Found 29 Articles for Diabetes

Difference between Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 15-May-2023 14:16:08
Diabetes and hypoglycemia are two medical conditions that affect the way the body manages blood sugar levels. Both conditions are related to blood sugar, but they have different causes, symptoms, and treatments. In this essay, we will discuss the difference between diabetes and hypoglycemia in detail. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects the way the body uses glucose, the primary source of energy for the body's cells. Glucose is obtained from the food we eat and is transported through the bloodstream to the body's cells, where it is used for energy. In diabetes, the body's ... Read More

Add Some Flavor to Your Diabetes Meal Plan

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 05-May-2023 15:06:14
To make a healthy diet for type 2 diabetes more enjoyable, condiments and spices can enhance food flavor. But remember that not all condiments are created equal before you grab the mayo and ketchup. It would be best also to acquire the habit of carefully reading nutrition labels and calculating appropriate portions. Read this list of facts to learn more about the most sought-after seasonings and condiments. Ten Unexpected Foods That Don't Raise Blood Sugar Lycopene-rich Ketchup Many persons with diabetes who have type 2 avoid ketchup because of its "bad boy" reputation. Ketchup has "hidden" sugar and salt, ... Read More

8 Numbers You Need to Know for Diabetes

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 05-May-2023 14:57:53
The chief characteristic of diabetes is a higher-than-normal blood sugar count. It is a chronic metabolic disease. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to severe damage to vital organs. The heart, kidneys, eyes, and blood vessels may suffer. Insulin is the regulator. Insulin maintains the levels of blood glucose. In a diabetic condition, the body fails to make ample insulin. With less insulin, sugar begins to accumulate in the blood cells. Diabetes falls into 4 types, type 1, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes. As many as 95% of diabetes patients belong to the type 2 category. Gestational diabetes ... Read More

Difference Between Prediabetes and Diabetes

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 12:15:23
What is Prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition characterized by a sustained increase in blood sugar, insufficient to be defined as diabetes. It is seen as a transient stage between normal metabolic balance and diabetes. There are two types of prediabetes − Impaired glucose tolerance Impaired fasting glucose The diagnosis of prediabetes is based on measurement of the blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are measured in the morning, after 8-10 hours of fasting. This test alone is not enough to make a diagnosis. To confirm it, the so-called glucose tolerance test is done. In the morning, the ... Read More

CBD for Type 2 Diabetes: What Are the Benefits and Risks?

Someswar Pal
Updated on 24-Apr-2023 12:24:45
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It comes with a range of health benefits. The use of cannabidiol (CBD) serves as a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes. This area of research has garnered a lot of interest among medical experts and patients alike. What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the human bloodstream. It occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels) or is unable to produce enough of it. This leads to the ... Read More

Potential Health Benefits & Risks of Ginger for Type 2 Diabetes

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 20-Apr-2023 16:17:44
Chronic Type II diabetes is characterized by an inability of the body to use insulin to regulate blood sugar levels efficiently. Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, helps carry blood glucose into the cells required for cellular energy. High blood glucose levels in type-II diabetes are brought on by insufficient insulin synthesis or resistance to its effects. Obesity, physical inactivity, age, and family history are all Type-II diabetes risk factors. Frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision, tiredness, and sluggish wound healing are a few symptoms that are usually present. Ginger is a popular spice that has long been ... Read More

Difference Between Keto Diet and Diabetes Diet

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 14-Apr-2023 14:44:26
Keto diet and diabetes diet are two popular diets that have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, especially for their health benefits. Both diets have a similar goal: to manage blood sugar levels, but the way they achieve this goal is very different. What is Keto Diet? The principle behind the ketogenic diet is that by consuming fewer proteins and carbs and more fats, the body will begin the metabolic process of ketogenesis. When blood sugar levels are very low, a process called ketogenesis starts in which fat is broken down and ketone bodies are produced. The diet ... Read More

Can People with Diabetes Get Tattoos and Piercings? What to Know Before You Go

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 13-Apr-2023 15:17:51
It’s always fun to tattoo words, images, or symbols that mean something to you and your life; it forms a part of your identity. It can be hard if you really want to get inked but are stopped by the fear of what implications your diabetes will have after such a procedure. If you have diabetes and are wondering how to go about the process of getting a tattoo or a piercing, this article will guide you through some essential steps and precautions you need to take before making a decision. Why Think Twice Before Getting Tattoos/Piercings If You ... Read More

Compression Socks for Diabetes: A Guide to Help You Pick the Best Pair

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 13-Apr-2023 14:57:08
If you have diabetes, you may have encountered foot problems more common in type 2 diabetes than in those without diabetes. It is because diabetes can damage leg and feet blood vessels. It can affect the circulation of blood, cause swelling, and risk infection. If you have diabetes type2, you must visit your health specialist, such podiatrist, for check-ups. Especially get your feet check-up done if you experience foot problems like swelling or pain symptoms. Diabetes specialists examine the foot by visually checking if you have swelling or infection signs. They also study the sensation level of your leg ... Read More

10 Fiber-Rich Foods for Your Diabetes Diet

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 07-Apr-2023 16:33:33
Fiber, a carbohydrate found in plant-based meals, slows blood sugar increase after meals. Two forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, each have advantages. Soluble fiber makes foods gummy, reducing cholesterol absorption. That's good news for everyone, but especially for diabetics with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke than the general population. Despite its prominence, fiber is not the only factor to consider when selecting the healthiest meals for those with diabetes. One must also watch their carbohydrate intake. Consider calories, total fat, and fat quality for weight reduction and health. Legumes Half of the carbohydrates in legumes are ... Read More