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    Special e-registry of diabetes patients from next year

    Special e-registry of diabetes patients from next year

    : The BMC has decided to prepare a special online registry of diabetic patients in the city. Diabetes-related ailments claim about 1 million lives in the country every year, and experts say a better understanding of the prevalence would help design policies to curb it.

    The online registry will have all details of the patient like his history, diagnosis, name, age and the doctor who treated him. Additional municipal commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said, "There is a need to keep track of diabetic patients in the city to facilitate their treatment. The online registry will have a database, including every detail of patient's disease history as well as medication. This will help both the patient and doctors for further treatment."

    The diabetes online registry will start from 2013. Special software will be developed for this, she added. The BMC, in co-ordination with the NGO Heal Foundation, will also make a film on the preventive aspects of diabetes. On Friday, the International Diabetes Federation announced that India will be its focus on prevention of diabetes. More importantly, childhood and adolescent obesity caused by Type-II diabetes will remain the focus this year. The Diabetic Association of India has started working with 10 city schools to sensitise them about better eating habits.

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    Heal diabetic feet with oxygen therapy

    Diabetic patients suffering from chronic foot ulcers can now avoid amputation. Doctors claim administration of anti-diabetic medicines combined with oxygen therapy can promote healing.

    In hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) launched at Fortis C-Doc Diabetes and Allied Disorders Hospital on Friday, patients are made to breathe 100 per cent oxygen under high atmospheric pressure.

    According to Dr Anoop Misra, chairman of the centre, they get two to three cases of diabetic foot weekly. "Some of them had to undergo amputation to check the spread of infection. But with the new therapy we can hope to save them from the trauma of losing a limb," Misra said. tnn


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