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Start managing your diabetes two months prior to Ramadan to practice safe fasting: Dr Sunil Gupta

Dr Sunil Gupta

Dr Sunil Gupta

Most people with diabetes can practice safe Ramadan fast with prior evaluation of associated risk factors and changing over to medicines, which cause less risk of hypoglycaemia during Ramadan, said Dr Sunil Gupta during a national virtual education program on Management of diabetes during Ramadan fast? held on April 4 organized by Dr Guptas Diabetes Care n? Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. (DCRC) in association with Diabetes Care Foundation of India (DCFI).

Dr Gupta added: Ramadan is the best month to follow de-addiction practices and one should monitor blood glucose frequently during fasting to avoid hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia related complications.

The program was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Padmashri Dr Shashank Joshi – Chairman IDF South-East Asia Region and Dean-Indian College of Physicians. The guests of honour were: Dr Banshi Saboo – Chairman of Dia Care and National President of RSSDI, Dr AH Zargar – Chairman and Director of Department of Endocrinology, SKIMS, Srinagar and Dr Sabiha Vali ? former professor and Head of PG Department of Home Science, RTM Nagpur University.

The faculties during the program were: Dr Shehla Sheikh – Consultant Endocrinologist at Saifee and Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, Dr Sunil Gupta ? Director of DCRC and Dr Kavita Gupta – Diabetes educator and Director of DCRC.

Dr Shashank Joshi

Dr Shashank Joshi

Dr Shashank Joshi said that Ramadan is an organised fast. So safe fasting is prescribed. He also added that education is very important for creating awareness in the society.

Dr Zargar said that Ramadan is very important for every Muslim but health is also equally important. People with diabetes should also watch for hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia episodes during Ramadan and he emphasized on regular glucose monitoring to avoid any complications. He also added that one should keep Rozas with the permission from the doctor.

Dr Banshi Saboo

Dr Banshi Saboo

Dr Banshi Saboo shared his views and experience about what problems diabetics face during Ramadan. He also added that they should start planning for Ramadan two months before and people with Type 1 diabetics and Gestational Diabetics should take extra care and if possible should avoid fasting.

Dr Sabiha Vali

Dr Sabiha Vali

Dr Sabiha Vali congratulated Dr Sunil Gupta and Dr Kavita Gupta for their consistent dedicated passion for educating the society and creating awareness. Dr Vali briefed about the importance of Ramadan fasting. She mentioned that as dates (Khajoor) are nutrient dense hence they break the fast with dates.

Dr Shehla Sheikh added that its clearly mentioned in the Islam that if you are not physically fit for Rojathan, don’t keep it. Physical fitness is very important to avoid complication during and after Ramadan.

Dr Kavita Gupta

Dr Kavita Gupta

Dr Kavita Gupta said that diet during Saheri should be nutrient and energy dense, protein rich to sustain fasting for next 12-14 hours. Consume nuts, oilseeds, milk, egg rather than refined foods like biscuits/rusks. Intake of water should be emphasized, hydrating by coconut water, buttermilk, Aampanna, & mint jaljeera rather than sherbet should be advised. A balanced, protein rich, low fat, low Gycemic Index foods and avoid simple carbs consumption would help in healthy fasting.

Farida Hussain congratulated Dr Sunil and Dr Kavita Gupta couple for this noble initiative for the betterment of the society. Dr Kavita Gupta, Parvinder Bamrah and Swar Gupta conducted the program.

Topics like what happens to your body in Ramadan Fast, fasting in various types of diabetes, safe fasting, monitoring of blood glucose, Ramadan Nutrition Plan, safe glucose lowering drugs and insulin in diabetes, coping with triple challenge: COVID 19, Diabetes and Ramadan was discussed during the program.

Rupali Patil, Tushar Zalke, Sarita Kale and team DCRC worked hard for the success of the program. More than 500 people with diabetes and their caretakers benefited from this educational program. 

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Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad unveils Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’

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Dr Kavita Chandak at National Conference of Homeopathy held in Aurangabad

Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad recently unveiled Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’ at the recently held National Conference of Homeopathy (HAMI 2022) in Aurangabad. Prominently present during the conference were renowned homeopath Dr Arun Bhasme and 3,000 other doctors.

In her book, Dr Chandak, who hails from Nagpur, has covered the most important and widespread gynecological disorders such as menarche, over dysmenorrhea to menopause; reflects issues from which women suffer frequently like sterility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast issues, pregnancy-related conditions like constipation, morning sickness, heartburn, uterine prolapse, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and urinary problems, to mention a few.

Dr Chandak has also given a thorough explanation on topics like cancer of the breast, uterus and cervix, which are the most prevalent types of cancers in women. Her book contains a study of several homeopathic remedies with special emphasis on gynecology through the chapters like the core of a few important female remedies and the homeopathic gynecological kit. The book also gives a glimpse of rare and lesser-known remedies.

It is worth noting that Dr Chandak holds two golden book world records for treating kidney disorders and a case of mucormycosis. She is also the recipient of ‘The Excellence in Homeopathy award 2022’ given by Hpathy.com to 66 renowned homeopaths throughout the world. Over the years, Dr Chandak has organized more than 800 free medicine distribution camps. She provides her services through her web clinic in 20+ countries. Her area of specialization is behavioral psychiatric disorders like autism and ADHD.

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‘No cause for concern:’ Sharad Pawar after testing COVID positive

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Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (81), on Monday afternoon, said he had tested positive for COVID, but there was no cause of worry.

Pawar tweeted, “I have tested Covid positive but there is no cause for concern. I am following the treatment suggested by my doctor.”
He requested all those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested and take necessary precautions.

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