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 […]

Fenugreek, more popular as Methi, is used as a herb, a spice and also as a vegetable in its fresh form. Fenugreek is a key ingredient of curries and other Indian recipes. Fenugreek slightly bitter in taste, but known to have an array of health benefits. But does it really help in reducing the blood […]

Physical activity includes all movement that increases energy use, whereas exercise is planned structured physical activity. Exercise makes our bodies more sensitive to insulin, that includes insulin made by our body or injected. Greater insulin sensitivity makes its action more efficient. When you have diabetes, physical activity is an important component of your treatment plan. […]

Staying healthy with diabetes is all about making healthy food choices. Make it a habit to incorporate complex carbohydrates in your diet. Start by choosing whole grains and cereals, pulses, legumes, whole fruits and vegetables, nuts all of which are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fiber is also a type of carbohydrate, but since […]

Stress is a part of our day to day life. Stress isn’t always a bad thing but it should be temporary. Severe, frequent and prolonged stress can be physically and mentally challenging. Stress is a situation that triggers a particular biological response. When stress occurs, the body prepares to take action, chemicals and hormones surge […]

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder. It affects the body’s ability to use the energy found in food. The body breaks down carbohydrate and sugars you eat to a special sugar called ‘Glucose’. Glucose fuels or gives energy to all the body cells to perform their functions.   Glucose in the bloodstream can come from […]