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Diabetes Myth & Fact ( Part 2)

Myth: If you are overweight or obese, you will eventually develop type 2 diabetes.

Fact: Being overweight is a risk factor for developing this disease, but other risk factors such as family history, ethnicity and age also play a role. Unfortunately, too many people disregard the other risk factors for diabetes and think that weight is the only risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Most overweight people never develop type 2 diabetes, and many people with type 2 diabetes are at a normal weight or only moderately overweight.

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Don't pass judgement please? read it if you like it, add if you want to add something.

Facts are Facts whether you agree or not.


I am not a revolutionist. I decide whats best in my patient's interest as per my limited knowledge and scope of practice. The above statement is a myth & fact, its not a research or data that helps promote any drug, diet & direct or indirect business of any company.

Its ok to tell a obese that he can get diabetes if he don't control his Weight, but its unethical to fear him with Diabetes to make him follow any kind of diet program or pills, to earn money which many people in India are doing. That's why all pharma companies are increasing their business & few people start prescribing tons of Medicine & multivitamins to Diabetic, which can easily be supplied with proper diet & controlled physical activity.


Yes why not. If you have interest & time multiple qualification won't hurt anybody. But half knowledge about something don't make anyone a expert on a issue. Finger pointing is easy but every profession has its ups & downs, there are good people who save others life by their knowledge & other make it a business, but at the end of the day can you cannot disapprove the medical profession in totality. You have to trust doctors, Dr Google can not solve all your problem & you cannot self medicate yourself forever. A mix & match may work.


Happy that it worked for you but what is following your advice one's loose his vision temporarily or permanently? Will you take blame as a qualified person or a ophthalmologist for it.


May Be true. Make medical education free, that might bring a difference.


That's Very Shameful...


True..What's the solution, & how all this help Diabetic people?, should they all get scared of bad practitioners & stop going to Doctors & Follow Dr. Google.


Interesting article, thank You For Sharing.

I am copy Pasting a para from it...

"Although many asked for specific diets, I am reluctant to give such advice. I prefer to give general advice and ask that you please consult a dietician by taking this letter to him or her and asking for help in constructing a healthy eating plan, whilst sticking within the guidelines I suggest."

Everyone says the same when it comes to individual diet plan or medical plan. Its easy to give guidelines but to make it more effect one on one counselling is needed...Hope you understand what I want to convey to you.


What you wanna know about the disturbances in a Diabetic System...

Metabolic, Biochemical or other?


Metabolic syndrome:

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic risk factors. When a patient presents with these risk factors together, the chances of getting Diabetes & future cardiovascular problems are greater than any one factor presenting alone. For example, high blood pressure alone is a serious condition, but when a patient has high blood pressure along with high fasting glucose levels and abdominal obesity, this patient may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 35 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls. The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome are obesity, being overweight, physical inactivity and genetic factors.

NOT OBESITY ALONE....Back To the Fact


Obesity and Diabetes?

Of the people diagnosed with type II diabetes, about 80 to 90 percent are also diagnosed as obese. This fact provides an interesting clue to the link between diabetes and obesity. Understanding what causes the disease will hopefully allow us to prevent diabetes in the future.

Being overweight places extra stress on your body in a variety of ways, including your body’s ability to maintain proper blood glucose levels. In fact, being overweight can cause your body to become resistant to insulin. If you already have diabetes, this means you will need to take even more insulin to get sugar into your cells. And if you don’t have diabetes, the prolonged effects of the insulin resistance can eventually cause you to develop the disease.

NOT 100% even in sample of 1000 Obese...


I am fortunate enough to have a team of best Doctors ,which has helped me in limiting my HbA1C to 6.2 -6.4 level throughout the last 18 months ,,,,, checked quarterly.

So is the condition with all other tests like Urea, creatinine, CPK, Lipid Profile.... all are well within limits for the last one and half year whereas I undergone angioplasty in 2011 at FEHI, New Delhi.

In my opinion , adhering Doctors advise, 'strict' followup of their instruction and most important ... timely medications, definitely helps...

My view ... it is possible that few may disagree... but I got benefited a lot... thankful to the team of doctors who have guided me and helped me in controlling my BS , other medical requirements related to heart and building a confidence within me..




Every doctor tries to give good results to Patients & If they get support from positive people like you, disease management gets easier.


Can any one throw some light on safety of Pioglitazone in Type II diabetes ?


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