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 […]

Following a keto diet could help make cancer therapy more effective

New cancer-fighting drugs come along pretty regularly, and some show more promise than others, but a new class of treatments is getting a boost in effectiveness from a somewhat unlikely source: a low-carb diet

Following a keto diet could help make cancer therapy more effectiveIn recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target a specific molecular pathway that has been shown to be faulty in many types of cancer. Specifically, these drugs target a cell signalling pathway called phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K), which is activated by insulin. Previous studies have shown that mutations in […]

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study

Air pollution could be responsible for 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes every year globally, suggests a new analysis

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study“We estimate that about 14% of diabetes in the world occurs because of higher levels of air pollution, that’s one in seven cases,” said senior study author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University and the VA Saint Louis Health Care System in Missouri. “Risks exist at levels that are below what’s now currently considered safe […]

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New research finds that a shift in diet to incorporate more fibre could encourage specific types of gut bacteria, reducing the symptoms of diabetes and aiding weight loss

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteriaA diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes, and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two different diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over […]

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 […]

Are you pregnant? Here’s why you should get tested for diabetes

An estimated 6.2 crore people in India, are suffering from diabetes. And the information received from the Health Management Information System (HMIS) suggests that in India, 1,32,150 pregnant women are suffering from diabetes

Are you pregnant? Here’s why you should get tested for diabetesIn the year 2017-18, in India 1,32,150 pregnant women were diagnosed with diabetes. In 2017-18, Mumbai witnessed 998 cases of expectant mothers who had been diagnosed with diabetes. In Maharashtra, 5,149 pregnant women were diagnosed with diabetes. Rural areas witnessed 3,376 cases, while in the cities 1,773 cases were reported. Out of every three pregnant […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free life

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle chabnges have been be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free lifeDiabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the world. India is among the top three countries with about 64.5 million people affected by diabetes till last year. Moreover, it has been predicted that diabetes will be the 7th largest killer in the world by 2030. A large proportion of diabetes cases are […]

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says study

A study conducted on mice showed that cutting daily calorie intake by 75 per cent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. In humans, that would mean turning to a diet of 500 to 800 calories opposed to the average 1,600 to 3,000 calorie intake

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says studyEarlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a paper published in the BMJ that urged doctors and patients alike to acknowledge the possibility that type 2 diabetes is reversible through weight loss. Another study we reported on showed that caloric restriction helped 40 per cent of the participants in the study to achieve remission. […]
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