Dr. Raj Kumar Lalwani
Prestigious fellowships of FIMSA in 2004 and of Diabetes India in 2017 were awarded to him.
Dr.Raj Kumar Lalwani- is a Post Graduate(MD) in Internal Medicine and has also earned a Diploma In Diabetes Care from University of Newcastle, Australia.(2002)
He is in active practice since almost 34 Years and is in South Delhi since last 25 Years.
The revolutionary ideas Like “There is no Special Diet For Diabetes” , and “Diabetes Diet simply means understanding of Do’s and Don’ts ” and “Diet Charts are Useless and over-hyped ” etc. were first talked and actively counseled to patients by Dr. Lalwani ,way back in 1995 !
Dr. Raj Kumar Lalwani’s Diabetes and Heart Care is the FIRST CENTRE IN INDIA where Overall Diabetes Risk Calculation was done taking in account not just Cholesterols or A1c etc but by including inflammatory markers ,Kidney functions , Heart Ailments and peripheral /limb arteries etc .This centre therefore has always believed in treating the patient and not just his Blood Glucose reports !
He is a great proponent of “Empowering Patients” ,through Education and Information. Dr Lalwani believes that Patient should himself be able to make correct decisions and choices in the matters of food,treatment and lifestyle .Medical fraternity across the world ,lately has realized and accepted this !
He believs : “My role in Diabetes Care is of an Air Traffic Control Tower -showing you the runway –“You” are the Pilot of Your (Life) Plane and it is ” you ” who is finally responsible for taking a safe flight and then making a safe landing”.
Finger wagging or “I am the Boss” like attitudes are never adopted in Dr.Lalwani’s Clinic! In Dr Lalwani’s own words: “I may be knowing best of Diabetes & I may be one of the best Diabetologist BUT I can not be master of my patient’s Life ! Patient himself is the expert of HIS OWN LIFE ! By adding best of my scientific knowledge and acumen with what is needed for a particular patient ,we have to mutually adjust treatment plans keeping in view that targets of treatment are achieved (which I know best ) ,without disturbing patient’s personal or family life (what he knows best ) ! These goals are achievable only by “Empowering and Educating” the patients.We take pride in telling our readers that this is a normal practice at our center, for many years by now, ( WHO, American Diabetes Association and International Diabetes Federation,RSSDI have all realized & endorsed this concept of patient empowerment) While patient manages his life ,Doctor makes crucial but finer adjustments with Drugs, Insulin and Lifestyle with modulation or changes, as required .
Dr. Raj Kumar Lalwani is Life Member of the following Medical Organizations:
Cardiological Society of India(CSI)- Life Member
Association of Physicians of India (API)-Life Member
Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)-Life Member
Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine-Life Member
IMA South Delhi–Life Member
Delhi Diabetic Forum-Life Member
Geriatric Society of India-Life Member
South Delhi Doctors’ Forum-Founder and Life Member
Society of Medical Education
DR. Lalwani’s Professional Achievements/Research:
Research experience/Field of Interest
a-: Concluded—Prediabetes and Dyslipidemia in other siblings of known Diabetics in Sindhi Community living in South Delhi, Effect of Grain on Glycemic Excursions in Diabetics
b-: Ongoing-Study of 2 H PPBG in in relation to the consumption of aerated soft drinks in Adolescent Overweight Rural/Urban population
c-: Per-capita Fat and Sucrose consumption and its relation to BMI ,Triglycerides and FBG in Middle Class South Delhi families-Punjabis,Sindhis and South Indians
d-: I was part of Global trial on Insulin in Ty. 2 Diabetes
e-: Also participated in National and International Diabetes trials like EDGE,GOAL, ICEON , I-START, Precision .Indian Thyroid Study
Study of Prevalent Depression in Diabetes and Hypertension
f-: Participated in dozens of post-marketing studies on Ant-Hypertensives, OHAs, Insulins etc .
g-: Study of Glycemic Index of conventional wheat Flour vs Flour + additive of Susta Grain Barley in Ty2 Diabetics
h-: Completed trial on Insulin -Basal Bolus vs MDI in Ty1 & Ty 2 Diabetes an Asia Pacific region Trial
Sole Authorship/Published work : Having written Chapters in International Diabetes Textbook, Medicine Update, API Publications
A complete Book on Diabetes Care : Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: A Clinical Companion . The book has 33 chapters in 510 pages and aims at practicing doctors across the SAARC region.
1-: Patient education programs on various Diabetes Care related subjects at many of the hospitals where I worked,many were actually started by me.
2-: First to propagate Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose as a part of Patient Empowerment .
3-: Developed and conducted courses Nurses’ Education in Diabetes Care.
4.: Developed and completed one full session with 27 students batch -a course by the name TUTOR for Diabetes Educators.
5. Society For Medical Education and South Delhi Doctors’ Forum founded with the sole purpose of Updating and Educationg Doctors interested in Diabetes Care.
6 : Successful Organization of–Scientific Exhibition, Dozens of Diabetes Camps, Health Checkup Camps etc at community level.
7-: Regular and Active participation in community level activities.
8-: I am a certified Diabetes Educator for Physicians.
9-: Regular speaker in monthly CMEs at various hospitals/forums.Almost every National Forum related to Diabetes Education or Conferencing have regular contributions from Dr Lalwani
10-: Teaching sessions for DNB, Medicine Students at Rockland Hospital.
Society For Medical Education:
President and Director
RSSDI – Life Member and Current President.
Life Member : CSI,API, ISCCM, SDMA, IRA, DDF, SDDF, IMSA,GSI, ISBMR, DI .
Having an Eye for finer details, Dr. Lalwani is totally dedicated and committed to Diabetes and Heart Care for all his patients. A regular visitor and contributor to many National & International Conferences.
Regular updates and academic development for self has been almost an addiction to Dr Lalwani. Through Internet and Online Diabetes CMEs and by attending national and International Conferences , he keeps himself up-dated with all the latest in the medical world. His teaching abilities are lauded and recognized by Patients and Medical Faculty both. Needless to say accurate decisions with minimum reaction time are proof of his Professionals’ ability and confidence. Knack for perfection & quest for learning ,blended with an ability to remain flexible towards newer developments and adaptation to all varying working conditions, with fearless and honest approach to his patients, makes him a dependable, credible and reliable health care provider, needless to say ,hundreds and thousands of families have always kept putting faith in him.