Thane Eyebetes Foundation attempts to break two diabetes-related Guinness World Records

At a joint charitable event at Thane Town Hall, Eyebetes Foundation, Dr Nishant Kumar along with Thane Collector, Rajesh Narwekar are attempted to create 2 new Guinness World Records. The first one being the ‘most diabetic eye screening in a day’ and the other one for the ‘most diabetic kidney disease screening in a day’

Thane Eyebetes Foundation attempts to break two diabetes-related Guinness World RecordsEyebetes Foundation with Dr Nishant Kumar and Thane Collector,  Rajesh Narwekar have organised one of the largest diabetic eye screening and diabetic kidney screening for the rural and tribal diabetics of Thane district. The Guinness World Record attempt will directly benefit thousands of poor rural and tribal diabetics who do not have access to the […]

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals studyMediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

Here are foot care guidelines for diabetics while travelling

Diabetes affects the nerves and gives rise to insensate feet. Lack of sensation makes the feet more prone for injuries, trauma, infections etc. While traveling demands a lot of walking, one needs different footwear for long hours and in case of absence of any immediate medical aid, it can precipitate injuries and thereby infections

Here are foot care guidelines for diabetics while travellingWhen its summer time, its travel time. Thousands of people across the country will pack their bags and zoom off to the destinations of their choice. One wants to travel to enjoy, seeing new places and being with their family and friends. Enjoy, of course, but a word of caution for all diabetics. If you […]

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightly

Diabetes is the cause for nearly 80% of the traumatic amputation, with atherosclerosis or chronic arterial occlusive disease as the underlying pathology.  Most of the amputation are lower-extremity amputations, such as foot amputation

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightlyAmputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. Diabetic neuropathy develops in 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Risk of neuropathy and amputation increases with advanced […]

This is how a diabetic patient should eat fruits

If you have diabetes, chances are someone has said that you are not allowed to eat fruit. This is not true; people with diabetes can eat fruit as part of their healthy eating plan. But, because fruit is a carbohydrate, it will affect your blood sugar and you cannot eat unlimited amounts. Also, it is important to monitor the timings during which you consume fruits

This is how a diabetic patient should eat fruitsCertain fruits may cause your blood sugars to spike at a quicker pace than others. The tricky part about eating with diabetes is that everyone responds to food differently. Consume fruit in its whole, natural form, and avoid syrups or any processed fruits with added sugar, which have the tendency to spike your blood sugar. […]

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients 

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who had no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study found. Even just one serving of nuts might still be good for the heart, however. For people […]

Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problems

The results aren’t a guarantee that following doctor’s orders — bringing blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels to normal ranges, not smoking and keeping kidneys healthy — will protect people with type 2 diabetes from heart attacks, stroke or early death. But they are an encouraging sign that controlling the disease can improve health

Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problemsA growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one […]

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 […]

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

Foot care in diabetics is of paramount importance, because they don’t have sensations and experience severe numbness. And it goes unnoticed leading to infections, and untreated infections can lead to gangrene, which in turn may require amputation

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]

30% of diabetics don’t take their prescribed medication, reveals study

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed drug for type two diabetes. For many people it is an essential, yet University of Surrey researchers found that up to a third of diabetics don’t adhere to their medical doses

30% of diabetics don’t take their prescribed medication, reveals studyDiabetes patients who take the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, are the least likely to follow medical advice regarding their medication due its side effects, a new article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey examined in detail how likely 1.6 million people with Type 2 diabetes […]