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....
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
1.Heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan on low heat....
Pregnancy is a transformative and joyous journey for women, but it can also present unique challenges, particularly for those with diabetes. Balancing the demands of diabetes management while nurturing a healthy pregnancy requires careful planning, collaboration with healthcare professionals, and a deep understanding of the interplay between pregnancy and diabetes. In this blog, we will explore the intricacies of...
Mango Smoothie is a tasty and healthy summer time treat for mango lovers.
Serving Size: 1
Chia seeds – 2 tea spoon Chia seeds
Oats – 1 table spoon
Milk /Yoghurt - 150 ml Or 100 gms yoghurt
For toppings – Mixed seed ,nuts and mango cubes
1 . Take milk ,oats and mango cubes , blend it together in a blender to make...
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
Start with cooking chickpeas in a pan with 1 teaspoon oil, cumin and garlic. Saute...
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 Diabetes and Endocrinology shows that prevalence of Diabetes in India at 11.4%. Many factors can contribute to developing type 2 diabetes, including being overweight and obese. Type 2 diabetes can lead to life threatening complications...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
People with diabetes who smoke and people with diabetes exposed to secondhand smoke have a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, premature deaths, microvascular complications, and worse glycemic control when compared to those who do not smoke.
Smoking may have a role in development of type 2 diabetes also.
A routine and total assessment of tobacco use is essential to prevent smoking...
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...
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...
It causes involvement of the eye in terms of retinopathy which can cause blindness, early onset of glaucoma or cataracts.
Diabetic retinopathy of the proliferative type, glaucoma and premature Senile cataract are all detrimental to the vision of a diabetes with poor control.
Diabetic retinopathy is a highly specific vascular complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes with prevalence strongly...
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...
The aim of increased physical activity is to perform movements that increases Energy usage, Physical activity in terms of Exercises is a structured method to deliver physical fitness.
The benefits of Exercises for a Diabetic are:
Improves blood glucose controlReduce cardio-vascular risksContribute to weight lossImprove wellbeing
Structured exercise intervention over 8 weeks has been shown to lower A1c by 0.66%, in Type...
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...
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.
Impact of diabetes on ear health is often ignored by patients and doctors. As a patient or caregiver, you need to understand the relationship between diabetes and ears, including potential effects on hearing, increased risk of ear infections, and practical tips for maintaining ear health while managing diabetes.
Common ear issues in Diabetes:
Hearing loss: One of the most common complications...