Berhampur,15/02/19:Around 20-30% patients subjected to any surgery have high blood sugars. In fact approximately 80% cardiac surgery patients have high blood sugars. Diabetes in patients undergoing surgery suppresses immunity, increases wound infection with reduced healing, augments blood coagulability and increases duration of hospital stay. So proper antidiabetic therapy with achievement of normal blood sugars is mandatory before posting any patient for surgery.
To discuss more on this very important topic, Silk city surgeons club in association with post graduate department of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur today has organised a seminar at Christian Hospital premises. Dr Minal Nanda, Chief surgeon, Christian Hospital presided over the meet, where Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur was invited as the chief speaker. Dr Siba Prasad Pattanaik, Associate Professor, Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical College gave a brief introductory overview of the topic and the speaker following which Dr Sunil Kota made a detailed presentation on “Peri operative control of high blood sugars”.
Dr Kota laid emphasis on the methods of blood sugar control during pre operative, intraoperative and post operative period. Patients being subjected to minor surgery and good blood sugar control can be managed with oral drugs alone with occasional need of insulin. But patients posted for major surgery and those with high blood sugars should be managed with insulin. Dr Kota explained the audience about the methods of insulin dose calculation and frequent blood sugar monitoring followed by insulin dose adjustment. Many of the cases can be managed with subcutaneous insulin (insulin injected beneath skin), where as some cases may require intravenous insulin for rapid blood sugar control with more frequent blood sugar monitoring.
Around 80 doctors from Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and other hospitals of Berhampur participated. At the end, a question and answer session ensued followed by felicitation of Dr Sunil Kumar Kota by Prof Raja Rao, Retired Head, Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur. Lastly Dr Ambuja Satapathy expressed vote of thanks.