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 […]

People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems. Consistently high blood glucose levels can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart, kidneys, nerves, eyes, extremities of the body like foot etc.. BUT, with the correct treatment and the required lifestyle changes, many people are able to prevent or […]

Alcohol is universally associated with celebration, and drinking is in all cultures and essential element of festivity. Today most of us are used to late night parties, and celebrations may it be birthdays, anniversaries and the likes. Alcohol has been taken as a way to relieve your stress, and ‘celebration’ is used as an excuse […]

Management of diabetes includes not only aiming for good glycemic control but also monitoring for and managing risk factors for cardiovascular, renal, nerve and eye disease. The complications of diabetes are well known. People who have diabetes are generally advised to visit their doctors multiple times a year and also to see various specialists for […]

Carbohydrates are an essential part of a healthy diet and your body’s primary energy source The 3 main types of carbohydrates are sugars, starches and fibre. Sugars: Sweet, short-chain carbohydrates found in food. Examples are glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose etc. Starches: Long chains of Glucose molecules attached to each other, which gets broken down into […]

Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats by absorption of glucose from the blood into liver, fat and skeletal muscle cells. Insulin allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or […]