Diabetes is a life long disease that is characterised by increased levels of sugar in the blood. It is either caused due to lack of insulin (a protein that regulates blood glucose levels) or due to lack of response to insulin produced by the body. Diabetes caused by lack of insulin is called type 1 diabetes. It develops due to fault in the genes that make insulin and is seen in young adults and teenagers. Diabetes caused by failure of response to insulin is called type 2 diabetes. It is more common type of diabetes and is found in adults. It is caused mainly due to lifestyle factors. Some of the common symptoms of diabetes are hunger, frequent urination and increased thirst. Factors like unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle and obesity are main contributing factors of type 2 diabetes. In fact, type 2 diabetes is one of the most common ‘lifestyle diseases’ which is plaguing people in the developed countries. Diabetes is also known to cause complications like heart diseases and hypertension. In this section you will find answers to all your queries regarding diabetes. For example, why is it difficult to manage diabetes, how often you should use a glucometer to monitor blood glucose level, can you take honey if you are diabetic and much more. You can find a lot of helpful suggestions to prevent diabetes, reduce your risk of diabetes, natural remedies to control diabetes, healthy food choices for diabetics, etc.
July 22, 2014 at 07:18pm
Snacking wisely can help you to avert and decrease your risk of diabetes. Know what to snack on....
July 21, 2014 at 04:54pm
Restrict your intake of sugar-sweetened drinks like colas, energy drinks and other beverages to prevent diabetes.
- Debjani Arora
July 17, 2014 at 07:55pm
Carbohydrates are blamed to be bad for diabetes but it actually isn't an enemy. You can have carbs in your diet with little planning.
July 17, 2014 at 07:21pm
Suffering from diabetes doesn't mean that one should avoid fats. Read to know which fats are good for diabetics and their health.
July 16, 2014 at 03:33pm
We all know that olive oil is good for heart patients. But do you know the connection between olive oil and diabetes? Read to know..
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July 16, 2014 at 09:20am
Consume carbohydrates that are rich in fiber content to prevent and control high blood sugar or diabetes.
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July 15, 2014 at 05:16pm
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- Debjani Arora
July 15, 2014 at 04:36pm
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July 15, 2014 at 04:26pm
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July 15, 2014 at 12:01pm
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