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Diet Advice

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Diet management is of prime importance in the management of diabetes. At Dr Mohans, the Diet management advice is backed by 30 years of food and nutrition research especially on glycemic index.

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Diet management is of prime importance in the management of diabetes. At Dr Mohans, the Diet management advice is backed by 30 years of food and nutrition research especially on glycemic index.

Precision Diabetes

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Dr Mohans specialises in Precision Diabetes. It is about treating every patient individually, understanding their individual phenotypic and genotypic variations and prescribing medicines and lifestyle modifications as per their unique needs.

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Dr Mohans specialises in Precision Diabetes. It is about treating every patient individually, understanding their individual phenotypic and genotypic variations and prescribing medicines and lifestyle modifications as per their unique needs.

Tele Consultation

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At Dr. Mohan’s, we aim to put you and your loved ones at ease at every step of the recovery process. That’s why we provide you with our Tele-consultation service, to keep in touch with our in-house consultant/specialist remotely. No matter which part of the world you are in, we enable you to consult the best doctors with just the click of a mouse and get answers to your healthcare concerns from the comfort of your home.

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At Dr. Mohan’s, we aim to put you and your loved ones at ease at every step of the recovery process. That’s why we provide you with our Tele-consultation service, to keep in touch with our in-house consultant/specialist remotely. No matter which part of the world you are in, we enable you to consult the best doctors with just the click of a mouse and get answers to your healthcare concerns from the comfort of your home.

Home Care

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Not every medical service needs you to visit the hospital. you can avail of many of our services from the comfort of your home, we will come to your doorstep to offer our services.

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Not every medical service needs you to visit the hospital. you can avail of many of our services from the comfort of your home, we will come to your doorstep to offer our services.

Blood Sugar & Cpeptide

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Besides blood sugar, a c peptide test will measure the insulin and its action

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Besides blood sugar, a c peptide test will measure the insulin and its action

HbA1c

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3 months blood glucose average can be measured by using the glycosylated hemoglobin

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3 months blood glucose average can be measured by using the glycosylated hemoglobin

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Nutrition is one of the pillars in the management of diabetes. The diet should be individualized with respect to personal preference, one's age, metabolic control and associated medical condition. The usage of technology like Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) has been proven to be very effective

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Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)

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People with diabetes cannot just simply wait for the symptoms to appear. Sometimes the symptoms are very mild and go unnoticed and untreated for years, during which time the sugar levels may go up very high or even lead to complications. Also, treatment is easiest and most effective when started early in the course of disease. So, the best way is to go for checkups and get screened. Screening is done by taking several blood tests to check blood glucose levels. The checkup should be done regularly after 35 years of age or even earlier if there are multiple risk factors for diabetes.

For more information, refer to the following research paper:

Shobana S, Gayathri R, Anitha C, Kavitha V, Gayathri N, Ramya Bai M, Lakshmipriya N, Malavika M, Sudha V, Unnikrishnan R, Anjana RM, Malleshi NG, Krishnaswamy K, Henry CJK, Mohan V. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) and white rice diets elicit similar glycaemic response in Asian Indians: Evidence from a randomized clinical trial using continuous glucose monitoring. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 2018;24: 455-466.

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One can suspect diabetes by looking for several symptoms. It is somehow difficult to look for symptoms in initial stage. The following are the common symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  • Fatigue/ tiredness.

  • Swollen eyes, foggy vision.

  • Frequent urination.

  • Increased hunger and urge to eat more.

  • Slow healing of wounds and skin infections.

  • Sudden weight loss.

  • Increased thirst to compensate water lost through urine.
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    Being overweight or obese affects the insulin production and its action. The more fatty tissue one has, the more resistant the cells become to insulin.

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    Individuals with diabetes may be on oral tablets or insulin or both. Hence it is essential to follow a 5-meal pattern to prevent wide fluctuations of blood glucose. Small frequent meals help to control the portion size of each meal. On the contrary, if any of these meals are missed or skipped it increases the appetite and the person tends to have a large portion size for the subsequent meal.

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    There are various tests that are done to find out whether someone has diabetes or not.

  • Fasting blood sugar test- this test is done by taking a blood sample from patient after a night fast of at least 8 hours. A range of 126mg/dL or higher indicates diabetes.
  • Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)- this test is taken after an overnight fast (8 - 10hours). The patient is given a certain amount of glucose to drink and then tested again. This is to check how the body processes glucose. A value of 200mg/dL or above after 2 hours indicates diabetes.
  • Random blood sugar test- this test is done at any random time of a day to check sugar level. Blood sugar level of 200mg/deciliter (11.1 mmol/L) or higher indicates diabetes, particularly if the person has symptoms of diabetes (see below).
  • Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) test- this test indicates the level of blood sugar in the past 3 months. A percentage of 6.5 or higher indicates diabetes.
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    Diabetes and its complications can be prevented by following these ways:

  • Taking medicines regularly as per prescription.

  • Eating healthy foods including fruits and vegetables and foods with less fat, sugars and salt.

  • Keeping blood sugar level in control by regular testing.

  • Staying physically active.

  • Going for regular eye checkups.

  • Keep an eye on skin infections and wounds on the bottom of the feet.
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) test indicates the level of blood sugar in the past 3 months. This test is done to see how much sugar in blood is controlled over a period of time. A percentage of 6.5 or higher indicates diabetes and below 6.4% is normal. People with diabetes should, in general, aim to keep their HbA1c below 7%.

    For more information, refer to the following research paper:

    Forouhi NG, Misra A, Mohan V, Taylor R, Yancy W. Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. BMJ. 2018;361(Supp1): 28-34.

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    Diabetes is a disease where the sugar level in the blood is higher than normal. A gland in our body called the pancreas produces the hormone insulin which helps to break down the sugars we take in our foods. People who have diabetes either lack insulin production or the secreted insulin doesn’t work effectively. Diabetes leads to serious health disorders such as heart diseases, blindness, and kidney failure and can even lead to death if untreated or uncontrolled.

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    Jaggery is an unrefined product of sugar. Jaggery has more molasses content than refined sugar. Molasses is actually a nutritious product which is removed while making sugar. So jaggery has more nutritive value than sugar as it provides nutrients like B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, zinc, phosphorus and copper. However, as far as diabetes control is concerned, there is no difference between the two.

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    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is based on several factors:

  • Genetics: if a person has a family history of diabetes, there are higher chances for them to develop diabetes.
  • Race: people from certain racial backgrounds are found to have a higher risk of developing diabetes, although the reason is not known.
  • Age: as age increases, the risk of developing diabetes also increases. Especially people above the age of 40 years have higher risk because of decreased exercise and weight gain.
  • Diet: eating foods rich in calories, fats and sugar and low in fiber leads to weight gain which increases the risk of diabetes.
  • Physical activity: risk of diabetes increase when there is less physical activity. Physical activity helps in weight loss, increases energy and insulin sensitivity.
  • Gestational diabetes: women who had developed diabetes during pregnancy have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.
  • For more information, refer to the following research papers:

  • Yusuf S, Joseph P, Rangarajan S, Islam S, Mente A, Hystad P, Brauer M, Kutty VR, Gupta R, Wielgosz A, AlHabib KF, Dans A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Avezum A, Lanas F, Oguz A, Kruger IM, Diaz R, Yusoff K, Mony P, Chifamba J, Yeates K, Kelishadi R, Yusufali A, Khatib R, Rahman O, Zatonska K, Iqbal R, Wei L, Bo H, Rosengren A, Kaur M, Mohan V, Lear SA, Teo KK, Leong D, O’Donnell M, McKee M, Dagenais G. Modifiable risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 155 722 individuals from 21 high-income, middle-income, and low- income countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2019. Published Online September 3, 2019.
  • Misra A, Soares MJ, Mohan V, Anoop S, Abhishek V. Vaidya R, Pradeepa R. Body fat, metabolic syndrome and hyperglycemia in South Asians. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2018; 32:1068–1075.
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    Compared to rice and wheat, millets provide you high fiber and help in controlling blood sugar level and cholesterol. Eating millets increases digestive juices and helps in slowing digestion. Millets also control insulin secretion. Hence it is recommended to replace rice and wheat at least partially with millets.

    For more information, refer to the following research papers:

  • Malik VS, Vasudevan S, Wedick NM, Bai MR, Parthasarathy V, Nagarajan L, Arumugam K, Jones C, Hong B, Li R, Krishnaswamy K, Anjana RM, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Hu FB, Mohan V. Substituting brown rice for white rice on diabetes British Journal of Nutrition. 2019

  • Anjana RM, Gayathri R, Lakshmipriya N, Ramya Bai M, Shanmugam S, Unnikrishnan R, Krishnaswamy K, Henry CJK, Sudha V, Mohan V. Effect of a Novel High Fiber Rice Diet on 24-Hour Glycemic Responses in Asian Indians Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2019; 21:177-182.

  • Shobana S, Gayathri R, Anitha C, Kavitha V, Gayathri N, Ramya Bai M,Lakshmipriya N, Malavika M, Sudha V, Unnikrishnan R, Anjana RM, Malleshi NG, Krishnaswamy K, Henry CJK, Mohan V. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) and white rice diets elicit similar glycaemic response in Asian Indians: Evidence from a randomised clinical trial using continuous glucose monitoring. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 2018;24: 455-466.
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    Insulin resistance defines the decrease in the ability of the body to respond to the hormone insulin. Insulin is secreted by pancreas. It has many actions, mainly concerned with helping the cells in the body utilise glucose. Sometimes, when insulin does not work as well as it should, the pancreas tries to compensate by producing more amounts of insulin. However, this cannot continue indefinitely and the pancreas ultimately becomes exhausted, leading to deficiency of insulin and diabetes.

    Overweight and obesity are the most common causes of insulin resistance and this can be reversed by losing weight. Some phases of life like puberty and pregnancy are also associated with increased insulin resistance, which, however, does not usually lead to diabetes as the pancreas is able to compensate for the increased insulin demand. some medications like steroids can also cause insulin resistance.

    For more information, refer to the following research paper:

    Bodhini D, Mohan V. Mediators of insulin resistance & cardiometabolic risk: Newer insights. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2018;148:127-129.

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    Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level is higher than normal but not so high as to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The blood glucose ranges for prediabetes in different tests are:

  • Fasting blood sugar level more than 110mg/dL but less than 126mg/dL.
  • Blood sugar 2 hours after glucose load in an OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) between 140mg/dL and 199mg/dL; and
  • HbA1C level between 5.7% and 6.4%,
  • Screening and early detection of prediabetes can help prevent these individuals from developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the future.

    For more information, refer to the following research papers:

  • Ford CN, Weber MB, Staimez LR, Anjana RM, Lakshmi K, Mohan V, Narayan KMV, Harish R. Dietary changes in a diabetes prevention intervention among people with prediabetes: the Diabetes Community Lifestyle Improvement Program trial. Acta Diabetologica. 2018 Nov 13.
  • Cioffi CE, Ranjani H, Staimez LR, Anjana RM, Mohan V, Weber MB. Self-efficacy and diabetes prevention in overweight South Asians with pre-diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. 2018 Oct 15;6(1):e000561.
  • Anjana RM, Deepa M, Pradeepa R, Mahanta J, Narain K, Das HK, Adhikari P, Rao PV, Saboo B, Kumar A, Bhansali A, John M, Luaia R, Reang T, Ningombam S, Jampa L, Budnah RO, Elangovan N, Subashini R, Venkatesan U, Unnikrishnan R, Das AK, Madhu SV, Ali MK, Pandey A, Dhaliwal RS, Kaur T, Swaminathan S, Mohan V, for the ICMR–INDIAB Collaborative Study Group. Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in 15 states of India: results from the ICMR–INDIAB population- based cross-sectional study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology. 2017;5:585 - 596.
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