Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

In some cases, the constant tiredness could also be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, numb toes and tingling fingers

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levelsHyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?

Dr Pradeep Gadge shares whether fasting is good for diabetic patients, and if a patient opts for fasting, then how to do it in a right way.

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?Navratri has a special place many people, and they welcome it with great enthusiasm, many people prefer fasting during the fest. Due to religious and scientific beliefs, these nine days are said to be the best for fasting. For a diabetic patient, fasting during Navratri is not mandatory, it is a personal choice. A diabetic […]

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis, reveal researchers

The findings suggest interventions to stop the disease in its tracks should begin far earlier in life

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis, reveal researchersThe warning signs of type-2 diabetes may be detectable 20 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers say. Elevated fasting blood sugar levels and insulin resistance were seen in people years before they developed pre-diabetes, often a pre-cursor to type-2, a study found. Another study found type-1 diabetes may be misdiagnosed after the age of […]

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart disease

World Heart Day, celebrated every year on September 29, spreads awareness about cardiovascular disease and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control them

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart diseaseRoughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally. Many of these people have been exposed to unhealthy behaviours including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and harmful use of alcohol etc. However, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable […]

Show care and spread awareness this World Heart Day

World Heart Day on September 29 aims to combat the rising number of people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), by promoting the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle

Show care and spread awareness this World Heart DayThe theme this year ‘My Heart, Your Heart,’ posed the question “What can I do right now to look after my heart and your heart?” for all stakeholders to walk the talk. The main call to action for this year’s campaign is to make a promise. Cardiovascular diseases are a collective of various kinds of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports study

Indian patients are at inherently greater risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease; these chronic diseases occur a decade earlier in Indian population

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports studyDiabetes is a major risk-factor for cardiovascular disease; both these diseases have assumed epidemic proportions in India. Diabetes is the second commonest comorbidity in cardiology OPDs in India. Maharashtra, cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death in adults over 40 years of age, accounting for almost 2 out of every 5 deaths. In Maharashtra, ischemic […]

Patients who conquered type 2 diabetes to be felicitated in Pune

‘Freedom from diabetes’ a Pune based foundation will be felicitating around 125 people who have are now diabetes-free

Patients who conquered type 2 diabetes to be felicitated in PuneWith changes in diet and lifestyle they made it possible to pass Glucose Resistant Test (GTT) and are free from diabetes now.The patients along with doctors will be sharing the experience on how it is achievable. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the […]

Insulin shows great potential in treating chronic bowel inflammation

Millions of people take insulin every day to treat their diabetes. But diabetes is not the only disease on which insulin has an effect, it appears

Insulin shows great potential in treating chronic bowel inflammationChronic bowel inflammation can be treated effectively by injecting insulin into the rectum; it appears from a new study, where researchers have tested the treatment on mice. The study is a collaboration between departments at the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University. Our new treatment with insulin on mice shows great potential against chronic bowel […]
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