I Miss my good old Bangalore days: Dr. Huda Aldhubaib

IIK Staff Reporter; Photo: Gafoor Moodadi
Wednesday, February 20, 2019


"I really miss those days I spent in India for my studies! We had nice fun eating Indian food, Watching Sharukh Khan and Rajnikanth movies...", Dr. Huda Aldhubaib goes nostalgic.

Dr. Huda Aldhubaib, completed her Medicine from M S Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore after completion of her BSc in Carmel College, Goa,. She is now a prominent Kuwaiti Doctor who is in charge of Wound and Diabetics Foot clinic in Jahra Hospital and Massayel Clinic.

"I left Kuwait to study medicine in India. First I joined for Bsc at Carmel College, Goa . Later I joined M S Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore. The first one and half years was very tough for me. As I had studied in Arabic Medium here in Kuwait, it was very difficult for me to cope up with the English language . However my professor helped me a lot in improving my language. I still remember my professor, how he persuaded me to watch English news channels and read English newspapers daily to improve my language", Dr Huda recollects her college days in India.

"After my first year, things become easy. I got very used to the Indian culture. I mixed well with all categories of people, different religion, different caste, languages etc.. I had many friends from all religions of India," Dr Huda said. With the beginning of practical sessions in college, Dr Huda started learning Indian languages also. "I used to mingle with the local patients in Bangalore who only spoke in Kannada. So I started talking to the locals and picked up the language very easily. By the time I finished my college in India, I could speak in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil etc. comfortably," doctor added with pride.

In 2003 she came back to Kuwait and joined the Ministry of Health. Later she also did her IIWCC, an international course from Toranto University and completed her masters from UK.



Diabetics and Foot care was my area of interest. The number of diabetic patients are shooting up in Kuwait. The reasons are very simple. It is the life style and food habits. We have a very sedentary life style in Kuwait. No proper exercise, no physical activities etc. The weather in Kuwait doesn’t permit you to go out and do exercises regularly. But you can always approach a gym or even a daily walk in the nearby shopping mall and this will give you enough physical exercise. The other one is the food habits. We eat lot of rice and oily food stuff. The sweets are also a killer. We have a lot of deserts in our menu after food. You need to be very careful about all these and limit your food intake, Dr Huda said. "Smoking with diabetes is very dangerous as you are blocking the vessels. Any diabetic patient who is smoking will easily become a victim to amputation," doctor warned.

Foot care is very important for a diabetic patient. In most of the cases, a small wound, mainly on the foot, will lead to amputation of the leg. We are working hard here to stop the amputation and treat the wound to cure the patient, Dr Huda explained more about her profession. Amputation will only take 10 minutes in the operation room, whereas treating the wound is a very long process. For a patient to trust in this treatment , he will need ample support from his family else he will feel lonely that he is daily going for dressing, get fed up of the treatment and will lose hopes. But it is our duty to make them feel comfortable and give them the strength. We have many a successful cases where we brought back the patients to normal life without opting to amputation, Dr said.

We have all the latest facilities in Kuwait. Many of the materials and equipments we have here are very expensive, and cannot be affordable by the common patient. Still we are providing this to the patients.

Wearing right kind of footwear is another important point you need to take care if you are diabetic , Dr Huda advised. You should always wear sports shoe with round front shaped, so that there is good amount of airflow along with a diabetic socks. It is also very important to choose the right size shoe. Generally, the feet size fluctuates when we sleep, so the doctor advises to buy shoes 6 hours after we wake up as the feet size will be correct. As a practice, you have to check your feet daily. Look for changes in colour. In case of any redness, bluish or blackness in colour you need to contact your diabetologist. Also take care of the smell of your foot. Any bad odor indicates the fungal infection. Fungus can grow into the body through foot. Usually we never dry the space in between the toes after bath. So this area will always be wet and prone to fungal infection. You also need to take care of any change in shape of your leg. Any swelling in the foot you have to be very careful. Take care of any cracks on your foot. When we say apply moisturizer, people usually use Vaseline from local super market, but it won’t help as it contains many other materials such as perfume etc. You have to use the medicated Vaseline from pharmacies, doctor advices. Use of diabetic socks also helps in improving free blood circulation. The normal socks will compress the blood vessels. The material used in the socks also needs to be taken care. The cotton material is always better as it prevents the fungal infection. All these are simple, but very important points you need to take care if you have diabetics, Dr Huda said.


People who are working continuously in the office should take a break in between and walk around for few minutes. If you have a wound on your foot, you should always elevate your leg and keep it on a higher position. Another important point, especially for the ladies is that if you are a diabetic patient, you must avoid doing the pedicure and manicure in the salon. Even the way you cut your nails is also important. Diabetic patients should cut the nails straight. You have to prevent cutting nails in wrong way.

Diabetic patients should not ignore any symptoms however silly it is. Any numbness, burning sensation, cooling foot etc. could be a nerve damage, and need to be investigated by your diabetologist. Detecting early stage will have a lot of chance for fast curing. Diabetic patient wearing high heels is another disaster, doctor said. Even for a normal person, wearing high heels is a risky one, then for a diabetic patient it is dangerous.

Food habits also needs to be taken care. It is very important to have five meals per day. "Many people think taking 5 meals will increase your blood sugar, but instead it will well maintain the sugar level with five meals, i.e. 3 main meals and 2 snacks. But the quantity and quality are important", Dr Huda said. Some people take chocolates while taking insulin as they feel dizziness etc. This is wrong. You need to check with your diabetologist to control the insulin intake, she added.



With my Indian nurses here, I work like a strong team. "I have never met any Indian nurse who doesn’t work hard", doctor said. The most important thing is you should love your work. The moment you are not loving what you are doing and you are just coming here only for your salary, your growth is stopped and you cannot perform well, doctor said. Learn more on what you are doing. Even if a doctor writes “dressing”, a learned nurse can identify what kind of dressing to use for that patient. There are many courses and workshops for nurses, I suggest them to follow up such courses regularly and upgrade themselves, she said.

"Even now I miss my Indian days. After my studies, I had visited India several times. I miss the real Indian street food, Indian movies, Indian culture..." Dr Huda says. "I used to watch many Indian movies of Rajnikanth, Sharukh Khan, Mamooty, etc. however my favourite actor is Sharukh Khan" Dr Huda said.


Express your comment on this article

 
John
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Thankyou doctor for loving india so much.

Roshan
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Namaskara ,
Hagadre raagi mudhdhe thindirabahudu alva.

Abraham Saji
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Dr. Huda nice to hear about Bangalore and the good days you had in India. I am also a product of MSRIT ,sister institute of your college. I request your help in solving the accredition problem of Indian Engineers.
May God bless you for the honest interveiw.

Mohammed Ammar
Friday, March 1, 2019
Assalaamuwalaikum Dr Huda
I''m from Bangalore and diabetic here in Kuwait last 30years
your article is really very helpful
I''m proud of you praising Bangalore n India
May Allah accept your service to humanity

Biju
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
I am very pleased to read your memories of Indian days.. India is very good in diversity in unity. Every religion and culture respecting each other. India''s culture from long time around 5000 years history of civilization.
Please encourage to the people of Kuwait to study in India.
I want request to you if possible to convey authorities recently Kuwait govt. put medical fees policy from all foreigners let please reduce charges. Additionally govt have taking medical insurance each head. It is very inhumanity for underprivileged people. They are suffering..

Rohan Das
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Watch Malayalam movie " Bangalore Days"... you will get the feel.

Margaret dcruz
Friday, February 22, 2019
I feel so proud of you dr.huda while reading your complete life history during your young college days. My husband is dienitic person I wish I could really show him to you n get yr advise. Your staff must be blessed having you as their doctor in command.. may you be blessed always n almighty Allah keep you n yr family safe n happy. Happy national /liberation day doctor..my contact is 99146623

vijay anand
Thursday, February 21, 2019
I am a diabetic, your advice will surely help many . God bless you and keep you healthy and happy to serve humanity at large ??

Syed Badruddin
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Assalamualaikum , Doctor

Thanks for remembering our country.

Allah will help you.

Take care.

Masalama.

ASHRAF Muhamed
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Maasha Allah
Let Indo Kuwait friendship flourish to more heights beyond the barriers of culture and languages.
Good job Dr Huda we are indeed proud of you.

Suchit kumar
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Hi Madam, it's a great honor as an Indian, when as a Kuwaity u r supporting us. I'm extremely happy that u were sharing ur experiences in India. I hope u may motivate many more Kuwaities to study in India. This will improve the health care services in Kuwait. Pls suggest this to the Ministry.
U were also praising the team u are working. That's a rare quality from a physician. Appreciate that.
Wishing u all the best madam.

Jasmine
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Assalamalaikum Dr huda, really happy to see your post... as an Indian its great to hear from you people...kuwait is my second home from the last 30 years..blanglore is really an awesome place especially for the students and new generation...hope its a great inspiration to all the new generaton as the education in India is more cheaper than any other countries also you can find the quality of education and the dedicated teachers and their sincerity.. ( they are like born to teach)...your write up made me very proud.... It was a pleasure to read it... wishing you all the best for your future May Allah bless you ...

Dr. Mallikarjuna
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Nice to know that you studied from same Medical College as I. I belong to first batch of Rajiv Gandhi University, started during '96-'97.

Regards

Yoonus
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Dr. Huda, really i was very impressed on your article. God bless you in all ways.

Kuwait
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Assalamwalaikum,My Place is Bangalore and M S Ramaiah Medical College is 150 miter from my place. Bangalore is green City,Hats of to You.

Fernz
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Dear Dr. Huda Aldhubaib,
Thank you for your article and hats off to you. Wish there were more doctors like you with such a beautiful mentality. You are blessed with beauty and brains.
God bless you!


ehsan
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Respected Dr Huda

we are very happy to see your write up, thanks and stay blessed.

PRASAD
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Hatts up Madam, Thank you very much for showing interests in India.
We wish Ministry of Health should consider sending Kuwait students for higher studies in India (Recognised Universities) for Kuwait in Medical and Engineering studies.

Comparing with UK and other countries, India will offers good prices for Kuwait students and economy of Kuwait also will be saved.

What i realized that more money is being spent by Kuwait authorities by depending on European countries that standard is also available in India.

Once again Thank you very much Madam !!!!!!

Shiny Sam
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
I am honestly thankful to Dr. Huda and Team, Messia clinic for the unforgettable support and treatment which they have given to my husband after his little toe amputation. By the grace of God he is perfectly alright now. Thank you so much.... God bless

Varghese vaidyan
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
This Article found very successful message to the new generation, Your quality of education & Profession will give a tremendous result in Kuwait to the Kuwaiti children who can have an ambition to become a Successful person in their life but also to be proud to keep the Nation in High stander ed of life .
Best Wishes ,
A well wisher.

Hamza
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
I got it more knowledge about our food and life style everything . Thanks for your updation . Can I know email address for Dr.Huda. please if you don't mind..

RamakrishnanKc
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Excellent contribution and praise for Indians by Dr. Huda Aldhubaib. Appreciate you for your admiration ,respect for Indians.
Long Live
Rgds

Ghouse sharief
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Assalamalaikum madam,
Great to hear that from you mam, me as a Indian was very happy in Bangalore as it is awsome place and in india thank you for your statement about Bangalore and about india

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