Dr. Vinod Mittal

Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute

A disciplined, dedicated and a very competent senior diabetologist. Private practice for more than 20 years with special interest in diabetes care, education, and research. Director of Delhi Diabetes Care Center located in Karol Bagh (Delhi). Head of the diabetes clinic at Fortis Jessa Ram Hospital, New Delhi.

Contributions

  • Can insulin be safely used in diabetic kidney disease?
    In this video, Dr Vinod Mittal, Sr. Diabetologist & Physician Specialist in Life Style Diseases, answers "Can insulin be safely used in diabetic kidney disease"
  • Which Glucose lowering medicines are safe in diabetic kidney disease?

    In this video, Dr. Vinod Mittal, Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, will discuss about the medications which are safe in diabetic kidney disease. Metformin is the first line of management in all type 2 diabetic patients besides lifestyle modification. He will further talk about how much dosage is contraindicated and allowed. Also, the group DPP-4 inhibitors can be given in diabetic kidney disease and are safe. He will discuss the modifications of these medicines.

  • Can metformin be used in diabetic kidney disease?

    Dr. Vinod Mittal, Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, will talk about metformin used in diabetic kidney disease in this video. Metformin is the first line of treatment in all type 2 diabetes patients. It has pleotropic effect also. He will talk how many doctors stop metformin when serum creatinine reaches 1.5 level. He will further explain that serum creatinine is not a criteria to stop metformin in these patients.

  • What are the test for diagnosing diabetic kidney diseases?

    The video talks about the diagnostic tests done in diabetic kidney diseases by Dr. Vinod Mittal, Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. Urine for albuminuria, eGFR which is estimated glomerular filtration rate are the tests done to diagnose diabetic kidney disease. He will explain the normal and abnormal values and how it is staged according to the test results.

  • When should we screen type 2 diabetes patients for diabetic kidney disease?

    In this video, Dr. Vinod Mittal, Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, will discuss about the screening of type 2 diabetes patients for diabetic kidney disease. Diabetic kidney disease is a silent disease in the initial stages of diabetes. Screening should be done at the time of diagnosis. He will further explain which tests are done to diagnose diabetic kidney disease.

  • What are the medication considered safe in diabetes kidney disease?

    Dr. Vinod Mittal, Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, will talk about the medications which are safe in diabetes kidney disease in this video. In diabetes kidney disease patients, sulphonylureas are avoided. The safest sulphonylureas given is glipizide which is short acting and other is gliclazide. Metformin can be continued till the eGFR is 30. He will further discuss the dose but will also highlight that all sulphonylureas should be avoided.

  • What is the most important parameter to diagnose kidney disease in type 2 diabetic patients?

    In this video, Dr. Vinod Mittal, Senior Diabetologist, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, will discuss the important parameter to diagnose kidney disease in type 2 diabetes patients. The important parameter is urine albumin creatinine ratio or microalbuminuria test known as overt proteinuria. He will discuss the normal and abnormal values to arrive at a diagnosis. One more important test he will talk is eGFR which is estimated glomerular filtration rate.