diabetes

Its Symptoms And Solutions

Approximately 70 million people suffer from Diabetes in India. As our doctors say, diabetes is not just a
condition but a lifestyle.Learn about diabetes, its symptoms and how best to manage your lifestyle
when you have diabetes.

 

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder that elevates your blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. It is caused by the malfunctioning of the pancreatic cells, which produce insufficient or no Insulin. It is a chronic disorder which can be managed with right medication and healthy lifestyle.

 

Deeper Dive

Managing diabetes can feel overwhelming at times. However, understanding the deeper aspects can
burst many myths and shows diabetes can be managed easily. Let’s venture out different diabetes
issues and better ways to deal them.

 

Managing Diabetes

Lifestyle changes include adopting a healthy diet and exercise plan which plays a direct role in
controlling the blood glucose levels of a person living with diabetes. It is important to deal with the stress
and emotional turmoil that comes with this diagnosis and so getting the right support and
making lifestyle changes to successfully manage this condition is imperative.

 

Diabetes And Your Personality

A research conducted on 3500 patients by a school in Westminster, USA concluded that there are two major personality characteristics in the management of diabetes are the Interactive and the
Independent personality.

 

Happy Living

A healthy diabetes diet aids in treating and controlling blood sugar level. Though everyone requires a
balanced diet to stay healthy, diabetics need to watch out the food they eat to keep an eye on spiked
blood sugar levels. Here are some healthy eating strategies which can curb diabetes.

 

Diabetes Friendly Recipes

An assortment of some yummy diabetic-friendly recipes are not bring down blood sugar levels, but are
a delight to eat. Here we bring you easy and quick recipe tricks and tips, which are easy and quick to cook.

 

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Diabetes Support Groups

These inspiring stories of those who have overcome Diabetes will keep you motivated

 

Looking Good During Pregnancy

pregnancy fitness

Now that you know you are pregnant, you are embarking on one of the happiest phase in a couple’s life. And yet it is also a physiological burden on the mother’s body as the body goes through innumerable changes which manifest in poor skin and falling hair apart from a different shape of the body.

While taking care of the new life is imperative, taking care of yourself and looking good is equally important for a positive attitude and high self esteem.

  • Keep it simple: Comfortable clothes with clean cuts and smaller patterns look good during this time. Use solid colours and avoid over accessorizing. Invest in a good pair of maternity jeans.
  • Watch your posture: An incorrect and slouchy posture not just looks bad but also causes back strain. Walk straight consciously.
  • Invest in good comfortable shoes: There may be a slight increase in the shoe size too.
  • Exercise regularly: Keep your body healthy and prepare for childbirth but do consult your doctor regarding the best suitable exercises for you
  • Eat well: Eat a balanced diet and include a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and dairy. Avoid processed and packed food
  • Make water your best friend: It keeps your skin looking fresh and radiant and flushes toxins from your body
  • Stay happy and calm: Enjoy your hobbies, read books, listen to music and meditate as per your interest

Hair

If you are lucky, thick shiny hair could be a bonus of pregnancy, but sometimes greasy hair becomes oilier while dry hair gets even more brittle. There may be hair fall too while facial and body hair tends to darken.

  • If the hair is dry and brittle, use a mild shampoo and a good conditioner and stop yourself from rigorous brushing.
  • Wash oily hair often to keep it shiny
  • Avoid chemical treatments as far as possible
  • Transform your hairstyle as per your changing body by trying new hairstyles and fashionable accessories.

Skin Texture

Normally skin texture improves during pregnancy, however sometimes the skin becomes dry or greasy or even spotty.

  • Clean the skin thoroughly. Moisture it if it is too dry and add a few drops of oil in the bath. Use as little soap as possible.
  • Use subtle shades to give a natural glow and use a concealer to avoid dark circles. When using make up, please make sure the product is mercury and lead free.

Skin Color

Skin pigmentation is a common occurrence during pregnancy while moles and birthmarks darken and grow in size. A brown line appears on the stomach and a brownish patch could develop across the face and neck.

  • Avoid strong sunlight as that tends to make the pigmentation worse
  • Always use a sunscreen with a strong filter
  • Do not bleach your face
  •  Don’t stress or worry because most of these will disappear after pregnancy
  • Sleep and rest as much as possible

Nails

The nails may split and break more easily so wear gloves while doing household chores. A diet rich in vitamin E makes the nails strong so focus on a nutritious diet.

Stay happy, relaxed and calm and enjoy this beautiful period in your life.

To read more on Pregnancy, click on the link below,

Pregnancy

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