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  • Regularly measuring your blood sugar values is one of the fundamental pillars of diabetes management. If you are a person living with diabetes, there are multiple always to keep a tab on your blood sugar values. Some of them include:  Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) , HbA1c, Continuous glucose monitoring…

    People living with type-2 diabetes are at increased risk of various infections, with urinary tract infections being quite common. Urinary tract infections are also more severe and carry worse outcomes in people with type-2 diabetes. A study conducted in 2014 found that people with diabetes are two-times more likely to…

    The pathology of diabetes is characterised by changes surrounding the metabolism of glucose, fat and proteins. Type 2 diabetes results from the body’s resistance to, and later the secretion of, insulin; this results in the primary feature that defines diabetes – hyperglycaemia. Hyperglycaemia defines the presence of high levels of…

    People with diabetes have increased risk of inflammation of the gums (periodontitis) or gingival hyperplasia if blood glucose is not properly managed. Periodontitis or gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss and is associated with an increased risk of CVD. Other diabetes-related oral conditions include dry mouth, dental…

  • The term chronic kidney disease or CKD means lasting damage to the kidneys that can worsen over time. In CKD, the kidneys do not fail at once. Instead, it progresses slowly over years. If CKD is caught early, with suitable lifestyle changes & medications, the progress can be delayed. Based…

    Diabetes is a chronic syndrome and occurs due to an imbalance between fats, sugars and proteins due to the deficiency of insulin or tissue insensitivity(resistance) to insulin. Insulin is made by β-cells in the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, there is a complete lack of insulin due to autoimmune destruction…

    Diabetes is on a fast rise in India. The pathology of the disease needs to be understood by the patients in order for them to combat the disease. Pathologically diabetes is intrinsically linked to lipids (fats), its types and their levels. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two types of lipids which…

    Diabetes is an emerging epidemic all over the world. There are almost 79 million people with diabetes in India, one of the highest in the world. While the disease itself is a source of concern, complications arising from diabetes can be dangerous if ignored. Diabetic ocular complications fall in this…