Vaccination in Diabetes

Diabetes  confers an increased risk of  infections. Although people of all ages are prone to infectious diseases like pneumonia and influenza, extremes of age and certain underlying medical conditions  such as diabetes, asthma, Chronic Bronchitis and heart disease  aggravate the risk. The increased susceptibility of diabetes subjects to pneumonia is mainly due to high blood […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Retina? Retina is the light sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye. It acts like the film in a camera. Images come through the eyes lens and are focused on the retina. The central portion of the retina is called the macula. This area is extremely important for fine […]

Section 8: Metabolic Syndrome

Fat in tummy what we call as abdominal obesity has something different than rest of our body fat, in terms of metabolism. This fat is abnormal in the sense of metabolism and leads to a complicated metabolic situation called METABOLIC SYNDROME. This essentially is comprised of type 2 Diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, increase chance […]

Diabetes and Driving

People with well-controlled diabetes are at greater risk for car crashes and other driving mishaps, according to two recent studies. Diabetes patients strive for tight control of blood sugar, aspiring for glycosylated hemoglobin (hbA1c) levels of 6.5-7. However, the methods used to stay at these levels, including regular blood tests and treatment with insulin and […]

Problems with Diabetes

Problems related to Diagnosis This is one time diagnosis; it should be confirmed by repeat checking. If in doubt, glucose tolerances test. Problems related to blood sugar Main idea is to control Diabetes. High sugar is bad for body. Sugar sometimes can become low. Commonly due to mismatch of treatment and diet. Problems related to […]

Diabetes finds a new ally in Alcohol!

Diabetes Mellitus is condition where the sugar content of your blood goes higher than normal. In Type1 where pancreas in tummy can not produce insulin (the only hormone that lowers blood sugar), it is the common type in children. More than 95% of Diabetes is type 2, here although the body produces insulin but it […]

Honey, take little honey, it has a point to make!

Antioxidants block certain types of cell damage caused by molecules called free radicals, which are caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, environmental pollution and some chemicals. Foods rich in antioxidants help destroy free radicals, and scientists think they reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. Recently taking antioxidant tablet is […]

Artificial Sweeteners

Don’t throw away your artificial sweeteners just because sugar is safer than you thought. Artificial sweeteners are “free foods”. They make food taste sweet, but they have no calories and do not raise blood glucose levels. They do not count as a carbohydrate, a fat, or any other exchange. They can be added to your […]

Back to the nature, the best way to replenish energy

It’s a common belief that taking multivitamin tablets or more recently taking antioxidant tablet is helpful to replenish your body’s vitamin or revitalize oneself (in fact to make the issue more complicated some Pharmaceutical companies using names in the same line!). Antioxidants block certain types of cell damage caused by molecules called free radicals, which […]

Insulin treatment for Diabetes

What is Insulin? Insulin is a hormone that is produced from the pancreas, a gland in the tummy. When we eat, glucose is absorbed from the stomach and enters in the blood. The glucose must enter into the cells to make energy and Insulin helps glucose to enter the cells. In people with type 1 […]