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Heart Failure and Diabetes

Heart failure is a very prevalent and serious complication noticed in diabetic patients. Before we try to understand the relationship between heart failure and diabetes, we must know the basic functioning of the heart and also what it means by heart failure. A normal healthy heart is a strong muscular organ that acts as a …

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junk food and diabetes

Junk Food and Diabetes

When we talk about junk food and diabetes, we must first understand what junk food is. Andrew F Smith, in his book Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food defined junk food as those commercial products including candies, bakery goods, icecreams, salty snacks and soft drinks which have little or no nutritional value, but do …

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diabetes and stroke

DIABETES AND STROKE

Before we talk about diabetes and stroke, one must understand actually what a stroke means. Stroke is the result of a sudden change in the blood supply to a part of the brain, sometimes causing a loss of ability to move a particular part of the body. A Stroke happens when there is a loss …

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diabetes and pregnancy

Diabetes and Pregnancy

(Gestational Diabetes) Diabetes in pregnancy is also called gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it gets to normal after you have your baby, but it does increase one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes later on in life. When you …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 suited for addressing multifactorial conditions. Yoga is …

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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 barrier to effective blood glucose control. If you …

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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 were consumed by humans since around 500 …

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