V. Mohan, Chairman of the Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Center said that as part of Diabetes Control Month, all patients who come to the hospital could be screened for disease.
Given the real and proven association of diabetes with morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 and new complications arising from lack of blood sugar control, diabetologists have called for an emphasis on diabetes control.
V. Mohan, Chairman of the Center for Diabetes Specialties from Dr. Mohan, has appealed to the medical community and the government to declare June “Diabetes Control Month”.
In a statement released Monday, he said an important lesson from COVID-19 is that people with uncontrolled diabetes are doing badly. The recent increase in mucormycosis has made them even more vulnerable.
He said that as part of Diabetes Control Month, all patients who come to hospitals could be screened for disease. “Since 50% of people with diabetes go undiagnosed, such opportunistic screening can help diagnose and treat thousands of patients,” he said.
He highlighted that everyone with diabetes should be encouraged to monitor their blood sugar levels before and after eating, and said they should also be encouraged to exercise regularly and eat healthily with fewer carbohydrates.
He added that all of Dr. Mohans Diabetes Specialties Center would offer free blood sugar tests in June.