Monthly archives: June, 2017

Diabetic Food Guide

Pregnancy- a guide to plan your nutrition

Diabetes is a life long problem. Before choosing a complex diabetic diet we should keep practicality of its use in the long term in our mind. It is our belief that success of the diabetic diet lies in its simplification. Tips for a successful diabetic diet plan are: Avoid high calorie dense diet like fried …

DIABETES & NUTRITION

Pregnancy- a guide to plan your nutrition

Diabetes is a disease in which levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are higher than normal. Glucose is produced by the body from the foods you eat, mainly carbohydrates. When you consume carbohydrates, your glucose levels go up. Keeping track of how many carbohydrates you eat can help you keep your blood glucose levels …

Exercise in Diabetes management

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Exercise is important for people with diabetes because it Helps insulin work better to lower blood sugar Helps keep weight down Is good for the heart, blood vessels, and lungs Gives you more energy Before you begin an exercise routine, your health care team will check your heart, eyes, kidneys, feet, and nervous system to …

Diabetic Neuropathy (weakness of nerves)

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Diabetes brings with it myriad of problems. The complications associated with diabetes affect various organs ranging from eyes, kidneys to nervous system disorders like neuropathy. Neuropathy literally means pathological involvement of the nerves or in a layman’s language weakness of the nerves. There are basically two types of nerves in our body viz. motor that …

Headache management

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Pain is a perception and the treatment should be individualised according to the patients’ need. Pain is subjective and different people might experience same pain differently. That is why, it is measured most commonly by a visual analogue scale that measures it subjectively on a scale of 0 -10 with 0 meaning no pain and …

Vertigo: An Enigma demystified

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The term vertigo has been derived from the latin word ‘ vertere’ that means ‘to turn’. Simply put it is a sensation that might be described as a pre-syncope, light-headedness, disequilibrium to describe that feeling of floating in our environment and losing our sense of direction. According to a recent report by a French study, …

Has my child got short height/ Stature? Physical aspect of child development…

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Physical growth of a child is another issue where parents tend to spend a lot of time and energy worrying about its adequacy. Physical growth in children is result of concerted optimal functioning of hormonal, nutritional and psychosocial milieu. If a child is growing well physically in stature, it reassures us about endocrine/hormonal and nutritional …