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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in women

Diabetes has a certain stigma associate with it. This holds true for many women in an Indian household, who feel insecure and timid due to this condition. This contest aims to help women regain and reclaim their self-confidence by making them more outspoken and open

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in womenA Pune hospital will soon be hosting a unique beauty pageant titled, ‘Miss Diabetic Queen Contest.’ In society, people suffering from diabetes are viewed differently. This contest aims to dispel the myths associated with diabetes and motivate diabetic patients to develop an active and cheerful approach towards life. The women participating in this event should […]

Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn experts

Increasing cases of diabetes is not a new phenomenon in the country. However, doctors now say that higher stress levels that result in diabetes, can lead to cataract in the 40’s, early age for cataract

Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn expertsDiabetes is a very common disease in our country. With the growing number of diabetic cases in India, a major cause of concern is the incidence of cataract among diabetic patients. “Diabetes induced cataract is becoming very common. In fact we see such patients almost every day,” said Dr Karobi Lahiri Coutinho, fellow at Sankara […]