Kurnool: Untreated diabetes ruins important organs says Expert

Participants at the inaugural function of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre in Kurnool
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Participants at the inaugural function of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre in Kurnool

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Diabetes is described as a silent killer because it does not show any apparent symptoms but can cause organ damage, said Dr V Mohn

Kurnool: Diabetes is described as a silent killer because it does not show any apparent symptoms but can cause organ damage, said Dr V Mohn. Speaking to The Hans India on Monday, Dr Mohan said Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre has been launched in Kurnool with an aim to give better treatment to the patients suffering from the disease.

He said Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre is the largest diabetes chain in India and has a record number of more than 400 living patients above the age of 90 years without complications from diabetes. Kurnool is the 9th centre in Andhra Pradesh with 49 centres functioning across the nation.

Dr Mohan, chairman of the chain, further stated that the absence of symptoms may be a reason that 50 per cent of the Indian population with diabetes are unaware of their condition and are left undiagnosed. Diabetes, when left untreated can slowly affect the blood vessels, nerves, eyes and liver.

Often coexisting with diabetes are high cholesterol and high blood pressure– this is called a 'metabolic triad' and can precipitate a stroke or a heart attack if not managed carefully. Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre was started in 1991, 30 years ago by Dr V Mohan, a Padmashri awardee in Chennai to ensure that patients with diabetes received total diabetes care.

Dr Sethuram Karanam, the Managing Director and consultant of Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, has said that the advanced technologies deployed at the centre not only helps in ensuring an early diagnosis of diabetes but also provide quality care and support.

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