Diabetes Management in Mumbai With the top diabetologist of the city

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The top diabetologist of Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh has multiple years of experience with diabetes management and thousands of patients with positive outcomes. She creates a customized approach for her patients, depending on their medical history and lifestyles.

These are some of the things that make her one of the best endocrinologists in Mumbai.
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Ambrose DSouza
Ambrose DSouza
My experience with Dr. Shehla Shaikh for the last many years has been exceptionally good. She has made me live my diabetic life very confidently with the treatment she has been giving. I am fortunate to have her as my doctor. She has successfully treated not only my diabetes but even other ailments which have cropped up from time to time. God bless her and keep her serving humanity for many more years.
Firoz Bastawala
Firoz Bastawala
Good doctor
Taha Khan
Taha Khan
Excellent treatment
Dolly K
Dolly K
Very composed and calm demeanor.shes extremely sensitive and compassionate. One of the gentlest doctors ever.
Zarina Modak
Zarina Modak
Under the treatment of Dr. Sheila Shaikh n Dietician Asma Shaikh my sugar was normal. Thy asked me to follow reverse diet.. Which I did n sugar got reversed.. Thanks for these doctors..
Ansari Sheeza
Ansari Sheeza
Highly experienced and a very great motivator... 👍🏼

What is Diabetes

Diabetes is basically a condition that leads to higher levels of sugar in the blood than is normal. Diabetes occurs when your body cannot either make insulin or is unable to utilize the insulin that is made within it.

Insulin is the hormone that allows your body to ingest the sugar that you consume, which is then converted to energy by the body. In concise, there are two types of diabetes, Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes.

In type 1 diabetes, often called juvenile diabetes, the body is unable to produce insulin. This is because the body’s own immune cells attack the islets of the pancreas that produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes. the body can produce some amounts of insulin, but cannot utilize the insulin as required. Type 2 diabetes is often called adult diabetes, but can show up in ages below 35 as well.

Symptoms of diabetes

Some common symptoms for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes there are common symptoms. In type 1 diabetes, the onset is at an earlier age and is sudden. In type 2 diabetes, the onset is more gradual. The most common symptoms are as listed below:
  • Polydipsia (increased thirst)
  • Polyuria (increased urination, including possible bedwetting)
  • Polyphagia (increased hunger)
  • Rapid and unexplained hunger
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
  • Irritability and itchy skin
  • Unpleasant odor of breath
  • Blurred vision
symptoms of diabetes

Diagnosing diabetes

Diabetes is diagnosed by testing the levels of glucose in your blood. This is what indicates that the insulin in your body is unable to regulate those glucose levels. Management of diabetes is also reliant on these blood glucose levels.

There are 3 kinds of blood glucose level tests most commonly used:

  • Fasting glucose test: performed after minimum 8 hours of fasting. A glucose level above 126 mg/dL is considered as diabetes.
  • Random glucose test: Done at any time of the day, diabetes is diagnosed above 200 mg/dL . Levels of 140-199 are considered pre-diabetes.
  • HbA1C test: This test provides an idea about the average blood glucose levels over the past 2 to 3 months and doesn’t require fasting. Levels above 6.5% are considered diagnostic of diabetes and 5.7-6.4% is considered pre-diabetes.
  • In case of type 1 Diabetes, a blood test to check for antibodies and a urine test to check for ketones may be required.

Treating and managing the condition

Treatment approaches for diabetes depend on the type of diabetes, the levels of blood glucose and any other accompanying health conditions that you may have.
  • In cases of Pre-diabetes, the focus is to enable you with prevention from getting into full-blown diabetes. The treatment approach is focused on minimizing risk factors and promoting required lifestyle changes such as exercise and dietary habits.
  • With type 1 diabetes, you must introduce insulin into the body every day, since your body is not producing any insulin.
  • With type 2 diabetes, the approach to treatment gets customized according to the prevalent glucose levels in the blood and other accompanying conditions. Management could include medications as well as insulin. Healthy lifestyle changes such as dietary intervention and exercise is also involved. Monitoring is very important and the line of treatment is customized based upon outcomes.

Where to visit your diabetes expert in Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh

Shop No 10,1st Floor, Patel Arcade, Nagpada Junction, Maharashtra 400008

SAIFEE HOSPITAL: 15/17, Maharshi Karve Rd, Charni Road East, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004


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