The human body is roughly 75 percent water. Water is central to the entire metabolism. Water is found inside cells, within blood vessels, and between cells. In short, an optimum level of hydration i.e. presence of adequate water is an important factor. Thirst is a late indicator. By the time, you sense thirst, dehydration is […]

Pre Diabetes is also called impaired glucose tolerance, or impaired fasting glucose. In simpler terms a condition in which blood sugar is high but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. If you have pre-diabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk of developing heart […]

Insulin Guidelines: Storage: Never use insulin beyond the expiration date stamped on the vial, pen, cartridge. Unused insulin should be stored in the refrigerator, in the lower compartment at 2-8°C. Never freeze insulin. Never expose insulin to direct heat or sunlight. In areas where refrigeration is not available, cooling jars or a wet cloth around […]

Who is at a risk for Diabetes Complications?   Those who: Have poor blood glucose control Are physically inactive Are overweight Have high levels of blood cholesterol Smokers Have high blood pressure   Complications of Diabetes can be broadly classified as: Acute Complications: The onset is sudden, and are usually reversible. Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar. […]

Blood glucose level information is a key element for successful diabetes management. It enables the doctors and diabetic patients to make medically relevant decisions on the treatment given and assess the responses to the treatment. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is important: To understand the blood sugar control To see the effects of lifestyle modification […]

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Foods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with pure sugar (Glucose)A given a value of 100. The lower a food’s glycemic index, the slower blood sugar rises after eating that food. The […]