I’ve dedicated my life and energy in managing
Diabetes of my patients and resolving complications
arising out of this disease. I’ve published various
books and articles in national newspapers on
Diabetes and its related disorders and complications.
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decades of experience in medicine, diabetes
research, and computer programming in developing a
diabetes risk algorithm.
I’m Dr. M Singhal
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DIABETES - Shall we term it as disease or not?
Recently, there was a big debate on whether obesity
should be termed as disease or not.
What is your opinion?
Well, the point we are trying to make is whether or not call Type 2 Diabetes
as a disease. Hypothetically and broadly speaking, one basic reason we
should not term it as ‘disease’ is the major cause of Type 2 diabetes:
LIFESTYLE - which can be controlled and possibly be avoided. Well, your
genes also play a major role in deciding whether or not you may get Type 2
diabetes, but again this can be avoided now.
With the latest advancements in technology and decades of
research, the team at GRASS-DIABETES.com has now
developed a break-through technology where you can get to
• Your SUSCEPTIBILITY of Diabetes as compared to normal
• Your RISK OF DEVELOPING DIABETES due to diabetogenic
activity & your family history, and
• As per your risk assessment, the AGE AT WHICH YOU MAY
DIABETES is NOT ONE
IT IS A COMBO OFFER OF
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA):
It is a potentially life-threatening complication in patients
with diabetes mellitus. It happens predominantly in those
with type 1 diabetes, but it can occur in those with type 2
diabetes under certain circumstances. DKA is a medical emergency,
and without proper treatment can lead to death. Dehydration,
vomiting, breathing problems, unstable thoughts and rare coma
are some of the symptoms.
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS):
This is a medical condition in which high blood sugar causes severe
dehydration, and increase in osmolarity (osmotic concentration) is
also noted and other medical conditions such as coma leading to
death. This condition is mostly related to Type 1 diabetes but can’t
be considered exclusive.
One of the serious long term complications of diabetes results in
heart ailments and most of the time makes heart condition severe
for carrying out proper treatment. Diabetes has ill potential of
almost doubling the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer is a major complication of diabetes mellitus. In
adverse condition it may lead to leg amputations too. Diabetic
Mellitus is a metabolic disorder that obstructs the normal steps of
wound healing process.
DIABETIC NEUROPATHY (NERVE DAMAGE):
Damage to nerves is the most common complication of diabetes.
This condition is due to micro-vascular injury involving small
blood vessels that supply nerves. Muscle pain is a symptom which
is largely associated due this, which mostly happens in middle-
aged males with Type 2 diabetes.
COGNITIVE DEFICIT (MENTAL ISSUES):
Cognitive Deficit is a term used medically to describe any
characteristics or traits that acts as a barrier to the development of
mental growth affecting thought process and/or normal intellect of
an individual. There are affirmative proofs linking cognitive deficit
Men with diabetes are bound to develop erectile dysfunction and
women with diabetes suffer few or no sexual side effects. Both men
and women suffering from diabetes are affected by sexual issues
due to diabetes. The most common sexuality issue in patient of
type 2 diabetes is decrease in libido, or loss of sex drive and which
physiologically includes lack of energy, tiredness, stress and
anxiety, depression, and hormonal changes due to varying blood
Diabetes comes free but takes a lot of money in its treatment (mind
you even the money can’t buy the treatment, it can only control).
Well, there are direct costs, indirect costs, and a lot of intangible
costs involved in diabetes. We don’t have to say much, read our e-
book on cost of diabetes
WANT TO HEAR THE SAME OLD BUT REALLY A GOOD NEWS?
It is true that diabetes increases your risk for many serious health
problems, but well, with the correct treatment and recommended
lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or
delay the onset of complications.
Our broader suggestion is stop thinking of diabetes as a disease
which you could get acquired and get treated too, like you do so
with flu, common cold, or fever and so on... In diabetes, if you act
fast and act smart there are high probability that you can avoid
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