This program is recognised for excellence in providing education to primary care physicians in the management of diabetes mellitus by South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES)
The Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management(CCEBDM) is based on the principles of Evidence Based Medicine.
Reversing diabetes with this new breakthrough treatment?
The NHS is currently positioning itself to adopt a new “breakthrough” treatment plan for type-2 diabetes, following success from a two-year clinical trial. The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), out of Newcastle University, UK, has shed a lot of light on our assumptions about the disease. The second year of research proved that type-2 diabetes is reversible, especially in patients that have had the disease for a short amount of time.

Study suggests most humans are vulnerable to type 2 diabetes
Scientists have found that insulin has met an evolutionary cul-de-sac, limiting its ability to adapt to obesity and thereby rendering most people vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes. A recent study from scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University has determined that the sequence of insulin has become entrenched at the edge of impaired production, an intrinsic vulnerability unmasked by rare mutations in the insulin gene causing diabetes in childhood. The study exploits biophysical concepts and methods to relate protein chemistry to the emerging field of evolutionary medicine.

Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?
Metformin is generally a safe and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. However, it can cause side effects, and some people may want to look at other options.

Vitamin D and Diabetes
Renewed interest in vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin,” has occurred recently because it has been linked to everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes.1 Research studies continue to pour into the literature stating that vitamin D is a superstar when it comes to health. However, most of the research is based on observational, epidemiological studies, which are important for generating hypotheses but do not prove causality.

Fifty Years of Living With Type 1 Diabetes
I have had type 1 diabetes for 50 years. Fifty years. At the time I was diagnosed, way back in 1968, I was told that I shouldn’t expect to live past the age of 35 years. Now, as I approach 58 with all my toes intact, I welcome the opportunity to look back at the decades, the changing technologies, and the many clinicians who have crossed my patient path. I was there for the replacement of porcine insulin with biosynthetic human recombinant analogs. I had one of the first portable glucose meters, which required a small suitcase to lug around. I was there when sugar stopped being the big enemy (although most of us who had had the disease for a while had figured that out long before you admitted it to us). And I’m still astonished by the difference the insulin pump made in my life. Wearing my first insulin pump almost 20 years ago allowed me the opportunity to “forget” for the first time that I was diabetic, even if only for a few hours.

How Much Walking Is Best for Diabetes Control?
Exercise and walking are excellent tools for controlling Type 2 diabetes and improving health for people with diabetes. Brisk walking workouts can help you maintain a steady blood sugar level and body weight if you have Type 2 diabetes. A 30-minute walk at least five days per week is recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association. Learn how you can enjoy walking and manage your diabetes.

COVID-19 and diabetes
COVID-19 is a new and potentially serious coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. Over 46 million people around the world have been known to be infected. There are many coronaviruses, ranging from the common cold to much more serious viruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). They are viruses that have been transmitted from animals to people. In severe cases, coronaviruses can cause infection in the lungs (pneumonia), kidney failure and even death. At present there is no vaccine against COVID-19.