How to diagnose prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level in the human body is higher than the normal, yet, it has not crossed the threshold level for type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is also known as impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. A fasting blood sugar level of 100 to 125 mg/dL is indicative of […]Read More
Diabetes and your eyes
According to the latest reports, there are over 72 million adults suffering from diabetes mellitus in India. The statistic is a clear indicator of the grave and widespread prevalence of this disease. Obesity, laidback lifestyles, improper eating, and sleeping habits can further worsen the impact. The pancreatic hormone, insulin, reduces the sugar in the bloodstream. […]Read More
Diabetes and oral health
Diabetes is a result of a chronic condition in the body where the formation of insulin is disrupted, and the level of glucose in the blood increases. The sugar is not processed and the body is deprived of the energy that comes from starch and carbohydrates. An abnormally high blood sugar level gives rise to […]Read More
Diabetes and your kidneys
One word that is constantly on our health watchlist is diabetes. Even people who are not very health-conscious otherwise, pause for a thought when diabetes is mentioned. As more and more people are falling victim to this disorder for a host of reasons, awareness around it is also building. Commonly known facts are that diabetes […]Read More
Diabetes and your heart
Diabetes is very clearly linked to cardiovascular disease. The likelihood of dying from heart disease increases two to fourfold in adults who have diabetes. Diabetes is considered a controllable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. So, how does diabetes play a role in heart disease? People with diabetes have high glucose levels in the blood. Over […]Read More
Can diabetics eat mango?
Diabetes may present itself in different forms namely type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes. They are distinct from one another based on the intensity of the patient’s inability to break down sugar or glucose in their bloodstream. The pancreatic hormone, insulin, is responsible for the breakdown of sugar. However, the body […]Read More
Diabetes – Is it hereditary?
We know diabetes results from wrong lifestyle choices, such as poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive consumption of fat and carbohydrates etc. But there are other factors that make diabetes possible – factors that we cannot control, unlike lifestyle choices! There is no direct correlation between a particular gene and the occurrence of diabetes. It […]Read More
Family and diabetes
Excessive consumption of calories, cholesterol-laden or high-glucose foods, without getting adequate exercise, can make you susceptible to diabetes. While these are controllable causes, certain predetermined factors might also increase your risk of diabetes. These are the genetic factors inherited from your family. Though there is no one gene that determines for sure whether or not […]Read More
5 Causes of Infertility
If you really want to have a child but are unable to conceive in spite of having unprotected sex several times for at least a year, you are not alone. This is a condition termed as infertility. It may be the result of a combination of several factors, including some issue with you or your […]Read More
Statins – How safe are they?
You must be familiar with the ill-effects that bad cholesterol (LDL or low-density lipoprotein) has on your general health. Although its relation to heart disorders is not well-established, it does have other proven harmful consequences such as interfering with brain function and formation of gallstones. There are certain medicines that can bring down cholesterol levels, […]Read More