Insulin Response and The Food Insulin Index
With respect to the development of obesity and type-2 diabetes (T2DM), it is important to consider individual effects of different nutrients on insulin secretion and examine the interplay between glucose metabolism and that of the two other primary nutrients such as proteins and fats. It is this mixed nutrient sensing that generates the signalling for […]
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: […]
Going on a RAW FOOD diet might not be healthy – here’s why ?
As global rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other diet-related illnesses skyrocket, many have naturally begun to question where the human relationship with food took a wrong turn. Adherents of raw foodism believe that by returning to diets composed primarily of uncooked and unprocessed foods and beverages we can restore what was […]
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 […]