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How to live with Type-1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This usually happens before age 20. Insulin is needed to get blood sugar (glucose) into cells for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the bloodstream. This damages cells and tissues throughout the body. […]

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How you can prevent Type-2 Diabetes in Children?

Type 2 diabetes once hit mainly adults. But today, children and teens weigh more and are less active. As a result, people of all ages now get type 2 diabetes. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are by far the most common forms of diabetes. But in rare cases, children get other kinds of diabetes. […]

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Best Diabetes Diet

Diet is the most important aspect in a diabetic’s life. Basically, a good diet plan makes sure you are not deprived of the food you love to eat along with controlling your sugar levels. Eating smart is the key to a healthy diet. A diabetes diet is a guide that tells you how much and […]

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Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet. There are four types of Diabetic Neuropathy- peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal. Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms: Tingling Numbness (which […]

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What is the treatment for Diabetic foot?

Many people suffering from diabetes tend to face foot problems. Excess of glucose (sugar level) in the blood causes nerve damage and poor blood flow leading to a number of foot problems. This not only affects the way one walks but can also lead to amputation. Such foot problems appear to be more common in […]

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How High Blood Sugar level affects your body?

Blood sugar level is regulated within a normal range in our body by the balance of various hormones, especially insulin – a hormone released by pancreas. Two factors can account for elevated blood sugar levels or hyperglycaemia, which include deficiency (type I diabetes) or insufficient insulin, or impaired sensitivity to insulin (type II diabetes). Even […]

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy and what are the best treatment options?

Diabetes affects 3- 4 % of the world population, India is the diabetes capital of the world with the highest number of diabetics. Around 40 million people are diabetic in India and 50% of these show some signs of diabetic retinopathy at any given point. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading […]

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Tests and Diagnosis in Type 2 Diabetes

There are several ways to diagnose diabetes. Each way usually needs to be repeated on a second day to diagnose diabetes. Testing should be carried out in a health care setting (such as your doctor’s office or a lab). If your doctor determines that your blood glucose level is very high, or if you have […]

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How to effectively use a BMI Calculator?

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Although your BMI does not actually “measure” your percentage of body fat, it is a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight based on your height. Due to its ease of measurement […]

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