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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 29-30

Managing type 1 diabetes in remote and challenging locations in India

Department of Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

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Salam Ranabir
Department of Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.155368

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Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a challenging situation for both physician and patient, as it requires a very disciplined lifestyle with regular monitoring and follow-up. It becomes even more difficult when facilities are limited. Manipur has a difficult terrain and due to lack of adequate facilities patients face frequent hypoglycemic episodes and hyperglycemic crises. Continuous availability of insulin is not possible at all times. The health care workers in the state are not fully aware of right practices and incorrect injection sites and erroneous techniques are also quite prevalent. Some quacks and traditional healers claim that they can cure diabetes by their indigenous preparation.

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