Lifestyle Modifications along with medication are the cornerstone of management of diabetes mellitus and include the prescription of Healthy Diet, Regular Exercise, Management of Stress and avoidance of Tobacco. Following are some of the areas that team RxOcean works on to ensure 360 degree approach to treatment of Diabetes.
The aim of Dietary management is to achieve and maintain ideal body weight, euglycemia and desirable lipid profile, prevent and postpone complications related to diabetes and to provide optimal; nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, growth, old age and associated conditions e.g. hypertension and catabolic illnesses.
The Dietary recommendations at RxOcean are individualized and according to patient's cultural and family background and persona preferences and associated co-morbid conditions. These recommendations are flexible in variety and preparation of food choices and timing of meals are adjusted according to persons daily routine. Diet plans are prepared by expert Dieticians / Dietitians with constant monitoring from Diabetologists.
Regular Physical activity is an essential component of management in persons with type 2 diabetes. A careful assessment of an individual is made by our diabetologist while incorporating an exercise program in the management. Exercise program is individualized according to individual capacity and disabilities.
Our Fitness trainers ensure stepwise increase of aerobic exercises for our patients. There are several benefits of regular exercise schedule. These include improvement in insulin sensitivity, reduction of hypertension, reduction in weight, improvement in lipid profile, improvement in cardiovascular function, increase in bone density and improvement in the sense of physical and mental well being and quality of life.
Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is a stressful situation in life of an individual and appropriate management requires a holistic approach that includes behavioral modification to develop positive attitude and healthy life style. Our plans include special attention to person with diabetes and we try to ensure improvement in quality of life, coping skills and optimal family support. Appropriate support and counseling is an essential component of the management at the time of diagnosis and throughout life.
Moderation of Oral Diabetic Drugs and Insulin Therapy:
Blood Glucose levels are mainly determined by absorption of glucose from gut, uptake of glucose by peripheral tissues (muscle, adipose tissue), hepatic glucose output and the insulin secretion from the pancreas. Various oral anti-diabetic agents act by modifying the factors aiding in the control of hyperglycemia. Our team of doctors analyse each case in detail and then come up with a plan to use drugs that suit the individual type and case. In addition various combinations of the oral drugs are planned for effective management of the disease. In some cases Insulin therapy is advised but at all times our aim is to slowly reduce the drug intake of the patient.
(Please note for some of the above services physical examination of the patient is necessary (not necessary for second opinion), In such cases patient would have to travel to one of our centers for physical examination)
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