FAQs on MDI
It can be said that MDI has been proven to be one of the safest, most effective treatments to reduce or prevent the damage caused by diabetes complications.
The treatment starts by inserting an IV in your arm or hand. Then the IV is connected to our portable microdose pump. The pump mimics the pancreas of a healthy person – sending pulses of insulin to the liver.
MDI involves 4 one-hour treatments every week, where insulin is infused intravenously with controlled microdose of insulin through a microdose pump. A 30-minute break is provided between each hour of microdose infusions.
It is often misconceived that imbalanced blood sugar levels cause diabetes complications, but it is the inability of your body to use carbohydrates to create energy which is the primary cause, Microdose Infusion (MDI) revives the production of liver enzymes by mimicking healthy pancreas which naturally releases insulin into the liver. It corrects your metabolism, stops or reverses diabetic complications, providing you relief.
Over a period of time, MDI has shown to have a consistent safety record. There are no adverse reactions, injuries or health issues reported by patients after receiving the treatment.
At the beginning of the treatment sessions, you will not feel any different. However, as the treatment progresses to the end of the third session, you may feel sleepy or tired. This is because your body is working double to restore metabolism of your cells. You may sleep during the therapy or feel more active than normal, depending on your energy levels at the start. After the session, you may feel hunger. If so, eating a meal is suggested (on doctor’s advice).
After a few treatment sessions, your blood vessels’ elasticity will see improvement which will aid in reducing spikes in blood pressure and prevent strokes. Studies also show that inflammation which often causes cardiovascular problems within the body is also reduced with MDI.
FAQs on Living with Diabetes
A healthy lifestyle is essential for one to function at his/her best. For the patients who are suffering from diabetes, it’s very essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have good control over physical and dietary activity. This includes making healthy choices such as consuming nutritious foods, less junk, exercising well by walking, running, etc.
A diet plan is necessary for diabetic patients. There are some foods that can really aggravate the body and can lead to a lot of consequences. Hence it’s important to stay cautious and keep a good watch over what goes into your body.
Sweets are the rich sources of simple carbohydrates as well as fat. These foods usually tend to increase the risk for cardiac diseases so it’s necessary to avoid sweets completely. You can eat other options like milk based sweets with a small amount of sugar. Sugar-free options for diabetic patients are everywhere now so diabetic patients are still able to enjoy sweet dishes.
Diabetic diets have to be low in sugar and saturated fat and high in fiber. More carbohydrates must be given as complex starches as they break down to release glucose in the blood. The fibre in complex carbohydrates like vegetables, whole grains, are good options to choose from. One should emphasize more on high fibre foods such as pulses, vegetables, and fruits.
While Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented entirely, healthy eating and lifestyle adjustments can really make a difference in terms of reducing the severity of the problem and avoiding complications entirely.
The most common tests are:
- GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test)
- FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose)
- PPBG (Post Prandial Blood Glucose)
- HbA1c (Glycated Haemoglobin levels)
The most familiar symptoms of diabetes
- Frequent thirst
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Sores that do not heal
- Increased hunger
- Frequent fatigue
- Increased urination