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 […]

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabetics

Diwali is a time when varieties of mithai, fried food is served and it becomes difficult for any individual especially a diabetic to take care of his/her diet. Food during Diwali is traditionally sweet. Sugar and ghee are present in many of the foods which means, they are often highly calorific and the sugar will raise blood glucose levels quickly. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is very important to take care of the dietary intake to maintain good control

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabeticsThe results of a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and long working hours have become worrisome. And diabetes, which is known as the silent killer, happens to be the most dangerous of them all, plaguing millions across the world. It not only puts people at the risk of obesity, heart disease and a stroke, but also triggers an […]

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

A BETiC team at IIT Bombay has developed a semi-automatic non-invasive device for screening a diabetic foot condition. It detects the stiffness of the tissues on the sole of feet and categorises the condition of the foot in green, yellow and red risk zones. The clinicians can warn patients susceptible to diabetic foot ulceration in advance, potentially saving them from an amputation

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputationsDiabetes causes multiple complications because of the high level of glucose in the blood. One of them is diabetic neuropathy, which largely affects nerves in feet, which may result in ulceration on the feet. Non-healing ulcers can lead to amputation. So it is important to detect ulceration process before it starts and prevent it. A […]

Mangoes not safe for diabetics, city doctors slam nutritionist’s claim

After a video where a nutritionist claimed diabetics can safely consume mangoes went viral, endocrinologists say such ‘fraudulent’ messages mislead people

Mangoes not safe for diabetics, city doctors slam nutritionist’s claimMangoes can never be recommended to diabetics, said city endocrinologists. While this is common knowledge for a lot of us, the need to emphasise this point arose after a video claiming diabetics can safely consume the fruit went viral on social networking sites. As an aftermath of this, several city doctors say they have received […]