Dr. Reshad Kurrimbukus

OVERVIEW

  • Type 2 diabetes is a common condition in which the blood sugar (glucose) level becomes abnormally high.
  • It can cause symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, and fatigue. It can also increase your chances of developing serious eye, heart, and nerve problems.
  • It is a chronic condition that can have an impact on your daily life. You may need to modify your diet, take medications, and undergo regular check-ups.
  • It is caused by issues with the body’s chemical (hormone) insulin. It is frequently associated with being overweight or inactive, as well as having a family history of type 2 diabetes.

Check if you have type 2 diabetes

Many people have type 2 diabetes without realising. This is because symptoms do not necessarily make you feel unwell.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  • peeing more than usual, particularly at night
  • feeling thirsty all the time
  • feeling very tired
  • losing weight without trying to
  • itching around your penis or vagina, or repeatedly getting thrush
  • cuts or wounds taking longer to heal
  • blurred vision

Complications

Potential complications of diabetes and frequent comorbidities include:

  • Diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
  • Diabetes is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and blood vessel narrowing (atherosclerosis).
  • Nerve damage in the limbs (neuropathy). Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage or destroy nerves, causing tingling, numbness, burning, pain, or eventual loss of feeling, which usually starts at the tips of the toes or fingers and gradually spreads upward.
  • Other types of nerve damage Damage to the heart’s nerves can contribute to irregular heart rhythms.
  • Damage to the digestive system’s nerves can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, or constipation. Erectile dysfunction in men can be caused by nerve damage.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Diabetes can cause chronic kidney disease or irreversible end-stage kidney disease, requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.

My locations

I can offer consultations in several locations across Mauritius. Some of them are:

EDUCATION

DES Medecine Interne
Universite de Poitiers

DFMSA Gastro
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome DCEM
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome Docteur
Universite de Poitiers