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Posted on 11:34AM Sep 19, 2018 in General
Type 1 Diabetes Kills Cells in the Body: Are they useful ones?
Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic disease that destroys the body’s ability to produce insulin, a hormone used to break down and store energy from foods, in the Body in the form of glucose or sugar. In the absence of insulin, high levels of fat and glucose remain in the bloodstream. In the long run, this can severely damage the vital body organs. Type 1 Diabetes, earlier referred to as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, is normally caused at any age and is most frequently diagnosed during adulthood. In India, around 97,000 children have been affected by this condition. There is no specific known cause of Type 1 diabetes. Attempts to find specific causes have left scientists often bewildered, as no amount of research has enabled them to know the exact causes. However, after extensive research and lab tests using modern lab testing software and other techniques, the scientists have started to believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors are responsible for causing this condition, which approximately forms around 5 percent of the total population affected by diabetes in general.
The symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes include dehydration, weight loss, and diabetic ketoacidosis. The presence of extra sugar in the blood stream makes the patient visit the washroom more often and through frequent urination, the patient keeps losing a lot of water from the body, and that leads to dehydration. The glucose that goes out of the body with urine also takes with it a lot of calories, which is precisely why a lot of people with diabetes get into a phase where they lose a lot of weight. With absence of insulin due to the absence of islet cells, the body never has glucose at its disposal to break down for energy. Thus, to find itself a source of energy, the body starts breaking down fat cells, which in turn creates a chemical called ketones. The liver releases stored that goes unused, and this gets stored up in the blood along with the acidic ketones.
This combination of blood sugar and ketones is called ketoacidosis and it can be life threatening if not treated immediately. As mentioned above, the type 1 diabetes indirectly damages your body by affecting vital organs over a period of time. To be specific, high glucose levels in the blood start affecting small blood vessels in eyes, kidneys and heart, which is exactly why we hear many diabetes patients losing vision over time, while other few experience kidney failure and heart related diseases.Read More
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Posted on 09:57AM Aug 21, 2018 in General
Things To Know Before Installing LIMS
For a pathology lab owner, there are multiple operational responsibilities that need to be undertaken for the lab’s smooth functioning. Testing, reporting, documentation of reports, etc. are some of the few tasks that need to be executed without any glitches every single time. And as these various tasks are discrete yet dependent on each other, the overall inter-dependencies are high for a pathological laboratory.
For such inter-dependencies and labs where operations are from medium to large scale, an
Installing an LIMS software to expedite your
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Posted on 09:49AM Aug 21, 2018 in General
It’s just another day for you at work; you handover one of the most important dossiers to your Team, signed and sealed, for execution and come back to your cabin, where a glass of cool water is kept next to one of those flamboyant paper-weights you gifted yourself recently. You sit on your comfortable high-back chair with a soft, heavily cushioned backrest, pushing it back, to relax after an eventful, busy first half. You pick up the glass of water, eyes transfixed on the gorgeous paperweight. Just as you start sipping water, you feel a light, but significant pain behind your eyes. Within moments, you also realize you have a light headache. The pain still isn’t excruciating, but it’s significant and unlike any pain you have felt so far.
By evening, the headache has gotten severe and the pain behind your eyes is a lot more pronounced. You can also sense you have high fever and the intermittent nausea you seemed to have developed doesn’t exactly let you enjoy your evening Tea. You drive back home, feeling fatigued. By late evening, your muscles and joints are already in writhing pain. Paracetamol made you feel better, but only for a couple of hours. You call up your physician. He asks you to eat an antibiotic, preferably Taxim-O, twice a day for three days and asks you to update. “If you don’t feel better, we will investigate” he assures. “Make sure you keep yourself hydrated. Drink lot of water and avoiding eating anything that’s oily and too spicy”, he reiterates. Three days later, it has only gotten worse. You have developed rashes as well, on your skin. The pain in muscles and joints has gotten worse, and the pain behind your eyes keeps visiting every couple of hours, growing in its intensity with each visit. You call up your physician. He asks you to get a few done, one of which is for Dengue. A few hours later, your physician calls you up, “You have dengue. Please get admitted”.Read More
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Posted on 10:29AM Aug 06, 2018 in General
4 Tips For Laboratory Efficiency
There are only 24 hours in a day and there’s only that much you can get out of your lab in a day. If scaling up your lab productivity is in on your mind to make the most out of your processes, then we have some suggestions to make that will help you achieve exactly the same.
In the time of lab automations and mechanised workflows with pathology lab software, the scope to lift up your lab’s productivity and efficiency can double up exponentially. It is a symbiotic relation between automated workflows and lab managers and staff to bring about a high efficiency out of the lab. Too much output will eventually burnout both - the lab staff and its automation.Read More
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Posted on 10:48AM Jun 25, 2018 in General
How Health Pelase Helps You To Get A Quick Health Check-up In Pune
A holistic healthcare is in both, your physical and mental wellbeing. As the adage goes, indeed, prevention is better than cure.Read More
Posted on 09:01PM Jan 23, 2018 in General
In today’s fast paced life, we find ourself busy for everything but our Health. We all have forgotten the age old saying of Health Wealth to the digital yet busy lifestyle.
We fail to spare some valuable time for our own selves. We do not have the time to review our health condition, eat a balanced and timely meal, move ourselves appropriately, take a good night’s sleep, and on and on. With this, the older communicable diseases like Malaria, Typhoid and Polio have become curable but lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancer are getting prevalent.