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”

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) and its importance

India has earned itself the unfortunate title of ‘diabetic capital of the world’, which is why it’s important to spread the awareness about this disease so that people afflicted with diabetes can improve the quality of their life and control their diabetes symptoms. Know A to Z about diabetes in my ongoing round-the-clock webinar. ClickContinue reading “Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) and its importance”

Are you having Tingling-toes or Painful feet?

Do you know diabetics may often face tingling-toes or painful feet? Blame your high blood sugar, the hallmark of diabetes. Never underestimate Diabetes as a silent, painless condition. Such discomforts are medically termed as diabetic neuropathy that can range from merely aggravating to disabling or even life-threatening. Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of limbContinue reading “Are you having Tingling-toes or Painful feet?”

What is the connection between Diabetes and Hypertension?

Do you know there is a significant relationship between Diabetes and Hypertension? Less physical activity, more availability of resources and no time to spare, we have become preys to some extremely uncommon diseases our grandparents had never even heard about back in the 60s and 70s. Both these diseases have common contributing factors which includes-Continue reading “What is the connection between Diabetes and Hypertension?”

What’s on your plate?

What’s on your plate? It’s an important question. Your food choices matter a lot when you’ve got diabetes. One of the most essential steps to avoiding complications from type 2 diabetes is managing your diet. Knowing which foods to avoid when you have diabetes can sometimes seem tough. However, following a few guidelines can make it easier.Continue reading “What’s on your plate?”

Risk of Heart disease in Diabetics

Diabetes is a global burden affecting around Five Hundred Million population worldwide. Unfortunately, India has the highest number of diabetics in the world that represents 49% of the world’s diabetes burden. India is the diabetic capital of the world. diabetes is a silent progressive disease without any symptoms at early stage. Hence, diabetes is oftenContinue reading “Risk of Heart disease in Diabetics”

Count the Potassium Content in your Sankranti favourites and Say No to Hyperkalemia

I am sure all are aware of the famous harvest festival is celebrated across the country of India, Makar Sankranti is locally termed as Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu. It might be called by different names but the theme is same everywhere. Food is one of India’s biggest obsessionContinue reading “Count the Potassium Content in your Sankranti favourites and Say No to Hyperkalemia”

Fight the Winter Baggage of Respiratory Discomfort

Winters bring pleasant weather and festive season but also bring a wide spectrum of respiratory and chest diseases. Every winter hospitals and GP surgeons see an influx of people with lung conditions. To add on to our worry COVID-19 has also joined the list. What worsens this condition is lack of physical activity. People feelContinue reading “Fight the Winter Baggage of Respiratory Discomfort”

Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?

There a common saying, eat what’s in season is the best way to beat illness. Not only does foods taste best when they are in season, they are far fresher as they have not been transported over long distances. Seasonal vegetables not only taste very fresh and tasty, but it also consists of essential elementsContinue reading “Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?”