Diabetes : The Silent Killer

Whenever I go towards to do Pre-Anaesthesia Check Up of the patients who are posted for next day surgery, than I routinely find two most common diseases in almost 99% of cases.

Those two are :

  • Diabetes 
  • Hypertension

And you know what, these two diseases are the ones, who are highly influenced by our daily lifestyles and diet, but still we do not give much emphasis on prevention of these diseases and rather focus on spending a huge amount of money and time after getting affected by these “Slow Poison” like diseases.

Today I am going to tell you about only diabetes, and mind this I am not writing this blog for the sake of writing, but I want you to modify your lifestyle so that you can be prevented by these preventable diseases.

What is Diabetes ?

It is group of metabolic diseases, in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

The main problem is that its symptoms are not that prominant when the disease is mild or moderate, and that’s why most of the cases present with severe symptoms.

Area Distribution of Disease :

Almost all of the India has this disease, and that’s why it is expected to be the “World Capital of Diabetes”, but fortunately China becomes 1st.

Some important distributing areas are :

Some Facts about Diabetes :

Risk Factors for Diabetes :

Symptoms :

Treatment :

  • Improve your diets, cut out unnecessary things. 
  • Do regular exercise, even if involves a simple walking.
  • And last option is Drugs and Insulin, if prevention methods does not works.

Complications if not treated :

Here I am going to use some pictures which shown dreadful complications of diabetes, if not treated.

( Warning : Following pictures may cause distress to your mind. My poupose of showing these photos only to show you the graveness of this disease.)

Conclusion :

I have described in a very simple terms, and with diagrams, so that these things can inbuilt in your mind.

Do focus on these things, because diabetes is really a very bad disease.

If you want to get two things back from this blog, than it should be this two :

  1. Regular exercise.
  2. Balanced Diet.

    Hope this small piece of writing may help to raise alarm into your mind about your eating and physical habits, that’s my only purpose.

    So tell me, do you workout ?? Or about your eating habits, are they healthy ??

    Dr. Anshul

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    73 thoughts on “Diabetes : The Silent Killer

    1. Thank you so much Dr Taran for this informative post. Though every time i wanted to start with some or the other kind of workout, walking, yoga; i couldn’t do that owing to my busy schedule and laziness. I’ll start away today. And will let you know once I do. Also, keep posting such blogposts occasionally to wake us up. This is my humble request.

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      1. I agree that you might be busy but nothing is more important than health. For a car to go for a longer distance, it has to replenished itself with the fuel, so consider your workout as a fuel.
        I give you one tip, make any time totally reserved for workout, like just after coming from hospital, I immediatly do exercise nothing else, so that before lazyness prevails, my willpower wins the match.
        will share it continuously, promise.

        and yes tell me which type of workout you have done today ?? waiting for your reply.

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            1. You know, it was all about that one moment. The moment before you know that you need to get up and the moment after when you give up. But if you’ve even a word of inspiration, you stand up in the moment in between and can make all the difference.

              Yes, I will be honest and make it a habit. Thank you again for igniting that wish to be fit physically.

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      1. Yes, you are at high risk for developing it.
        Continuously monitor your sugar level and blood pressure, so that if you get ever, you can diagnose at in a very initial level and maintain it.
        Set an example of Wasim Akram, pakistani bowler, how well maintained he is despite having diabetes.

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    2. Oh gosh… Diabetes is indeed a silent killer… I have seen how it’s like when wounds don’t heal. The statistics are appalling as well. Thanks for posting this

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    3. It is human nature to fear the unknown. Tribesmen told stories of trolls and demons; early sailors kept watch for sea monsters. We’re still afraid of not knowingβ€”and we tell a lot of tall tales about diabetes! Scary stories fill a void when we don’t know the truthβ€”and disappear when the truth is known. Doctors and researchers are still unsure what causes diabetes. There appear to be a number of factors, some of them genetic. Once diabetes appears, gorging on sugar is a bad ideaβ€”but it DOESN’T cause the disease. Diabetes doesn’t mean a quick death, either. Many diabetics, even insulin-dependent, live well into old age. With recent improvements in diabetes care, younger diabetics should do even better. There is no substitute for knowing. Pay attention to your body. Keep ahead of what your diabetes is doingβ€” his is no time for surprises!

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    4. It is human nature to fear the unknown. Tribesmen told stories of trolls and demons; early sailors kept watch for sea monsters. We’re still afraid of not knowingβ€”and we tell a lot of tall tales about diabetes! Scary stories fill a void when we don’t know the truthβ€”and disappear when the truth is known. Doctors and researchers are still unsure what causes diabetes. There appear to be a number of factors, some of them genetic. Once diabetes appears, gorging on sugar is a bad ideaβ€”but it DOESN’T cause the disease. Diabetes doesn’t mean a quick death, either. Many diabetics, even insulin-dependent, live well into old age. With recent improvements in diabetes care, younger diabetics should do even better. There is no substitute for knowing. Pay attention to your body. Keep ahead of what your diabetes is doingβ€” his is no time for surprises!

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    5. Thanks for sharing this informative post, Anshul! In today’s time it’s a necessary thing for everyone to follow such balanced routine. Glad you’re sharing these health related posts! Keep writing! πŸ™‚

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    6. No one really enlists the reasons for diabetes. It is here that I realised the reasons. Very informative post that laymen could understand without trouble. πŸ™‚ You are putting your knowledge and experience to good use here πŸ™‚

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    7. This is a very descriptive post Dr Anshul, I like the way you have taken it as a responsibility to tell all that should be known. the pictures and graphs are eye catching and self explanatory. Its like reading an article in a science journal. Kudo to the effort.

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    8. A truly compelling post Anshul. It shook me up especially because I have heard about the severe effects of diabetes and see the prevalance of the disease within my close circles (friends & relatives). But barely anyone addresses the disease through a holistic approach. So I find it very hopeful to see that you have clearly addressed the root causes and provided in-depth diagnosis and treatment methods.

      This is what doesn’t happen often, but the awareness seems to be growing at a steady pace, especially I feel due to the plant-based/vegan movement which originated in the West. I was introduced to the transformative effects of a healthy plant-based diet and the concept of food as a simple holistic treatment for any disease first by the Documentary Film Forks Over Knives and then by Dr. Nandita Shah of Sharan India.

      Since then many doctors have followed a ‘food as medicine’ approach to reverse their own conditions and countless patients also have reversed their cases of diabetes and other diseases like cancer etc. Many of whom I met through Sharan workshops.

      So I recommend checking their page out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharan.india/?fref=ts

      Also, I feel happy to see that you too are doing your best to inform people and spread awareness. And I’m glad to have gotten the opportunity to acquaint myself with a Doctor like you via BlogChatter’s #MyFriendAlexa

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    9. Walked for 25 minutes today. Not only did I feel more responsible for myself, but it also felt like i’m caring for myself. I was smiling all through the walk. As my campus is very green with various flora and fauna, it was indeed a nature walk.

      And to imagine that I have been studying and working in this campus for last five years and never used it to take walks.

      Thank you so much. I’m going to be persistent.

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        1. 25 mins of constant walk yesterday. I actually had to steal time. Kind of sneaked from my institute in between studies and meetings 😜.

          And bcoz its Sunday today, i am home. But will continue from tomorrow.

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            1. It was like I got up at 3pm informing an attendant to call me if i’m needed. And just as I left the building he called me. So i had to go back. But all the time I was waiting for a moment to rush out. And I got it at 5pm when i figured out that the next meeting wouldn’t be until 5:30. So I almost ran.

              And there I was enjoying nature. Seeing squirrels running here and there. Peacocks and peahens leisurely walking. Our gardener sprinkling water. And more then anything else I want to go out for this!

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    10. Man!! This is scary! No wonder every person you meet sure has someone in the immediate family with Diabetes! And it is such a dangerous disease to be precise!
      Thank you for writing this one Doctor!

      Cheers
      Geets

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    11. Thanks doc for this informative post. Gosh! Never knew this disease can be so bad considering the pics you showed :O.

      The two things – Balanced diet and Regular exercise which you mentioned in the end are actually so simple and yet so many people don’t bother about them.

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    12. We need more of these voices to reach normal people. If not that we might lose more people to the disease.. Thank you for writing this..

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