A review on plasma glucose: Preventing mongering of Madhumeha

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People believe that the new is better than the old, that the advanced is better than the simple, that more is better than little. How good is plasma glucose screening? Statistical medicine, sold all over as very scientific originates from scandal of poor research says Douglas G Altman, head of the medical statistics, London. Ayurvedic health care providers following International diagnostic criteria of Diabetes Mellitus for diagnosis of Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus). This was recently proved to be disease mongering and selling sickness. Many studies have consistently demonstrated that history taking and physical examinations are the most important factors in arriving at correct diagnosis, whereas lab tests play only minor role and too often palpably illogical laboratory findings are accepted without question. Ayurvedic physicians should strictly follow classical method of diagnosis of Madhumeha. The quotation from a Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri “Beyond the power of most sophisticated medical equipment is a physician’s humanity – the listening ear, the healing touch, the devices of healers throughout time”, holds good at this juncture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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