Heralding the new millennium
and the digital age, we present to our customers a totally
new and innovative approach to the commonest medical problem of
this perhaps the next century VIZ.
DIABETES MELLITUS. It is known to mankind for over three
millennium years, when the ancient Indian physician SUSHRUTHA
described two types of Diabetes - ONE
WITH YOUTH ONSET AND THE OTHER DUE TO INJUDICIOUS DIET.
While very little progress took place in the understanding or
treatment of diabetes for over 2900 years, during the last
one century, strides in scientific medicine has radically changed
the perception and treatment of diabetes for the benefit of man
kind, suffering from its ravages.Thus,discovery of Insulin by
FREDRIC BANTING & CHARLES HERBERT
BEST IN 1921 infused new life into the otherwise premature mortality
story of JUVENILE INSULIN
DEPENDENT DIABETES, who depend on daily insulin injections
for survival, growth and well-being.
Oral Hypoglycemic drugs were discovered rather
serendipitously by JANBON and later
studied by LOUBATIERES of FRANCE
in the 1950's. Other modalities of therapy and their benefits were studied
in detail, but actually no other discovery has improved the quality and
lives of > 150 million persons with diabetes as much as insulin and to
a lesser extent OHA. Today persons
with diabetes can live a full life of quality that would be on par if
not better than their non-diabetic fellow beings. Fortunately for us TYPE
- 1 or IDDM is very much less in the world forming about 10% of all diabetes,
though its lop-sided distribution wherein it is twenty to thirty times
more in the countries of Western Hemisphere than in countries like INDIA,
etc, where it for less than 0.5% of all diabetes. This by itself is a
matter for in-depth research. But the most common type of diabetes is
TYPE-2 or NIDDM, which generally occurs in people above the age of 25
years but more commonly above 40 years of age. This type of diabetes is
common and seen almost in every alternate household. In our population
in Chennai, in a larger & scientific study conducted by the VHS
DIABETES DEPARTMENT, we found the prevalence of known diabetes
to be 2.5% of the general population for all ages; 0.02% for those below
20 years; 4.2% for those above 20 years but below 40 years of age and
9.25% in those 40 years and above thereafter it increased with age. The
highest prevalence was in the age group of 65 to 69 years where it is
17.6% in Women and 16% in Men.
Thus it is clear that diabetes affects people
in the middle and productive period of their lives and is likely, if neglected,
to cause the long-term complications in the pre or post retirement period,
when generally speaking human and economic resources are at lower ebb
in most families. Therefore it is most essential to understand this long-term
companion and plan such strategies that are simple, pragmatic, affordable
and of proven efficacy. With the advent and the rapid advances in the
field of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
"THE INTERNET" has today become a storehouse of an enormous range of information
on any subject, diabetes being no exception.
Our portal DIABETOPAEDIA.COM is set up with certain specific goals:
To educate and not frighten the public at large
and patients in particular who are interested in knowing more about diabetes.
To help the primary care Doctors who see persons with diabetes & its complications,
in the midst of their busy practice and for whom the enormous progress
in the field of Diabetology particularly in nuances of therapy for control
of DM, intricacies of omission & commission of drug treatment for co-morbid
conditions, early detection, management modalities for the various important
complications and long term surveillance protocol, etc, - All these and
more are given in this portal for quick understanding and practical application.
They would find the interactive dialogue & chat rooms particularly useful.
We hope that this portal would also prove very useful for aspiring diabetologists,
and specialists in other fields like Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology,
Gastro-enterology, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedics
For other health care professionals and Medical Insurance Companies involved
in the management and in health economics of Diabetes and its complications,
this portal offers valuable information.
It is also our earnest hope that the ethical divisions of the Pharmaceutical
Industry and other supportive-product industries involved in the field
of Diabetes Care would find this portal a worthwhile proposition.
Finally in attempting to broad base the portal, we have involved the active
and continuous participation of a group of talented, dedicated and experien
ced team of Health Care Professionals with over 3 ½ decades of experience
and expertise in the management of both TYPE 1 and TYPE 2 Diabetes and
their full range of complications and co-morbid conditions: both acute
and chronic, in their hospital, outpatient and domiciliary settings in
I have great pleasure in inviting you to CLICK & Browse & get the
- Benefit of DIABETOPAEDIA.COM.