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  • Hyderabad: The 5th National Insulin Summit, conducted under auspices of Indian College of Physicians, was inaugurated here today in Hyderabad.

    This year, the NIS 2011 theme was Back to the Future: Insulin Therapy for Today and Tomorrow. The event was attended by over 300 of India’s leading doctors who discussed and debated on various aspects of Diabetes and Insulin such as how early can Diabetes be treated, management of hyperglycaemia in special situations, automated insulin delivery device systems, Heterogeneity among Asian population in diabetes and metabolic risk, Innovative uses of GLP-1 analogues and insulin, Is the concept of fasting relevant in an Indian setting, Managing insulin therapy in the obese and excessively insulin resistant patient and evolving recommendations for the revised Indian Insulin Guideline among others.

    Speaking at the event, Prof. A.K Das, Senior Professor of medicine  and medical superintendent – JIPMER said “While there is an increase in the level of awareness about Diabetes among people, it is equally important for us to keep ourselves updated on the latest treatment available in the Diabetes space. This can happen only through constant exchange of learnings within medical fraternity. The national insulin summit is a platform to share various experiences in treatment of Diabetes and latest medical advances in Diabetes therapy and Insulin.”

    “Insulin remains the only treatment for glucose regulation in type 1 diabetes patients and is a crucial element in any treatment management plan for  type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. V Mohan Chairman & Chief Diabetologist Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre, Chennai,  President and Director of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai while addressing the gathering.

    “Diabetes is a disorder which needs to be managed; it becomes a disease only when it is uncontrolled. Insulin is one of the most effective options to have good control over diabetes. Early and appropriate use of insulin can be very effective in prevention of complications ” said Dr.Shashank Joshi consultant endocrinologist at Joshi Clinic, Lilavati & Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai.