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Diabetes and Metabolic

This section consists health articles on maintaining diabetes – covering all common and uncommon disorders caused by this silent disease. Click here to view top diabetes experts in India.

Relation Between Type 2 Diabetes and Diet Drinks

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We have heard this before and we will hear it again: Diet Drinks raise the risk for type 2 diabetes but for people already living with type 2 diabetes prefer these drinks since they cause zero effect to the blood sugars. And most of the calorie conscious or weight wary people …

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Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes have insulin resistance in their body. This means that initially body produces more insulin to keep up blood glucose values at normal levels but eventually cells develop resistance to high amount of insulin and failure to keep blood glucose levels at optimal values. Type …

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Diabetes with Aortic Stenosis – A deadly Combination

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Number of heart related ailments have increased over the years. Aortic Stenosis is one of the ailments which is becoming common these days. During this condition there is a contraction in the passage of aortic valve. Calcium deposits obstruct the smooth flow of blood from the heart. This puts unnecessary …

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Questions to ask if Blood Sugar is Out of Control

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Why blood sugar level gets out of control? Diabetes is a state in which sugar content in the blood rises above the desired level. This condition prevails when pancreas fails to produce sufficient quantity of insulin leading to blood sugar level getting out of control. Hyperglycemia is a medical term …

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Are Diabetes and Heart Disease Related?

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While relating diabetes and heart disease, a renowned Cardiologist in Gurgaon says People with diabetes often develop heart diseases termed as ‘diabetic heart disease’ (DHD). As compared to non diabetics, people who have diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease at a much younger age. This stands true for both …

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Causes of Diabetes

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Before knowing the major causes of diabetes, it is very important to know what happens in diabetes. Essentially, a diabetic patient’s blood sugar levels remain high because the body either does not make sufficient levels of the hormone insulin (which regulates blood glucose levels), or the body cannot utilize the insulin …

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Diabetes Treatment Options

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The basic objective of diabetes treatment is to keep the blood sugar (glucose) levels under control. Diabetes is a life-long condition and there is no guaranteed cure for it but there are certain ways to keep manage it by keeping blood sugar at safe levels. You should work with your endocrinologist to devise …

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5 Diabetes Complications You Should Know

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Why is it so important to control diabetes? Diabetes puts an individual at an increased risk of developing a wide of health complications, and these affect almost every part of the body. Excessively high blood glucose levels over a long period of time can result in disorders that affect the heart …

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14 Lifestyle Changes for Managing Diabetes

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Controlling blood sugar is the basic underlying key for managing diabetes to live longer and healthier. There are many lifestyle habits that diabetic patients can adopt to stay healthier and live longer. Lifestyle Changes for Managing Diabetes Here are few lifestyle changes that you should incorporate in your day-to-day life for …

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6 Superfoods to Control Blood Sugar

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Hey, is your blood sugar level high? Cause I think you’re really sweet. Well apart from such cheesy pick up lines, high blood sugar brings with it a host of other health problems as well. Here’s a list of spices, herbs and foods that can help you control you blood …

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7 Diabetes Myths Busted

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There are many diabetes myths that sometimes create an inaccurate picture about this medical condition. Such myths not only make it difficult for people to realize some hard facts about it, but also generate stereotype and stigma around it. Here are some common diabetes myths and misconceptions: Myth 1: I can’t …

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Heart Surgery in Diabetics – Impact and Management

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Diabetes and heart diseases have a strong connection. Statistics show that adults are more likely to develop heart diseases if they have diabetes; with the American Heart Association considering diabetes to be one of the major factors responsible for cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this is that people with diabetes …

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Insulin FAQ

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What is Insulin? Insulin is the sugar controlling hormone in human bodies, created by the beta cells at islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. The hormone is endocrinal in nature and controls blood sugar levels by acting as signals asking cells to take up blood glucose. What does Insulin do? …

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Dr. Sudhir Kalhan – India in the Grip of Obesity Epidemic (I)

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Dr Sudhir Kalhan, Senior Consultant, Co-Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Delhi, discusses problems related to obesity and the indications and guidelines for Weight Loss Surgery i.e. Bariatric Surgery. He speaks about advantages and disadvantages of Weight Loss Surgery. He describes two categories …

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Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) FAQs

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What is Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose? Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose is the monitoring of blood sugar level by the patient himself at multiple times during the day or during the week. Besides better treatment of diabetes, it also helps a patient to understand the disease. Who should monitor the blood …

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Managing Diabetes in Winters

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Winters are a great time to forget the scorching heat of warmer months and enjoy the warmth of the company of loved ones and great food. However, if you are a diabetic, it also means that keeping a tab on your blood sugar levels becomes extra challenging. What’s The Connection: Diabetes …

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Diabetes: FAQs

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1. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the blood sugar or blood glucose level increases above the normal levels. The glucose or sugar comes from the food that we intake. Our body has a hormone called insulin that is produced by the pancreas. It helps the …

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Tips for a Travelling Diabetic

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Diabetes affects a large number of people across the world every year. Although this condition can be treated and controlled by several methods and medications, the one process every patient needs to follow is a change of lifestyle. This change in lifestyle includes several activities to be carried on by …

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6 Unhealthy effects of sweets on your body

World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that only 10% of a day’s calories must be from sugar. This would translate to about six teaspoons of sugar per day. Let’s take a look at what sugar does to the body: #1 Extra weight Indulging in extra sweets tend to contribute to fat …

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Dr. Mahesh Gupta – Common Symptoms of Gastro-intestinal Cancers

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Watch Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist at Dharamshila Hospital & Research Centre elaborate on the symptoms of GI Cancer. He specialises in Gastroenterology & treats GI Cancer & non cancerous associated diseases like acidity, indigestion, constipation & piles. He also speaks about the facilities like endoscopy available for patients …

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