High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley and is suggested to affect the development of type 1 diabetes. In animal studies, a gluten free diet during pregnancy almost completely prevented type 1 diabetes in offspring, but no intervention study has been undertaken in pregnant women

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kidsA high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations could be justified. To […]

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetes

According to new results from a trial with diabetes patients, neither aspirin nor fish oils can help those who seek to prevent their first heart attack or stroke. The findings of the research were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich on August 26

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetesIt is the recommended medication for survivors of heart attack and stroke as it can help in reducing the risk of a second cardiovascular event. The medication works by thinning the blood which, in turn, can prevent the formation of blood clots. But what about people who do not have a history of cardiovascular events? […]

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic child

As the children gear up for their examinations, I would like to talk about something which isn’t spoken so openly. While each parent and each child prepares for these set of examinations with all their heart, mind and soul, a lot of us are still unaware of the situations that some of these kids with type 1 diabetes and their parents go through

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic childAs the semester exams in school are quickly approaching. Today, I want to speak with you about exams and type 1 diabetes and how children are affected by them. See basically, type 1 diabetes is a very taxing disease, it is difficult for the children to fight disease day by day, taking insulin shots three […]

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancy

Experts had assumed those heightened risks were explained by kids living longer with the disease, but the new analysis indicates that some other factor associated with onset in early childhood may also be involved, according to the report published in The Lancet

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancyThe earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a study suggests. While having to live longer with high glucose levels probably has an effect, “there is also some evidence that developing diabetes younger is associated with […]

Health benefits of turmeric for people with diabetes

The study noted that the curcumin appeared to improve the function of the beta-cells that make insulin in the pancreas. Accordingly, including turmeric or curcumin in the diet may be beneficial for people who want to reduce their chance of developing diabetes

Health benefits of turmeric for people with diabetesTurmeric is the common name for the root Curcuma longa. It is a bright yellow-orange spice that is a staple in traditional food dishes from many Asian countries. In this article we explore the role of turmeric in alternative and Western medicine. We go on to analyse the potential benefits of the spice for diabetes […]

Onset of type 1 diabetes in youth at 63.9%, states ICMR registry

There were more than ten variants of youth onset diabetes reported, in which type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) was the most prevalent at 63.9% followed by youth onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at 25.3%

Onset of type 1 diabetes in youth at 63.9%, states ICMR registryIn a question raised in the Lok Sabha by MP Kaushalendra Kumar in regards with diabetes among children, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in a written response stated the following. With the aim of getting information on youth onset diabetes in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) established […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

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 […]

Mumbai doctor to start diabetes education course

While we are aware that diabetes mellitus is a disease, wherein there is high levels of sugar in the blood. But, are we aware of the mechanisms which cause diabetes or the parameters used to diagnose diabetes?

Mumbai doctor to start diabetes education courseTo educate lay people about diabetes, Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Mumbai-based Diabetologist at Gadge Diabetes Centre is offering a diabetes educative program. At present, diabetes educators work in civic-run hospitals and provide information regarding diabetes to patients who visit the diabetes OPD. The course is open to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers. No fees will […]

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 […]
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