Diabetes Mellitus

Top 5 Reasons for people with Diabetes to Exercise

Exercise is sure to be on your to-do list if you have diabetes but it is a lingering question in all our minds- “Why should I exercise?” Exercise is the main pillar in the prevention of diabetes. It is important to motivate, stimulate and encourage yourself to do exercise. First and foremost, setting up realistic […]

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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

Self-monitoring of blood glucose has become the modern day pre requisite for diabetes management. SMBG has been recommended for people with diabetes to achieve their desired glycemic targets. Why monitor blood glucose? In order to achieve a balanced glycemic target neither hypo nor hyper glycaemia, we require blood glucose monitoring. Immediate benefits of blood glucose […]

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How to manage a sick day in diabetes?

Being sick can increase your blood glucose levels to a higher stake. Sick days can be depressing and dangerous at the same time. It is harder but not impossible to keep your blood glucose levels normal during sick days. Some guideline to help you tackle with your sugars during sick days: Do not skip your […]

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Over the Counter Medications and Diabetes

In the season of cold and flu, it is an instinct for diabetics to go get a medicine and consume. Overall, it’s the sickness that increases blood glucose in people with diabetes, not the medication used to treat it.  However, some medications should be used with caution. When looking for over-the-counter products (OTCs) to relieve […]

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Insulin myths

Insulin is one of the most valuable discoveries ever made to mankind. It is a boon to Diabetics. But, it has become a taboo among people with diabetes that initiating insulin might be difficult. Some myths on Insulin to never believe: “Diabetics always need insulin” Only people with type 1 diabetes need insulin. People with […]

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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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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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The link between diabetes and sleep

One of the most common complaint from diabetics is sleeplessness. Studies say that most people suffering with diabetes face sleeplessness but do not recognize it as a health-related condition. Not getting enough sleep has been shown to have a detrimental effect on blood glucose levels and is associated with an increased risk for developing type […]

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Interesting facts on Diabetes

  The word “diabetes” is Greek for “siphon,” which refers to the copious urine of uncontrolled diabetes. “Mellitus” is Latin for “honey” or “sweet,” a name added when physicians discovered that the urine from people with diabetes is sweet with glucose The death rate among African-Americans with diabetes is 27% higher than among whites with […]

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