The ketogenic diet, often referred to as the keto diet, has gained significant popularity in recent years for its potential health benefits. Originally developed as a therapeutic approach for epilepsy, the keto diet has also shown promise in managing other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. We will explore the ketogenic diet in the context of diabetes, its effects...
PCOS and Diabetes
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes are two distinct health conditions that affect millions of women worldwide. While PCOS is primarily associated with reproductive and hormonal imbalances, diabetes is characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels. However, recent research has uncovered a strong connection between these two conditions, highlighting the need for a comprehensive understanding of their interplay. We will...
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...
Eggless Chocolate Cake is a tasty treat made of healthy ingredients like oats, dates, curd. People with Diabetes who have HbA1c less than 7 can enjoy this.  Serving size: 6 Date -1/2 cup (8-10 Dates) Hot milk for soaking – 1 +1/4 cup for soaking  Oil -1/4 cup Curd/Yoghurt – ¼ cupOats flour -1 cupBaking powder-1/2 tsp Baking soda -1/4 tsp Non sweetened Cocoa powder -2 tbsp Salt-pinch...
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...

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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...
The ketogenic diet, often referred to as the keto diet, has gained significant popularity in recent years for its potential health benefits. Originally developed as a therapeutic approach for epilepsy, the keto diet has also shown promise in managing other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. We will explore the ketogenic diet in the context of diabetes, its effects...
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...

Diabetes and Alcohol

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Moderate alcohol intake does not have major detrimental effect on long-term blood glucose management in diabetic patients. Risks associated with alcohol consumption include hypoglycemia and / or delayed hypoglycemia (particularly for those using insulin or secretagogue therapy i.e., sulfonylureas (brand names: Amaryl, Diamicron, Cyblex, Glimer…..). Also there is a resultant Weight gain, and hyperglycemia as a result of intake of excessive...
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...

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...

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Metabolic syndrome: causes and treatment
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 chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Studies have reported that in urban Indian populations, age-adjusted prevalence of metabolic syndrome was found to be overall approximately 25% (approximately 31% in women and 18.5%...
Hypoglycemia is a state where blood sugar levels fall below 70 mg percent and is and clearly defined medical emergency . This situation may arise in cases where there has been a long gap of food intake despite taking the medicine or undertaking unaccustomed exercises thereby creating an imbalance between the blood sugar and the level of the oral medicine...
Quinoa Chickpea Salad is a good and complete meal replacement for people with diabetes and is a good source of proteins and fiber. Ingredients: Quinoa – 60 gm uncooked   Chick pea – 30 gm uncooked Chopped mix veg (cucumber, tomato, onion and bell pepper ) 100 -150 gm Lime Juice – 1 spoon Green Coriander – 1/2 spoon chopped coriander Mint leaves -1-2 leaves Olive...
Doctors are very often asked about multivitamins as preventive supplement. Here is why one should you should take/ not take multi vitamins: Simple multivitamins are probably not required by most adults who eat a balanced diet and get regular sun exposure. Multivitamins may be actually be harmful in some people and these supplements should be taken on doctors recommendations. To ensure...
Prediabetes is a widespread medical condition affecting a substantial percentage of the adult population worldwide. It is a borderline diabetes condition with frequent high blood sugar levels in the body. Fluctuations in the diet can worsen the condition. Eating healthy during the weekdays and binging on sweets on the weekend can increase the risk of acquiring diabetes type 2. Obesity, sedentary...
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...
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...
Hypoglycemia is a state where blood sugar levels fall below 70 mg percent and is and clearly defined medical emergency . This situation may arise in cases where there has been a long gap of food intake despite taking the medicine or undertaking unaccustomed exercises thereby creating an imbalance between the blood sugar and the level of the oral medicine...
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...
Normally, blood has a certain level of sugar in it. This range may vary in one’s life due to many external and internal factors. Insulin is the hormone responsible for the maintenance of glucose levels in the body and fluctuations in blood sugar might disturb the insulin production directly or indirectly. A decrease in the production of insulin, and resistance...