Lakshminarayanan Varadhan

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare prevalence and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy among U.K. residents of South Asian or white European ethnicity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a community-based cross-sectional study involving 10 general practices; 1,035 patients with type 2 diabetes were studied: 421 of South Asian and 614 of(More)
Rapid improvement in glycaemic control induced by GLP-1 agonist therapy could be yet another illustration of transient or permanent progression of diabetic retinopathy, similar to documented examples such as pregnancy and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. Specific guidelines would be needed to monitor this paradoxical phenomenon during treatment(More)
Acromegaly has traditionally been associated with significant mortality and cardiovascular morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the overall mortality and improvement in mortality and morbidity in acromegaly and correlate these with cumulative growth hormone exposure. All patients treated for acromegaly at our centre until 2012 were analysed in(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a complex condition with far reaching physical, psychological and psychosocial effects. These outcomes can be significant when considering the care of a youth transferring from paediatric through to adult diabetes services. The art of mastering a smooth care transfer is crucial if not pivotal to optimising overall diabetic control.(More)
Rapid improvement in glycaemic control with GLP-1 receptor agonist (RA) therapy has been reported to be associated with significant progression of diabetic retinopathy. This deterioration is transient, and continuing GLP-1 RA treatment is associated with reversal of this phenomenon. Pre-existent maculopathy, higher grade of retinopathy and longer duration(More)
BACKGROUND The Alphabet Strategy (AS) is a diabetes care checklist ensuring "important, simple things are done right all the time." Current audits of diabetes care in developed countries reveal wide variations in quality with performance of care processes frequently sub-optimal. This study had three components:• an audit to assess diabetes care quality(More)
A 64 year old lady, with a background history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, presented with general deterioration of general health, poor glycemic control, difficulty in controlling blood pressure and difficulty in walking. She had past medical history of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, treated with surgery and subsequent chemotherapy.(More)