ systems which are affected by high/ low blood sugar levels include:
- Eyes: Retinopathy, Cataract, Glaucoma, etc.
- Heart: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Kidneys: Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)
- Nerves: Neuropathy
- Blood Vessels: PeripheralVascularDisease (PVD)
- Infections: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Foot Infection, Skin Infection
Type 2 diabetes is also known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes is a disease that affects the way the human body utilizes the body sugar levels to generate energy. There are two major reasons for developing type 2 diabetes:
- The body is unable to regulate the movement of insulin thus making it ineffective
- The body is unable to generate enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
It is primarily contracted by children at an early age because of childhood obesity. Like Type 1 diabetes, there is no proven treatment for types 2 diabetes but it can be effectively regulated with right medication, prescription, and supervision. Eating healthy and maintaining body weight is one of the best ways to manage type 2 diabetes.
A doctor can prescribe you the right medicine and assess whether you need an insulin therapy or not.
Here, at Satkriti Hospital, we take care of all Type 2 diabetic patients with the best of our capabilities. The patients are given adequate time during the consultation with expert doctors, so that they can discuss their problem with the physician, in detail. This helps the physician in assessing the health status of an individual. The treatment, however, is not only restricted to prescribing medication but, also includes:
- A thorough discussion on the history of the patient.
- Clinical examination
- Counselling regarding diet
- Advice for physical activity according to an individual patient’s health status and other factors.
- Imparting detailed knowledge to the person about diabetic complications
- Teaching SMBG, i.e. elf Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels, at home using a Glucometer.
- Teaching insulin injection technique if required.
- Providing timely cross referral to various specialties in case of any complication suspected or found, related to any organ system, arising due to diabetes.