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Preventing Diabetic Complications

PREVALENCE

  • 16% of patients at the time of diagnosis of diabetes suffer from Neuropathy
  • Presence of Diabetes is CAD equivalent
  • Every second patient of renal transplant is diabetic
  • After 10 years duration of diabetes
  • 61% of patients have Diabetic neuropathy
  • 36% patients have Diabetic Nephropathy
  • 32% patients have Diabetic Retinopathy

  • PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Tight sugar control
  • Proper diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Regular sugar check ups
  • Titrate dose of oral anti-diabetic agents
  • Early Insulin initiation

  • Monitor for complications
  • Lipid profile every 3 monthly
  • Urine for Micro-albumin
  • FUNDUS for retinopathy
  • Biothesiometry
  • Ankle brachial Index

  • Drugs for primary prevention of complications
  • Asprin
  • Statins
  • Epalrestat : Aldose reductase inhibitor

  • Preventive foot care