Most alarmingly, diabetes has spread wide in urban, semi-urban and rural geographies among individuals with varied incomes
In summer, when the days are long, high temperatures and humidity can cause an adverse effect on people's blood sugar levels
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.
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.
Diabetes creates complications in the eyes that are easily detected, and easily treated when caught early.
Get yourself and your loved ones tested for Diabetes, and institute the annual eye exam in your family calendar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
In the reproductive phase, female sex hormones have a protective effect on cardiovascular health making it rare for young women to have heart attacks
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
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
Work from home has led to the lack of exercise, unhealthy eating patterns, weight gain, social deprivation, and health comorbidities