Dr. Madhuri S Balaji M.B.B.S., Fellowship in Diabetes (Sweden)

Qualification

  • MBBS – Bangalore University
  • Clinical and Research Training in London
  • Fellowship in Diabetes in Sweden

Awards & Achievements

Dr J C Patel and Dr B C Mehta Best Paper Award under the category of Original Research articles – Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2004.

Recognitions

Treasurer – Diabetes In Pregnancy Study Group India.

Professional Affiliations Memberships

Indian Medical Association
DIPSI – Diabetes In pregnancy study group India

Profile

Dr. Madhuri S Balaji graduated from University of Bangalore, Karnataka. Subsequently she underwent Fellowship in Diabetology at the prestigious Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She has also undergone Clinical and research training at St.Barthelomew`s hospital, London.

Presently she is the Senior consultant Diabetologist at Dr Balaji Diabetes Care Centre and Dr Seshiah Diabetes Research Institute.

She is the recipient of Dr J C Patel and Dr B C Mehta Best Original Research Paper Award under the category of Original Research articles by Journal of Association of Physicians of India (2004).

She has about 100 research papers / manuscripts and articles published in various National and International Journals.

She is the Treasurer of the Diabetes In Pregnancy Study Group India (DIPSI).

She is the Project coordinator for Gestational Diabetes Screening in Tamil Nadu. This is one of the pilot projects in the country funded by the World Diabetes Foundation, recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus was 16%. Based on the finding of this project, The Health and Family Welfare Department has issued an order, Letter (D) No.356 dated 14-03-2007, to make screening for diabetes in pregnant women mandatory. She is also the project co-ordinator in the WDF – GDM training of all Govt doctors in diagnosis and treatment of GDM (G.O. issued by The Health and Family Welfare Department, G.O. (D) No. 203, Health and Family Welfare (P1) Department, dt. 05-03-2008)

She is the member of Indian Medical Association, Association of Physicians India, Diabetes In Pregnancy Study group India, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India, American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

She has conducted several free diabetic camps and free diabetic clinics for the lower socio economic population. She has conducted several Nationwide and State wide TV programs on diabetes awareness including pregnancy and diabetes.

Books and Chapters

Associate Editor, Handbook of Diabetes, edition II, III, IV and V – 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010

Papers Published:

  • Madhuri S Balaji . Autoimmune diabetes constitute significant Proportion of patients diagnosed as Gestational Diabetes. Diabetologia 2000, 43 (Suppl 1) abstact 74, page A 19
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V.Seshiah, A.Shtauvere and C.B.Sanjeevi. Auto antibodies to TTG0Ab is not increased but GAD 65 and IA2 antibodies are increased in NIDDM patients from S. India. (Accepted for presentation at the 17th IDF congress to be held at Mexico in Nov. 2000)
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V.Seshiah, and C.B.Sanjeevi. Autoimmune diabetes constitute significant proportion of patients diagnosed as Gestational Diabetes Suppl. RSSDI 2000
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V.Seshiah, A.Shtauvere and C.B.Sanjeevi. Women diagnosed as GDM do not carry antibodies against minor islet cell antigens. Diabetes metabolism Research and reviews Jan – Feb 2001 (late abstract 21)
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus –Rationale for glucose challenge. Antiseptic
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Origin of diabetes- Nature and Nuture
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Rising burden of Diabetes and its complications API medicine update – vol II 2001 MIC A gene in GDM,
  • Madhuri Balaji, Shauvtere, Sanjeevi C.B, Balaji V, International congress of immunological society for diabetes – poster presentation Chennai 2001 Feb.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in India. V JAPI September 2004.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Immunology of Diabetes II – pathogenesis from mouse to man. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Nov 2003.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Frequency of glucose intolerance during pregnancy in Indian women and its legacy. 18th International Diabetes Federation Congress, Paris – France, August 2003.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. One Step procedure for screening and diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. The 36th Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group Meeting, Luso, Portugal, 2004
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Correlation between maternal glycemic levels and birth Weight in Asian Indians. The 36th Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group Meeting, Luso, Portugal, 2004.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. One step procedure for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus. J Obstet Gynecol Ind. Vol.55, 6: November/December 2005 Pg 525-529
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Maternal glycemia and neonates birth weight in Asian Indian women. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 73 (2006) 223-224.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Glycemic Control from Early Weeks of Gestation and Pregnancy Outcome. Seshiah 66th Scientific Session of ADA, Washington 2006, Diabetes. 2006 June; 55 (suppl 1): A 604.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Early Screening for Gestational Diabetes. 66th Scientific Session of ADA, Washington 2006, Diabetes. 2006 June; 55 (suppl 1): A 606
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. A prospective study comparing insulin and glibenclamide in gestational diabetes mellitus in Asian Indian women. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2006 Nov 16;
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Glycemic Level at The First Visit Likely To Predict Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. 4th International Symposium on Diabetes and Pregnancy March 29 – 31, 2006-Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Novomix – Mixture of Insulin Aspart and Protamine Crystallised Insulin Aspart In Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. 4th International Symposium on Diabetes and Pregnancy March 29 – 31, 2007-Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Insulin levels in GDM and NDT women. Diabetes Vol 56: Suppl 1; June 2007, A 663.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah, Ashalatha Adiponectin Levels in Pregnancy. Diabetes Vol 56: Suppl 1; June 2007, A 707.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. A1C in gestational diabetes mellitus in Asian Indian women. Diabetes Care. 2007 Jul;30(7):1865-7.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah, Sheela Rajan. Gestational diabetes mellitus manifests in all trimesters of pregnancy. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2007 Sep;77(3):482-4.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah. Insulin Secretory Pattern In Normal Glucose Tolerant & Gestational Diabetic Women And Fetal Outcome. 39th Annual DPSG meeting, Ibiza, Spain, Sept 21 – 24, 2007
  • Madhuri S Balaji , V Balaji, V Seshiah, Ashalatha.Insulin therapy during pregnancy. Seshiah V, Balaji V and Madhuri S Balaji . J Assoc Physicians India. 2007 Jul;55 Suppl:44-6.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Balaji V, , Panneerselvam A, Thamizharasi M, Arthi T. Glycemic level at the first visit and prediction of GDM, Seshiah J Assoc Physicians India. 2007 Sep;55:630-2.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V. Scope for Prevention of Diabetes-‘Focus intrauterine millieu interieur’.. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 Feb;56 Suppl:109-13.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V, Panneerselvam A, Manjula Datta, Thamizharasi M, Arthi T . Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in South India (Tamil Nadu) – A community based study, J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 May; 56: 329-33
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Cynthia A, Balaji V, Ashalata S, Sheela R, Thamizharasi M, Arthi T. Detection and care of women with gestational diabetes mellitus from early weeks of pregnancy results in birth weight of newborn babies appropriate for gestational age. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2008 May; 80(2):199-202.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Anjalakshi C, Balaji V, Ashalatha S, Sheela Suganthi, Arthi T. Glycemic Excursions In Indian Pregnant Women Monitored By Continuous Glucose Monitoring System- A Pilot Study. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. 2008 September; 2 (3): 179-184.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V, A. Paneerselvam,. “Abnormal” Fasting Plasma Glucose during Pregnancy. Diabetes Care. 2008 Dec;31(12):e92.
    Madhuri S Balaji , Anjalakshi C, Balaji V, Ashalata S, Sheela Suganthi, Arthi T, Thamizharasi M, Seshiah V. A Single Test Procedure to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Acta Diabetologica 2009 Mar;46(1):51-4.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V. Insulin Analogue Therapy in Pregnancy with Diabetes. J Assoc Physicians India 2009 Feb; 57 Suppl : 34-7.
    Madhjuri Balaji, Seshiah V, Balaji V, , Paneerselvam A, Kapur A Pregnancy and diabetes scenario around the world: India.. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Mar;104 Suppl 1:S35-8.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V. Detection and care of women with GDM. International Diabetes Monitor 2009 June; 21(3): 121-3.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Sahay BK, Das AK, Siddharth Shah, Samar Banerjee, Rao PV, Ammini A, Balaji V, Sunil Gupta, Hema Divakar, Sujata Misra, Uday Thanawala. GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS – Indian Guidelines, Journal of the Indian Medical Association Vol 107; No. 11: Nov 2009: 799.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V. Premixed Insulin Aspart 30 (Biasp 30) Vs Premixed Human Insulin 30 (BHI 30) In Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – A Pilot Study”, J Assoc Physicians India, Feb 2010, Vol 58; 99-101.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Balaji V, Anjalakshi C, Cynthia A, Arthi T, Seshaih V. Diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus in Asian-Indian women. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Jul-Sep 2011. Vol.15(3): 187-190.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Balaji V, Anjalakshi C, Cynthia A, Arthi T, Seshiah V.Inadequacy of Fasting Plasma Glucose to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Asian Indian Women. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Seshiah V, Balaji V, Siddharth Shah, Shashank Joshi, AK Das, Sahay BK, Samar Banerjee, Zargar AH,. Diagnosis of gestational diabetes in the community. J Assoc of Phy India, 2011: In press.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Balaji V, Alexander C, Ashlata S, Suganthi Sheela R, Arthi T, Seshiah V. Premixed Insulin Aspart 30 (Biasp 30) Vs Premixed Human Insulin 30 (BHI 30) In Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – A randomized Controlled Study. Gynecol Endocrinol, 2011: In press.
  • Madhuri S Balaji , Anjalakshi C, Amitha I, Balaji V, Seshiah V. Safety And Efficacy Of Acarbose – An Alpha Glucose Inhibitor In The Management Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) – A Pilot Study.

Social Service

  • Conducted Several Diabetic camps and Diabetic Awareness Education Programmes.
  • Have given several patient awareness program on general health and diabetes in popular T V Shows.
  • Through the World Diabetes Foundation – Gestational Diabetes project, has rendered free diagnosis and treatment for antennal women who had Gestational Diabetes mellitus.

As Co-investigator for the following International GCP trials

  • ORIGIN outcome reduction with initial glargine study
  • F3ZMC 10NM intervention study
  • DETEMIR Study
  • INFLABLOC Study
  • HIIP (pulmonary insulin) Study
  • DPP4 inhibitors
  • GLP 1 Analog in treatment of Diabetes
  • New anti-obesity drug
  • Liraglutide study
  • AERx trial
  • METABOLEX Study
  • Exenatide Study

Research paper Presentations in National and International congress

  • MIC A gene in GDM, A. Shauvtere, Sanjeevi C.B, Balaji .V, Balaji M., International congress of immunological society for diabetes – Chennai 2001 Feb.
  • Correlation Between Maternal Glycemic Levels And Birth Weight In Asian Indians. 35th Annual Meeting of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group, Luso, Portugal September, 2004.
  • One step procedure for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus’ 35th Annual Meeting of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group being held at Luso, Portugal, September, 2004.
  • Insulin Aspart – Safe During Pregnancy. Dr V Seshiah, Dr V Balaji, Dr Madhuri S Balaji, 65th Scientific Session ADA, San Diego 2005
  • Insulin Aspart – Safe During Pregnancy. Dr V Seshiah, Dr V Balaji, Dr Madhuri S Balaji, 37th Annual Meeting of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group, Myconos, Greece 2005
  • Prevalence of GDM in Asian Indians – A Community Based Study. V.Seshiah, V.Balaji, Madhuri S Balaji, 5th International Workshop Conference on Gestational Diabetes, Nov 2005, Chicago
  • Novomix – Mixture of Insulin Aspart and Protamine Crystallised Insulin Aspart in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, 4th International Symposium on Diabetes and Pregnancy. March 29 – 31, 2007-Istanbul
  • Premixed Insulin Aspart 30 (BIAsp 30) Vs Premixed Human Insulin 30 (BHI 30) in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus- A Pilot Study, 5th International Symposium on Diabetes and pregnancy, March 26-28, 2009, Sorrento, Italy.