Dr Arbinder Singal Shares Tips To Reverse Diabetes Safely And Scientifically
Updated : July 09, 2021 12:07 IST
Do you know that the latest countrywide research in the UK identified that the top priority for patients and caregivers was “how to reverse diabetes”.
In the last decade, the number of people living with diabetes and pre-diabetes has almost doubled. India alone has 170 million people with prediabetes (90 million) and diabetes (80 million). Advancements in medical technologies have helped make diabetes treatment more personalised and patient-centric, enabling even diabetes reversal. Dr Arbinder Singal shares, "in our own experience, diabetes reversal is the single most crucial aspiration or dream for every person with diabetes. However, at the outset, let me clarify that diabetes reversal is scientifically known as 'diabetes remission'. It is defined clinically as a state of average blood glucose with HbA1c of less than 6.5% without medications for at least 6 months. That being said, not everyone is suitable for reversing their diabetes and achieving a medication-free state. However, there are criteria available that predict the chances of reversing your diabetes."
Dr Arbinder Singal shares four factors predicting higher chances of a reversal of diabetes
Besides a doctor’s prescription and involvement, the three keys to this journey are:
While these may be available individually, it's best to have a single platform for multidisciplinary help. Digital therapeutics, a subset of digital health, comes as a solution to the problem with their scientifically proven outcomes. Digital Therapeutics (DTx) are evidence-based therapeutic interventions driven by high-quality software programs to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder. DTx solution can be compelling for diabetes reversal. For example, in the Diabefly Reverse DTx program, cutting-edge technology is used, such as Ambulatory Glucose Monitoring (AGM) with flash technology to track patients' blood sugar levels painlessly over 14 days.
The remote nature of intervention makes DTx an accessible and easy to use tool for diabetes reversal. The future of diabetes will be powered by technology. With the arrival of Digital therapeutics, beating or reversing diabetes is not fiction anymore. It’s a fact.
[The above article has been medically approved by Dr Arbinder Singal, MBBS (Gold Medalist), DNB, M.Ch (AIIMS Gold Medalist), Co-founder & CEO, Fitterfly]