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Treating Diabetes With Rehabilitation

Having a healthy lifestyle is always a good idea but diabetes is one condition that makes following a healthy lifestyle sort of mandatory as it is a part of the treatment more so. We all know that diabetes is a result of our body’s inability to make insulin and that when you eat food it gets converted to glucose. This is the time when our pancreas releases insulin in order to help the sugar get absorbed by the body. Understanding the role of insulin is what helps us understand that unavailability of insulin can hinder the work of our body system.

Treating Diabetes With Rehabilitation

If there is no insulin then the body cells starve due to the unavailability of glucose. This can damage the working of the kidney, eyes, nerves, and heart. The most common type of diabetes is type 2, mostly occurring in adults. People with type 2 might be able to prepare insulin but not enough. Symptoms of diabetes type 2 include feeling thirsty, peeing frequently, fatigue, vision issues, feeling hungry, numbness, or tingling in hands or feet, to name a few.

Treatment of diabetes is based on the inclusion of a balanced diet together with regular exercise. Medication is also included if even after following a healthy lifestyle, you are not able to maintain sugar levels after these adjustments.

Exercise and a healthy diet do help in controlling sugar to a great extent as it allows glucose to enter the cells without the need for insulin. It also helps in lowering glucose levels as well as blood pressure. Exercise increases stamina, fitness, and energy levels as well.

Patients with diabetes are recommended exercises that are a combination of aerobics and resistance training. The exercise and diet regime is created by physiotherapists and dietitians. The physiotherapists also supervise these exercises until a routine is formed until the patient is in the hospital. The same routine is advised to be followed at home after discharge.

Just like exercise even diet forms an integral part of the health regime of a diabetic. Dietitians in the rehabilitation centers of hospitals teach patients how to manage carbohydrate intake as they can affect the glucose levels. They even provide information on healthy cooking and eating.

Rehabilitation is a holistic approach to diabetes as it includes a balanced diet, exercise, and medications to improve the quality of life of diabetic patients and manage the disease in a better way.

A Tête-à-tête with distinguished Prof. Steven E. Daley

.… Professor with Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, & School of Psychology at California State University, Sacramento has been associated with Institute of Rehabilitation, VIMS & RC for 8 long years since 2004.

Vydehi Institute of Rehabiliation

The aim and objective of his visit to the Institute of Rehabilitation, VIMS & RC is to foster hope and collaborative support to the child and its family, as he strongly believes what is good for the child, is good for the family. In this context he emphasized on early intervention at grass root level through early start. The exercise is to take the therapists to pre-school and anganwadi in order to sensitize them for an early intervention, provide guidance and support through occupation, speech and physical therapy. The team at Institute of Rehabilitation, VIMS & RC in collaboration with Prof. Steven will develop a screening tool to get referrals from pre-schools and anganwadi for early intervention. Continue reading

VIMS & RC launches a Cochlear Implant Centre in the Department of Rehabilitation at Vydehi Hospital

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in its ten years of existence has transformed itself into a super speciality hospital of truly global standards.

Addressing the media here today, Mrs Kalpaja Dalavoi, Director of VIMS & RC said, “Hearing impairment is no more considered as a disability. With recent advances in the medical field, there are management options for individuals with profound hearing impairment. Cochlear Implant is among one of the options and is usually suggested when there is no benefit from hearing aids. The arrival of high-end diagnostic equipment for early identification of hearing loss as early as 6 months facilitates the early intervention and management of hearing loss. Keeping this in mind VIMS & RC has opened the Cochlear Implant Centre to facilitate the management of hearing loss with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment at an affordable cost”. Continue reading

VYDEHI 9TH REHAB DAY CELEBRATION

Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation – Rehab Day Celebration 2011

To commemorate 3rd December 2011 as the WORLD DISABILITY DAY 9th Annual Rehab day was celebrated at Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation

This was a very special day for all of us here. The celebrations took course in the form of cultural programmes by children with special needs. Children with visual impairment from Pundit Puttaraj Gowai Trust for Disabled sang the invocation song. The programme began with offering of flowers to the deity by the eminent guests and dignitaries.
Graduation Ceremony was concluded for the little ones to mark their successful milestones in life. Continue reading

Vydehi Rehab Centre under Yolanda G. Moreno’s magical spell

Yolanda Gama Moreno, Early Childhood Special Educationist (ECSE) is once again here at Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation. She is specialized in visual rehabilitation.
Yolanda is going to be with us till March 18th and will be seeing all the specially-abled kids enrolled with the Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation. She will be providing her expertise and valuable opinion for all these kids’ visual training and further rehabilitation (cognitive communication especially). Continue reading

Brief of Rehab Day Carnival

Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation celebrated its 7th Rehab Day on 18th December 2010. A carnival had been organized for special children, their parents and rehab staff at Vydehi campus playground. A range of games, food items & craft items stalls was arranged for adults and kids alike. Everybody enjoyed the fair and it was a great success. Continue reading

Visiting Faculty Dr. Steven E. Daley at Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation

Once again Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation, Bangalore is busy with its visiting faculty from California State University, Sacramento. It is yet another proud moment for the staff at Vydehi to have Dr. Steven E. Daley, Prof. CSU, Sacramento, amongst them.
With lot of new things happening, under the guidance of Dr. Steven E. Daley, special kids at Vydehi are going to get benefited surely.

Rehab Day Celebration on 3rd December 2009

Wonder what a Rehab Day celebration is!!! It is a Day to students at our rehabilitation centre really rocks, that was the day in their life which brings enthusiasm and skills.

Rehab Day Banner

Students from the Vydehi Institute of rehabilitation came in the midst of the college ground to celebrate. There were participations from every department– School for special needs, speech, Visual Stimulation, psychotherapy and so on. I saw their bright faces filled with passion along with their loved ones.

Rehab day viewers

Function started with prayer chanted by students followed by play games which allow them to practice learned skills. It was amazing to see these kids playing lemon & spoon, find and pick the toys from sand, mix and match vegetables and other athletic activities. Well, I believe these activities will bring enjoyment and improve learning abilities in them.  The teachers and parents were the organizers and also participated in various other events.

Students Prayer

Students Game

After lunch, the center of attraction was at college auditorium. The kids were performing yoga, absolutely clinical.

Vydehi Students yoga Performance

Vydehi Students Yoga Performance

End of the day, every participant got their prizes for their utmost participation in the event. It’s really a sigh of relief for the participants and their beloved ones. Hope these kids will get more and more opportunities to enhance their confidence and skills…