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Diabetes and the huge economic burden it imposes: Here’s what you should know
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Diabetes and the huge economic burden it imposes: Here’s what you should know

Most alarmingly, diabetes has spread wide in urban, semi-urban and rural geographies among individuals with varied incomes

Here are some fruits, vegetables and drinks for diabetic people in summer
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Here are some fruits, vegetables and drinks for diabetic people in summer

In summer, when the days are long, high temperatures and humidity can cause an adverse effect on people's blood sugar levels

6 Myths About Diabetes And Your Sight
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6 Myths About Diabetes And Your Sight

Say the word “diabetes” and the conversation usually turns to things like diet, tales of visits to the diabetologist and the blood sugar monitoring devices.

Diabetes related vision problems could seriously hamper your family's quality of life
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Diabetes related vision problems could seriously hamper your family's quality of life

More than half of the people with diabetes in India are undiagnosed. More than 1/3rd are estimated to have some form of Diabetic Retinopathy.

Caregivers beware! Symptoms you must watch out for in patients with diabetes.
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Caregivers beware! Symptoms you must watch out for in patients with diabetes.

As potential caregivers, one disease we must all be fluent in, is diabetes. Diabetes and it's related complications result in millions of deaths each year.

Eye complications that you should know about, if you live with diabetes.
Health

Eye complications that you should know about, if you live with diabetes.

Diabetes creates complications in the eyes that are easily detected, and easily treated when caught early.

Are you a Diabetes Patient? Pay attention to your vision.
Health

Are you a Diabetes Patient? Pay attention to your vision.

Get yourself and your loved ones tested for Diabetes, and institute the annual eye exam in your family calendar.

Protect your eyes against diabetes
Health

Protect your eyes against diabetes

Diabetic Retinopathy is a common disorder related to diabetes where the blood vessels that supply the eye (particularly the retina) get blocked, or leak, or burst.

How to prevent vision loss if you are a diabetes patient
Health

How to prevent vision loss if you are a diabetes patient

Diabetes doesn’t just cause fatigue and irritability. It can cause real damage to your body. Diabetes, hypertension, or a combination of both, cause 80% of end-stage renal disease globally.

Diabetic Retinopathy is on the rise in young people. Here's how you can control it!
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Diabetic Retinopathy is on the rise in young people. Here's how you can control it!

Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. From kidney disease to lower limb and foot complications, nerve degeneration, bladder problems... it can wreak havoc on many organ systems5, especially the eyes.

Fighting the good fight - India against Diabetic Retinopathy
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Fighting the good fight - India against Diabetic Retinopathy

A survey conducted in 21 Indian districts by AIIMS, University of Hyderabad and the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment has revealed that as many as 17% of patients with diabetes suffer from Retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy - Forewarned is Forearmed
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Diabetic Retinopathy - Forewarned is Forearmed

There were 74 million patients with diabetes in India in 2021, and the number is expected to grow to 93 million in 2030 and 124 million in 2045. Additionally, almost 39.3 million people in India are estimated to be patients with diabetes who are undiagnosed.

Protein and dietary fibre intake for people with diabetes: What you need to know
India

Protein and dietary fibre intake for people with diabetes: What you need to know

People having diabetes must aim to include a good source of protein and fibre in every meal to blunt the glucose response of the meal

Karwa Chauth 2021: Find out when fasting could be unsafe
India

Karwa Chauth 2021: Find out when fasting could be unsafe

A number of women face various health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which make fasting unfeasible. In such cases they can give the fasting a miss and stick to puja and rituals only

Half of global population lacks access to basic diagnostics for common disease, says Lancet Commission's analysis
India

Half of global population lacks access to basic diagnostics for common disease, says Lancet Commission's analysis

The Commission brought together 25 experts from 16 countries who noted that without access to accurate, high-quality, and affordable diagnostics, many people will be overtreated, undertreated or not treated at all.

World Health Day 2021: Why children who suffered from COVID-19 are vulnerable to myocarditis
India

World Health Day 2021: Why children who suffered from COVID-19 are vulnerable to myocarditis

Myocarditis is a heart condition that refers to an inflammation of the heart muscle known as the myocardium — the muscular layer of the heart wall

World Heart Day 2021: Why early menopause is a risk factor for coronary heart disease
India

World Heart Day 2021: Why early menopause is a risk factor for coronary heart disease

In the reproductive phase, female sex hormones have a protective effect on cardiovascular health making it rare for young women to have heart attacks

World Heart Day 2021: Why steroids are linked to higher heart disease risk
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World Heart Day 2021: Why steroids are linked to higher heart disease risk

For patients who are in need of long-term steroid use, it is advised to have a discussion with a medical professional around this

Diabetic adults over 40, with past history of COVID-19, 7 times more likely to be hospitalised than children: Study
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Diabetic adults over 40, with past history of COVID-19, 7 times more likely to be hospitalised than children: Study

In contrast to children, adults experience respiratory symptoms of varying severity, with older adults and those with diabetes, at higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and death

Why it is important than ever to care for your heart till COVID-19 is around
India

Why it is important than ever to care for your heart till COVID-19 is around

Work from home has led to the lack of exercise, unhealthy eating patterns, weight gain, social deprivation, and health comorbidities