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Drug-device combination adapted for cost-effective solution in Diabetes


In conversation with Dr Pramod Tripathi, Founder of Freedom From Diabetes

What is the current stage of the Indian diabetic market?

The diabetes is a exploding at a rapid pace. India currently represents 49 per cent of the world’s diabetes burden, with an estimated 72 million cases in 2017, a figure expected to almost double to 134 million by 2025

What treatment do you provide for patients to treat diabetes?

Freedom From Diabetes (FFD) is an integrated healthcare initiative that educates, inspires and supports diabetics to reverse diabetes & related disorders and lead a healthy and stress-free life, through programs that are driven by high-end technology with a caring human touch! 6,000+ diabetics have already become free of medications/ insulin from its proven diabetic reversal Programs.

Over the last six years, it has innovated an approach that focuses on deeper understanding and habit changes in a gradual step by step manner. Its reversal model is based on ‘Four Protocols’ that include Diet, Exercise, Inner Transformation and Medical Protocols. This synergistic approach enables participants to reduce/ stop medications and create vibrant health across all levels.

Patients are made to understand the reasons for acquiring diabetes and how our protocols are especially effective in diabetes.  Not only the right knowledge of diet and exercise but also treatment at an emotional/mental level along with medical support is necessary for speedy reversal.

How much daily exercise influence to manage diabetes?

Daily exercise has a huge impact on diabetes. Minimum 30-45 minutes of daily investment in the right exercise creates the right platform for managing and reversing diabetes. Initially, the need is to do lymphatic circulation exercise to reduce acid and inflammation. Later muscles need to be built so that fat burning happens. A diabetic should not exercise simply to burn calories but to build fitness.

The cost is rising to manage diabetes, do you think Drug-device combination products can bring some cost-effective for patients?

Yes, they could. But the real issue is lack of education on reversal and support for making changes in diet, lifestyle and stress. This needs to be given priority so that dependence on medications reduces.

What are the pros and cons of implantable glucose monitoring system?

The implantable glucose monitoring system is devised to keep real-time glucose control.  It works well but after a certain time, it can give improper readings which need to be counterchecked.

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