• Brief Profile


    Dr Mithal is a Senior Endocrinologist at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi and has a special interest in metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis and parathyroid disorders. Dr. Mithal did his D.M. in Endocrinology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1987 and holds many senior positions in reputed institutes all over India.

Questions Answered by me

Even though inhaled insulin is safe to use in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients, it does not replace long acting insulin which has to be...

Answered on : 20 Oct 2007

By definition, a person is labelled diabetic when the fasting blood glucose level is greater than 126 mg/dl, or 7mmol. Between 100-125 mg/dl, one...

Answered on : 17 Sep 2007

Alcohol is not recommended for diabetic patients, as when you take alcohol the liver recognises alcohol as a toxin so tries to clear that and if...

Answered on : 14 Sep 2007

You make no mention of your overall control - is your fasting blood glucose Ok? What is the HbA1c? The overall treatment modification will depend...

Answered on : 25 May 2007

No, diabetes will not really affect your brain functioning directly, unless you have had a stroke/ other evidence of reduced blood flow to the...

Answered on : 23 May 2007

You seem to be doing quite well, overall. After a mango your sugar will probably rise for some time, so if you check post meal values they will be...

Answered on : 20 Jun 2006

You are being given correct advice. During pregnancy even minor elevations in TSH are important, and need to be treated. You should aim to keep...

Answered on : 22 Feb 2006

Getting a low blood sugar level in the absence of diabetes treatment is very unusual and usually indicates either insulin excess (hyperinsulinism...

Answered on : 27 Jan 2006

Your fasting value of 300 mg/dl is too high and needs immediate attention. Strict diet, regular exercise and substantial increase in medication (...

Answered on : 24 Sep 2005
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