At what age may diabetes start?

At what age may diabetes start?

In this video, Dr. Jayanta Panda, Professor of Medicine at SCB Medical College, Cuttack, will talk about the age when diabetes start. He states that type 1 diabetes start from childhood and requires insulin lifelong. Type 2 diabetes can start in childhood due to gaining obesity in children. These children are asked to maintain their lifestyle and control weight. They are asked to avoid junk foods and do exercises. These lifestyle modifications can help to avoid type 2 diabetes and its crisis. If diabetes start in the younger age groups, it can lead to complications of heart, brain, eyes, etc. He will also discuss how parents can guide their children to adapt a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Jayanta Kumar

MD, FICP, Internal Medicine. Diabetologist and Critical Care Physician based in Cuttack. Was in Orissa Medical Education Service since 1999. Presently functioning as Associate Professor in the Postgraduate Department of Medicine at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. Completed MBBS (Hons), MD (General Medicine) and a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP). Underwent special training in Diabetes by Johns Hopkins University (USA), Steno Diabetes Center (Denmark) and Joslin Diabetes Center (USA). An active member of a large number of academic and professional associations and serves on the executive committees of several of them. Has served as Editor of Journals such as the Orissa Physicians Journal the Orissa Medical Journal, etc. Authored over 40 papers and articles on subjects relating to Internal Medicine and Diabetes which has been published in National as well as International Journals.

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