People living with type-2 diabetes are at increased risk of various infections, with urinary tract infections being quite common. Urinary tract infections are also more severe and carry worse outcomes in people with type-2 diabetes.
The pathology of diabetes is characterised by changes surrounding the metabolism of glucose, fat and proteins. Type 2 diabetes results from the body’s resistance to, and later the secretion of, insulin; this results in the primary feature that defines diabetes – hyperglycaemia.
People with diabetes have increased risk of inflammation of the gums (periodontitis) or gingival hyperplasia if blood glucose is not properly managed.
The term chronic kidney disease or CKD means lasting damage to the kidneys that can worsen over time. In CKD, the kidneys do not fail at once. Instead, it progresses slowly over years. If CKD is caught early, with suitable lifestyle changes & medications, the progress can be delayed.
Diabetes is a chronic syndrome and occurs due to an imbalance between fats, sugars and proteins due to the deficiency of insulin or tissue insensitivity(resistance) to insulin.
Diabetes is on a fast rise in India. The pathology of the disease needs to be understood by the patients in order for them to combat the disease. Pathologically diabetes is intrinsically linked to lipids (fats), its types and their levels. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two types of lipids which play a role in diabetes.
Diabetes is an emerging epidemic all over the world. There are almost 79 million people with diabetes in India, one of the highest in the world. While the disease itself is a source of concern, complications arising from diabetes can be dangerous if ignored. Diabetic ocular complications fall in this category. Recent research shows almost every patient of type I diabetes and more than half the patients of type II diabetes, will suffer from diabetic retinopathy during the course of the disease, which can lead to blindness if left untreated.
A plate method is a simple method that can be used to help you manage how you eat. It helps you plan your meals in a better fashion and see how much space different foods take on your plate.
Nutrition labels provide a wealth of information about what is in the foods you eat, which can help you to make healthier food choices.
Hypoglycaemia (also known as hypo or low blood sugar) is defined as the reduction in plasma glucose concentration below the normal value of 70 mg/dl.
Festivals are the time to celebrate, meet loved ones, enjoy great food, and have lots of fun! Many people plan for months to throw extravagant parties during the festival time and serve an exotic menu to pamper their loved ones.
What is obesity?
Obesity is an emerging health problem in India and is now recognised as a chronic illness.