November 13th, 2014

Choose Numerology to Debunk Diabetes

Though diabetes touches the lives of most of us

November 7th, 2013

Understand Diabesity: A deadly cocktail of sugar and fat!

The present day deranged lifestyle supported by cola culture, junk food and physical inactivity has actually led to this new world health disorder- Diabesity – ‘Diabetes + Obesity’. And the worrying thing is that it is being diagnosed in an increasing number of young Indians informs Dr Ambrish Mithal, HOD, Endocrinology and Diabesity at Medanta. Today’s obese child is soon going to be a diabetic. Dr Mithal identifies genetic susceptibility, environmental and behavior factors contribute to diabesity and advise regular exercise to cure it. To know more about diabesity, keep reading. Understand this syndrome of disorder What is diabesity? It is a term use to describe a process that

November 7th, 2013

Permitted and Profibited Food Choices for Diabetics

Are you a diabetic? If you answered yes then make sure you are making healthy food choices each time go shopping for your platter. Guardian Health Chronicle brings here few best and worst food choices for diabetics to help you eat right every time. Read on: Grain-wise: Permitted Choices Prohibited Choices Whole-grain flours, such as whole wheat flour White flour Whole grains, such as brown rice Processed grains, such as white rice Cereals containing whole-grain ingredients and little added sugar Cereals with little whole grain and lots of sugar Whole-grain bread White bread Baked potato or baked steak fries French fries Whole-grain flour or corn tortillas Fried white-flour

November 8th, 2012

Tips to Keep Diabetes at Bay

These simple steps may be all it takes to stay healthy and stop worrying about sugar problems. 1. Nudge the Scale: Shedding even 3-4 kilos can significantly slash your risk. 2. Pick the Right Appetizer: May we recommend the salad? Even at party time prefer eating greens before a starchy entrée as it may help control your blood sugar levels. 3. Ditch Your Car and walk as much as you can every day. You’ll be healthier—even if you don’t lose any weight 4. Be a Cereal Connoisseur Selecting the right cereal can help you slim down and steady blood sugar. A higher whole grain intake is also linked to lower rates of breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke—and

November 8th, 2012

Debunking Diabetes Myth

Misconceptions are a diabetic’s worst enemy says Dr Ambrish Mithal MD, DM. Chairman, HOD, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Medanta, the Medicity, as it would not let you to take control on this condition. Therefore, here we help you break some common diabetes misbelieves. Read on.   Myth #1 People with diabetes can’t eat anything sweet. The Fact—A piece of cake or a scoop of ice cream won’t cause a health crisis to type 2 diabetics if these are eaten in moderation, as part of a healthy meal plan and combined with exercise. However, one must not forget that sweets are packed with lot of sugar (a carbohydrate that raises glucose levels considerably), therefore

April 18th, 2012

JUVENILE DIABETES: Learn the Facts

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, which is the main type of sugar in the blood. Glucose comes from the foods we eat and is the major source of energy needed to fuel the body’s function. In type 1 diabetes (which used to be called insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes), the pancreas can’t make insulin. In this disease, the beta cells of the body which produce glucose are destroyed by the body’s own immune system, just like any other auto-immune condition. It is unknown what first starts this cascade of immune events, but evidence suggests that both a genetic predisposition and environmental factors, such as a viral infection, are

December 8th, 2011

No-Sugar Custard for Diabetics

Diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t mean that the patient can’t indulge his sweet tooth. No-Sugar Custard is   an easy to make recipe for diabetics. It has fruit sweet which substitutes for the sugar. Ingredients 6 egg yolks 1/4 cup Fruit Sweet 1/2 cup flour 2 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla essence 1 tbsp. butter Method Beat egg yolks and Fruit Sweet until thick and pale in a bowl. While continuing to beat, gradually sift in flour. Pour into a saucepan and place over low heat on the stove. Gradually add milk and vanilla. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened to a custard consistency.Remove from heat. Melt butter and pour over custard to prevent a

November 9th, 2011

Nutritional Supplements for Diabetics

Whether nutritional supplements can play a constructive role in managing diabetes or not is worth considering, as today, most  diabetics eagerly look for alternative dietary supplements but get confused in fear of adverse affects. My Health Guardian comes with good news; recent studies across the world have shown that proper lifestyle and a regular intake of nutritional supplements such as chromium, vitamin C, etc keeps diabetes in control. Read the article to understand better which food supplements are for diabetics and how these nutrients help you to stay fit. Chromium makes insulin more effective, and thus helps reverse insulin resistance. Chromium levels in the body tend to decline

November 9th, 2011

What a Diabetic Needs to Know

India has the highest number of diabetic people in the world—a whopping 50 million and counting. Many among them have queries that escape their minds in a rushed visit to the endocrinologist. There are also people who don’t have diabetes at the moment, but have a close relative or parents suffering from diabetes. Naturally, such people are worried and want to assess their risk factors. All such queries come to us and we have got them answered from Dr Ambrish Mithal, HoD Endocrinology at Medanta-the-Medicity. ASSESS YOUR RISK FACTORS Q. My dad was a type 2 diabetes patient and at the age of 70, he passed away because of diabetes related complication, failure of kidneys. I am forty plus

August 1st, 2011

Diabesity – A New Malady in Indians

Being overweight or obese sets the stage for diabetes. In fact, gaining as little as 10 pounds (4.5kg) of excess weight promotes insulin resistance, informs Dr Ambrish Mithal, HOD, Endocrinology and Diabesity at Medanta. The present day deranged lifestyle supported by cola culture, junk food and physical inactivity has actually led to this new world health disorder- Diabesity – diabetes + obesity. And the worrying thing is that it is being diagnosed in an increasing number of young Indians informs Mithal. Today’s obese child is soon going to be a diabetic. Dr Mithal identifies genetic susceptibility, environmental and behavior factors contribute to diabesity and advises regular

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