Researchers develop new shoe insole technology which can help heal diabetic foot ulcers

A new device from engineers at Purdue University could save feet or legs for diabetes patients by healing ulcers as they walk. A gel insole get oxygen to the affected area, boosting a patient's mobility and helping ulcers heal

Researchers develop new shoe insole technology which can help heal diabetic foot ulcersDiabetes can lead to ulcers that patients don’t even feel or notice until the sight of blood. By giving more oxygen to an affected area, this simple gel insole could help diabetic patients keep their toes and feet safe from ulcers. Purdue University researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing […]

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affair

Early diagnosis and subsequent treatment will help to reduce the disease burden of diabetes. Around 80% cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members can benefit from it

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affairMost people think of diabetes as only a disease with high blood sugar. While that’s true, it is also important to know that uncontrolled high blood sugar increases the risk of developing a number of serious health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure. A lot of diabetes patients even lose their foot due […]

Onset of type 1 diabetes in youth at 63.9%, states ICMR registry

There were more than ten variants of youth onset diabetes reported, in which type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) was the most prevalent at 63.9% followed by youth onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at 25.3%

Onset of type 1 diabetes in youth at 63.9%, states ICMR registryIn a question raised in the Lok Sabha by MP Kaushalendra Kumar in regards with diabetes among children, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in a written response stated the following. With the aim of getting information on youth onset diabetes in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) established […]

Impact of viral infections on diabetics

Dr Tejal Lathia, a consultant endocrinologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi shares how viral fever can have an impact on diabetes

Impact of viral infections on diabeticsThere is an intricate relationship between the viruses and diabetes. A virus is a microscopic organism, which leads to commonly occurring diseases like cold, cough, diarrhoea, and also, diseases like dengue as well. Viral infections are common in young children and the elderly. There are very few medicines that work in viral infections. Diabetes mellitus […]

Tackling diabetes amongst pregnant women

Dr Anil Bhoraskar, a senior diabetologist and Dr Alka Kumar, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist from SL Raheja Hospital inform us on how to tackle diabetes in a pregnant woman

Tackling diabetes amongst pregnant womenDiabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder caused due to either insulin deficiency or decreased sensitivity to the action of insulin. In pregnancy, this condition exists in a few varieties: A known diabetic woman becomes pregnant. A woman, who has a history of pre-diabetes, becomes diabetic during pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) when woman becomes […]

Breaking the myths associated with diabetes

Dr Tejal Lathia, a Consultant Endocrinologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, breaks the common myths of the people that diabetes can only happen if we consume sugar or sweetened food

Breaking the myths associated with diabetes“I do not consume sugar, why do I have diabetes?” This is a very common question that specialists hear while treating a diabetic patient. However, this is one of the biggest misconceptions about diabetes mellitus. The consumption of excessive sugar does not directly cause diabetes. It is a metabolism disorder caused due to lack of […]

Organ donation: Doctors raise awareness to treat kidney failure

India has the dubious distinction of being called as the diabetes capital of the world. Given the huge number of people affected by this disease, it is also a known factor for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Hence, awareness on organ donation is very important, as diabetes plays a major role in causing kidney failure

Organ donation: Doctors raise awareness to treat kidney failureIndia is home to more than 69 million people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, these numbers are expected to rise to 140 million by the year 2040. And almost half of these cases remain undiagnosed. 30 to 40% patients with diabetes mellitus may turn into a Chronic Kidney Disease patient. To highlight this concern, an […]

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetesThe new research, co-authored by Dr Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, will be published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the beta cells of the pancreas are unable to produce enough insulin, which is the […]

Are you a diabetic patient? Here are new therapies which can help to control it   

Diabetes mellitus unfortunately is a silent killer. There are no symptoms of the damage it is doing to the body, before it is too late. And once the damage is done, it is irreparable. Simple lifestyle changes need to be followed throughout life. Early diagnosis and taking your medications, are necessary to avoid complications and improve quality of life of a diabetic

Are you a diabetic patient? Here are new therapies which can help to control it   India is home to over 50 million adults with diabetes and this number is likely to increase to over 120 million by 2040. Diabetes Mellitus is characterized by high blood sugar levels. Exposure to high blood sugar leads to weakness, weight loss, increased thirst and frequent urination. The long term complications include damage to eyes, […]