Don’t have fridge? Store insulin in an earthen pot

According to the research published in Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, India has 97,700 children suffering from Type-1 diabetes mellitus. For whom, taking insulin is necessary. Insulin has to be stored in a cool place. But, many patients don’t have fridge. To help these patients, Dr Archana Sarda, diabetologist, has come out with a solution of storing insulin earthen pots

Don’t have fridge? Store insulin in an earthen potIn India, there are thousands of children and adults, who suffer from type-1 diabetes, living in rural areas. And the biggest worry they face is how to store the insulin as they don’t have fridge at their disposal. So, either they have to search for a medical shop or a suitable place where they can […]

8 Promising breakthroughs in diabetes research

Scientists have been working hard to find cures, new treatments, and better management techniques for the millions of people worldwide dealing with diabetes. Here are some of the latest developments you need to know about

8 Promising breakthroughs in diabetes researchAccording to recent research, we’re not entirely sure how many diseases the label ‘diabetes’ covers. But no matter what causes our bodies to struggle with their blood sugar levels, it’s a serious condition that requires daily care. Insulin producing implants made from stem cells Clinical trials began last year for testing for ViaCyte’s PEC-Direct device; […]

Omega-3 in mother’s breast milk may lower child’s type 1 diabetes risk

Infants who had been breastfed had increased serum levels of fatty acids - such as pentadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid - and had a lower risk of autoimmunity, compared with infants who were fed cow's milk-based formula

Omega-3 in mother’s breast milk may lower child’s type 1 diabetes riskType 1 diabetes affects more than 20 million people across the globe, and more than a million people in the United States have been diagnosed with the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, wherein the body’s own immune cells attack beta cells. Beta cells produce insulin which is responsible for decreasing levels of […]

Medical breakthrough: Diabetes has five types not just two, reveals study

Most diabetes cases are split into two groups: type one and type two. A new study including nearly 15,000 diabetic patients suggests this decades-old distinction only tells part of the story. A new report divides diabetes mellitus into five separate conditions. The advancement could improve patient care. Because each group has different causes and complication risks

Medical breakthrough: Diabetes has five types not just two, reveals studyScientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes, or uncontrolled blood sugar levels, is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes. Experts […]

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetesThe new research, co-authored by Dr Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, will be published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the beta cells of the pancreas are unable to produce enough insulin, which is the […]

How do omega-3 fatty acids help in treating type 1 diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for the good functioning of several organs, as these beneficial fats improve the activity of muscles, prevent blood clotting, help digestion, and aid the division and growth of cells

How do omega-3 fatty acids help in treating type 1 diabetesIn type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system does not recognize its own beta cells, so it attacks and destroys them. Beta cells are responsible for creating insulin. The body needs insulin to transport glucose into cells, where it is needed for producing energy. Without insulin-producing beta cells, the glucose builds up in the blood […]

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 […]

Double organ transplant nothing short of a history: doctor

Dr Vrishali Patil, the head of the team that performed simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant surgery in Pune last year, said organ donation has the power to transform lives and India needs to strengthen its organ donation program

Double organ transplant nothing short of a history: doctorDr Vrishali Patil, the head of the team, said this procedure is path-breaking and history has been made. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, she said, “Meeting the patient, who has undergone pancreas and kindly transplant simultaneously, now gives me a true sense of fulfilment. Before the operation, he had suicidal thoughts but post operation, I […]

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 […]