Foot care and diet tips for diabetic patients

Foot problems are common amongst diabetics. Diabetes can also lower the amount of blood flow in your legs and feet, making it hard for a sore or an infection to heal. Good foot care is very important to prevent serious infections and gangrene

Foot care and diet tips for diabetic patientsOur body requires energy to perform the metabolic functions that sustain life. Glucose is a small, simple sugar that serves as a primary fuel for energy production, especially for the brain, muscles and several other body organs and tissues. Diabetes is a condition when the body can’t use glucose normally. The levels of glucose in […]

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

Indians with diabetes have a threefold rise in mortality rates

Morality rate 3 times higher in Indians with diabetes compared to Indians without diabetes state researchers. People who are underweight were at a significantly higher risk of all-cause mortality. Increase in mortality due to diabetes was accounted for by renal disease and cardiovascular disease

Indians with diabetes have a threefold rise in mortality ratesMadras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) has published yet another breakthrough study report focusing solely on the morality rates among Indians with and without diabetes. A brainchild of Dr R M Anjana,  and her team, the study – Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES), reports on the mortality rates based on a representative sample of 26,001 […]

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetes

Cancer patients were 35 per cent more likely to develop diabetes than people without malignancies, the study found. The excess diabetes associated with tumours persisted even after accounting for other diabetes risk factors like obesity, smoking and drinking

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetesPeople who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people […]

Eating walnuts can help lower type 2 diabetes risk

Previous studies have showed that consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and warding off risks of heart and brain diseases as well as cancer

Eating walnuts can help lower type 2 diabetes riskA new study representing more than 34,000 American adults suggests that those who consume walnuts may have about half the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to adults who do not eat nuts. According to the study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the average intake among walnut consumers was approximately 1.5 […]

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study

Air pollution could be responsible for 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes every year globally, suggests a new analysis

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study“We estimate that about 14% of diabetes in the world occurs because of higher levels of air pollution, that’s one in seven cases,” said senior study author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University and the VA Saint Louis Health Care System in Missouri. “Risks exist at levels that are below what’s now currently considered safe […]

Working long hours can raise diabetes risk in women, reveals study

Working long hours can have detrimental effects on health - from increased stress to higher rates of certain chronic diseases. Now, in the latest study exploring the effect of extended work hours, researchers say that type 2 diabetes may be one of them. The study suggests that women who log too many hours may have an increased the risk of diabetes

Working long hours can raise diabetes risk in women, reveals studyCanadian researchers revealed that the risk of type 2 diabetes is higher among women who clock up to 45 hours a week or more at work. The findings draw attention toward yet another health risk of long working hours, encouraging a limit to provide a better work-life balance to employees. The study titled ‘Adverse effect […]

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New research finds that a shift in diet to incorporate more fibre could encourage specific types of gut bacteria, reducing the symptoms of diabetes and aiding weight loss

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteriaA diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes, and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two different diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over […]

This is how a diabetic patient should take insulin

Diabetic people have to administer themselves insulin doses twice or thrice a day. But, a number of people are not aware of how to take the dose properly. Injecting yourself at the same place, repeatedly, can cause discomfort. Experts advise patients to take the injection in a circular pattern on the stomach or the thigh

This is how a diabetic patient should take insulinNiket Thakkar, a 12-year-old Mumbai resident, has been a patient of type-1 diabetes for over six years now. Niket has to take his dose of insulin, thrice a day. He takes his own doses. But, a few months ago, due to taking a dose in the same place, he had developed a swelling on his […]
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