MV Hospital

Welcome to M.V Hospital for Diabetes, established by late Prof. M.Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for Diabetes care. It has, at present,100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.

Monday, March 20, 2017

What is coeliac disease?

It is a condition caused by the body’s immune system reacting to gluten , a protein that is  found in wheat, rye and barleythat results in damage to the  lining of the intestines.As a result the body cannot absorb the nutrients in the food properly. Symptoms include, bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, tiredness and headaches and the only treatment is a strict gluten free diet all through life.Sometimes even oats has to be avoided.

This condition is more common in people with Type 1 diabetes because both Type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease are auto immune diseases.  2 – 10% of people with coeliac disease will also have Type 1 diabetes.

However there is no increased risk of coeliac disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.

What are the signs?


Recurrent hypos can be a sign.When children have diabetes as well as growth problems, it may be a sign. Children and adults with Type 1 diabetes should be tested every 3 years for coeliac disease.

(Source - Diabetes balance)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Learn to take diabetes in your stride.

 DO you 

     FEEL that diabetes is controlling  your life?
     WORRY about not taking sufficient care of the conditionbut yet  do not feel the need to change your  attitude?
     AVOID doing some important tasks in managing diabetes such as going to appointments regularly?
     FEEL that others do not understand your condition?
     FEEL alone and isolated with diabetes?


You are probably going through a phase called diabetes burn out or diabetesdistress.

 People with long time Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are more prone to this conditionalthough it can happen at any age as aresult of the stress of living with longtermconditions.

A diabetes burn out/ distress situation is not quite the same as depression. In depression, aperson may think negatively aboutthemselves and others, or experience a sense of hopelessness about the future.

In diabetes distress the feelings are focussed on diabetes. However, to other people, a person with diabetes distress may appear to be quite their usual self. They may not be able to find anything different  about a person with diabetes distress and therefore may not be able to help them.

Diabetes distress can happen for many reasons.

    Diabetes requires continuous management. It may be a natural reaction to a life without a day off.
    It may happen at a particularly troubling time - relationship difficulties, work stress, family problems or bereavement.
    Receiving the news that diabetes related complications may be starting may urge some to cope with it while others may just give up.

 Here is how you can help yourself.

    It’s normal to have some negative feelings like frustration and anger towards diabetes.
    Look afteryourself when going through stressful events.
    Live a balanced life.  Diabetes health is important but so also is relaxation and socializing.
    Setreachable goalswhen managing diabetes.
    Talk to your doctor or to your close family and friendsabout your diabetes experience.
    Burn out is a natural response to a long term condition. Learn to handle it.

There isn't a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.
                                                                                                                  
Source - Diabetes balance 


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