3 months ago

Hypertension and diabetes

Share:High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that often affects people with type 2 diabetes. It is unknown why there is such a significant correlation between the two diseases, but it is widely assumed that obesity, a high-fat, high-sodium diet, and inactivity have led to a rise in both conditions. Hypertension is known as Read More

3 months ago

Calorie counting for fried food

Share: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

3 months ago

Controlling cholesterol through exercise

Share: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

3 months ago

Cholesterol lowering diet for diabetics

Share: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

3 months ago

Top 5 Reasons for people with Diabetes to Exercise

Share: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

3 months ago

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

Share: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

3 months ago

Insulin storage and syringe safety

Share:Storing and safety of Insulin is a very important aspect to make sure the insulin does not lose its efficacy and activity. General rules for storing Insulin To ensure that your insulin remains effective, stable and undamaged you should discard your ‘in use’ insulin after 28 days, whether in a vial or cartridge Insulin that is Read More

3 months ago

How to manage a sick day in diabetes?

Share: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

3 months ago

How to overcome overeating when diabetic?

Share:A wedding or an outing with family, there might be many reasons why we overeat sometimes. But being a diabetic, overeating maybe dangerous sometimes. These are some ways to get back on track: While it’s okay to indulge every now and then, repeatedly doing so can cause unhealthy blood sugar levels, weight gain and a Read More