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What is Glycemic Load? How Does It Affects Blood Sugar Levels

Difference between glycemic index and glycemic load Glycemic Index is the number associated with carbohydrates in a particular type of food that indicates the effect the carbohydrates have on a person’s blood glucose level. Another definition is that it is the relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect sugar level in blood. Glycemic load on the …

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Link Between Dementia & Diabetes: Everything You Need To Know

What is dementia? Dementia is a common term for decline in the mental ability severe enough to interfere with our daily life. Memory loss is an example of dementia and Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Dementia cannot be defined as a specific disease and a group of symptoms collectively affect memory and thinking and our social abilities. …

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Enjoy Eid Savories Even When Diabetic

Eid is a time when high-sugar foods and beverages become central to the celebrations. If a diabetic person overloads the system with these kinds of food, it can result in high blood sugar and can cause serious health complications. People with diabetes, especially type 1, have to exercise restraint when consuming celebratory sweets and snacks during Eid. The risk of …

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Hypoglycemia: What You Should Know?

What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia occurs when the level of glucose(sugar)  present in the blood falls below normal i.e, Below 4 mmol/L (72mg/dL) Being aware of the early signs of hypoglycemia can help allow better treatment of low blood glucose levels. Awareness is also essential among family and friends so that they can recognise the symptoms sooner. Symptoms of hypoglycemia: The …

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What you should know about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women who are in their reproductive age. Women who suffer from PCOS usually develop higher than normal amount of male hormones. The cause of PCOS is unknown but it is believed that insulin resistance plays a key role. During resistance cells “repel” the hormone insulin causing the …

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5 Shocking Habits Responsible for Damaging Your Blood Sugar Levels

Living with diabetes requires daily planning with respect to the diet and exercises and hence is a complete lifestyle shift which makes it a joyful experience. However, it sometimes turns out to be a nightmare for those who, despite everything, are unable to manage their sugar levels. Normal blood sugar level in diabetes can be maintained within the blood sugar …

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Did You Know? Eating Antioxidant-Rich Food Can Lower Type 2 Diabetes

Fluctuating blood sugar levels due to body’s inability to use insulin properly is a stage of type 2 diabetes. With a healthy diet for diabetes and a planned exercise regime, one can easily manage diabetes type 2. Studies have proven how diet for a diabetic patient containing antioxidants can instantly improve blood sugar control and help lower the risk of …

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What are Normal, Low & High Sugar Levels?

What is Normal Blood Sugar Level? Sugar level in blood is the concentration of glucose derived from food which enters the cells to help various organs of the body function properly. The body naturally maintains level of blood sugar by releasing insulin. Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes When blood sugar levels indicate fluctuations, that is low blood sugar levels or …

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