What is Type 1 Diabetes ? By Dr. Kowshik Gupta, Consultant Pediatrician – Endocrinologist

What is Type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease , in which the person concerned does not produce any or only very little insulin. They must therefore inject it to prevent acute metabolic derailments and long-term consequences.

Type 1 diabetes is often already occurring in childhood and adolescence. 

Obesity in Children, by Dr. Kowshik Gupta, Consultant Pediatrician-Endocrinologist

The incidence of severe obesity in childhood is increasing alarmingly and childhood obesity has literally reached critical mass. Severe obesity often goes unrecognized until significant comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and steatohepatitis — once considered “adult diseases” — develop. Paediatric comorbidities of obesity are more common than thought.

Many consider this as a multifactorial (genetics,