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Category: Diabetes

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 the prediabetic condition. The underlying cause of this condition is the body’s resistance to insulin. The pancreatic hormone, insulin, fails to break down the sugar entering blood vessels, thereby, leading to an elevation in the blood sugar level. Prediabetes doesn't necessarily amount to type 2... 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. However, in diabetes, the body becomes insulin resistant, leading to a drastic spike of blood sugar levels. This unstable health condition leads to many other biological malfunctions and even organ disorders. EYESIGHT PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES Blurred vision: It is one of the most common... 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 other physiological problems and even organ disorders.  ORAL PROBLEMS People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing oral problems and infections because a high blood sugar level lowers the resistance against diseases and infections. Further, the gum problems, like gingivitis and periodontal disease, makes it... 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 is caused due to low levels of insulin, a malfunctioning pancreas, abetted by obesity and excessive consumption of sugary foods. Uncontrolled sugar levels may have an effect on your organs like kidney, eyes, heart etc. However, there are other factors that need consideration as well.... 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 time, this can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart and blood vessels. High blood pressure is also a condition that comes with diabetes. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it has been associated with insulin resistance, which... 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 of a diabetic person resists insulin formation leading to an abnormal and unhealthy level of sugar in the blood. Even though we all know that foods rich in sugar or high on calories are forbidden to diabetic patients, there are certain myths associated with the... 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 is usually a bunch of factors that come together along with genetic mutations to increase the possibility of getting diabetes. Type 1 diabetes As mentioned before, there is no ‘type 1 diabetes gene’ that decides whether you get the disorder or not. It is a... 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 you will get diabetes, a combination of certain factors or genetic mutations can increase the likelihood of its occurrence. Therefore, family history plays a crucial role in determining whether you’re at risk of developing the disease. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes Type 1 diabetes... Read More

Blood Sugar Test

A Blood Sugar Test / Blood Glucose Test is done to check the levels of glucose in the body. Also known as blood sugar, glucose is the simplest of carbohydrates – our energy providers. It is a simple sugar that is absorbed into the bloodstream and is carried to all the cells in the body, which in turn use it to produce energy. What causes blood sugar levels to change? Glucose levels are controlled by insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. If the pancreas is unable to do this due to some reason, problems occur. Other than this, high... Read More

Things You Should Know About Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. The condition can remain undiagnosed and lead to complications during the later stage. If untreated, there is a high chance of prediabetes developing into type 2 diabetes. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the risk factors. Prediabetes is also commonly referred to as borderline diabetes. There has been a drastic increase in the cases of prediabetes, making the issue a global concern. Prediabetes in India When it comes to diabetes, India is one of the most highly affected countries.... Read More

3 Ways to Diagnose Diabetes

Un-diagnosed diabetes is an issue of major concern. Nearly 50% of adults with diabetes worldwide remain un-diagnosed. According to the statistics by International Diabetes Federation, 2015, every 1 in 12 adults in India has diabetes. Early detection of diabetes is important as it helps in reducing the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure. People who have prediabetes do not experience any symptoms and remain un-diagnosed. Hence, it is important to test your blood glucose levels. There are 3 ways to diagnose diabetes. Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test Also called the HbA1c... Read More

Worst Diabetes Myths

Is it sugar that causes diabetes? Can young people get affected by diabetes? There are various myths and unanswered questions that surround diabetes mellitus. While some of these myths can be dangerous, others are just petty misconceptions. Given below are some of the worst diabetes myths that you should be aware of. 1- You can’t get it unless it runs in your family It is commonly believed that diabetes is genetically inherited and you can only get it if it runs in your family - This is a myth. Genetics is a major risk factor but cannot be held solely... Read More

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