5 months ago

Calorie counting for fried food

Frying is a method of food in which food is submerged in oil at high temperature. People with diabetes are not supposed to eat fried food, as they amount to higher number of calories. Nevertheless, once in a while if done through a proper portion control and right technique, everyone can enjoy fried food. Using Read More

5 months ago

Controlling cholesterol through exercise

Amongst all the assumptions and myths, one way exercise tends to help lower your cholesterol is by helping you lose your weight. Being overweight tends to increase the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in your blood, the kind of lipoprotein that’s been linked to heart disease. What kind of exercises help? Studies say that a Read More

5 months ago

Cholesterol lowering diet for diabetics

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance that comes from two sources: your body and food. In your body liver produces all the cholesterol you need and circulates it though your bloodstream in small packages called lipoproteins (LDL-bad cholesterol, HDL-GOOD CHOLESTEROL). Cholesterol is required to build and maintain membranes; it also plays vital role in Read More

5 months ago

Top 5 Reasons for people with Diabetes to Exercise

Exercise is sure to be on your to-do list if you have diabetes but it is a lingering question in all our minds- “Why should I exercise?” Exercise is the main pillar in the prevention of diabetes. It is important to motivate, stimulate and encourage yourself to do exercise. First and foremost, setting up realistic Read More

5 months ago

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

Self-monitoring of blood glucose has become the modern day pre requisite for diabetes management. SMBG has been recommended for people with diabetes to achieve their desired glycemic targets. Why monitor blood glucose? In order to achieve a balanced glycemic target neither hypo nor hyper glycaemia, we require blood glucose monitoring. Immediate benefits of blood glucose Read More

5 months ago

How to manage a sick day in diabetes?

Being sick can increase your blood glucose levels to a higher stake. Sick days can be depressing and dangerous at the same time. It is harder but not impossible to keep your blood glucose levels normal during sick days. Some guideline to help you tackle with your sugars during sick days: Do not skip your Read More

5 months ago

Over the Counter Medications and Diabetes

In the season of cold and flu, it is an instinct for diabetics to go get a medicine and consume. Overall, it’s the sickness that increases blood glucose in people with diabetes, not the medication used to treat it.  However, some medications should be used with caution. When looking for over-the-counter products (OTCs) to relieve Read More

5 months ago

Insulin myths

Insulin is one of the most valuable discoveries ever made to mankind. It is a boon to Diabetics. But, it has become a taboo among people with diabetes that initiating insulin might be difficult. Some myths on Insulin to never believe: “Diabetics always need insulin” Only people with type 1 diabetes need insulin. People with Read More

5 months ago

How to use an insulin pen?

Insulin pens have gained popularity among people with diabetes for injecting insulin. Various advantages include its easiness in carrying, multi utility for any kind of insulin, dialable dosage, lesser wastage of insulin etc., nevertheless, it is very important to know the right technique to use the pen. A stepwise guide from Apollo Sugar to ensure Read More