A review on plasma glucose: Preventing mongering of madhumeha

Hadapad, Basavaraj S and Nayak, Anupama V and Kamath, Rajesh (2019) A review on plasma glucose: Preventing mongering of madhumeha. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (2). pp. 224-227. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

People believe that the new is better than the old, that the advanced is better than the simple, that more is better than little. How good is plasma glucose screening? Statistical medicine, sold all over as very scientific originates from scandal of poor research says Douglas G Altman, head of the medical statistics, London. Ayurvedic health care providers following International diagnostic criteria of Diabetes Mellitus for diagnosis of Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus). This was recently proved to be disease mongering and selling sickness. Many studies have consistently demonstrated that history taking and physical examinations are the most important factors in arriving at correct diagnosis, whereas lab tests play only minor role and too often palpably illogical laboratory findings are accepted without question. Ayurvedic physicians should strictly follow classical method of diagnosis of Madhumeha. The quotation from a Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri “Beyond the power of most sophisticated medical equipment is a physician's humanity-the listening ear, the healing touch, the devices of healers throughout time”, holds good at this juncture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Madhumeha; diabetes mellitus; plasma glucose; screening; disease mongering.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ayurveda
Departments at MU > Public Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 04:03
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 04:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153557

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