What is Diabetes?

Diabetes (also Diabetes Mellitus) describes a group of metabolic diseases where the patient has high glucose in blood or high blood sugar levels. It could be either because the production of insulin is inadequate or because the body does not respond properly to insulin, or could be both.

It is an astonishing fact that the number of people having Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is increasing day by day. Asians have higher incidence of Diabetes, due to genetic reason. Lifestyle changes and food habits contribute to this increase. Diabetes affects all organs in the body like eye, brain, heart, kidney, and limb vessels. These lead to early death.

Diabetes is a lifelong condition associated with serious complications

Diabetic Retinopathy

Leading cause of blindness in adults

Diabetic Nephropathy

Leading cause of endstage renal disease

Diabetic Neuropathy

Cause non-traumatic lower extremity amputation


2 to 4 fold increase in stroke

Diabetes can lead to Early Death

Treatment is Mandatory

Cardiovascular Events

Increased risk of CV events

A life-long, Progressive, life-threatening, genetically-related, multi-factorial disease of excess fat storage. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, affecting 10% of the country's population and another 12% is overweight. 1.5 million deaths due to obesity 2000. 20 million deaths due to obesity 2010

Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Internationale (MISII)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery,
Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Renai Medicity, Kerala, Kochi, India

Consultant Surgeon
Starcare Hospital, Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman (+968 24557200)
Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai (+971 4 350 0600)
Venniyil Medical Center, Sharjah (+0971 (6) 56 82258)

Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370 (India)
Mobile: 00971567581025 (UAE)
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com


Other Details

National President - Indian Hernia Society
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Founder Member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Of India
Founder Member, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
International Faculty of IASGO on Hernia and Diabetic Surgery
International Faculty of IFSO on Diabetic Surgery
Associate Editor : Diabetes and Obesity International Journal