High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity, reveals study

The children of women who have high glucose blood levels during pregnancy, even if their mothers are not diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at an increased risk of developing obesity in childhood, according to a new study published in PLOS One

High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity, reveals studyThe study was co-authored by Samantha Ehrlich, professor of public health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and fellow researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. For the research, scientists analysed the data of more than 40,000 pregnant women who delivered babies between 1995 and 2004 in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system. They […]

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavourings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?This is according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Sheba Medical Center in Israel The study, which combined data from a randomised placebo-controlled trial in humans and mouse studies, indicated that propionate can trigger a cascade of metabolic events […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney – a neglected organ in diabetes 

Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, shares why Kidney should not be neglected in a diabetic patient

#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney – a neglected organ in diabetes What are kidneys? The kidneys are bean-shaped organs located near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage with one on each side of the spine. Kidneys are responsible for many essential regulatory roles, including filtering the blood to keep it clean and chemically balanced and erythropoietin hormone production. One of the most […]

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 […]

Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in check

Dr Tejal Lathia, a Consultant Endocrinologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how to keep your diabetes in check during the festivities.

Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in checkWe celebrate a multitude of festivals, and each has a common denominator – calorie rich delicacies. Sweet, sugary, rasgollas, crisp deep-fried puris, fragrant biryanis, laddoos, pedas, sheera, and others. There is temptation everywhere, making it even more difficult to resist. A downer, however, is that people around a diabetic person seem to encourage them to […]

Following a keto diet may raise your risk of having type 2 diabetes risk

New research published in the Journal of Physiology indicates that ketogenic diets, which are low carbohydrate high fat eating plans that are known to lead to weight loss, may cause an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in the early stage of the diet

Following a keto diet may raise your risk of having type 2 diabetes riskBy finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes; new research questions the health benefits of ketogenic diets. Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets that have been shown to reduce weight. They change metabolism so that energy comes from fat instead of sugar. When researchers in Switzerland examined what […]