Category «Small Steps To Healthy Life»

Are you diabetic?

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While not a serious condition as such, diabetes can lead to serious complications if not detected early or managed properly. Complications can range from blurred vision, renal problems to severe neurological problems. Hence it is important to be able to identify the early warning signs. Prevalence of diabetes has increased significantly over the last decade, …

Beetroot – Super healthy food

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The beautiful ruby coloured beet is a powerhouse of nutrition. It contains carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants & fibre; not to mention the abundance of vitamins & minerals. It is low in calories, has only small amount of fat & zero cholesterol. Being rich in soluble fibre, beet roots have cholesterol lowering properties. The carotenoids & flavonoids …

5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY

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1. Go, sleep : Lack of adequate sleep increases levels of proteins associated with inflammation and reduces natural body immunity 2. Go, take a walk: Physical activity can help keep immunity intact. It’s been proved that people who exercise for five days a week are less prone to cold and flu. 3. Say, Vitamin – C: It’s …

10 lazy ways to stay slim

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Its never easy to slim down to that desirable size, people usually do it the hard way but here are some tips and tricks for all you lazy coach potatoes who don’t wanna put too much effort into slimming down. Indulge yourself: Don’t deprive yourself from your favorite foods no matter how anti slimming they …

Guide to a healthy Menopause

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  There are three important hormonal milestones in any woman’s life cycle: Puberty, Pregnancy and Menopause. Puberty and pregnancy are instrumental in defining womanhood. These hormonal events are responsible for continuation of mankind and make women biologically distinct and superior to their male counterparts. This positive hormonal balance continues till age of 45 to 55 …

Glucometer – Which one is good?

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How should I choose my Glucometer? When choosing a meter, here are some features to consider: 1.     Meter size 2.     Amount of blood needed for the sample 3.     How long it takes to display the reading 4.     Ease in reading the display 5.     Ability to save the results in the meter’s memory 6.     Cost of …

HYPOGLYCEMIA – What is it?

What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is the term for low blood glucose (sugar) (BG <70 mg/dl) How is hypoglycemia treated? ·      Follow rule of 15 ·      For mild to moderate hypoglycemia, you need to consume 15 grams of carbohydrates Wait 15 minutes and retest your blood glucose level. If it is still low, consume another 15 …

Diabetes Management

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How should I Manage my Diabetes? Management of diabetes involves three main components. Diet Exercise Medication (oral or insulin) What Diet should I take for Diabetes ? Diabetes does not require special foods. A healthy, balanced diet can come from everyday foods. If you have diabetes, you should ·      Choose foods that are low in …

Monitor your Diabetes

What are the tests that are required to monitor Diabetes progression? Tests for Diabetes can be divided into three tiers according to frequency*: 1.     On Daily basis: Blood sugar with glucometer 2.     Every Three Monthly: HbA1c, Blood glucose from lab, Lipid profile 3.     Every yearly: Hemogram, LFTs, KFTs, Urine evaluation,HbA1c, Lipid Profile, Eye checkup, Foot …