Breastfeeding: A No-Cost Investment with Recurring Health Benefits
Dr. M. Balasubramanyam, Dean of Research Studies & Senior Scientist at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai, India. How many of us know we observe World Breastfeeding Week(WBW) during August 1st to 7th, every year? World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action(WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations …
Dr.V. Mohan awarded the Prestigious Prof.K.P. Bhargava Memorial Medal of Indian National Science Academy
Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman and Chief Diabetologist of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and President and Director of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai has been awarded the prestigious Professor KP Bhargava Memorial Medal by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) for the year 2020. The award was announced during the general body meeting of INSA …
Foot Complications of Diabetes
EXERCISE & DIET
WHY IS EXERCISE & DIET MONITORING SO IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES? Diabetes is a chronic disorder that requires lifelong management. Lifestyle modifications/changes are the foundation of diabetes management. These include healthy diet and regular exercise. Exercise Exercise is one of the cornerstones for the management of diabetes. Along with diet and antidiabetic medications, exercise …
Does Obesity Always Mean T2DM (Type 2 Diabetes mellitus)?
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, also known as T2DM is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by high levels of blood sugar, due to the body’s inability to produce insulin (insulin deficiency) and that of the peripheral organs to respond appropriately to insulin (peripheral insulin resistance). Apart from being called a disease of “impaired glucose metabolism”, it is also …
VITAMIN D SIMPLIFIED
DR.V. MOHAN, Chairman & Chief Diabetologist Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, India Vitamin D, also known as the ‘Sunshine vitamin’ is one of the very important vitamins for human health. It is a fat soluble vitamin and its main function is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vit D is considered …
What is Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus (NDM)?
Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus We all have heard of diabetes occurring in children. The usual type of diabetes which occurs in children and adolescence is, what is called as ‘Type 1 diabetes’, previously called as ‘Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus’ or ‘IDDM’. Children with type 1 diabetes have an acute onset of the condition and rapidly become …
WHAT IS MATURITY ONSET DIABETES OF THE YOUNG (MODY)
DR.V. MOHAN, Chairman & Chief Diabetologist Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre & Director & Chief of Diabetes Research, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and DR. RADHA VENKATESAN, Executive Scientific Officer & Head, Dept. of Molecular GeneticsMadras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India The entity known as ‘Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)’ was first described by …
Diabetes and brain damage: The wireless connection!
Care of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes group awarded as Excellence in Quality of the year 2020 by Tancare and FCCI. Dr. V. Mohan was awarded as Lifetime Achievement Award of the year 2020 by the Indian Academy of Diabetes. Dr. R.M. Anjana was awarded as Young Innovators of the year 2020 by World India Diabetes Foundation. Dr. R.M. …Read More
Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus We all have heard of diabetes occurring in children. The usual type of diabetes which occurs in children and adolescence is, what is called as ‘Type 1 diabetes’, previously called as ‘Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus’ or ‘IDDM’. Children with type 1 diabetes have an acute onset of the condition and rapidly become …Read More
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