Turn the ‘e’ in sweet into ’a’ and sweat!

world diabetes day

The season of festivities is behind us. We’ve had Eid, Navratri, Dusshera and lately Diwali and Halloween. There are tasty treats all around and resisting the urge to take just one more laddoo is futile! Since it’s World Diabetes Day, we are increasing awareness of the condition. However, here comes the bad news — the overindulgence …


Artificial pancreas herald a new era for diabetics?


The US Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of an artificial system of delivering insulin to the body. It is paving the revolution in treatment for people with Type 1 Diabetes or Insulin-Dependent Type 2 Diabetes. This could spell a mountain of difference in the lives of millions, who currently live at the mercy …


5 low-calorie sweets to make your Diwali healthy


The festival of lights has a sense of euphoria associated with it. It is that time of the year again, where our sweet tooth takes over our diet plans, packing an extra few calories along the way. One can never go wrong with sweets when it comes to festivals. However, we have got you a way …


Pregnancy and Diabetes – what you need to know

gestational diabetes

During pregnancy, especially around the 24th week, many women tend to develop Diabetes. Termed Gestational Diabetes, it is a disorder of blood sugar levels particular during the period of pregnancy. Why does it arise, and what long-term effects does Gestational Diabetes have? How does it affect the growing fetus? The reason behind diabetes in pREGNANCY Gestational …


Diabetic Emergencies: A Caretaker’s Guide

diabetic emergencies

Almost every household has or knows someone battling Diabetes. Affecting people from little children to previously healthy adults and aged individuals, the ailment has reached epidemic proportions in recent times. While the disease has its long-term complications, it can also pose acute, life-threatening diabetic emergencies – either from too much or too little blood sugar. …


What Are Your Blood Sugar Levels Telling You?

blood sugar tests

Blood sugar levels measure the amount of glucose present in your blood. Blood glucose tests are usually taken to determine whether you are at risk for Diabetes Mellitus. If you have diabetes, then the glucose levels in your blood tend to be consistently high. Increased sugar in your body can slowly damage your health leading to various …


Potatoes linked to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Potato

If you’re pregnant or planning for it, you may just want to trade in your French fries and potato cutlets for something more nutritious. It turns out that women who consume potatoes before their pregnancy run a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. According to senior author Dr. Cuilin Zhang, a senior investigator with the …


World Health Day 2016: War Against Diabetes

Celebrate World Health Day this year with a campaign to “Beat Diabetes!” Did you know? Every year, World Health Day (WHD) is celebrated on the day that the World Health Organisation (WHO) was founded. It was founded in 1950 and works towards the betterment of global public health. WHD themes are assigned by identifying current world health …


How to cope with Erectile Dysfunction?

Coping with Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be a lonely, frustrating and devastating journey for those who have been affected by it. Not only does it wreak physical havoc, it is a psychological rabbit hole that can send a man into the depths of depression, and cause strained relationships and personal insecurities. What many may not realise is …


How can women cut their Diabetes risk by half?

India is the “Diabetes capital of the world” and has over 60 million diabetics in the country. This number is expected to go up to 120 million by the year 2030. Women who are diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy have what is called Gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM. Often it is a temporary phase …