A guide to Insulin Resistance

What Is It? Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key. It unlocks your cells to let in glucose (a kind of sugar) from your blood to make energy. Sometimes, this lock-and-key process doesn’t work. Then glucose builds up in your blood, even when you make more insulin. Scientists have some ideas, but they…

The link between insulin sensitivity factor and diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that plays an important role in the body’s metabolism by controlling blood sugar levels and other processes. It is produced by beta cells in the pancreas and released it into the bloodstream after we eat to enable some body cells, such as muscle, fat, and heart cells, to absorb the sugar…

Finding the right insulin regimen for you

Rapid onset-fast acting insulin always looks clear. It is fast acting and starts to work within one to 20 minutes. It peaks about one hour later and lasts from three to five hours. When you use this type of insulin, you must eat immediately after you inject. In a non-diabetic person insulin is released from…

5 ways to manage your diet for Diabetes

The “Key rules” to manage your Diet if you are diagnosed as Diabetic – 1. Cut back on snacks and then change the type of snacks you eat. Most of the people have no routine of eating food on time,and popping into the kitchen for a snack, no matter how unhealthy it felt, is a regular occurrence….

Diabetes Can Hamper India’s Growing Youth

  With diabetes affecting a large section of India’s population, the chronic health condition can adversely affect the country’s youth, experts have warned, 66% Indian children have abnormal sugar levels. Of the 17,000 children screened over a period of three years, a total of 51.76% male children were found having abnormal HbAlc (an indicator of…