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Self Management for diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which will stay with you for life, therefore it is important that you devise a way to deal with all aspects of your disease, in order …

Low blood sugar in diabetics

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/74285857@N05/6697132255 Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar: symptoms Hypoglycemia or abnormally low blood sugar levels (usually less than 70 mg/dl) is  a significant risk factor in diabetics being treated with insulin …

glycosylated hemoglobin in diabetic patients

What is glycosylated hemoglobin or HbA1c? HbA1c or glycosylated hemoglobin is a minor fraction of total hemoglobin content or our blood, present in diabetics and non diabetics, alike. In diabetics, …

HWI diabetic carb counter: Carbohydrate counting for common Indian food

What is carbohydrate counting? Carbohydrate counting is a way of planning your carbohydrate intake to manage your blood sugar levels. It places importance in keeping the carbohydrate content of meals …

Diabetes care: importance of Self Management (DSME)

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/diabetescare/14366209098, original DSME stands for ‘Diabetic Self Management Education’, which is advocated by the world’s expert agencies on diabetes care such as ADA, IDF etc.  The principle behind DSME …

Diabetes complications: how to prevent them, डायबिटीज के दुष्प्रभाव : ब्लड सुगर के अच्छे नियंत्रण के फायदे

What are complications of Diabetes Mellitus? The effects of diabetes manifest in nearly all organ systems of the body . If left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney …

Diabetes treatment: do you know the ABC of it? डायबिटीज का उपचार : क्या है मधुमेह के उपचार की ABC?

Treatment of diabetes focuses on keeping blood sugar in normal range, because that is the most important derangement in body metabolism that diabetes causes. But there is much more to …

SMBG in diabetes: how frequently should you do it?

SMBG: Effectiveness Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) by glucometer is a very useful tool for diabetics. It helps not only in monitoring the response to drug therapy but also …

Blood sugar levels in diabetes: what are good targets

Blood sugar levels are tested in direct and indirect ways The key issue in managing your diabetes is, indeed, keeping your blood sugar levels in control; the commonly checked blood …