Sagodana and Diabetes

What is Sagodana? Sagodana is also known as Sabudana or Tapioca pearls, it is starch which is extracted from the roots of the tapioca plant. Sabudana is native to countries like Asia, South America, and Africa. This is because tapioca roots can grow easily in these regions. It is produced by first extracting the starchContinue reading “Sagodana and Diabetes”

Fenugreek and Diabetes? What is the debate?

Myths and new ways to help control diabetes are always on the fly in the diabetes market. However the fenugreek (better known to us as Methi) method has started to gain a bit of momentum in the past few years. What is the myth about? Is it actually helpful? How much is too much? LetContinue reading “Fenugreek and Diabetes? What is the debate?”

Is Sugar Free Good For Us?

Hello everyone, I am back with a very interesting and relatable topic to discuss today. We all are familiar with the term Sugar Free right? It is basically a form of Artificial Sweetener, now what exactly is an artificial sweetener? Artificial sweeteners are low- or no-caloric sugar substitutes that provide little nutritional value, but thenContinue reading “Is Sugar Free Good For Us?”

इन्सुलिन गाइड

आज मेरे पास एक बहुत ही दिलचस्प विषय है कोई भी अनुमान? हाँ, यह सब आज इंसुलिन के बारे में है। मुझे उम्मीद है कि आज के बाद कुछ लंबे समय से चली आ रही शंकाओं और कल्पनाओं  के गोपनीय भेद प्रकट हो सकते हैं। आइए पहले हम इस विशेष विषय के आसपास के कुछContinue reading “इन्सुलिन गाइड”

Rice or Chapati? Which is more preferable for Diabetes?

We all know diabetics are supposed to be very careful about their dietary choices as they are not able to control their blood sugar naturally. The people suffering from Type 1 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin while the ones suffering from Type 2 produce insulin but their cells are resistant to its effect. The mostContinue reading “Rice or Chapati? Which is more preferable for Diabetes?”

Get smart with your Carbs

Hello, I hope everyone has been keeping up with the recommendations for diet and health management? Today, we have a new and interesting topic to discuss, which is also a very crucial part of our day-to-day diet. It is Carbohydrate. We often feel confused figuring out what carbohydrate to eat and how much, and haveContinue reading “Get smart with your Carbs”

Diabetes Management at Home: Get It Right

Mr. Bagrecha was attending a family wedding and amidst the wedding chaos he skipped his meal. During the sangeet function he started to perspire profusely along with a feeling of heavy head and mild dizziness. He had his glucometer handy. His wife got it and checked his sugar, it was around 65mg/dl. Immediately, he poppedContinue reading “Diabetes Management at Home: Get It Right”

Know your BMI to fight Diabetes

According to WHO, the worldwide obesity has tripled since 1975. 13% of the world’s adult (11% men and 15% women) population were obese in 2016. Obesity in India has reached epidemic proportions in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend of other developing countries that are steadily becoming more obese. I wanted to makeContinue reading “Know your BMI to fight Diabetes”

Diabetes and Your Feet

There is a lot to manage if you have diabetes which includes checking your blood sugar, making healthy food, finding time to be active, taking medicines, going to doctor’s appointments. With all that, your feet might be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, diabetic foot complications are common in Diabetes. My patient, Dhruv, 48Continue reading “Diabetes and Your Feet”