Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of him

Eshaan Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. At the time, he was his school’s star swimmer. He was initially hesitant to accept this diagnosis; but now believes that more awareness on diabetes is required among people. He never let his condition hinder his progress and is an inspiration for other youngsters suffering from type 1 diabetes

Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of himEshaan Shevate is the youngest Indian with type 1 diabetes to trek along the Inca Trail in the Andes mountains right up to Machu Picchu, Peru. Apart from mountaineering, he is also an accomplished state level swimming champion. Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. He was his school’s star […]

Follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes

Today, the incidences of diabetes are increasing. It is attributed to our stressful lifestyles, lack of exercise, poor diet and sleep. Genetic predisposition also plays a role especially in those patients developing the disease at a younger age (<30 years) when both the parents are diabetics

Follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetesGestational diabetes (occurring in last trimester of pregnancy) and type 1 diabetes (autoimmune or insulin dependent diabetes) are 2 separate entities forming a small portion of patients suffering from diabetes. Management Comprises of: Dietary modifications: Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables and limited amount of fat and refined sugars. Eating the right portions, avoiding long […]

Meet a ‘mother’ who adopted 540 diabetic children

The parents of children, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, often get worried. As, diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes. Whereas, treatment cost is another factor, which also bothers the family

Meet a ‘mother’ who adopted 540 diabetic childrenDiabetic patients have to take insulin thrice-a-day. It costs Rs 4,000 per month. Many people do not take treatment due to poor financial condition. Due to which, Dr Archana Sarda, diabetologist has adopted 540 children, who suffer from type 1 diabetes, by sponsoring their treatment. These children belong to farmer’s family. Their parents cannot afford […]

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blind

Mangesh Gaikar is associated with an NGO called National Association for the Blind (NAB), Mumbai. Gaikar helps people in Mumbai, who are not born blind but have lost their vision due to diabetes. He counsels them and also assists them by providing ways in which they can become self-reliant through the National Association for the Blind (NAB)

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blindMeet Mangesh Gaikar, a 38 year-old man who suffers from type 1 diabetes and is also blind. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 19 years old. He was born with blurred vision and post diabetes he completely lost his eyesight. But, he has not let his blindness or diabetes become an […]

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Previous research has indicated that low levels of vitamin D may raise the risk of type 1 diabetes. In response to such studies, scientists have been investigating whether or not higher levels of the vitamin could have a preventive effect against type 1 diabetes

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]

Type 3c diabetes: New diabetes type identified by scientists, commonly misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes

Researchers noted that people with type 3c diabetes are twice as likely to have poor blood sugar control as those with type 2 diabetes. They were also five to ten times more likely to need insulin, depending on their type of pancreas disease

Type 3c diabetes: New diabetes type identified by scientists, commonly misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetesMost people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is where the body’s immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It usually starts in childhood or early adulthood and almost always needs insulin treatment. […]

United by ‘Diabetes’: A couple gets married through a matrimonial website for diabetics

For people with diabetes, it becomes difficult to find a suitable match. Often, people get bog down and lose their self-confidence as they are unable to find a perfect. Similarly, a diabetic couple who went through the same problem met through a matrimonial website, which has been specifically launched for type 1 diabetes patients

United by ‘Diabetes’: A couple gets married through a matrimonial website for diabeticsIndia has been caught in the web of diabetes. Diabetes is commonly seen in youngsters. Not being able to find a suitable match is one of the major problems which arise due to diabetes. As a solution to this, the diabetes experts from Delhi had launched Diabetic matrimony.com, a matrimonial website to help these diabetes patients […]

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriage

You have heard a groom rejecting a bride due to her financial status, caste and so on. But, have you heard a groom rejecting a bride due to diabetes. Yes! Diabetes has played a villain in some women’s life. Owning to which, they are unable to find a suitable groom for them

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriageEvery parents wish that their daughter get a prince charming. But, 23-year-old Neeta Kadam’s * parents were stressful due to an unexpected reason. Few years ago, Neeta was had type 2 diabetes. Now, her family is finding it difficult to find a suitable match for her. Similarly, 27-year-old Komal Thakur*, a Madhya Pradesh resident had […]

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 […]

Health of diabetic children on an upswing in Wales, report shows

Diabetes affects the body's ability to produce insulin, meaning there can be dangerously high levels of glucose (or sugar) in the blood. The annual statement of progress for diabetes also said those with high blood glucose fell from 21.6 per cent to 18.6 per cent

Health of diabetic children on an upswing in Wales, report showsA recent report from Wales, UK shows that the health of children with diabetes in Wales is improving. Those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whose blood glucose is in the target range increased from 17.8 per cent in 2014-15 to 27.2 per cent in 2015-16. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, meaning there […]