Monsoon with Diabetes

Have you all already broken an umbrella or two? The word monsoon actually means season, after the Arabic word mausim – and what better symbol of transformation from one season to the next than the onset of monsoon rains over the lands scorched by the unrelenting heat of summer. Monsoons are caused by the difference […]

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CGM Vs. FGM Vs. Fingerstick

If you are wondering what these abbreviations are, allow me. I am here comparing three blood glucose-monitoring systems; this is my take on the ones currently available in India and by no means is influenced or biased since I paid for all of them myself from my own hard earned money. 😉 Besides, I also […]

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Ramadan and Type 1 Diabetes

More caution and perhaps more restraint are necessary in breaking a fast than in keeping it. ~Mahatma Gandhi You know what, I fasted (followed Rozas) for all 30 consecutive days during Ramadan last year! You may wonder why I’m bragging about it especially when millions of people around the world do it. But as a […]

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8 Diabetes-Friendly Tips for Handling the Summer Heat

There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days and all that outdoor time with loved ones. Unfortunately, the season also poses risks, especially if you have diabetes. All that sun, heat and humidity can cause dehydration, skin problems, heat exhaustion and spoil your medication.There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days […]

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Fasting Plasma Glucose Test

A test that screens for diabetes by measuring the level of glucose in a person’s blood plasma after a period of fasting (not eating). The fasting plasma glucose test is given to nonpregnant adults who are at high risk for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, these “high-risk” candidates for testing include everyone age […]

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Handling Holiday Stress

‘Tis the season to be jolly? Jolly well sick of the holidays, perhaps. After decking the halls, braving the malls, and baking 12 dozen cookies she shouldn’t even eat, Janice, for one, is always too tired and cranky to enjoy the big day much. To make matters worse, the combination of too little rest and […]

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Counting Carbohydrates Like a Pro

Practical Tips for Accurate Counts Let’s get this straight: There is no such thing as a “pro” when it comes to carbohydrate counting. There is no master’s degree or PhD in Carbohydrate Science at any major university, nor is there a course focusing on carbohydrate counting in any dietetics or nutrition science program. And I’ve […]

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