diabetes

Sugar-free desserts for Eid

Desserts are unavoidable, and quite frankly, irresistible. For diabetics with a sweet tooth and for those who prefer their desserts very mildly sweetened, here are three sumptuous after-meal treats that will fill your soul without hurting your body.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

1 in 10 people now living with diabetes

One in every 10 persons now lives with diabetes, International Diabetes Federation said on the occasion of World Diabetes Day today.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Sugar-free desserts for Eid

Desserts are unavoidable, and quite frankly, irresistible. For diabetics with a sweet tooth and for those who prefer their desserts very mildly sweetened, here are three sumptuous after-meal treats that will fill your soul without hurting your body.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Summer fruits for diabetes: What to eat, and how much?

We generally tend to think that sweet things are not good for people with diabetes. At first glance this seems to make sense. However, there is a big difference between the sugar that we find in a fruit and in the added sugar that we might sprinkle on top. In a fruit, the fructose accompanied by fibre, vitamins, minerals, and so many other nutrients are good for our bodies.  Fruits have other health benefits, ranging from controlling high blood pressure to reducing inflammation and even blood sugar levels. A person with diabetes should not avoid fruit in general, as it is essential for a balanced diet. When eating fruits, all we need to be mindful of is our serving sizes — one serving of fresh fruit is approximately the amount that can fit into the palm of an adult hand!

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

The essential foot care guide

What is a part of our body that is overworked every day and yet always taken for granted? Our feet!

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Tips for a safe pregnancy

Here are a list of things to do and avoid for a safer and healthier pregnancy.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Ramadan and Diabetes: Everything to know while fasting

Diabetes can really bring one down to their knees especially during Ramadan by causing their blood sugar levels drop, making one feel more fatigued and weaker.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

Fasting for diabetics: Avoiding sugar is not enough

While tackling the heat is one thing, fasting for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes can pose some serious health concerns. Long fasts put you at higher risk of hypoglycaemia, where sugar levels are far too low for the body to function, which can at times prove fatal for diabetics.

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

Did British colonialism make South Asians prone to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases?

South Asians, especially people from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, are six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to Europeans.

February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019

Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a US study suggests.

January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019

Eating too quickly can lead to health problems

Studies have shown that eating too quickly can lead to several health problems, including putting on weight and an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.