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    Dr Dinesh Kumar Dhanwal is currently working as Prof. of Medicine and Endocrinologist at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. After completion of his graduation from Pt BD Sharma PGI, Rohtak he joined prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for his post graduation in Medicine. He later also completed his post doctoral DM in Endocrinology from AIIMS under the watchful eyes of world famous faculty members in Endorinology. Presently he is the only qualified endocrinologist at Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals including GB Pant Hospital. He is an award winning doctor from GNCT and has following awards to his credit: 1. Commonwealth Academic Fellowship from Commonwealth Commission, UK in 2009-10 2. AV Gandhi award for excellence in year 2003. This award is given to only one endocrinologist from India for research and outstanding contribution in the field of endocrinology and carries a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakhs. 3. Asia Oceania Distinguished Young Investigator Award from Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine in year 2001 and 2005. 4. Fellow of Indian College of Physicians in year 2009. Recent awards include 1. 27th Dr. S. Radha Krishnan memorial National teachers award 2011. 2. American Society of Bone Mineral Research travel grant award for year 2010 3. Guide to Dr Saroj Sahoo and Dr Mondal for Young investigator awards during International Osteoporosis Foundation – regional in Singapore 2010 and Gold Coast, Australia in 2011. 4. Many best paper awards in various National and International Conferences He is an outstanding researcher for original research as well for global clinical trials. He is first to demonstrate hypothalamic pituitary dysfunction in patients with tubercular meningitis, hypovitaminosis D in thyrotoxicosis. He is also pioneer in epidemiological research on osteoporosis and has recently demonstrated that hip fracture incidence rates in India are lower than West. He is involved in path breaking research in field of Type 1 DM by using immune modulators and this was in news in June 2010. Even there was a question in parliament last year on this new development. He is an excellent clinician and patients flock around him both in outdoors and indoors. His clinical practice is always patient centric. He is looking after endocrinology services at both Lok Nyak and GB Pant hospital. He is a very popular teacher among both undergraduate and post graduate students. Majority of his post graduate students are pursuing DM in various fields. He has immense contribution to community services. He is part of NRHM as a member for Non-Communicable Diseases Program including screening of slum population for diabetes which was inaugurated by Union Health Minister on World Diabetes Day 2010. Every year he organizes World Diabetes Day on 14th November which includes public education, public lecture, health camp and a walk to Rajghat for public awareness. As a part of community health education he has appeared on both print and news media notably regular expert with All India Radio, NDTV, Lokshabha TV and other channels. He is also endocrine expert with doctor NDTV.com a health site managed by NDTV and answers queries for Indians across world related to diabetes and endocrinologist. He is conducting community service by running a diabetes clinic/camp twice a month at Sector 9, Dwarka. This is a comprehensive clinic in which consultations, dietary advice, diabetic education and all the tests related to diabetes and thyroid disorders are provided free to the participants.

Questions Answered by me

Yes, around periods there may be increase in glucose levels due to stress. Please note that with a single reading we do not make a diagnosis of...

Answered on : 08 Dec 2008

Your TSH is still on the higher side. I suggest you to get Anti-TPO done, this blood test will tell us the underlying cause of hypothyroidism and...

Answered on : 02 Dec 2008

If you start taking female hormones (oestrogens), within few months you will start getting changes and you will not be able to hide these. Breast...

Answered on : 31 Oct 2008

This is because our body's capacity to produce glucose increases while we fast or do some exercise. The main source of glucose in blood during...

Answered on : 30 Oct 2008

You should continue same dose for the time being. Keep getting your TSH and FT4 every 8-12 weeks as the dose requirement will increase as...

Answered on : 10 Oct 2008

If goitre is large enough then this can cause compression on trachea and shortness of breath. To know this one should undergo USG of neck and X-...

Answered on : 25 Sep 2008

You have frank diabetes mellitus and the blood glucose levels are very high. At these levels you need to take insulin. Please consult your...

Answered on : 23 Sep 2008

The best thing is to avoid fast during holy month of Ramzan. In case this is unavoidable one can take premix insulin like Mixtard/Novomix 30...

Answered on : 26 Aug 2008

You are suffering from hypothyroidism as per treatment you are taking in form of Eltroxin. Hypothyroidism is a disease with an easy treatment....

Answered on : 13 Aug 2008

These reports suggest that you have severe hypothyroidism. Other tests required are: Anti-TPO, urea, creatinine, lipid profile, haemogram, ECG and...

Answered on : 28 Jul 2008
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