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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) commonly called as Diabetes in Pregnancy is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance appearing or first being recognized during pregnancy. Of the many forms of diabetes, the prevalence of gestational diabetes is on the rise in India with about 3 million cases diagnosed annually. In this condition, a non-diabetic woman develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy after about 24 weeks. The pregnancy hormones cause insulin resistance due to which glucose...
Dr.Ram’s Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai will be open Monday to Saturday between 630 pm to 930pm and Sunday (by appointment) between 9 am to 12 pm.
Endocrinologist and Diabetologist
No: 18, JJ Complex, Near Thirumangalam Water Tank, Anna Nagar (West), Chennai
Ph: 9333193331, 9940286196
Ramadan fasting improves diabetes by lowering the blood glucose and HbA1c because of fewer postprandial peaks. However, certain prinicples should be followed to avoid hypoglycemia because of prolonged fasting. 1. Patient of Diet and Excercise: Consider modifying the time and intensity of physical activity; ensure adequate fluid intake 2. Patient on Metformin 500mg thrice daily: Take Metformin, 1,000 mg SR at the sunset meal, 500 mg SR at the predawn meal 3. Patient on sulphonylurea: Sulfon...
Dr.S.Ramkumar is working as Assistant Professor in Endocrinology and consulting as Endocrinologist in Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai daily in the Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, by appointment daily 2- 4pm. Phone: 044 28296580.
Thyroid disease is common in the general population, and the prevalence increases with age. The assessment of thyroid function by modern assays is both reliable and inexpensive. Screening for thyroid dysfunction is indicated in certain high-risk groups, such as neonates and the elderly. Hypothyroidism is by far the most common thyroid disorder in the adult population and is more common in older women. It is usually autoimmune in origin, presenting as either primary atrophic h...