What is Trans fat? Trans fat is considered the worst type of fat we can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, it — also called trans-fatty acids — raises our “bad” cholesterol and also lowers our “good” cholesterol. How it is different chemically from other fat? Most trans fats are formed through an manufacturing process adding […]
Introduction to Diabetes
Diabetes remains a very common health issue among non-communicable diseases affecting 10-15% of the general population. It is a metabolic disorder due to Insulin lack, resistance or both resulting in high blood sugar.
We need to control Diabetes with Diet and exercise (Medical Nutritional Therapy) along with medicines taken either orally or by injection to remain in good health.
Here in this section, we write about diagnosis, diet, exercise, treatment, complications with management in other situations like pregnancy and Childhood.
It is estimated that one-third of Hospitalized patients experience significant hyperglycaemia and most are admitted for reasons other than Diabetes. Good Diabetes control in hospitalized patients irrespective of reason for admission improves mortality, morbidity and overall cost of hospital stay. It prevents complications and helps to educate the future follow-ups and management. Insulin is the […]
Diabetes is not the problem only with blood sugar, there are a lot of common problems are associated with Type 2 Diabetes like High BP, high Cholesterol, Obesity, high Uric acid, etc. It is important to understand these from the beginning for holistic treatment of Diabetes which stats with healthy eating habits, regular exercise and […]
What are the types of Diabetes? There are two main types: type 1 or Insulin deficient and type 2 or Insulin resistant or adult-onset Diabetes. In type 1 Diabetes pancreas does not produce Insulin and you cannot survive without Insulin. This happens because body produces antibody to Insulin producing cells and they get destroyed. In […]
Yes, not only Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes also can happen in Childhood, unfortunately, we are seeing more and more Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adults. What is type 2 diabetes? What causes type 2 diabetes in Childhood? Type 2 Diabetes occurs when Pancreas does not give enough Insulin or quality of […]
Cholesterol and triglycerides, known as lipids, are fatty substances normally produces by the body. Dyslipidemia means lipid levels in the bloodstream are too high or low. The most common types of dyslipidemia are: High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol Low levels of high-density lipoprotein 9HDL or “good”) cholesterol High levels of triglycerides […]
The search for a new medicine for Diabetes is a never ending process. A new medicine is available which belongs to the incretin family. Incretins are a type of gastrointestinal hormone that cause an increase in the amount of insulin released from the beta cells of the pancreas after eating, even before blood glucose levels […]
Why my child? It is unfortunate it is your child. The cause of diabetes is not fully understood. Diabetes is most often associated with a genetically determined predisposition, the presence of autoimmunity and environmental influence. Is Insulin a must? Yes. Insulin is a must for Type 1 diabetes as their body is deficient of insulin. […]
There are a lot of other issues that person with Diabetes face day-to-day like Employment, religious practices, marriage, social meeting. Also women need to know about change can be needed for treatment during menstrual cycle. Also Diabetes treatment is always a team work. Diabetes and Employment There is little that Diabetes stops you from doing. […]
“Hypo” is the short form of “Hypoglycaemia” meaning low sugar in the blood, can be potentially dangerous and you need to understand very clearly how to recognize hypo, what to do in case you have hypo and how can you avoid that happening again. What is Hypo? “Hypo” is the short form of “Hypoglycaemia” meaning […]