Diabetes

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 levelcan 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 diabeteshealthy food choices for diabetics, etc. 

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5 foods that all diabetics should avoid
- Shraddha Rupavate
July 29, 2014 at 02:32pm
Are you a diabetic trying to figure out diet do's and dont's. Here are foods you need to stay away from

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups
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July 28, 2014 at 06:49pm
Diabetes (Type 2 diabetes) can be prevented by means of regular health check-ups. Check out what are these tests.

8 facts about diabetes you didn’t know
- Shraddha Rupavate
July 24, 2014 at 06:48pm
Diabetes will soon become the leading cause of death in the world. Learn more such facts about diabetes here.

Prevent diabetes Tip: Manage your stress to control your blood sugar level
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July 24, 2014 at 05:47pm
Breathing fresh air and socializing are common tips to beat stress and prevent diabetes. Read some more....

5 useful tips for diabetics to have better sex
- Shraddha Rupavate
July 23, 2014 at 06:29pm
Has your sexual life gone for a toss after being diagnosed with diabetes? Get it back with these tips

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Prevent Diabetes Tip – pick the right snacks!
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July 22, 2014 at 07:18pm
Snacking wisely can help you to avert and decrease your risk of diabetes. Know what to snack on....

Prevent Diabetes Tip — quit drinking sugary sodas
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July 21, 2014 at 04:54pm
Restrict your intake of sugar-sweetened drinks like colas, energy drinks and other beverages to prevent diabetes.

Diabetes Tip of the Day #5 – Choose your carbs wisely
- 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.

Prevent diabetes by choosing healthy fats
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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.

Is olive oil good for diabetics?
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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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