Pune IMA designs course to keep non-diabetologists updated about diabetes

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune, has designed a Certificate course in diabetes to keep all non-diabetologists updated about the ailment. Apart from diabetologists, other doctors can also pursue the course

Pune IMA designs course to keep non-diabetologists updated about diabetesGenerally, care providers/ doctors diagnose diabetes when patients come for seemingly unrelated problems. Considering this, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune, has designed a Certificate course in Diabetes to keep all non-diabetologists updated about the ailment. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases at any adult age group in both sexes and different stages […]

Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetesResults are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Other recent studies have shown a clear relationship between vitamin D and glycaemic control, suggesting that vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity and improves pancreatic beta-cell function. In this cross-sectional study involving 680 Brazilian women aged 35 to 74 years, […]

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

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 […]

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free life

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle chabnges have been be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free lifeDiabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the world. India is among the top three countries with about 64.5 million people affected by diabetes till last year. Moreover, it has been predicted that diabetes will be the 7th largest killer in the world by 2030. A large proportion of diabetes cases are […]

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 […]