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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Diabetes Screening

High risk individuals:

  • Age >45 yrs with minimal physical activity
  • obesity
  • First degree relatives with diabetes
  • Previous h/o diabetes during pregnancy or women who have delivered babies more than 4.5kgs weight
  • Hypertensive
  • Altered lipid profile ( HDL <35>250 )
  • PCOS
  • IGT/IGF on previous testing
How to screen for DM

OGTT to be done every year.
Normal –    FBS<100mg/dl  2hrs <140mg/dl
IFG / IGT –       100-125             140-199
DM -                >126                  >200

If a person is confirmed to be a diabetic he/she should undergo annual checkup which should include screening for diabetes related complications like in eyes, kidney, nerves and heart. Patients should check their blood sugars (FBS /PPBS) regularly(Once in a week) and HbA1c once in 3 months.

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