Diabetes is very common in India. As a result, most patients and their loved ones now seem to think that they know everything about it. Such overfamiliarity leads to myths that are not backed by scientific evidence. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Prabhakaran Dorairaj as we tackle some of these myths, understand the practices a diabetic patient should actually follow, and share ideas for a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the diabetes epidemic in the country. Dr. Prabhakaran Dorairaj is the Vice President of Research and Policy, and Director at the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India.
is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tune in to discern the real from the fake, and remember to Un-Viral.
- International Diabetes Federation facts and figures
- Understanding Type 1, Type 2 & gestational diabetes
- Diabetes myths debunked here, here, and here
- Why are Indians more prone to diabetes?
- ICMR guidelines for the management of Type 2 diabetes in India | Dr. Mohan's diabetes diet
- Indian Diabetes Prevention Program (IDPP)- Lifestyle modification and metformin to significantly reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes
- Beware of the quacks: A case study of 'Dr.' Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury; fact-check
- Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed?
- Understanding genetics and diabetes
- Celebrities and diabetes: Managing lifestyles
- Diabetes resources: RSSDI, Indian Medical Association on preventing diabetic blindness, American Diabetes Association guidelines
- Smoking/Tobacco consumption and diabetes: A CDC overview
- Campaigns to prevent and manage diabetes in India: RSSDI campaign and Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program
- The Health Misinformation Report
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