Diabetologist, Dr.V. S. Ajgaonkar, has been practicing Diabetology for last 50 yrs. He is a Fellow at All India Institute of Diabetes. He has participated as Faculty Member in National and International Conferences. He has authored Diet for Diabetics and Handbook of Oral Anti Diabetic Drugs.
He encourages medical students to develop communication skills with the patients and relatives.
Dr.Ajgaonkar answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.
What are the symptoms of diabetics and what should be the sugar level on fasting an PP?
Normal fasting should be less than 110 mg/dl after 2 hrs of lunch less than 140mg/dl.
The symptoms if occur would be like excess hunger, thirst, urination, blurred vision, repetitive change of eye glasses, frequent boils, infections and ringworms, tingling, numbness, burning of feet, cramps, aches is calves and thighs, delayed healing of wounds, itching in the private parts, etc.