Discussion on role of Metformin in Primary and Primordial Prevention of Diabetes

Discussion on role of Metformin in Primary and Primordial Prevention of Diabetes

Overview

Metformin, a standard treatment for type 2 diabetes, is a safe and effective strategy for preventing or delaying the onset of diabetes in high-risk populations. It may serve as an important tool in battling the growing diabetes epidemic. Several guidelines, including those from the International Diabetes Federation, have recognized that metformin is a cost-effective pharmacological intervention in people at high risk of developing diabetes.

Speakers

Dr. Sunil M Jain
Dr. Sunil M Jain

M.D., D.M. (Endocrinology) Managing Director

He is in clinical practice since 1995 and has given a new dimension to diabetes and hormone care in India. Author of many titles, Dr Jain has many publications in medical journals of world repute.


Dr. Prof Ashok Kumar Das
Dr. Prof Ashok Kumar Das

Past President RSSDI and API Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist. Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry

Dr Ashok Kumar Das is a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science (PIMS). He was former Senior Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Head of Department of Endocrinology and Dean and Medical Superintendent of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. He has completed his MBBS, MD (Medicine), Ph.D, DNB, FAMS, FICP, FRCP. Dr Das has taught the medical undergraduates and postgraduates in Medicine and Diabetology for more than 33 years.


Dr. S. Venkataraman
Dr. S. Venkataraman

MD (Diabetologist), Sr. Consultant Diabetologist at Apollo Sugar Clinics, Greamsroad Chennai.

Dr. S. Venkataraman is a Sr. Consultant Diabetologist practicing at Apollo Sugar Clinics, Greamsroad Chennai. He is a highly experienced diabetologist with more than 25 years of experience in treating all types of diabetes. Over the years, he has numerous publications to his credit. Apart from that, he has huge academic experience as a Professor of Diabetology and has taught in Madurai Medical College, and Rajaji Hospital, Maduria, and Madras Medical College. He completed MBBS from Madras University, Chennai, India in 1979 and MD - General Medicine from Madras University, Chennai, India in 1984. He received an award from IDF (International Diabetes Federation) for his paper on Pregnancy and Diabetes.


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