Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise – Exercise Makes It Easier to Control Your Diabetes

By Dr Umesh Alegaonkar , General Physician Regular exercise is highly recommended if you are suffering from type 2 diabetes. In addition to taking medications, exercises help in regulating your blood sugar levels. Besides, staying active and fit help you in maintaining your weight levels; thereby keeping a check on diabetes. Running: Running…

Diabetes and Foot Ulcers

By Dr. Shradha Doshi , Diabetology Common complications caused by diabetes include poor blood circulation and nerve damage. These issues may make the feet prone to skin sores or ulcers which are difficult to treat, and tend to worsen faster. But with proper foot care and management techniques, these foot ulcers can…

Diabetes – A Major Risk Factor for Kidney Disease

By Dr. Gireesh Reddy , Nephrology Diabetes is a disorder that is characterized by an inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or effectively utilize the insulin produced by the body. Insulin is the hormone that is produced by the pancreas to metabolize sugar in the body, the sugar that is…

A Guide to Insulin – All You Need to Know

By Dr. Abhay Ahluwalia, Endocrinology Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, allows for utilization of the glucose for energy. The food consumed is broken down by the digestive tract of the body, converting carbohydrates into glucose before releasing it into the bloodstream. The glucose is then absorbed by the cells to…

Diabetes-Friendly Diet: Foods that Control Blood Sugar

By Dr. Lokendra Tomar , Dietitian/Nutritionist Diabetes is a condition wherein the glucose or blood sugar levels in the blood become abnormally high. Apart from the various causes, the foods you eat play a very important role in the development of this condition. Usually, foods rich in carbohydrates such as desserts, milk,…

Prevent Diabetes With Ayurveda

By Dr Sushant Nagarekar, Ayurveda Ayurveda can be used efficiently in treating diabetes, which is an abnormal condition where the level of sugar in humans are abnormally higher. In Ayurvedic terms, diabetes is known as Prameha. Ayurveda states that the health of a person is dependent on doshas, which is said to…

Role of Homeopathy in Diabetes

By Dr. Vijaya Patil, Homeopathy What is Diabetes? Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels, increased hunger and thirst and frequent urination. It is fundamentally of two types; Diabetes Insipidus and Diabetes Mellitus (Type-I and Type-II). Type-1 Diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. This means your body…

Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes

By Dr. Rajeshkumar Radadiya, Ayurveda Diabetes is a condition that is characterized by high blood glucose levels; either because the body doesn’t secrete adequate insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or it doesn’t respond to insulin properly (Type 2 Diabetes). Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart…

Diabetes and Your Pancreas: What You Should Know

By Dr. K Sridhar, Endocrinology You pass by the cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated…

Lifestyle and Diet for Diabetes Patients

By Dr. Zubeda Tumbi, Dietitian/Nutritionist Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a progressive metabolic disorder caused due to the lack of the hormone, ‘insulin’, in the body. It can be characterised by hallmark signs such as hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar). It is important for a diabetic person to keep his/her diet and lifestyle healthy…