Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was advised naturopathy treatment for 10 days by doctors on Tuesday. He will be treated at a naturopathy centre in Bangalore.
After examining his health for the past three consecutive days, Dr Vipin Mittal, Kejriwal’s family doctor, said that the CM was advised to take complete bed rest, but due to his busy schedule and back-to-back meetings he was unable to do so.
Following this, he was referred to a naturopathy treatment centre in Bangalore for better treatment and rest.
“During morning, Arvind’s sugar level was recorded around 180 but during night it soared up to 300. The fluctuation in blood sugar levels raised concerns and he was advised to go for naturopathy. He will be treated at the Jindal Naturecure Institute from March 5 to 15. Anna Hazare too was treated there after he fell ill during the hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in 2012,” said Dr Mittal.
He added that Kejriwal’s sugar level has remained above 300 for the past one week, and his cough has also worsened.
According to diabetes specialists, uncontrolled blood sugar levels for a longer period of time can lead to serious complications.
“The duration of a person’s diabetes also matters but if the levels remain high for a longer period then it could lead to various infections. Pneumonia and urinary tract infections are the two most common problems and once infection sets in then it could lead to further complications,” says Dr Anoop Misra, director and head, department of diabetes and metabolic diseases, Fortis Hospitals.
“In extreme cases uncontrolled sugar levels for a sustained period of time can even precipitate a heart attack or a stroke,” Dr Misra says.
A senior pulmonologist at the AIIMS said persistent cough could be an allergic reaction to the changing weather. “Sometimes the weather does not suit a person. Such people have inflamed respiratory tract and are sensitive to any seasonal changes.”