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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]