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Lifestyle Tips in Diabetes – Diet and Exercise

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is higher than usual.  Blood glucose is the main source of energy for the body and comes from the food we…

Importance of Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Test

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is higher than usual.  Blood glucose is the main source of energy for the body and comes…

Insulin in Diabetes – Types, Injections site, Steps to Inject

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ behind the stomach that is the main source of insulin in the body. Insulin is responsible for allowing glucose in the blood to enter cells, providing them with…

Thyroid Problems – Types, Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the front of the neck and produces triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) hormones. These hormones affect all aspects of metabolism and also influence the control of vital functions, such…

Kidney Diseases – Types, Symptoms, Prevention Tips, and Treatment

Did you know that 17 in every 100 Indians suffer from some form of kidney disease?  In India, 1.36 Lakhs adults die due to chronic kidney disease, which is more than AIDS. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs…

Tuberculosis – Types, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention Tips and Diagnosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs, although it can also affect other parts of the body including the joints, bladder, spine, and brain. Tuberculosis is a highly infectious disease and one of the leading…