Yoga and Covid 19
Yoga focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It helps to build up psycho-physiological health and manage daily stress. Several studies have shown the efficacy of Yogic practices in management of non-communicable diseases like hypertension , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD), Bronchial Asthma, Diabetes, Sleep Disorders, Depression, Obesity, etc. that can co exist in patients with COVID […]
The Skinny on Sweeteners in Ketogenic Diets
In terms of safety, most of these sweeteners have been found to be consumed within safe limits as per the acceptable daily intake (ADI) which measures the level beyond which it gets toxic. Most of them (being sweeter than sugar) are used in negligible amounts when compared to their ADI. Most artificial sweeteners fall into […]
The King Of Fruits: To Eat or Not to Eat?
With mango season around, it becomes hard to resist a slice. We recommend a low carb lifestyle and if you still are largely on a carbohydrate dominant diet, then let’s understand the pros and cons of doing so! Mango maybe high on the micronutrient quotient eg., fibre, betacarotene, vitamin C, iron to name a few. […]
Managing diabetes during Ramadan
1. Risk quantification: Ideally, all patients should attend a pre-Ramadan assessment (6–8 weeks prior) with their doctor. Patients who fall in the ‘very high’ and ‘high’ risk categories should not fast. 2. Glucose monitoring: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an essential component of diabetes care, this allows patients to better identify and prevent episodes […]
Understanding Diabetes – On World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin. Objective- The WDD 2019 has three main focus areas: […]
Diabetes Management during Ramadan.
People with diabetes need to assess health risks before they embark on any kind of fasting schedules. This is specially relevant for the diabetic population fasting during the holy month of Ramzan. Major risks associated with #fasting in patients with diabetes: – Hypoglycemia – Hyperglycemia – Diabetic Ketoacidosis – Dehydration and Thrombosis Risk quantification: Very […]