Monday, March 24, 2014

Diabetes



I am a heart doctor. Yet, 70 % of the patients who line up my outpatient clinic on a daily basis are diabetics. Oftentimes I see more diabetic patients than the endocrine/diabetic specialist next door to me. And why is this so? Diabetes at the cellular level impacts on the micro and macro vascular capillary and arterial bed of all systems of the body which mean all organs, including the heart and the brain .

Since it impacts on all the organ systems in an incremental way over time the potential mortality and morbidity caused by diabetes is very significant. In fact it is very impressively significant, unfortunately. If we go by statistic, you guys would not like what I am going to tell you:

If you are , say diagnosed at  age 40, your expected lifespan, on the basis of current actuarial statistics in the UK and America, can be shorten by 10 years!
If you are 50 when you are first diagnosed and treated, the average statistical truncation of your lifespan is 8 years.
If 60 at age of diagnosis, it is 4 years.

If you are an average Malaysian male, where the average life expectancy is currently at  just over 72 plus minus, the truncation of  life span is very significant. Say take that your diagnosis is at age 40. By 62, most of you would be history. This is not palatable at all.

But all of us can do something to change the scenario.
The best is of course prevention.
It is free.
It is about obesity, obesity, obesity and obesity.
Next come sedentary lifestyle.
If you ask me about a simple formulla I would say,
Stick to your college days weight [ height in centimetres minus 100, and that is your ideal weight in Kg ]
If obviously, like myself, you have surpassed that 'figure'a long time ago, this is still not too late to start going to the gym. 
Or take that proverbial ' two kilometre' walks daily to the surau for your isyak prayer. 
It is exercise, exercise and exercise.....
See you guys at the gym [ or the surau ! ]



Diabetes made simple : an intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGL6km1NBWE



Diabetes and its complications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpdlJ79ACCo








Related articles in the blog:

1. Modified Cambridge Diet
http://drnikisahak.blogspot.com/2010/11/obesitymodified-cambridge-diet.html

2. You Don't Have To Be A Marathoner
http://drnikisahak.blogspot.com/2012/12/on-exercise-and-longevity-you-dont-have.html

3. Mixing The Profane and The Sublime
http://drnikisahak.blogspot.com/2009/03/exercise-mixing-profane-and-sublime.html

4. Longevity : A Muslim Perspective
http://drnikisahak.blogspot.com/2008/07/longevity-muslims-perspective.html

5. 'That Two Kilometre Walk To The Nearest Surau'
http://drnikisahak.blogspot.com/2011/02/unto-him-is-journeying.html




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a method to remove waste (sugar) from your body, it work for me, I detoxic my body every 3 days

will share with others if they believe or they will end up all sort of health problems

Pearls and Gem said...

anon, share you secret here.

Anonymous said...

many people do not believe in ionic foot bath detoxification work, they said its a scam, so say the American medication association.

By modifying the dc transformer and using the right amount of DC current, we get electrolysis with salt as electrolyte. The electron from the metal plate will pass through every cells in the body and neutralise positive ions which is consider a waste and remove by the body in the form of osmosis, urinating and feaces.
In the case like diabetes, we cannot remove any excess sugar and normally sink to our foot and numbness took places and our skin turn dark. In severe cases, acme is form all over the body. By getting rid of the sugar, acme, numbness is be gone.

for more info, give me your e mail address I send you more details. At this moment I am helping many of our friend having diabetes and in danger of having their leg amputated, there no need for such drastic measure by present medical treatment, believe me have a open mind and use alternate method to treat diabetes.

Pearls and Gem said...

my god!...how I wish that life can be that simple, anon.

I know the 'science' you are alluding to ie the presence of free radicals at the cellular and tissue level, which contribute to tissue 'degeneration'.

The removal of free radicals will reduce tissue damage....the problem is , we are not as simple as electrode terminals of batteries!!

Mr Najib, in his 'ignorance' has partially answered the world diabetes problem : grow more kangkong and you not only solve the world economic meltdown but also reduce diabetes!

At a more serious level, consume more vegies and fruits... That is part of the solution.

Anonymous said...


I m not a kangkong grower or Najid, I m a retired waste treatment specialist for all industries and I know my job and chemistry. Like you I have doubt on this little garget, but now I m convinces it better then drug. I have warm you about having an open mind but you are a doc but you rather listen a saleman from a drug company for your client solution. My apology I am not here to debate with you but to share my finding. As far as we are concern we enjoy a certain of relief and keeping ourselves healthy. wish you the best may god blessed you

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