Author: Dr. Damanjit Duggal

Dr Damanjit Duggal is a practising Physician and Critical care specialist with over twenty-five years of experience. She is an instructor for Basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. She is an eligible teacher for IDCCM and Respiratory medicine. She led the Intensive care unit of BM Birla Heart Research Centre Kolkata, Sri Ramachandra Medical College Chennai and Ruby Hall Clinic Pune. She has had the honour of setting up an ICU at Sri Aurobindo Seva Kendra Kolkata. Dr Damanjit is presently working as a Consultant in Medicine and Critical Care at Ruby Hall and Sahyadri Hospitals Pune.


  • MBBS, B J Medical College, Pune, 1985
  • MD (Respiratory Med), B J Medical College, Pune, 1989
  • IDCCM (CRITICAL CARE), B J Medical College, Pune, 2008


  • 2011 till present, Consultant Medicine (Pulmonology, Cardiology, Diabetes) and Critical Care, Ruby Hall and Sahayadri Hospitals Pune
  • April 1996 - 2011, Incharge Consultant ICCU/ICU of Ruby Hall, Pune
  • 31 July 1995 – 22 February 1996, Assistant Professor of General Medicine working in the Dept. of Cardiology of Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Madras
  • 16 February 1995 to 26 April 1995, Resident cardiologist and ICCU/ICU in charge in Sri Aurobindo Seva Kendra, Kolkata
  • 01 Aug1993 to 09 Feb1995, Registrar Cardiology, BM Birla heart research centre, Kolkata
  • 25 Jan 1990 to 17 Apr1992, Senior Registrar ICCU/ICU Ruby Hall, Pune


  • Effects of Reviparin low molecular weight heparin on mortality, reinfarction and strokes in patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting with ST-segment elevation. JAMA. Jan 26,2005-vol 293 no 4, page 427.
  • Importance of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Journal of therapeutic advances. April-June 2012 issue no 5.
  • Palliative management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Bronchial intervenes in Pulmonol. Jan 2014 vol 21 no 1.
  • Uncommon causes of asthma-like presentation. Research journal of pharmaceutical biological and chemical sciences. May June 2015, page 661.
  • Pleural fluid ADA in diagnosis of pleural effusion . JEMDS. Vol 6 issue 60 July 27,2017, page 4421.

Diabetes and Menstruation

Different phases of the menstrual cycle might have diverse effects on a patient’s blood glucose levels. The effect might also differ from individual to individual as well as from month to month. Recording the level of blood sugar results may be useful in locating patterns in the sugar levels and help a person to better regulate …

Does Diabetes Cause Mood Swings?

Diabetes significantly affects a person’s pancreas; however, living with this state frequently influences a person’s mental health as well as mood. A person might experience mood swings when his or her blood sugar levels go too high or low. Stress, anxiety, and depression may also rise. Regular diabetes management may at times feel irresistible, hence it’s …

Hyperinsulinemia: Signs, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Diet

Hyperinsulinemia is frequently linked with type 2 diabetes, but this condition is not diabetes as such. Hyperinsulinemia signifies that insulin present in the blood is very much greater as compared to the normal level amongst non-diabetics. When an individual has this condition, he or she faces an issue while regulating his or her blood glucose level, …

What is Normal Blood Sugar Level?

Blood sugar is basically the glucose that is present in your blood. It comes from what you eat and is the main source of energy for your body. Everyone’s body responds uniquely to the food, surroundings, and medications and even to the blood sugar levels. When people are diagnosed with diabetes, they obviously asked what their …