Category: Care

May 22, 2019
Blood sugar levels

The most common and confusing factors related to blood sugar levels is the normal, prediabetic and diabetic values. The fasting blood sugar/glucose levels are said to be normal if it is below 100mg/dl. Fasting blood sugar levels greater than 126mg/dl refers to Diabetes. Many people are confused regarding the values of the transitory phase. Between 101 to 125mg/dl it is known as impaired fasting glucose. Other than fasting blood sugar levels, Postprandial (after meal) sugar levels are also a key unit in monitoring blood glucose levels. If your postprandial blood sugar levels are less than 140mg/dl it is considered to be normal, if it is between 141 to 199mg/dl it indicates impaired glucose tolerance. Postprandial blood glucose levels more than 200mg/dl are a clear cut indication of Diabetes Mellitus. Now, both impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance are together known as Prediabetes. That is these values indicate the prediabetic stage. During Pregnancy, it is desirable for women to keep their fasting sugar levels between 60 – 90mg/dl and Post Prandial levels between 90-120 mg/dl.

Blood Sugar level monitoring –

Blood glucose/ blood sugar level monitoring is critical to guide insulin, medication and behavioural adjustments with regards to

May 18, 2019
Chicken-shami-kebab-wellness-diabetes

When hunger strikes, you need something quick and delicious to satiate it and there’s nothing like a good chicken kebab that you can make your way. And guess what, you can make healthy chicken shami kebab at home without compromising on the taste. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chana dal
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 cloves
4 black peppercorns
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp ajwain
2 red chilli
300 gram boneless chicken
salt as per taste
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
2 eggs

Method:

  1. Soak 1/2 cup of chana dal for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker heat oil and add cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, coriander seeds, ajwain, red chilli. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Now add the soaked chana dal and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the boneless chicken and salt. Bring to simmer, adding required quantity of water.
  5. Cook until all the water has evaporated and chicken is tendered.
  6. Let it cool for so
May 15, 2019

Gestational Diabetes is high Blood Sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. Diabetes in pregnancy includes pregnancy in both pre-existing Diabetes (pregestational diabetes) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which is diagnosed in pregnancy. Both situations are associated with maternal and foetal complications if not treated adequately. GDM is a severe and neglected threat to maternal child health. Poor maternal glucose control during the first eight weeks of pregnancy with subsequent hyperglycaemias and lipid peroxidation can have severe implications for the foetus, including birth defects.

Causes of Gestational Diabetes –

During pregnancy, the placenta makes hormones that can lead to a buildup of glucose in your blood. Usually, your pancreas can make enough insulin to handle that. If not, your blood sugar levels will rise and can cause gestational diabetes.

• Were overweight before you got pregnant
• Are African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American
• Have high blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be diabetes
• Have a family history of diabetes
• Have had gestational diabetes before
• Have high blood pressure or

May 11, 2019

When hunger strikes, you need something quick and delicious to satiate it and there’s nothing like a good chicken soup that you can make your way. And guess what, you can make healthy chicken green soup at home without compromising on the taste. Here’s the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

• Boneless Chicken Breast 1/2
• Spinach Puree 1/2 cup
• Chicken stock 4 cups
• Butter 1tsp
• Ginger 2 inch
• Garlic pod 1
• Onion 1 medium
• Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp + for sprinkling
• Juice of ¼ lemon

METHOD

  1. Heat butter in a non-stick kadai. Crush ginger and add to the kadai.
  2. Cut garlic pod horizontally and add to the kadai. Quarter onion; add to the kadai and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock and chicken breast and let the mixture come to a boil.
  3. Add salt, black pepper powder and garam masala powder and mix well. When the mixture boils, add spinach puree, mix well and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken breast and keep aside. Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and add to the soup. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl. Sprinkl
May 8, 2019

Glucose isn’t something as bad as it termed as. You may wonder what makes us claim that. But what needs to be known is Glucose is necessary for the body to run and function efficiently. Glucose is the charger, energizer and fuel that the body uses to carry out various internal and external activities. When we eat food, be it anything from a humble Banana to an expensive Mango, Carbohydrate is omnipresent. Carbohydrate is a complex structure formed of too many Glucose molecules. When these carbohydrates enter the body, they are broken down into Glucose by the various enzymes present in the body. Extra Glucose molecules are converted into glycogen and stored in the liver for further energy requirements.

The Glucose enters the cells of the body to provide the energy required for basic functioning. But when we are not eating enough, glycogen is reconverted to Glucose to meet the energy and vitality requirements of the organs. The hormone ‘Insulin’ paves the way for Glucose to enter into the blood cells. When Insulin is not released enough, the Glucose cannot enter the body and thus the levels of Glucose is increased in the blood stream. This presence of high amounts of Glucose in the bloodstream and over a period in the urine gives rise to ‘Hyperglycemia’, the condition further leading to Diabetes.

May 4, 2019
Sugar Free Custard

If you’ve always loved creamy desserts like custards, this low-carb sugar-free custard sauce recipe is the perfect way to enjoy one. With just five ingredients, it’s not just tasty, but also very easy to make. This recipe has been approved by our in-house dietician for occasional indulgence.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup low fat milk
  • ½ tbsp custard powder
  • 2 sachets sugar substitute
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 gms chopped agar agar

Method

  1. Soak the china grass in ¾ cup of water for 20 minutes. Put on a slow flame until it dissolves. Keep warm.
  2. Mix the custard powder in ½ cup of cold milk.
  3. Boil the remaining milk. When it comes to a boil, add the custard powder and milk mixture and continue cooking till you get a smooth sauce.
  4. Add the china grass solution to the custard and boil again for 2 minutes.
  5. Strain the mixture and cool it slightly.
  6. Add the vanilla essence and sugar substitute and mix well. Pour this mixture over the pudding mould. Allow to set in refrigerator.
  7. Before serving, loosen the sides and invert on a plate. Serve chilled.