Every woman looks forward to pregnancy. It’s a wonderful phase of life filled with excitement, joy, anticipation and a tinge of anxiety about what’s in store for the future. My pregnancy was special too. But it got complicated as I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Both my parents are diabetic & monitor their glucose levels regularly.… Read More Enhance your diabetes management experience with FreeStyle Libre
Diabetes – growing challenge in India Diabetes is a global health challenge. In India particularly, Diabetes is a growing challenge with estimated 8.7% diabetic population in the age group of 20 and 70 years.1 Among the top 10 countries in the world, India stands second with 69.2 million people with diabetes and another 36.5 million… Read More How managing diet and exercise are important for someone with diabetes
After two years, life is finally getting back to normal. Our son has resumed offline school, my husband has begun business travel and going to the office. We are getting back into the familiar routine. We can invite our family and friends home without any second thought about getting too many people together in one… Read More The perfect way to clean tough and greasy stains from kitchen
Festivals are perfect occasions for families to get together. Often, these gatherings are characterised by a variety of food in a typical Indian household. My parents are both diabetics. They are quite strict about what they eat. But my heart goes out as I see them resisting the temptation during these festive times as the… Read More 4 tricks to ensure the diabetic in your house enjoys the festive season
Magic, I have seen it happen Pushpa has two daughters and has been married ten years. Her parents got her married off, while in her teens to the first person they could find-never bothering about her choices, or the character of the man they were giving her away to. She had had to leave her education midway while her future husband was even less literate than… Read More Emerge as a butterfly
It’s been over 10 months our kids have been at home. Parents all over commonly express how this phase has particularly been hard. It’s been tough to manage with no play dates, no summer camp, no park time or external activities or play areas. I also initially struggled with this. However, on a day when my husband and I both… Read More The true heroes – Kids in lockdown
Whatsapp is a very popular messaging platform. It’s a lifeline for many. Many people measure their social circle by the number of whatsapp groups they are part of (clearly quantity means more than quality!) Let’s have some fun by stereotyping (I know stereotyping may attract some trolls!) but it’s all in good jest. Here’s a… Read More Kind of people on our whatsapp groups!
I love Bollywood (so much for originality?). Bollywood, a portmanteau of “Hollywood” and “Bombay” (now called Mumbai), is home to the Hindi film industry. It regularly churns out hundreds of movies every year spanning drama, action, comedy, thrillers and any genre you can think of. While films are a medium to escape reality, many of… Read More Bollywood – we can love it or hate it, but we just can’t ignore it!
Sanya was lost in her own thoughts amidst her friends’ cacophonic chatter. Vir was everything she wanted in her husband. He was perfect for her but she felt that he deserved better. She was unsure what her response would be to his proposal for marriage. Sanya was the only daughter of a business magnate… Read More Give love a chance!
Although diabetes is a chronic condition, it is possible for diabetics to lead normal lives by controlling their blood sugar levels with nutritious diet, stress reduction, regular exercise and proper medication. Planning a healthy and nutritious diet is critical to keep blood sugar levels in check. The Nutrition Therapy for Adults With Diabetes or Prediabetes: A… Read More Meal planning for diabetes management