Diabetes is defined as a group of common metabolic disorders characterized by Hyperglycaemia (fasting and postprandial), associated with an absolute or relative deficiency in insulin secretion and/or insulin action on target tissues.
The chronic hyperglycaemia of diabetes is associated with long-term complications, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially, Eyes, Kidneys, Nerves, Heart, and Blood vessels, leading to coronary artery disease (CAD) and Heart failure, cerebrovascular disease (stroke) peripheral vascular diseases, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease. In many Diseases. Diabetes is comorbidity affecting many body functions. In infections like COVID-19, its impact leads to fatality. Several health conditions can be managed better with diabetes under control.
Diabetes mellitus, a non-communicable disease with the involvement of genetic and epigenetic factors in the majority of the cases, is a raging epidemic that threatens to engulf the most productive class of people of our society. Southeast Asia and India in particular are hosts to one of the biggest clusters of diabetic patients. Diabetes costs India an estimated $15 billion annually and the incidence of diabetes is increasing dramatically. Because of its chronic nature, the financial burden of diabetes approaches that of all cancers combined. Diabetes research continues to be underfunded.
Until the cure of diabetes is possible, it is critical to pursue research toward preventing, treating, and reversing diabetes complications.
Taking into consideration increasing Incidences of diabetes-related morbidity, mortality and financial burden, Diabetes needs to be dealt with jointly by as many healthcare providers as possible. Looking at the rising numbers which a handful of diabetologists and endocrinologists are not in a position to tackle, it is imperative for the practicing healthcare providers to derive more and more knowledge of diabetes to manage this epidemic diabetes.
Diabetes is a different kind of Disease. It is a disease of prevention. There is no cure for Diabetes and its complications. For controlling this disease, a doctor needs to educate the patient, about lifestyle changes, and the discipline to monitor throughout one’s life. In this respect, the patient treatment of Diabetes becomes different than other ailments. Managing diabetes involves a team approach that includes many health care professional experts in different fields of medicines. At the center of this team is a diabetes care physician, who with help from another expert, keeps diabetes under control and helps prevent the occurrence of different complications.
Certificate Course in Diabetes Management launched by Quexst Healthcare in affiliation with Nanavati Hospital is a serious effort to address the knowledge gap required to be fulfilled in the management of diabetes and its associated complications and co-morbid conditions. This course has covered almost all the necessary topics and all the latest data & findings is included in this course. I am sure this course will serve as a useful guide to the interested doctors enthusiastic about managing diabetes in day-to-day practice which will help the society at large.
If you are a family physician (post MBBS), you should consider a comprehensive, though brief coverage of Diabetes, by undertaking a fully online certificate level program by Quest Healthcare. Many experts in the field of medicines and diabetes have created this program with four modules in Diabetes. Over 1,000 doctors have already benefitted. You can be one of them.
Get more details at https://www.quexst.com/