On 17th August, 2022, Department of General Medicine in association with Delhi Diabetic forum conducted Insulin Work Shop and Guest Speaker Program. The Event is graced by Dr. Tripta Bhagat, Vice Chancellor Santosh University and Dr. Alka Aggarwal, Dean Medical Santosh Medical College as Guest of Honor.
The insulin plays a key role in management of both type 1, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and in Type 2 DM after some time when beta cell failure occur or insulin resistance increases in order to achieve glycemic control and prevention of complications of hyperglycemia. The management diabetes mellitus consists of Medical Nutrition therapy (MNT), Exercise Program and drug therapy (OHA & Insulin). As we all know people with Type 1 diabetes require daily insulin therapy for life. As the move to intensify diabetes management to reduce or delay the onset of complications continues, more and more people with Type 2 diabetes will have insulin added to their oral glucose-lowering medication regimen or given in lieu of oral medication. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) demonstrated that more than 50% of people with Type 2 diabetes require insulin therapy after 5 years to achieve better control.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Professor & Head, Medicine Department gave his deliberation on “Timely Insulin Initiation: Making a Pragmatic Choice” emphasises on delayed initiation of insulin leads to occurrence of all type of diabetic related complication. Dr. Saket Kant, Senior Consultant, Endocrinologist gave a wonderful deliberation on “Insulin Therapy: Looking at Clinical Evidence & Practical Considerations” and bestowed light upon various types of insulin and their role in diabetic patients based on their profile and newer combinations available in present scenario. The lecture on "How" & "Why" of Insulin: Towards fruitful Doctor-Patient Conversation by Dr. Shubha Laxmi Margekar, Professor Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College was very informative and focused on why early initiation and patient counselling plays a very important role in managing diabetes. She also discussed the importance of demonstrating the first dose to the patient by the doctor themselves in hospital setting. Topic of “Insulin Delivery Devices: Hands on Training & Demonstration” was taken up by Dr. Shivani Bansal, Professor Medicine, Santosh Medical College who describe the various insulin formulations available and demonstrated different insulin delivery devices and their usage in day to day life. Interactive discussions were done by chairpersons with equal participation of faculties and students. More than 150 Participants including Medical faculty, Postgraduates and Students appreciated and enjoyed the Scientific Program. The Program was concluded by Vote of Thanks by Dr. Ashok Kumar, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Santosh Medical College & Hospital.
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