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How managing diet and exercise are important for someone with diabetes

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

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4 tricks to ensure the diabetic in your house enjoys the festive season

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

Short stories

Emerge as a butterfly

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

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Bollywood – we can love it or hate it, but we just can’t ignore it!

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!

Short stories

Give love a chance!

  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!

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How patient self-motivation is a major factor in managing diabetes

Diabetes is a much-feared condition, chronic and seemingly difficult to manage. People who find that they have diabetes are counselled to make a complete overhaul of their lifestyles, that includes constant monitoring and taking medication. While doctors and caregivers help and support but ultimately it is the person living with diabetes who can live better… Read More How patient self-motivation is a major factor in managing diabetes