New Modalities in Treatment and Managing Diabetes and Complications
The most common non communicable disease affecting India today is Diabetes Mellitus. It is a metabolic disorder, in which an individual has an increased level of blood sugar.
As per research, it currently affects an estimated 143 million people worldwide and the number is growing rapidly.
General line of treatment is antidiabetic medicine modalities and lifestyle modifications. However there are new areas of development in some areas for management of Diabetes and its complications.
New Age Growth Factor Treatment in Diabetes Foot Ulcer:
Today Diabetic foot ulcers are considered the most dreaded complication in people with diabetes. People with diabetes are at a high risk for developing a condition called diabetic neuropathy.
Longstanding high blood sugar can damage blood vessels, decreasing blood flow to the foot. Over time, the ability to sense pain may be lost, which greatly increases the risk of injury. As one loses the ability to sense pain or hot and cold, one’s risk of injuring their feet increases.
In addition to the preventive aspects of diabetic foot ulcers treatment like control of blood sugar and foot care, it is possible to prevent amputation in many cases due to innovative ways of contemporary treatment options.
Wockhardt has taken a definitive and inventive step in treating non healing ulcers in Diabetic foot. The new modalities of treatment include managing Wound healing through application of Growth Factor treatment. The New Age ‘Concentrated Growth Factor’ has treated more than 100 patients with non – healing ulcers.
One of the promising areas of recent therapeutic development involves topical application of growth factors to enhance the normal healing process. Growth factors released from platelets initiates wound repair. The growth factors released by platelets aid healing by attracting undifferentiated cells in the newly formed matrix and triggering cell division. Promote new capillary growth, and accelerate healing in chronic wounds and surgical incisions.
The use of these growth factors represents a greater similarity to the natural healing process thereby leading to a near scar less wound surface recovery.
The advantages of the New Age ‘Concentrated Growth Factor’ technology include:
- Autologous material – taken from the patient himself
- Potential to heal all non- healing ulcers
- Prevents amputation.
Pain Free Glucometer Monitoring Device:
Diabetics have to test their blood sugar several times a day, usually by pricking their finger with a lancet. This can be uncomfortable and painful for many, which can result in less frequent testing and therefore a poorer control of blood sugar levels.
Today Real time prick free glucose meters are available in the market to monitor insulin levels in a very convenient and painless way.
A series of 150 patients were scientifically monitored using CGMS device and their average HbA1c dropped from 8.5 to 6 through therapeutic and diet modification using real time glucose monitoring device.
The benefits of the device are as follows:
- 14 days real-time accurate monitoring
- Medication customised as per actual real time individual data
- Stringent sugar control possible due to real-time monitoring
Bariatric Surgery a surgical option in reversing Diabetes Mellitus.:
Bariatric Surgery-a proven surgical option for controlling and reversing diabetes-not only for obese patients, but also for thin diabetics has shown successful outcomes in treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in thin individuals.
Bariatric surgery, formerly used only for treating obesity, is now being explored as a cure for type 2 diabetes not only in obese patients but also in normal weight or moderately overweight.
Patients after surgery do not have the hassle to test the insulin level with kits, carry injections or diabetes medicines and can eat at any time, basically improving quality of life of patients.
Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass is a surgery that alters the GI tract to cause food to bypass most of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. The operation results in significant weight-loss and causes remission of diabetes in type 2.
The weight-loss independent mechanisms of diabetes improvement after gastric bypass are partially explained by changes in hormones produced by the gut after the surgery, and this is an active area of research in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Success can be seen in the following parameters:
- improving diabetes-related health problems
- eliminating the need for diabetes medications
- educing blood sugar levels to normal levels
- eliminating the need for diabetes medications
For further information and details please contact our endocrinology department at Wockhardt Hospital for diabetes management and care. Our doctors specialise in the treatment of Diabetes and will guide you on the overall management
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