Tag: diabetes

June 26, 2019
diabetes care guide

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India had 69.2 million people living with diabetes in 2015 and nearly 98 million people in India may have type 2 diabetes by 2030. When it comes to diabetes, people are usually unaware of its causes and symptoms or have misconceptions and confusions of the same. Our diabetologist Dr Paresh Ved and our in-house dietician have compiled this complete Diabetes Care Guide to clear all your doubts and provide some do’s and don’ts for all diabetics.

Diabetes Basics:

What is Diabetes?
What is prediabetes?
Diabetes and Blood Glucose
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
FAQs about diabetes


June 12, 2019
Prediabetes

Prediabetes means you have blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Too much glucose in your blood can damage your body over time. If you have prediabetes, you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Most people with prediabetes don’t have any symptoms. Your doctor can use an A1C test or another blood test to find out if your blood glucose levels are higher than normal. If you are 45 years old or older, your doctor may recommend that you be tested for prediabetes, especially if you are overweight. Losing weight – at least 5 to 10 percent of your starting weight – can prevent or delay diabetes or even reverse prediabetes. That’s 10 to 20 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds. You can lose weight by cutting down on the amount of calories and fat you eat and being physically active at least 30 minutes a day. Being physically active makes your body’s insulin work better. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine to help control the amount of glucose in your blood.

Symptoms of Prediabetes:

Prediabetes usually doesn’t cause any symptoms. The only way to know you have it is if your blood sugar levels are

June 6, 2019
HbA1c

What does HbA1c mean?

HbA1c is what’s known as glycated haemoglobin. This is something that’s made when the glucose (sugar) in your body sticks to your red blood cells. Your body can’t use the sugar properly, so more of it sticks to your blood cells and builds up in your blood. Red blood cells are active for around 2-3 months, which is why the reading is taken quarterly. 
Too much sugar in the blood damages your blood vessels. This damage can lead to serious problems in parts of your body like your eyes and feet. 

What is HbA1c?

HbA1c is your average blood glucose (sugar) levels for the last two to three months.
A high HbA1c means you have too much sugar in your blood. This means you’re more likely to develop diabetes complications, like serious problems with your eyes and feet.
Knowing your HbA1c level and what you can do to lower it will help you reduce your risk of devastating complications. This means getting your HbA1c checked regularly. 
You’re entitled to get this test at least once a year. But if your HbA1c is high or needs a little more attention, it’ll be done every three to six months. Don’t skip it.
Once you know your HbA1c

June 1, 2019
Sukha Bhel

Let’s face it, we all love the street food bhel, come what may! Even if we are on a diet, we can’t resist the temptation of bhel. It is tasty, appetizing and probably not all that unhealthy. We are here to help you find out a middle way out with a sukha bhel recipe approved by our in-house dietician.

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup oats
½ cup poha
¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes and cucumbers
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
¼ cup roasted chana
1 tsp lime juice

Sukha chutney:

¼ cup mint leaves
2 tbsp coriander leaves
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp daria
1 tsp finely chopped ginger and chilli
Salt to taste

METHOD:

  1. Dry roast oats and poha in a non stick pan till they turn crisp.
  2. Allow them to cool completely and take it into a bowl.
  3. Blend all the ingredients into a mixer without using any water.
  4. Add sukha chutney and all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (PER SERVING)

May 25, 2019
Green Wrap

Everyone craves for street food at times, here is a recipe for a wrap that is healthy and at the same time delicious like the wraps you enjoy on the go.

Ingredients:

• 2 whole wheat chapatis

For The Methi and Moong Sprouts Stuffing

• 1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek leaves
• 1/2 cup boiled sprouted moong
• 1/2 tsp oil
• 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
• 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
• salt to taste
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice

For The Garlic-onion Spread

• 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
• 1 tbsp finely chopped onions
• 1/4 cup hung low-fat curds
• 1/2 tsp oil
• 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
• 1/4 tsp chilli powder
• a pinch of asafoetida
• salt to taste

METHOD:

For the garlic-onion spread

  1. Heat the oil in a small broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the onions turn light brown in colour.
  3. Combine the sautéed garlic and onions with the curds i
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

April 17, 2019

Type 2 Diabetes is a massive public health problem. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that gradually develops over a period of time and prevails during an individual’s lifetime. Around 1.5 million adults are estimated to develop Type 2 Diabetes by the Disease control and prevention centers.

Diabetes has a unique impact on the lives of people and it accounts for a lifelong care. However, lack of information about Diabetes can mislead people and affect them in the management of this chronic disease. There’s nothing that one should be panicking about when being detected with diabetes because with proper diagnosis and management activities, it can be kept under control. There are two major types of Diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, amongst which Type 2 is the most common form of Diabetes Mellitus. The utilization of Glucose for energy in the body is regulated by the hormone ‘Insulin. Insulin is secreted by specialized cells in the Pancreas. In type 2 Diabetes, due to the body’s inability to properly respond to Insulin, there is a high level of sugar(glucose) in the blood stream. This excessive amount of blood glucose make its way to urine and is spilled in the urine giving rise to glucosuria – presence of glucose in urine.

Symptoms of T

April 5, 2019

Tomorrow is the first day of the month of Chaitra when we will be celebrating Gudi Padwa which is the beginning of a new year. As with every festival, we welcome the new year with a variety of sweets. However, for diabetics, most sweets are an overdose of sugar.

That’s why, Wellness Diabetes Speciality Clinics brings you a special, low-fat, low-sugar shrikhand that you can enjoy, this Gudi Padwa.

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup chopped mixed fruits (apple, pear and orange)
  2. 1/2 cup hung low-fat dahi (refer handy tip)
  3. 1 tbsp warm low-fat milk 
  4. a few kesar strands
  5. 1 tsp sugar substitute
  6. a pinch of elaichi powder
  7. 2 tbsp chopped almonds and walnuts.