Thursday, 19 June 2014

THE RISK OF HEART SURGERIES AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS


Ask any common person on their perception on the worse medical ailments and most probably the answers will be HEART issues. Yes, heart is what which pumps day and night and each and every second which makes us going ahead in our life, hence any heart ailment becomes the biggest scare of their and their loved ones lives.

As a medical practitioner during my decades of experience working with and working for diabetic people I have had many fair experiences where the diabetic complications use to show different results in different physical, physiological and medical conditions. What if a patient is affected by both - diabetes & heart ailment?

A recent study has suggested that people with diabetes have an increased risk of problems after heart bypass surgery. The research was based on a large database of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and found that those with diabetes had worse outcomes after two years than those without the condition.

With India’s burgeoning problems which include population, unemployment, lack of education and lack of proper healthcare facilities, as usual the costs associated with any medical conditions are always an important aspect of understanding the seriousness it holds among public. With heart surgeries one of the priciest treatments combines it with diabetes the costs are bound to increase. These expenses are mainly due to additional hospitalizations and medical procedures, and the use of insulin and other medications. Doctors recommend individualized treatment plans and a heart team approach for patients with diabetes who require CABG surgery.

There is a need for more research involving treatment of CABG surgery with diabetes which will help researchers to better understand the problems and take necessary actions in planning the care for this higher-risk patient population. The said study adds concerns in doctors with clear results of rising rates of diabetes globally. By 2030, 439 million people worldwide are expected to have diabetes.

The study finding is significant and raises the question of whether surgeons should focus on the right factors in this often challenging group of patients. While the findings are perhaps not surprising, the doctors and researchers are left with the problem of how to change strategies so that diabetic patients have improved clinical and economic outcomes. Moreover, it is important to curb the pace at which pre-diabetic population are inching to become diabetic. The huge population in India consists of pre-diabetic, non-diabetic and diabetic people but the worst part is due to lack of knowledge and self - awareness majority of these people are not even aware of their risks towards diabetes. This non-awareness puts them all in a more risky state.

India’s hospitals are witnessing a steady increase in heart patients who come to know about their diabetes status during the starting of their heart treatments. The increased exposure to risk and specialized treatments involving heart surgeries in a diabetic patient puts enormous pressure on our hospital systems. Of course the costs involved will be a very high in private clinics/ hospitals and which can only be accessed with the power of money but the general public which can’t avail such costly treatments have no choice other than depending upon the government run hospitals, the conditions of which are not hidden from our eyes.

We all know the hard reality, "THERE IS NO CURE FOR DIABETES - neither for Type 1 and nor for Type 2". The only best and possible solution is, stay away from this disease. You can only help yourself and your family members by knowing how to PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES. Seriously, if you wish to improve your health and want to start working forward in avoiding diabetes we will help you how to do it.

Grass-Diabetes.com was conceptualized only to prepare the public in working and avoiding the diabetes by knowing what risk they stand in. The complex algorithm developed by various medical researchers, computer programmers and academicians has evolved into a system called GRASS DIABETES where you get to learn everything you need to know about your risk of getting diabetes.

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There is no cure for diabetes but it is certainly avoidable. You can learn how to avoid diabetes by calculating your risk of type 2 diabetes which is dependent on your genetic factors and lifestyle by logging at www.Grass-Diabetes.com

You can get following answers pertaining to your diabetes risk at GRASS-DIABETES.com 



With Love,
Dr. M Singhal
Grass-Diabetes.com is an initiative by Singhal Diabetic Clinic

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