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Insulin Myth: Type 2 and the sliding scale of Insulin.

ShareThis is a myth which arises from an incorrect understanding of Type 2 diabetes. It is true that in Type 2 diabetes, a person requires insulin from an external source, but it is incorrect to think that in such a case the body no longer produces insulin. This never occurs in clinical practice. On the contrary, in Type 2 diabetes, …

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The Prevention of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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ShareTYPE 1 DIABETES: The autoimmune process in Type 1 diabetes begins years before β-cells are destroyed. Measuring HLA susceptibility markers and autoantibody tests allows those at high risk of developing the disease to be identified. At present there is no reliable method of preventing its development. Studies in small groups of children have shown that aggressive insulin therapy in those …

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Diabetes is NOT the leading cause of major complications

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Share Diabetes does not mean complications. When I heard “diabetes is not the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease, or losing a limb,” my life swerved. Ever since my diagnosis thirty years earlier, I lived in fear. Would my diabetes complications change my fate? Hearing these new words, I felt elated. Like a huge weight had been lifted off my …

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Diabetes and Monounsaturated Fats

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ShareAn Australian orthopaedic surgeon amputated his patient’s leg at the knee. The patient had diabetes (and gangrene as a complication); in the course of follow-up, the surgeon advised his patient about diet and  nutrition for better management of diabetes. Later this doctor has been silenced by court order, from giving nutritional advice. It seems an anonymous person contacted the Australian …

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Diabetes and Menstrual Cycle

Share Dealing with those bloody days of the month! Might be surprising but yes, blood glucose levels do get affected during the menstrual cycle. The effect varies from woman to woman, but one must monitor the changes that occur before, during and post those bloody days. In some cases the glucose levels may drastically drop whereas in some cases they …

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