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What should you do in case you’ve missed insulin shots?

Is medication the only answer to diabetes? We all think that insulin for diabetes (type 1) is the mainstay therapy and tend to set aside the human factor out of diabetes management. However, despite all the treatments available, what can be done when a patient for some reason does not totally comply with the treatment? […]

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Insulin Resistance and symptoms of type 2 diabetes

What is Insulin Resistance: It is a pathological condition in which the cells of the body have a diminished ability to respond to the actions of insulin. This condition leads to high blood sugars and eventually type 2 diabetes. See below for causes, and treatment. What if you get a call from your stockbroker in […]

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When should you take insulin shots for type 2 diabetes?

We normally associate insulin with type 1 diabetes and oral ┬ámedications with type 2. We all know that the symptoms of type 2 diabetes are slow and the disease gradual in onset and that type 1 is rather sudden in onset. So, no need for a type 2 patient to take insulin? You may have […]

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What does your blood glucose reading signify?

What do most people do when they look at a diagnostic report? They skip the part with the numbers, and directly look for the inference. You must have done the same! However, when you use a blood glucose monitor at home, how would you interpret the numbers? For many diabetics, there is a need for […]

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How to control diabetes

Millions of diabetic patients across the globe have but one question – How to control Diabetes? Most people talk about the obvious things like compliance with medication, maintaining a good diet, getting adequate exercise, and periodical screenings. All these things sure keep the symptoms of diabetes and diabetes-related complications at bay; however, most doctors and […]

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5 Diet Hacks to Manage Gestational Diabetes

Can women with symptoms of gestational ┬ádiabetes eat normally? Sending your husband for a midnight ice cream, not being able to enjoy your favorite snack – food cravings and aversions are a peculiar reality of pregnancy. While many women have the luxury of indulging, a few of them have to be on a strict diet […]

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Is gestational diabetes permanent?

Is gestational diabetes permanent? Ridhima was inconsolable. She got pregnant for the first at the age of 32 after years of trying. But, something was not right. During her 27th week of pregnancy, she started experiencing the symptoms of gestational diabetes. Upon further investigation, she tested positive. Thanks to the support of her mother and […]

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Should women with gestational diabetes take insulin?

Is it safe to take insulin during pregnancy? A missed period, nausea, breast tenderness, aversion to some foods, and morning sickness – It might be a whole new world of experiences to you being pregnant. But, if you have a family history of diabetes, you might have to know about diabetes during pregnancy and the […]

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Prediabetes – Early signs & symptoms – Borderline Diabetes

What are the early symptoms of Prediabetes? Are we too busy to notice early symptoms of diabetes? After her second child, Shruti took some time to get back to her job. Life became a complete package for her. She had to do the household chores, take care of her children, and accommodate a few hours […]

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Diabetes Type 1 Symptoms

Early Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes Did you know? If you have a family history of type 1 diabetes, then the risk of getting type 1 diabetes is higher. It has been found in research that having a parent or a sibling with type 1 does certainly increase the risk of you getting diabetes. […]

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