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Life as a young diabetic

Article written by Somya Jain, Type 1 diabetic When you have diabetes, it can feel like no-one really understands. But, as corny as it might sound, you’re not alone. Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children and teenagers. Life seems to turn upside-down for a child when they are informed […]

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BROWN POHA

Preparation Time: 10 minutes; Cooking Time: 10 minutes; Serves: 2; Ingredients: Brown flattened rice (poha/avalakki): 1 cup; Black mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon; Chopped boiled vegetables: 1 cup (carrot, beans, peas, cauliflower and capsicum); Chopped medium size onions: 2; Pinch of turmeric powder; Curry leaves: 10-12; Green chilies, slit and de-seeded: 2; Refined oil: 2 teaspoons; […]

Diabetes and depression

Diabetes and Depression

Daily diabetes management can be stressful for people with diabetes. They may feel lonely and emotionally distant from family and friends. Uncontrolled blood sugar level and its related complications (even after strict diabetes management) may lead to a feeling of helplessness. All the above-mentioned factors increase the risk of developing depression in people with diabetes. […]

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Haryali Dal

Preparation Time- 30 minutes; Cooking Time- 10 minutes; Serves- 1 cup; Ingredients: Toor dal: ¼ cup; Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram/lentils): ¼ cup; Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon; Oil: 1 tablespoon; Salt to taste; Ingredients for green paste Roughly chopped coriander: 1 cup; Thinly sliced onions: ¼ cup; Freshly grated coconut: 1/8 cup; Green chilies […]

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Pyelonephritis (Urinary tract infection)

Pyelonephritis is a severe type of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Most UTIs involve only the bladder and the urethra. Pyelonephritis is a condition when a UTI advances to the upper urinary system and affects the kidneys and the ureters. UTI is common, especially in women. It is estimated that half of all women will have […]

Banner_v1_25.1.2017_Reduce the risk of diabetes by diet & lifestyle

Reduce the risk of diabetes with healthier diet and lifestyle

Adopting an active lifestyle along with a healthy diet may lower Type 2 diabetes risk over a period of time. Some of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes such as age, ethnicity, or family history cannot be altered, but small change in lifestyle can help reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Few studies have […]

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Spice up your diabetes

Before consuming any Indian herb please consult your doctor, especially if you are on medication intended to lower blood glucose levels Fenugreek (Hindi-Methi): Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber. The seeds help lower blood sugar level by slowing the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. Consumption of powdered fenugreek helps reduce the rise in post-meal […]

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Chicken Souffle

Preparation Time– 10 minutes; Cooking Time– 20 minutes; Serves – 1; Ingredients: Skimmed milk: 50 ml; Butter: 1 ½ teaspoon (mixture) + ½ teaspoon (greasing); Cheese: 30 gms (2 cubes); Egg: 1; Diabetacare Multigrain flour: 1 tablespoon; Chicken: 40 gms (boneless); Pepper powder: ½ teaspoon; Whole wheat bread (cubes): ½ slice; Salt as required; Method: […]

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Women with diabetes

The sex/gender difference plays an important role in certain lifestyle-related disorders like diabetes. The bodies of men and women are biologically different due to genetic changes caused by difference in sex chromosomes and their effects on organs. A female body undergoes many changes due to hormones and reproductive factors during her lifetime. A study published […]