Skin and Diabetes

SKIN AND DIABETES

We often tend to ignore problems relating to skin, but we must realise that skin is the largest organ in the human body. It covers your whole body and makes upto 16% of your overall body mass. It is approximately 2mm in thickness and also servers a whole lot of functions. It is vital in […]
Fruits and Diabetes

Fruits and Diabetes

The famous holistic health practitioner Ann Wigmore once said – “The food you eat can be either the safest and the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” So we need to make the right choices when it comes to what we eat or must eat. You must have heard that […]...

Diabetic Foot

Foot problems are common in people with diabetes. They might be afraid that they might lose a toe, foot or leg to diabetes, or know someone who has. But you can lower your chances of having diabetic-related foot problems by taking care of your feet every day.  What do you look for when you check...
Yoga and Diabetes

Yoga and Diabetes

Last week we discussed stress and its effects on diabetes. Today we focus on yoga, which is considered one of the best remedies for diabetic patients with stress disorders. Mind-body practices such as yoga which capitalise on the ability of the mind to enhance physical health appear particularly ...
Stress and diabetes

Stress and Diabetes

Stress is a potential contributor to chronic hyperglycemia and diabetes. Stress has long been shown to have major effects on metabolic activities. When people with Type 2 diabetes are under mental stress, they generally experience an increase in their blood glucose levels. Stress can be a major b...
Chocolates and Diabetes

Chocolates and Diabetes

My friend always said, “happiness is an unexpected piece of chocolate”. I realize it’s true almost every day when I hear from my patients who so desperately crave for it. Historically chocolates were used for healing processes. Foods and beverages made from beans of the Theobroma cacao tree w...
Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

Patients with Type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts and glaucoma. How does diabetes affect your eyes Hig...
Smoking and diabetes

Smoking and Diabetes

Perhaps no other addiction has been incriminated with different diseases as smoking. Perhaps every system of the body, from head to toe is affected by smoking. Smokers die on an average 8 to 10 years younger than non-smokers. Smokers are 30-40% more likely to develop Type II diabetes. Smoking can...
Diabetic Kidney Disease

Diabetic Kidney Diseases

Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic that has led to a rise in increased diabetic disease. The increased prevalence of diabetes has also led to an increase in the number of macro and micro vascular complications in diabetes such as coronary heart disease, stroke, visual impairment, diabetic kidney di...