The secret to reading a food label is knowing what to look for. If you understand the label lingo, it’s not so difficult to make the healthiest purchases. The most reliable information on the packet can be found on the nutritional facts panel and the ingredient list. Step 1: Start with the Serving Size Look […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]