Can individuals with diabetes eat mangoes?

One food that lessens the heat and frustration of the summers is the delicious golden MANGO! While all of us eagerly await the arrival of this king of fruits, very few of us are able to enjoy it guilt free, especially people who are overweight or those with diabetes. But, we have some good news…

Therapeutic benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon is an expensive spice used in selected Indian households mostly as a seasoning for pulaos, curries, soups and certain desserts. However, its use as a medicinal by ancient Egyptians shows that it has wider applications for

WORLD WATER DAY 2017

There is much emphasis on water as a valuable yet exhaustible resource but very few of us are taking right steps towards efficient use and conservation. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The 2015 Sustainable development goals aim at providing access to safe water by 2030….

Foot care and foot exam for diabetics

One in 100 persons with diabetes faces risk of developing foot ulcer in his/her lifetime. Hence, a careful inspection of the feet should be done by a qualified podiatrist for all diabetics at every 6 months interval. Routine foot checks should include examination of the bare feet for signs of bruises, deformities or

Every diabetic needs foot exam

In individuals with diabetes, the average risk of foot ulcer development is 15%. Several factors such as walking barefoot at home/outside, inadequate education and care by healthcare providers and poor affordability are main causes for increased risk of foot ulcers. Unfortunately, cases are identified only in advanced stages when amputation becomes necessary leading to

Take charge of your diabetes with frequent self- checks

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you ought to be prepared to test blood sugars at home using a suitable glucometer. Checking blood sugars at home also called as self monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is not only a convenience but a necessity . Especially in the initial stages, having a glucometer at home…

Microalbuminuria : critical marker of kidney disease

In a study on North Indian population,  more than 20% of the diabetics (duration less than one year also) were found to have microalbuminuria.  Microalbuminuria (defined as urinary albumin excretion of 30-300 mg/day, or 20-200 µg/min) is an earlier sign of vascular damage and being an Asian puts us at higher risk. In individuals with…

Quit sugar for a day!

Can you try it?! Yes, avoid added sugar for a day?..It is very challenging, but if you are able to do it, it will be like a revolution! I know that you are thinking that you actually do not consume much sugar daily, but we can tell you that there is sugar hidden in almost…