People with type 2 Diabetes can be treated with Tablets at least initially. There are certain situation like pregnancy when you need to take Insulin. There are different types of tablets available and they work in different ways. Sometimes we use a combination of tablets to get better effect. There are other tablets with a […]
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.
Other than giving Insulin injection by Syringe or pen, we can attach to a small portable Insulin pump from where throughout 24 hours you can get Insulin and you can avoid daily pricking yourself. How it works? Insulin pumps are small, computerized devices that help to manage blood sugars in people with Diabetes. The pump […]
What is Therapeutic Lifestyle changing (TLC)? This is also referred as “TV and Couch syndrome” as we will be watching TV and taking chips and drinks (soft and hard!). Computer based work in different professions has worsened the scene. In this way more and more we are neglecting the need for being active, maintaining ideal […]
While Insulin is a must for type 1 Diabetes, type 2 Diabetes is THE problem us (more than 98% of all people with Diabetes), a standard treatment plan for which includes diet & exercise, tablets and Insulin. Despite progress in understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms for diabetes, there is still a paucity of effective […]
You have heard about it often, now know about it, but when you have to face it yourselves, it is difficult. There was a school of thought that “ignorance is bliss”, knowledge of illness causes distress and prevents or reduces hope. Days have gone, now the challenge is to move away from this and to […]
What is Retina? The 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 […]
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 […]
High blood sugar for a few days may not create lots of problem but if high sugar remains for some time chronic complications set in. We are concerned about the eyes, kidneys and the nerves. Circulation can be a problem with diabetes and that’s why the problem with the heart (angina, heart attack), Brain (stroke) […]
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 […]
What is the need for monitoring Diabetes? At the beginning Diabetes is often without symptoms. Time and again it has been proved in various scientific studies that uncontrolled Diabetes has a very high risk of developing complications (will be discussing later). Once complications develop, they do not go away. Diabetes needs to be treated to […]