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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

  1. You should be happy with high HDL as this is good cholesterol and higher is better. Alcohol can increase HDL levels.
  2. High TSH with...
Answered on : 01 Aug 2009

Quick tests for cholesterol/TG etc are not reliable and you should get lab test done. It is highly unlikely that change in your lipid profile is...

Answered on : 14 Jul 2009

Your query pertains to subclinical hypothyroidism leading on to menstrual abnormality. You have subclinical (minimal) hypothyroidism. In normal...

Answered on : 08 Jul 2009

You have not given the details of your thyroid test results. But with the background and one value of 8, I presume that you have hypothyroidism,...

Answered on : 02 Jul 2009

If your initial FBG is 100 mg/dl and PP is 140 mg/dl then you do not have diabetes mellitus but impaired glucose tolerance, which can be taken...

Answered on : 30 Jun 2009

I presume that you have Type 2 DM. Due to long duration of disease and uncontrolled glucose levels you are having diabetic nephropathy. To prevent...

Answered on : 12 Jun 2009

Options for treatment of Toxic MNG are medications (you are already taking), surgery or radioiodine therapy. I suggest you to go for radioiodine...

Answered on : 10 Jun 2009

Blood glucose of 500 mg/dl is an emergency/semi-emergency and should be handled accordingly. She needs urgent attention and should be treated with...

Answered on : 10 Jun 2009

You have not mentioned about the size of goitre. I suggest you to undergo FNAC and Anti-TPO test to know the cause of goitre and one ultrasound to...

Answered on : 10 Jun 2009

Hypothyroidism is a disease where thyroid gland does not produce hormones and patient has to take thyroid hormone as supplement. Majority of...

Answered on : 10 Jun 2009
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