FAQs - Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • In a patient with diabetes, if he has sudden hypoglycemia then it is necessary to rule out CKD?
    In a patient with diabetes, if he has sudden hypoglycemia then it is necessary to rule out CKD?
    Sanjay Kumar Agarwal

    In this video, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Professor and Head of Nephrology, AIIMS, will discuss about the diabetic patient, hypoglycemia and association with CKD. He says that if the kidney is damaged then the natural catabolism of insulin is decreased hence more insulin is available in the body. He will further explain that if patient is being hypoglycemic with existing anti-diabetic medications then they should investigate for chronic kidney disease.

  • How PCOS is different from metabolic syndrome?
    How PCOS is different from metabolic syndrome?
    Neena Malhotra

    Dr. Neena Malhotra, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Delhi, will talk about the difference between metabolic syndrome and PCOS in this video. She says that it can be termed as an ovarian manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. Ovaries are representing the problem of metabolic syndrome. She will also discuss about the presentation in different age group of women.

  • How work stress is associated in heart disease and diabetes patients?
    How work stress is associated in heart disease and diabetes patients?
    KK Aggarwal

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the association between work stress in heart disease and diabetes patients. Stress is directly linked as a risk factor in heart disease and diabetes patients. Work stress is basically a high demand of work with little or no responsibility. Work stress leads to depression, increase in sugars, hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc. Whenever there is stress, act and don’t react to avoid further complications.

  • Should persistent tachycardia be noticed or taken care of?
    Should persistent tachycardia be noticed or taken care of?
    KK Aggarwal

    The video will discuss about persistent tachycardia by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Persistent tachycardia means a heart rate of more than 100 per minute at the time of presentation or more than 90 per minute in the last 24 hours. Anemia can cause tachycardia which is reversible. Also, check for thyroid disorders, angina and diabetes. Dr. Aggarwal will also talk about inappropriate sinus tachycardia which is more than 100 per minute.

  • What is weight history?
    What is weight history?
    KK Aggarwal
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the weight history. The value of weight at different ages is important to check obesity. The age and weight ratio is very important in children. If weight increases rapidly in the first 10 years of life then these children are more prone to diabetes in adulthood. He will further discuss if there is any sudden increase of 5 kg of weight or obesity before the age of 40 years, then these adult are more prone to diabetes.
  • How should we measure abdominal obesity?
    How should we measure abdominal obesity?
    KK Aggarwal
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on abdominal obesity.  The abdominal circumference is measured by a measuring tape at the level of iliac crest. If it is more than 102 cm in men and 88 cm in women internationally and more than 90 cm in men and 80 cm in women in India then it is abdominal obesity or central adiposity. He will further discuss about the lifestyle disorders caused by abdominal obesity.
  • Is it difficult to treat dementia in diabetes?
    Is it difficult to treat dementia in diabetes?
    KK Aggarwal
    The video will discuss whether it is difficult to treat dementia in diabetes by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Dementia is diabetes is very common. Fluctuations in sugar levels can also lead to dementia. In one of the Sweden study, metformin given in elderly diabetic patient unless contraindicated will reduce the incidence of dementia in them.
  • Are nuts effective in management of diabetes?
    Are nuts effective in management of diabetes?
    KK Aggarwal
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the beneficial effect of nuts in diabetes patients. All nuts such as walnuts, pistachios, cashew nuts, almonds, etc. are good for heart as they have no cholesterol in it. A study has shown a report that 3 tsp of daily consumption of walnut can lower the chances of developing diabetes. He will also explain how it is benefited in patients with metabolic syndrome.
  • Discuss the management of asymptomatic gallstones in the diabetic patient?
    Discuss the management of asymptomatic gallstones in the diabetic patient?
    KK Aggarwal
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the management of asymptomatic gallstones in the diabetic patient in this video. Diabetic patient with silent gallstones shouldn’t be operated. Prophylactic cholecystectomy is not indicated unless the gall stones are more than the size of 3 cm or porcelain gall bladder is present, etc.
  • Is smelly urine a sign of diabetes?
    Is smelly urine a sign of diabetes?
    KK Aggarwal

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic whether smelly urine is a sign of diabetes in this video. Smelly concentrated urine can be a sign of diabetes in people whose urine was not smelly earlier. Any abnormal sign or smell should be evaluated for diabetes.

  • How should we Prevent diabetes?
    How should we Prevent diabetes?
    V Seshiah
    In This Video, Dr. V Seshiah, Past Head of the Department of Diabetology, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Answer "How To Prevent Diabetes"
  • How should we Prevent Diabetes?
    How should we Prevent Diabetes?
    N Bhavatharini
    In This Video, Dr. Bhavatharini Aruyerchelvan, Diabetologist, Erode, Tamilnadu, India, Answer "How To Prevent Diabetes"
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