‘Diabetics can fully recover with weight loss, healthy diet’
“Patients detected with early onset of type II diabetes and have a reasonable decent insulin level, can completely recover from the ailment by weight management,” said Gandhi Medical College (GMC) endocrinologist Dr Sachin Chittawar. He is also the organising secretary of the conference.
Losing about 10-15 kg of weight along with management of dietary habits can overcome the need for insulin and diabetes in certain cases, he added.
Cardiologist Dr PC Manoria stressed on the link of diabetes and cardiovascular ailments. An Indian council of medical research (ICMR) report in 2012 said in Madhya Pradesh 46% people suffer from pre-hypertension, 16% have stage-I hypertension and 5% in showed signs of stage-II hypertension. 33% were normal.
However, experts say that only 1% of those with a history of raised blood sugar take insulin or some form of oral drugs. Other experts also highlighted minimally invasive bariatric surgery procedure that promotes weight loss and its effects on diabetic patients. In a data published data around 2016, analysing some 94,000 patients, condition of more than 70% showed improvement after bariatric surgery. All the patients were obese with a BMI of over 35. There is growing data to support that patients with 30 BMI or higher can benefit from the intervention.