17 January, 2019


The credit for this post goes to Mrs. X. She inspired me to write this small post as well resuscitate my blog which has not been updated very frequently off late.

Mrs.X is a cheerful 60+ lady who has been managing her blood sugars decently well. She is on a small dose of Glimepiride and Metformin. She checks her blood sugars regularly. Doctor reviews are perfect and no complications so far. In short she is the ideal patient every Doctor would aspire for.
This cheerful lady went about doing her chores gleefully till that day…

That day…. She got up in the morning as usual and went to the bathroom. Her absentminded maid had forgotten to scrub the bathroom floor. As soon as Mrs.X set foot on the bathroom floor she went sliding to other corner of the bathroom. Her unplanned inertia was cut short by the wall where she had hit her knee. With some help from her daughter she managed to settle down on the bed with liberal supplies of ointments, thailams and how water bag.

27 April, 2018


We are cared for …
That is the first thought I had once read it and felt “This needs to be shared!” 
After a small gap of 3 months I come back with a good news.
One of the main issues which affect our diabetes treatment is the lethargy in blood sugar testing.
Why patients become lethargic? Well the answer is pain of needle pricks.

There is our good news! Recently Scientists have developed an adhesive patch, which can non-invasively monitor glucose levels in diabetics through the skin. 
Yes you read it right! No more pricks may be a reality soon…
The patch does not pierce the skin, instead it draws glucose out from fluid between cells across hair follicles, which are individually accessed via an array of miniature sensors using a small electric current. The glucose collects in tiny reservoirs and is measured, according to a study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Readings can be taken every 10 to 15 minutes over several hours. This information can be accessed via smart watch. This will give us the much needed info on blood sugar variations. This will eventually translate to better treatment regimens…
More info on this subject can be accessed at

My previous posts regarding Painless Blood sugar monitoring 

16 December, 2017


Today we are going to talk about the least spoken yet very common complication of Diabetes … Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) or in simple terms Sexual dysfunction…

18 June, 2017


There has always been a search for better... With the advent of newer drugs this search for better drugs has taken a positive turn. In the recent years the trend of management of Diabetes has been more optimistic and sophisticated. We want to prescribe drugs with multiple function. The aim of Diabetes management has always been to attain the Golden number – HbA1c <7. Along with this if a drug can minimise or tackle the development of comorbidities it is like getting double increment at one shot. The life expectancy of people with Diabetes has gone up which is a welcome change. Along with the increased duration of diabetes comes increase in rate of comorbidities like Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, other endocrine abnormalities to mention a few. Right from the day metformin was introduced along with sulphonylureas they have ruled Diabetes management as uncrowned kings.

11 December, 2016


A Little over month back we faced the most familiar dialogue “Mera pyare deshwasiyon...!”  But what followed this cuddly line changed our life! In a matter of minutes I started feeling like an earthworm. Nothing in hand! My purse is full of waste paper!  As it dawned the following days my only worry was how to get money which can be used. 100 rupee note became my new hero! People waiting to see the new avatar of Gandhiji were longer than ever...All banks looked like ration shops or railway ticket booking counters... Overnight the bank fellows who used to pester for deposits and accounts became all the more powerful, authoritative and dominating...