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Have you heard of having high levels of blood sugars during pregnancy? Yes! It is gestational diabetes. And it doesn’t mean you have diabetes before your pregnancy. And in most of the cases, women recover from this condition after giving birth to their baby. According to the American Diabetes Association, Nearly 10 percent of pregnancies […]

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Diabetes is a globally known health condition that affects so many people and can also prove fatal if not treated properly. Since my childhood, it was very difficult for me to understand why my grandmother always tortured herself with a syringe multiple times a day. It got, even more, scarier for the kids when they […]

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Diabetes is a condition in which the body can’t make enough insulin, or can’t use insulin normally. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. The body’s immune system damages the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Insulin is a hormone. It helps sugar (glucose) in the blood get into cells of the body to be used as fuel. When glucose […]

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According to top diabetes specialists, Diabetes is the mother of many serious complications and medical emergencies. Uncontrolled diabetes and high blood sugar level can lead to many serious diseases that if not caught in time can cause irreversible damage. The good news is that these complications can be delayed and even prevented with the right […]

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Medical professionals and endocrinologists have long since convinced us of the life-saving cardiac benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. They not only help lower blood pressure but also decrease triglycerides and reduce blood clotting, hence effectively minimizing the risk of stroke and heart failure. Heart health benefits aside, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology […]

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Losing weight is not only a necessity in diabetes, but it can also help manage the disease. Losing weight will help improve the blood sugar levels of a diabetic person, help them feel better overall and also improve insulin sensitivity. Losing just about 7 percent of body weight can improve insulin sensitivity by 57 percent. If you […]

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The disease load of diabetes is high throughout the world—but particularly so in our country. The reason behind is an amalgamation of genetic causes and an unhealthy lifestyle. While we cannot change much about our genetic makeup, it is the ‘lifestyle’ bit of ourselves that we can alter for a healthier way of living. Scientists […]

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Diabetes Mellitus, commonly known as Diabetes, is a metabolic disorder that causes high blood sugar. The hormone, insulin, coverts our blood sugar for energy storage. With diabetes, your body can’t produce enough insulin (type-1) or the insulin produced is ineffective (type- 2) People who have this ailment realize how stressful diabetes can be. Living with […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids are recommended by endocrinologists as part of any diabetes management plan, owing to their ability to control diabetes-induced damage throughout the body. Their sister compound, omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, have also been under the diabetes spotlight; but for all the wrong reasons. However, a 2017 study led by researchers from The George Institute for Global […]

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According to researchers, there is a link between abdominal fat and type 2 diabetes. Endocrinologists say that people who are genetically predisposed to having a higher waist-to-hip percent adjusted for body mass index are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease later in life. While it is a known fact that having excess […]