Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is defined as blood sugars more than normal levels (Diabetes Range–Fasting sugar > 100, post glucose blood sugar > 200 or Hba1c >/= 6.5%. Type 2 diabetes is the type which occurs in adults (mostly > 30-40 years of age). It can be easily managed with oral medications. Type 2 diabetes is common in overweight people, who exercise less and have family members with Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is childhood-onset diabetes, where children need to take insulin injections for their entire life.
Further discussion is restricted to Type 2 diabetes only.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is usually diagnosed because of Diabetes symptoms such as excessive hunger or thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, or tiredness. Sometimes, people may have no diabetes symptoms whatsoever, and diabetes is diagnosed during a routine health check-up for a job or insurance purposes or before a planned surgery.
Type 2 diabetes is difficult for most people to accept because there is a fear of lifelong Diabetes treatment & medications and complications in the future, like kidney and heart problems.
But a TEAM approach (diabetes educator/nutritionist with doctor) towards Diabetes Treatment makes it easy to manage and not be feared. There are a lot of positives.
Please visit this website to know more about trusted diabetes information. diabetes.co.in
Our work in doctor-patient communication – ‘Language Matters’ for people living with Type 2 diabetes focuses on how improvement in doctor-patient communication can impact the patient experience.
Better experience results in better outcomes and a longer, healthier life for a person living with diabetes.
Click on this link to read about my research – https://lnkd.in/eXgVATA
Most doctors who treat Diabetes have been seeing more people with high blood sugars during the COVID pandemic than ever before. COVID19 virus and the treatment related to it causes blood sugar levels to rise. COVID – transient hyperglycemia is the term coined for it.
Language Matters India
My work in doctor-patient communication – ‘Language Matters’
My father had diabetes and I have heard from my sisters how the doctor communicated information had a huge impact on the family’s ability to comprehend diabetes-related information and deal with this condition.
Unfortunately, there is no formal training in communication in the medical school curriculum. To this end, we undertook a series of focus group discussions with people living with diabetes across five states in India to understand what people experienced during diabetes consultation. We also devised solutions/alternative options to communicate the same information more positively.
We are sure that when doctors read what people experience, there will be changes in their communication style. Improvement in doctor-patient communication will ultimately improve the patient experience. This will motivate people to adhere to the treatment plan; they will experience better outcomes and live a longer, healthier life.
Language Matters India
Hi, Your research work – ‘The Language Matters’ in doctor-patient communication is a very very good effort from you. Needless to say why people love you and wait for hours for your consultation. It matters a lot when we speak to our doctor. We expect that doctors use the language to boost our will to fight, instead of fearing it. Words do change things. So, sending much love and good wishes to you. God bless you. Be the way you are. We love you like this. -LV
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