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Effects of insulin on the body

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas in the body that allows body to use sugar from carbohydrates in the food that we consume. Insulin regulates many metabolic processes that provide cells with needed energy. Understanding insulin, what insulin does, and how it affects the body, is important to your overall health. Specifically, insulin […]

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How to use an insulin pen?

Insulin pens have gained popularity among people with diabetes for injecting insulin. Various advantages include its easiness in carrying, multi utility for any kind of insulin, dialable dosage, lesser wastage of insulin etc., nevertheless, it is very important to know the right technique to use the pen. A stepwise guide from Apollo Sugar to ensure […]

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Healthy snacks for people with Diabetes

You need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. Just like meals, snacks should be a combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Here are a few snacks that can curb your hunger and cravings. Sprouts with vegetables Cucumber yogurt dips (big cucumber pieces marinated with the low fat yogurt with […]

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Exercise recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise and physical activity are the two main pillars for maintaining control in type 2 DM. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes should be advised to perform at least 150 min/week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (50–70% of maximum heart rate) and if no contraindications, resistance training three times per week should […]

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Diabetic diet

Somebody has rightly said “There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does”. The key to managing your diabetes is eating healthy. Eating right is vital if you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. While exercise is also important, what you eat has the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss. But […]

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Diabetes and heart Disease

Diabetes and heart Disease Diabetes heart disease occurs when there is a prolonged condition of unmanaged diabetes. People with Diabetes are more prone to heart attacks due to the change in the makeup of the blood vessels. Diabetes leads to thickened blood vessels due to the free fatty acids in the blood, leading to heart […]

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Diabetes Feet do's and don’ts

High blood sugars or diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow, leading to severe extremity problems. What is poor blood flow? Blood flows through blood vessels. Poor flow if in adequate flow of blood due to blockage of nerves in the foot. Poor blood flow makes it hard for a sore or an […]

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Weight management and diabetes medicine

It is a common complaint among diabetics- weight gain when using medications both oral and insulin. Many patients are apprehensive about taking insulin because they don’t want to gain weight. But don’t be tempted to skip insulin doses to keep off the pounds. Poorly controlled diabetes increases your risk for serious complications, including heart disease […]

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Driving with Diabetes

Driving distractions are one of the main causes in fatal accidents all over the world. Being a diabetic, it is very important to get yourself checked before driving. Hypoglycemia indicating an impaired ability to drive, retinopathy or cataract formation impairing the vision needed to operate a motor vehicle, and neuropathy affecting the ability to feel […]

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