Monday, January 05, 2015

Diabetes - Alarming facts and figures in 2014

In the year 2014, here are key findings by the International Diabetes Federation 
from around the world :
(A) One in two people with diabetes do not know they have it.
(B) Every 7 seconds 1 person dies from diabetes.
(C) 4.9 million dealths in 2014
(D) In 2014 Diabetes expenditure reached US$ 612 billion
       (38767140000000 Indian Rupees)
(E) 77% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle- income countries. 
(F) World has 387 million people living with diabetes.Prevalence of 8.3%. 
(G) 46.3% undiagnosed around the world. 
(H) By 2035 expected increase +205 million people.

Source - idf.org

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eating balanced diet can help cut diabetes risk

What is a balanced diet is the first question that comes to our mind .A balanced diet includes a variety of foods: carbohydrates (starches), fruits, vegetables, milk and dairy, meat, poultry, fish, and healthy fats.Balanced diet will keep your glucose within target levels, control your weight, and reduce the risk of complications like neuropathy, heart disease, and stroke.
What to eat will depend on how active you are.you are a male or female.What is your weight?
I would suggest to stop alcohol completely.Eat fiber-rich food.
Add nutrient rich food and beverages in your basic diet.
Physical activity to manage proper body weight.
Eat 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily.
Healthy Living

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New gene discovery may help type 2 diabetics

A newly discovered gene could give researchers some help into type 2 diabetes, potentially leading to better treatment for the increasingly common disease. The gene, which appears to be linked to diabetes, affects how the body reacts to insulin in the bloodstream.
"Most of the genes that we've identified as diabetes risk genes to date reduce the function of the pancreas, specifically of beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin," study co-author Dr. Robert Sladek, of McGill University in Montreal, explained in a news release from the school,according to a report published in Nature Genetics.
This gene, instead, "has to do with the function of the other tissues in the body," he said. "Rather than reduce production of insulin, this gene reduces the effect of insulin in muscles, liver and fat, a process called insulin resistance."
Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce or process insulin properly.The gene "basically tells the rest of the cell, 'Hey, insulin is here, start taking in glucose from the blood!'" Sladek said. If that fails to happen, the body's processing of insulin is disrupted.The research is based on analysis of genetic material from more than 6,000 people in France.
"It's possible that in diabetic patients, the signal to turn this gene on and off might be impaired," Sladek said. "But we might be able to use one of the other pathways to turn it on."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amazing diet for Diabetics

DR. TONY ALMEIDA (Bombay Kidney Speciality expert ) made the extensive
experiments with perseverance and patience and discovered a successful treatment for diabetes. This is the prepration which can help overcome diabetes for all ages :
Ingredients:
1 - Wheat flour 100 gm
2 - Gum(of tree) (gondh) 100 gm
3 - Barley 100 gm
4 - Black Seeds (kalunji) 100 gm
Method of Preparation
Put all the above ingredients in 5 cups of water.
Boil it for 10 minutes and put off the fire. Allow it to cool down by itself.
When it has become cold, filter out the seeds and preserve the water in a glass jug or bottle.
How to use it?
Take one small cup of this water every day early morning when your stomach is empty.
Continue this for 7 days. Next week repeat the same but on alternate days. With these 2 weeks of treatment you will see improvement.
SINCE THESE ARE ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS, TAKING THEM IS NOT HARMFUL. SO THOSE WHO ARE SCEPTICAL ABOUT THIS TREATMENT MAY STILL TRY IT WITHOUT ANY HARM. WORST CASE SCENARIO WILL BE THAT YOU REMAIN STILL SAME AS YOU WERE BEFORE

NO HARM IN TRYING RIGHT.....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Why Americans are so careless about diabetes ?

Atleast 50% of American popultion fear developing Diabetes,but they still continue with the unhealthy behaviors that boost their odds of getting the disease.
According to a survey conducted by American Diabetes Association,people don't want to change their lifestyle.The main cause of diabetes is overweight.Inactivity causes weight gain,which results in diabetes.Poor eating habits is another reason for this disease.
In America diabetes has gone up by 300% in last 20 years.
How can we cut our risk of getting diabetes ?
1. Weight Loss - This is very crucial for overweight people.30 minutes of physical activity 5 times a week can lower diabetes risk.
2.Unhealthy Eating Habits : Eat more fruits and vegetables.Taking care of your blood pressure will help in reducing diabetes.
3.Brisk Walking - Walking is very important and helps even if you have initial symptoms of the disease.
4.Sleeping at proper time at night also helps in reducing diabetes according to some doctors.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Indian Gooseberries -Helps fight Diabetes


Emblica officinalis, or Indian Gooseberries, are healing herbs used in treating liver conditions, jaundice, anaemia, and diabetes. They are also a natural immune booster.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008