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How Can I Prevent Vision Loss From Diabetes?

Control Your Blood Sugar
Keep your blood sugar in the target range by eating a diet low in sugar and other simple carbohydrates, exercising regularly, and checking your blood sugar often. Make sure to work with your primary care physician, an endocrinologist, and perhaps even a nutritionist. Reliably take insulin or other medications as prescribed by your physician.

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Maintain a Healthy Diet
Cook at home using fresh ingredients. Avoid excessive consumption of red meat, and eat your vegetables! Avoid fried foods, refined carbohydrate
s, and sugary beverages

Control Your Blood Pressure
Controlling your blood pressure may protect your eyes from diabetic retinopathy.

Get an Annual Dilated Eye Exam
Visit an ophthalmologist  yearly, or more often if needed. Early detection a
nd treatment can save you from irreversible vision loss.If you have vision problems such as ‘floaters’ in your vision or blurry vision, see an ophthalmologist immediately.

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New Delhi, 1st March 2019: Improvements in screening, prevention, and treatment in high-burden countries such as India, China, and Pakistan will reduce the impact of liver diseases and complications globally. By 2030, these measures can avert 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths worldwide. These findings were part of a study published in the journal Lancet

As per a recent educational module on India’s fastest growing healthcare video education platform - Medtalks.in, Implementing comprehensive blood safety and infection control measures was estimated to reduce the number of new infections in 2030 by 58%. Extending harm reduction services to 40% of people who inject drugs could reduce the number of new infections by a further 7 percentage points. Together, this would prevent 14.1 million new infections by 2030.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI,Editor in Chief IJCP and Medtalks and President Elect CMAOO said, “HIV, HBV and HCV have similar routes of transmission. They spread by contact with infected body fluids such as blood, semen and vaginal fluid, or from a mother to her baby during pregnancy or delivery. Because of these shared routes of transmission, people at risk for HIV infection are also at risk for HBV or HCV infection. Of these, hepatitis B is more infectious.Transmission of hepatitis C virus can occur from infected fluid splashes to the conjunctiva. Hepatitis C virus can survive on environmental surfaces for up to 16 hours.”

Hepatitis B is 10 times more infectious than HCV and 50–100 times more infectious than HIV. The HBV can survive in dried blood for up to 7 days and remains capable of causing infection. This makes hepatitis B a more dangerous infection than HIV.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal said, “Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of IJCP, said, “Acute hepatitis due to any virus is usually self-limiting and requires a good diet, bed rest and only symptomatic treatment. Urgent hospitalization may be required only in cases of acute liver failure in acute viral hepatitis. One may also need intensive treatment and liver transplant. Chronic hepatitis B and C can be treated with antiviral drugs both oral and injectable. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is curable now and HBV can be controlled with medication. The vaccine is available for hepatitis A virus and HBV only.”

Some tips from HCFI

  • Maintain quality standards for public water supplies
  • Establish proper disposal systems for human feces
  • Maintain hygienic practices such as handwashing with safe water, particularly before handling food
  • Avoid consumption of water and/or ice of unknown purity
  • Get immunized at regular intervals as advised
  • Ensure safe blood transfusion and safe injection
  • Test any donated blood for hepatitis B and C
  • Indulge in safe sex and promote correct and consistent use of condoms

A medical webinar on this topic can be accessed at https://www.medtalks.in/articles/can-sgot-sgpt-level-demonstrate-the-extent-of-liver-damage.

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The word ‘Brand’ has nothing to do with the words ‘generic’ or ‘patented’ drugs

More than 95% of the drugs available in India are generic with no patent. They are available in the market with a generic name, trade name, or brand name from the same company. Being with no patent, over one thousand companies can market a single molecule. The word brand means a way to differentiate various generic drugs from each other.

According to a news update in eMediNexus.com, A generic drug is the same as a brand name drug in dosage, safety, strength, how it is taken, quality, performance, and intended use. Before approving a generic drug product, FDA requires many rigorous tests and procedures to assurethat the generic drug can be substituted for the brand name drug.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “The patented drugs are introduced in the market by the original company that researched the basic molecule. Let us take the example of Pfizer, which introduced two original molecules – Amlodipine and Sildenafil – and launched them in the international market as Amlogard (Amlodipine) and Viagra (Sildenafil). Being their research molecules, Pfizer had exclusive rights for 10 years based on their patent. These drugs are called patented drugs and the pharmaceutical company will have exclusive rights to them till the patent expires. After 10 years as the patent period expires, other companies can also market these molecules under their own brand name or as generic molecules. These are called non-patented generic version of the drugs.”

India is the largest exporter of generic versions of the drugs in the world as they can manufacture drugs at fraction of a cost compared to international brands. The word ‘Brand’ has nothing to do with the words ‘generic’ or ‘patented’ drugs.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of eMediNexus, said, “In India, generic versions of drugs can be sold in the name of molecule (generic-generic) or brand (generic-brand).The only thing that the IMA wants is that all generic versions of drugs in India should be permitted to be sold only at one price by one company. At present, the generic versions are being sold at three different prices (generic-generic, trade-generic and branded-generic) by the same company.”

Some recent news updates on government policies regarding generic drugs can be accessed at https://www.emedinexus.com/post/4341/govt-asks-pharma-companies-to-highlight-generic-name

Medical Council of India (MCI) Code of Medical ethics: 1.5 Use of Generic names of drugs: Every physician should, as far as possible, prescribe drugs with generic names and he / she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs. The interpretation is as follows.

  • Use of Generic names of drugs: it’s not use of generic drugs
  • Every physician should: the word SHOULD makes it binding
  • As far as possible means to the best of his or her capacity
  • Prescribe drugs with generic names: is not the same as prescribing generic drugs. It only means the name of the salt should also be written.
  • Shall ensure that there is a rational prescription: Rational means prescription of drugs which are evidence based and or with informed consent.
  • Rational use of drugs: means the same when dispensing.

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