Speech at Novo Nordisk Education/Mega Exhibition at Trivandrum.
Dr.Gopinath Sunil, Florida, USA(www.sunilclinic.com) and Jothydev spoke to a
crowd of diabetes patients. There were a couple of questions on burning pain
feet.At least 10 patients approached the doctors with blood sugar reports
all of them above 300mg%.
One selected question and answer:
Qtn:My blood sugar value was 310mg% last week. Yesterday it was 450mg%. Today
when I did it here it is only 245mg%. I have not changed my medications. What
is the reason?
Dr.Sunil: Blood sugar values changes every second. When you look at blood
sugar value at 10.00 it will be different from the value at 10.15.Patients
should be using the glucometer and should discuss with the doctor to attain
normal values round the clock. Medications should be adjusted accordingly.
Jothydev: Patients may have the false belief that the tablets or insulins
will take care of their diabetes. However 90% of the patients on daily
medications will have values not reaching targets and they will end up with
all complications due to unawareness of managing glycemia round he clock.
key to sucessfull diabetes management are patient education and self
monitering of blood glucose.