Have you ever made sugar syrup at home? If yes, you must have noticed, as you keep cooking the syrup the water evaporates and syrup gets thicker and thicker. That’s what happens in your body as well. As your blood sugar goes higher than normal values the blood also starts becoming thicker in nature and..
About 50% of people with diabetes are aged 65 years and above. Living with diabetes, while it can be effectively managed, can be tough at times. Every day brings with it new challenges that you must overcome. As one gets older this becomes tougher and specific age related complications require diligence and care to properly..
It comes as a big surprise to my patients that I’m a big foodie and love to eat out and try different cuisines. Everyone needs a break from eating the same food every day, right! Sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to avoid dining out. Eating out is not impossible while aspiring to..
In one of my previous blogs, I mentioned that carb intake should be a minimum of 2 exchanges in every major meal in a day. The most common answer to this recommendation I hear is “this is too less…I am going to starve” or “I will feel hungry again within an hour”. That is where..
While in a grocery store, how many times do you look at the nutrition facts label and try to make sense of all that information? Think about how a packaged product is going to affect your health in the short and long terms. As a consumer, one needs to make wise choices about the food..
Achieving your ideal body weight and body image is not at all easy. In my daily practice, I often hear from my clients that I have tried endless plans to lose weight and I have failed. Ever wonder why – no matter how much you exercise – it rarely has the desired effect? Before you..
One of the very few times we love to hear the number ‘Zero’ is when it comes to calories, isn’t it… Manufacturers love to position zero-calorie sweetened foods and drinks as better because they create a ‘guilt- free effect’ and therefore more likely to get picked off the shelf. The moment we read zero calorie..
One of the most common answers I get when I ask my patients about their first thoughts when diagnosed with diabetes is, ‘Oh! I have never eaten much of sugar, rice, sweets or potatoes etc; yet I have this disease. Now I can’t eat any food that I love.’ In other words, as soon as..