Managing diabetes at workplace

1. How can diabetes be managed at workplace? It is desirable to keep your co-workers informed that you have diabetes. They will understand that your ‘diabetes management’ is important. When you need to take medication, or get a snack in between a meeting, they will know the reason and would not consider it unprofessional. Diet: […]

Pear quinoa salad

Recipe of the Week: Pear Quinoa Salad

Preparation Time: 5 minutes; Cooking Time: 10 minutes; Serve: 1; Ingredients: Chicken broth or vegetable broth: 1 cup; Diabetacare Quinoa: ¼ cup; Olive oil: 1 teaspoon; Diabetacare Apple cider vinegar: ½ tablespoon; Salt to taste; Freshly ground pepper: ¼ teaspoon; Ripe but firm pears, diced: 1; Coarsely chopped walnuts: ½ cup; Arugula leaves: 1 tablespoon; […]

type 2 diabetes symptoms

Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms and ways to manage it

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2016. The WHO estimates that 90 percent of people around the world who suffer from diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. What is Type 2 diabetes? The pancreas produces a hormone called […]

Millet Upma

Recipe of the Week: Millet Upma

Preparation Time: 5 minutes; Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes; Serves: 2; Ingredients: Natural low fat yoghurt: ¼ cup; Water: 4 ¾ cup; Salt for taste; Pinch of black mustard seeds; Split black gram (urad dal): 1 teaspoon; Curry leaves: 10-12; Medium-size onion, chopped: 1; Diabetacare Foxtail millet/Kodo millet/Proso millet/Broken wheat: 1 cup; Root ginger, chopped: 1 […]

Food swaps & combinations for diabetics

Food item Replace with Rice idli/Dosa Jowar idli rava/Jowar upma rava/Ragi idli Cornflakes Muesli/Oats/Quinoa Rava upma Quinoa or Millet or Oats upma Milk bread Whole wheat or Atta bread Puri/Aloo paratha Mixed vegetable paratha Fried snacks(samosa, mixtures, panipuri) Roasted snacks/Steamed snacks/Roasted bengal gram/Puffed rice with veggies/Steamed vegetable momos Plain white rice Diabetic rice/Brown rice/Quinoa/Millets Plain wheat roti Multi grain cereals or roti/Jowar roti Pongal  Kodo or Banyard Millet pongal Fried chicken or fish Grilled/Roasted/ Boiled fish or chicken Fruit juices Whole fruits Burgers Sandwiches Pasta Quinoa pasta   Jowar idli rava/Jowar upma rava: Contains a combination of jowar and rava. Both are […]

Tomato Quinoa Soup

Recipe of the week: Tomato Quinoa Soup

Preparation Time: 5 minutes; Cooking Time: 10 minutes; Serve: 1; Ingredients: Olive oil: 1 teaspoon; Medium onion, minced: 1/2; Celery stalk, chopped: 1/2; Garlic cloves, minced: 1; Crushed tomatoes: 1 ½ cup; Fresh tarragon or coriander: 2 sprigs; Vegetable stock: 2 cups; Diabetacare Quinoa, thoroughly rinsed and drained: ¾ cup; Salt and pepper to taste; […]

Broken Wheat & Flax Seeds Ladoo

Recipe of the week: Broken Wheat & Flax Seeds Ladoo

Preparation time: 6-7 hours; Cooking time: 20- 25 minutes; Serves: 2 Ingredients: Broken wheat: ½ cup; Whole-wheat flour: ½ cup; Diabetacare flax seed seeds: 3 tablespoon; Ghee: 5 teaspoon; Grated jaggery: 1/4 cup; Finely chopped nuts like almonds and pista: 3 teaspoon; Cardamom powder: ¼ teaspoon; Nutmeg powder: ¼ teaspoon; Method: 1. Clean, wash and […]

Diabetes & Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

Diabetes & Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

Diabetic nephropathy is damage to your kidneys caused by diabetes. Kidneys are made up of tiny filtering units called nephrons. Nephrons filter waste from the blood and maintain the salt-water balance. High blood sugar level can damage the nephrons and cause the kidneys to leak essential proteins (albumin) into the urine. Eventually the kidneys can […]

Oats Pongal

Recipe of the week: Oats Pongal

Preparation time – 10 minutes; Cooking Time – 15 minutes; Serves– 1; Ingredients: Diabetacare Oats: 1/2 cup; Split yellow moong dal/pasi paruppu: 1/4 cup; Cashew Nuts: 4-5 pieces; Refined oil: 1 teaspoon; Salt as needed; For seasoning: Finely chopped ginger: 1 teaspoon; Whole black pepper: 1 teaspoon; Cumins seeds/ jeera: 1 teaspoon; Curry leaves: 2-3; […]

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms and ways to manage it

Type 1 diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes), usually affects children and young adults. Only 5% of the people with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long & healthy lives. Type 1 diabetes can develop at […]