Thursday, 16 October 2014

Diabetes 2012 Conference | Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes - Vijayawada

Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada chairing scientific sessions at Clinical Research to Practice - YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, which was held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. K. Srikanth, Consultant Endocrinologist @ Endolife Hospital - Guntur, Chairing a scientific session on “GLP-1 & HEART – WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE” by Dr. Ganapathi at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. Heart friendliness of GLP-1 analogues, not only by reducing the HbA1c, weight, waist circumference, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers, but also by an independent manner were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. Sri Lakshmi, Chief Anaesthetist @ Nagarjuna Hospital - Kanuruu, Chairing a scientific session on “IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES – IN ICU’S MEDICAL AND SURGICAL WARDS” by Dr. Vageesh Ayyar at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. Hyperglycemia management protocols for ICUs / hospital wards and role of infections and emergency drugs in dysglycemia were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. K. Srikanth, Consultant Endocrinologist @ Endocrine Hospital - Guntur, Chairing a scientific session on “GLP-1 & HEART – WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE” by Dr. Ganapathi at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. Heart friendliness of GLP-1 analogues, not only by reducing the HbA1c, weight, waist circumference, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers, but also by an independent manner were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. Sri Lakshmi, Chief Anaesthetist @ Nagarjuna Hospital - Kanuruu, Chairing a scientific session on “IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES – IN ICU’S MEDICAL AND SURGICAL WARDS” by Dr. Vageesh Ayyar at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. Hyperglycemia management protocols for ICUs / hospital wards and role of infections and emergency drugs in dysglycemia were highlighted during the session. 
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra, Consultant Endocrinologist @ Endocare Hospital - Vijayawada, Chairing a scientific session on “INCRETINS AND CV PROTECTION” by Dr. R. Santosh at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. With incretin based therapies gaining momentum in Diabetes management, their benefits in reducing the HbA1c, weight, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers for better Cardio vascular outcomes were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra, Consultant Endocrinologist @ Endocare Hospital - Vijayawada, Chairing a scientific session on “INCRETINS AND CV PROTECTION” by Dr. R. Santosh at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. With incretin based therapies gaining momentum in Diabetes management, their benefits in reducing the HbA1c, weight, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers for better Cardio vascular outcomes were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra, Consultant Endocrinologist @ Endocare Hospital - Vijayawada, Chairing a scientific session on “INCRETINS AND CV PROTECTION” by Dr. R. Santosh at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. With incretin based therapies gaining momentum in Diabetes management, their benefits in reducing the HbA1c, weight, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers for better Cardio vascular outcomes were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra, Consultant Endocrinologist @ Endocare Hospital - Vijayawada, Chairing a scientific session on “INCRETINS AND CV PROTECTION” by Dr. R. Santosh at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. With incretin based therapies gaining momentum in Diabetes management, their benefits in reducing the HbA1c, weight, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers for better Cardio vascular outcomes were highlighted during the session.
Dr. M. Srikanth, Chief Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and Dr. Sri Lakshmi, Chief Anaesthetist @ Nagarjuna Hospital - Kanuruu, Chairing a scientific session on “IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES – IN ICU’S MEDICAL AND SURGICAL WARDS” by Dr. Vageesh Ayyar at Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012. Hyperglycemia management protocols for ICUs / hospital wards and role of infections and emergency drugs in dysglycemia were highlighted during the session.
News coverage on Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012.
News coverage on Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

New stick-on diabetes device offers a break from finger pricking

Diabetics who must prick their fingers to test levels every day often end up with sore and calloused hands – which is why needle-free devices are always a welcome arrival in the treatment market.

New glucose sensor on the scene that can be worn on the back of the upper arm and monitors glucose levels for up to 14 days. The Libre sensor can work for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it continuously monitors blood sugar levels from a 5mm-long prong that is nestled under the skin and reacts with bodily fluids.

Finger pricking can lead to poor diabetes control if patients struggle to prick often enough due to irritation or inconvenience. “Finger-¬pricking is a hassle and can be embarrassing,". "Many people forget to do it so don’t have a complete ¬picture of their condition. Failing to control long-term ¬diabetes can cause diabetic ¬retino¬pathy, renal failure and foot comp¬lications that can lead to ¬amputation."

Without consistent readings, patients can't get an accurate picture of their daily blood sugar patterns – a problem the new sensor aims to solve. The Libre can store up to eight hours worth of data before it must be downloaded, and it can work through clothing. If approved, the device could be on the market for sale later this year.

Friday, 28 September 2012

DSDSC - World Heart Day 2012


To mark World Heart Day 2012, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre – Vijayawada, urges you to take action to save the lives of people with diabetes from heart diseases. Making even just a few changes can help to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in people with diabetes: encourage healthy eating and physical activity, and ban tobacco use. We understand that this is sometimes easier said than done, but we hope that the tips below will help you make a start.

If you have diabetes, you are at least twice as likely as someone who does not have diabetes to have heart disease. People with diabetes also tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age than other people. If you are middle-aged and have type 2 diabetes, some studies suggest that your chance of having a heart attack is as high as someone without diabetes who has already had one heart attack. People with diabetes who have already had one heart attack run an even greater risk of having a second one. In addition, heart attacks in people with diabetes are more serious and more likely to result in death.

Diabetes itself is a risk factor for heart disease. Also, many people with diabetes have other conditions like central obesity, abnormal blood fat (cholesterol) levels, high blood pressure, Smoking that increase their chance of developing heart disease.
What can I do to prevent or delay heart disease and stroke?  Even if you are at high risk for heart disease and stroke, you can help keep your heart and blood vessels healthy. You can do so by taking the following steps: Make sure that your diet is "heart-healthy.", Make physical activity part of your routine, Reach and maintain a healthy body weight, If you smoke- quit, Ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin, Get prompt treatment for transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Keep your A1C target Below 7 percent, Blood glucose targets 90 to 130 mg/dL Before meals and Less than 180 mg/dL 1 to 2 hours after the start of a meal, Blood pressure target Below 130/80 mm Hg, Bad cholesterol targets Under 100 mg/dL. ONE WORLD ONE HOME ONE HEART.

Students of Vijaya Public School Challapalli Celebrated World Heart day with Dr. M. Srikanth Chief Diabetologist Dr Srikanths Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada. An interactive multimedia presentation followed by Quiz on prevention of heart diseases was organized to the school children. Students of Vijaya Public School Challapalli made hearts from their hands to acknowledge World Heart Day 2012.


Press Article on World Heart Day 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012

DSDSC Girls Day Celebrations 2012

“Does chocolate cause pimples?”
“What do I do if the kids at school make fun of me?”
“My friend eats fast food and junk food all the time, but she looks great. Does someone like her need to eat healthy?”

Every young woman has questions like these. Having questions is a sign that girls are growing up. It shows that they want to take care of themselves.

Girls at GDET Municipal Corporation school, Patamata participated actively in a programme conducted jointly by VMC and Rotary Club Krishnaveni on the eve of National Girls Day celebrations on 12-07-2012.

Dr. M. Suneetha Consultant Gynecologist, Dr. Srikanths Diabetes Specialities Centre, who presided over the function, gave honest and straight answers to many such questions and educated girls with helpful information like, Taking care of their reproductive health, Hair and skin care, Sleep, Exercise, Eating well, stress management, Self-esteem, Body image, Healthy relationships, Peer pressure and how to say No, Staying safe, planning the future, Discovering the interests and talents and Thinking about their career.

“It’s a day to celebrate what makes every girl unique; an opportunity for each girl to realize “She Can Do Anything!” said Dr Chilakapati Ramchand Secretary Rotary Club Krishnaveni.

Sri Ashok Sethi President Rotary Club Krishnaveni said “Together, we should empower girls to think big, embrace their unique talents, love themselves and accept one another”.

About 120 girl students, teachers and office staff participated in the interactive sessions, activities and fun quizzes.


Dr. M. Suneetha Consultant Gynecologist, DSDSC addressing Girls at GDET Muncipal Corporation school, Patamata, Vijayawada.


Girl students, teachers and office staff participating in the interactive sessions, activities and fun quizzes.


News Coverage on National Girls Day celebrations at GDET Muncipal Corporation school, Patamata, Vijayawada


Diabetes Screening Camp held for Vijayawada IGM Stadium Walkers

Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes, says Consultant Gynecologist - Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre, Dr. M. Suneetha.

Addressing the Vijayawada IGM Stadium walkers – Dr Suneetha added that, walking helps control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes and improves overall quality of life. It is also an activity that can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk.

Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre and Vijayawada Walkers Association jointly conducted a diabetes screening camp at Indira Gandhi Muncipal Stadium – Vijayawada on 24th June 2012. Dr. L. Subba Rao President Indian Medical Association - Vijayawada, who presided over the event enumerated the benefits of regular walking like Improved glucose control, Better cardiovascular fitness and Weight control.

Sri. B. Sanjeeva Rao, Organizing Secretary, Vijayawada walkers Association said that 200 people, including 100 known diabetics and 12 new diabetics, visited the camp for a free check up apart from free medical advice.


Dr. M. Suneetha Consultant Gynecologist, DSDSC addressing Vijayawada IGM Stadium walkers.

Dr. M. Suneetha Consultant Gynecologist, DSDSC addressing Vijayawada IGM Stadium walkers.


Diabetes and Smoking - Another Reason to Quit

As if there are not enough reasons to quit smoking, breaking the habit is even more important if you have diabetes or want to avoid getting it. If you smoke and think you are otherwise in good health, think again. Smoking 16 to 25 cigarettes a day increases your risk for Type 2 diabetes to three times that of a non-smoker. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chances are of developing diabetes. While smoking can increase your chances of getting diabetes, it can also make managing diabetes more difficult for those who already have it. Other complications of smoking on diabetes include retinopathy (eye disease), heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot problems, and many others. A person with some or all of the risk factors might never develop diabetes, but your chances increase as more risk factors are present. Certain risk factors like age, family history, and ethnicity cannot be altered, but a change in lifestyle that includes eating a modified diet, increasing physical activity, and quitting smoking might help reduce the risk.

Dr. M. Srikanth chief Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing "Smoking & Diabetes" camp attendees.

Dr. M. Srikanth chief Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing "Smoking & Diabetes" camp attendees.

DSDSC Celebrates World Health Day in 2012

The topic of World Health Day in 2012 is Ageing and health with the theme "Good health adds life to years". Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre organized a seminar for senoir citizens to focus on how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. Ageing concerns each and every one of us – whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor – no matter where we live.


Dr. M. Srikanth chief Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing the camp attendees