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Diabetes and Urinary Tract Infection

Jun 5, 2020 3:44:52 PM / by Dr Syed Iftikhar Ali posted in uti, urinary tract infection, uti and diabetes

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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.

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Are people with diabetes more prone to infections?

May 21, 2020 3:30:25 PM / by Dr Tracey Evans

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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.

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Oral health and Diabetes

Feb 24, 2020 3:08:49 PM / by Dr Syed Iftikhar Ali posted in diabetes, dental health, oral health, gum disease

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People with diabetes have increased risk of inflammation of the gums (periodontitis) or gingival hyperplasia if blood glucose is not properly managed.

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How are diabetes & chronic kidney disease related?

Feb 10, 2020 3:27:26 PM / by Dr Syed Iftikhar Ali posted in diabetes, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, ckd

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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.

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Diet and Exercise: A Necessary Weapon against Diabetes

Feb 5, 2020 11:59:03 AM / by Dr Syed Iftikhar Ali posted in diabetes, health, type 2 diabetes, diet, healthydiet, mealplanning

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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.

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Why maintaining a healthy lipid profile is important in diabetes?

Jan 14, 2020 1:29:20 PM / by Dr Rusina Karia posted in type 2 diabetes, obesity, lipid, fat, LDL, cholestrol, triglycerides

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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.

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How can diabetes affect your eyes?

Dec 24, 2019 5:47:11 PM / by Dr Rusina Karia posted in ocular, diabetes retinopathy

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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.

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Plate method for effective meal planning

Nov 29, 2019 4:48:04 PM / by my daily sugar posted in diabetes, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, diet, platemethod, mealplanning

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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.

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How to read food labels?

Nov 19, 2019 5:07:11 PM / by my daily sugar posted in diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diet, food label, nutrition information

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Nutrition labels provide a wealth of information about what is in the foods you eat, which can help you to make healthier food choices.

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What is hypoglyacemia & how can it affect your diabetes?

Nov 8, 2019 10:04:58 AM / by my daily sugar posted in type 2 diabetes, blood sugar, low blood sugar, hypoglycaemia, hypo

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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.

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How to manage Diabetes during festivals?

Oct 22, 2019 10:15:24 AM / by Priyanka posted in diabetes, type 2 diabetes, festival

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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.

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Obesity's Role in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes

Oct 15, 2019 5:20:00 PM / by my daily sugar posted in type 2 diabetes, blood sugar, BMI, obesity

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What is obesity?

Obesity is an emerging health problem in India and is now recognised as a chronic illness.

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