Diabetes

Self-monitoring of blood glucose at home

Self-monitoring of blood glucose at home

Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a modern technology that is introduced by doctors for diabetes patients as a part of their management plan. As the name suggests, the patient can conduct blood glucose test by self.  We shall explain the details of the procedure in the content below:  Who… Read more »

Foods that help to minimize blood sugar

Foods that help to minimize blood sugar

Your blood sugar is an important parameter for your health. A healthy and normal adult should have blood sugar within the range 4.0 to 5.9 mmol/L (before meals) and below 7.8 mmol/L post 2 hours of the meal. Anything above these normal values is indicative of pre-diabetes or diabetes and… Read more »

Myths and facts about diabetes

Myths and facts about diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that is surmounted by several myths that increase people’s apprehensions rather than eliminating it. One needs to know the truth and discard the myths to progress towards reducing the vulnerability towards the disease or instead combating it. This is why we have debunked the myths and… Read more »

Natural wonders for diabetes

Natural wonders for diabetes

Doctors say that diabetes is a silent killer. The good news is that diabetes can be controlled with natural therapy, and practically speaking, many people have benefited immensely from it.  Discover the natural wonders for diabetes in the next segment. Oily freshwater fish. Treat yourself with the goodness of salmon! … Read more »

Skin complications in diabetes

Skin complications in diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, “almost one-third of all diabetics experience skin-related problems.” So, a person with diabetes needs to be aware of the potential skin problems that he/she can get affected. Why skin complications occur in people with diabetes? The presence of high blood glucose for long-term, poorly… Read more »

Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes in Children): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes in Children): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, occurs in children when the pancreas stops producing insulin, making the child dependent on an external dose of insulin for carrying out glucose metabolism. This is the reason why juvenile diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes.  Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes  Excessive… Read more »

How to avoid diabetes complications

How to avoid diabetes complications

Diabetes, if left untreated, can lead to significant health complications in the long run. High blood sugar can endanger your life by increasing chances of heart attacks, strokes, damaging your kidneys, and permanent loss of vision.  To keep the complications at bay, you need to follow the guidelines explained in… Read more »

Diabetes and kidney disease: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Diabetes and kidney disease: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Kidney disease is linked to people who have diabetes. This is because increased blood sugar levels affect the normal functioning of the kidneys, leading to kidney disease development.  So what happens exactly? We explain it to you over here. What are the symptoms of kidney disease in diabetics?  An individual… Read more »

Diabetes Symptoms in Children

Diabetes Symptoms in Children

According to the American diabetic association, about 210,000 Americans under age 20 are diagnosed with diabetes, which is approximately 0.25% of the population. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes: In this type, the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2… Read more »

Gestational Diabetes – Dietary Considerations

Gestational Diabetes – Dietary Considerations

Gestational diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are increased during pregnancy. When diagnosed with gestational diabetes, one of the main concerns that women face is what to eat and what not to eat during this period.  Many cases of gestational diabetes do not require any medical treatment and… Read more »

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

Signs and symptoms are two terminologies that are used interchangeably, but they denote two different things. A symptom is a complaint the patient usually has when visiting the doctor, like headaches or vomiting. On the contrary, signs are objective evidence of the disease which is detected by the doctor. When… Read more »

Gestational Diabetes: Why Does This Happen. Effects on the Baby. Diagnosis & Management

Gestational Diabetes: Why Does This Happen. Effects on the Baby. Diagnosis & Management

Pregnant women who might appear healthy before pregnancy and do not have any symptoms of diabetes may sometimes suffer from increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy. This phenomenon of increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy is called gestational diabetes. Why does this happen? The exact mechanism of gestational diabetes is… Read more »

Prediabetes : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment.

Prediabetes : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment.

Prediabetes is also called as impaired glucose tolerance. The term prediabetes is two words, pre- meaning preceding and diabetes, which is an endocrine, metabolic disorder. Prediabetes is the stage before diabetes mellitus. It is the condition where blood sugar is high but not high enough to cause diabetes. Diabetes and… Read more »

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: Procedure & Results

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: Procedure & Results

What is an Oral glucose tolerance test? An oral glucose tolerance test measures the rate at which glucose is cleared from the bloodstream. This test is a diagnostic test used to detect diabetes, prediabetes as well as gestational diabetes. The oral glucose tolerance test or the OGTT, reveals important information… Read more »

Diabetes Coma

Diabetes Coma

Diabetes coma is a life-threatening condition found in people with Diabetes mellitus when blood glucose spikes up to dangerously high levels (hyperglycemia), i.e., above 17 mmol/L.  Diabetes coma also occurs due to an abnormal drop in blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia), which could be lower than 3.5mmol/L. Although it’s reversible and… Read more »