RA and Diabetes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and diabetes are two chronic conditions that can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. The coexistence of these conditions presents a unique challenge, as they can influence each other's progression and management. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints, and diabetes, a metabolic disorder affecting blood sugar control, require careful attention and proactive management....
Manage nasal health with Diabetes
When we talk about diabetes, we usually think about its effects on blood sugar regulation and various organs like the pancreas and kidneys. However, diabetes can also impact other parts of the body that we often overlook, such as the nose. In this blog, we will explore the connection between diabetes and nasal health, including potential effects on the...
Use of non-nutritive sweeteners does not appear to have a significant effect on glycemic management but they can reduce overall calorie and carbohydrate intake. There is a mixed evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analysis for non-nutritive sweeteners use with regard to weight management, with some finding benefit in weight loss while others are suggested weight gain so it is a...
Saute paneer is a complete meal in itself which is high on proteins and low on carbohydrates and can be used to replace your lunch or dinner Ingredients: ( One serving ) 100 gm Paneer100 gm vegetables (capsicum, onion, tomato)1/4 teaspoon Red chilly flakes1/4 teaspoon Coriander leaves choppedSalt to taste1 tablespoon Butter/ ghee1 pinch crushed black pepper Steps : 1.Heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan on low heat....
Skin care in Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires comprehensive care, and while it primarily affects blood sugar levels, it can also have an impact on the health of your skin. Individuals with diabetes are more prone to certain skin conditions and may experience slower wound healing. Here are some specific skin problems that people with diabetes may experience: Dry skin: High blood...

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Recipe: Saute paneer with veggies

Saute paneer is a complete meal in itself which is high on proteins and low on carbohydrates and can be used to replace your...

Women’s Health and Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, and women face unique challenges in managing their health when living with...

Keto Diet: Diabetes Breakthrough or Potential Risk?

The ketogenic diet, often referred to as the keto diet, has gained significant popularity in recent years for its potential health benefits. Originally developed...

Unheard Connection: Diabetes and Ear Health

Impact of diabetes on ear health is often ignored by patients and doctors. As a patient or caregiver, you need to understand the relationship...

What your Nails tell you about Diabetes

When discussing diabetes, the focus is often on blood sugar management, cardiovascular health, and the potential complications affecting major organs. However, the impact of...

Recipe: Chickpea Tikki

Chickpea Tikki is a good snacking option for vegetarians Ingredients: ( For one serving ) Boiled Chickpea: 30gm Poha  powder: 10gm Minced Garlic: 1 gloves Oil: 10ml (2 teaspoon) Cumin seeds:...

What does it mean to have a Metabolic Syndrome?

What does it mean to have a Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that, when combined, significantly increase the risk of developing...

The Sniff of Connection: Diabetes and Nasal Health

When we talk about diabetes, we usually think about its effects on blood sugar regulation and various organs like the pancreas and kidneys. However,...

Diabetes Reversal: Guide

Type 2 diabetes is a long-term, chronic medical condition that affects millions of people in India. A recent study published in the journal Lancet...

Impact of Sleep on Diabetes

Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our lives, essential for our overall health and well-being. However, many people overlook the significant impact that sleep...
Diabetes & Oral health
Diabetes is a complex metabolic condition that affects various systems in the body, including oral health. The interplay between diabetes and oral health is a topic of increasing importance, as research continues to uncover the significant impact diabetes can have on the mouth, teeth, and gums. In this blog, we will explore the connection between diabetes and oral health,...
Studies suggest that eating suboptimal levels of 10 foods or nutrients — too much of some and not enough of others — was associated with more than 45% of deaths due to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Not eating enough of the following foods and nutrients was estimated to contribute to the corresponding percentage of CMD deaths: nuts and seeds (8.5%)seafood-based...
Are patients with heart disease, diabetes or hypertension at increased risk to get coronavirus infection? No, people with hypertension, diabetes or heart diseases are at no greater risk of getting the infection than anyone else. Among people with above diseases, is there an increased risk of severe illness or complications once infected? The majority (80%) of people diagnosed with COVID-19 will have...
Potassium and high blood pressure Potassium regulates the heartbeat and ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves. It is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates.  The diet of our ancestors included significant component of potassium but sodium has replaced it in modern diet. Higher use of sodium instead of potassium is one of the key drivers of high blood...
Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is a group of conditions that affect the heartand blood vessels. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for approximately17.9 million deaths each year. There are several different types of heart disease, including coronary artery disease, heart failure,arrhythmia, and heart valve disease. Each of these conditions can have different...

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Stress and Diabetes
In today's fast-paced world, stress has become an inherent part of our lives. While occasional stress is a natural response to life's challenges, chronic or prolonged stress can have a significant impact on our health, particularly for individuals living with diabetes. The intricate relationship between stress and diabetes is a topic of growing interest and research. The impact of...
Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, and women face unique challenges in managing their health when living with diabetes. We explore the relationship between women's health and diabetes, highlighting specific considerations, risks, and strategies for promoting well-being in women with diabetes. Hormonal Influences and Diabetes: Hormonal changes throughout a woman's life can have a significant...
Impact of Sleep on Diabetes
Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our lives, essential for our overall health and well-being. However, many people overlook the significant impact that sleep quality and duration can have on various aspects of their health. One such area is diabetes. We explore how sleep patterns and disturbances can affect diabetes management, insulin sensitivity, and overall metabolic health. Sleeping less...
Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is a group of conditions that affect the heartand blood vessels. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for approximately17.9 million deaths each year. There are several different types of heart disease, including coronary artery disease, heart failure,arrhythmia, and heart valve disease. Each of these conditions can have different...
Gout and Diabetes
Gout and diabetes are distinct health conditions, but they often go hand in hand. If you have one of these conditions, your likelihood of developing the other increases. Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by the accumulation of uric acid in the blood, leading to joint pain, particularly in the big toe. On the other hand, Type 2...
Blood sugar charting is an important pillar of diabetes management. Advanced glucometers should be bought like Acu-check instant, which are supposed to be very accurate. The frequency of blood sugar charting is  at least five times a day in majority of patients and a sixth time in some individual in special cases. One should do the charting and in a fasting...
Perform a comprehensive foot evaluation at least annually to identify risk factors for ulcers and amputations. Patients with evidence of sensory loss or prior ulceration or amputation should have their feet inspected at every visit. Obtain a prior history of ulceration, amputation, Charcot foot, angioplasty or vascular surgery, cigarette smoking, retinopathy, and renal diseases Assess current symptoms of neuropathy that is pain,...
Diabetes Recipe
Ingredients: Puffed Rice- 1 Cup (14 gm) Soaked Chana Dal- 1 Tea spoon (6 gm) Peanuts-3 Tea spoons (15 gm) Onion -20 gm Tomato-20 gm Dry Red Chilly - 1 Piece (broken into two) Turmeric powder – One Pinch Salt- ½ Teaspoon Recipe: 1. Roast Peanuts & Chana Dal in a pan for 2-3 mins till they turn light brown 2. Add Dry Red Chilly, a pinch of Turmeric and...

Diabetes and Liver

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Diabetes is associated with the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) including its more severe manifestations of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Elevation of hepatic transaminases i.e., SGOT & SGPT enzymes are associated with higher BMI, waist circumference, high triglyceride levels and low HDL cholesterol levels. To assess the damage  due to the fatty liver disease ,one...
Chickpea Tikki is a good snacking option for vegetarians Ingredients: ( For one serving ) Boiled Chickpea: 30gm Poha  powder: 10gm Minced Garlic: 1 gloves Oil: 10ml (2 teaspoon) Cumin seeds: 1 pinch Black pepper: 1 pinch Lemon juice: 5ml (1 teaspoon) Salt to taste Mix herbs for taste Water: 20-25 ml or the required amount  Steps : Start with cooking chickpeas in a pan with 1 teaspoon oil, cumin and garlic. Saute...