27 April, 2018

PAINLESS BLOOD SUGAR TESTING...

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

SSSHHH.... ITS NOT PERFECTLY NORMAL!!!



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

NEW DRUG FOR DIABETES!!

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

GANDHI GONE !! SUGAR GONE HIGH!!!

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...

13 October, 2016

ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS IS HERE .... NO MORE PRICKS!!

A dream come true moment in the history of Diabetes – “September 28, 2016” FDA approved the Medtronic hybrid closed loop system. This is the first approved system to automate the dosing of insulin to reduce high blood sugar levels. The Medtronic MiniMed 670G artificial pancreas system is a result of innovations, ground breaking technologies and out of the box thinking. This system is composed of an intelligent pump, 4th generation sensors and software integrating these to create what I would like to call as a Technological Marvel. In India the use of Insulin pump for management for Diabetes has increased over the years. Mainly used in Type 1 Diabetes patients, insulin pumps are also used now in patients with uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, brittle diabetes or in patients with phobia for needles. This artificial pancreas would be boon for these patients and would help them lead a near normal life without a needle prick!



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