COVID-19: Impact on Diabetes


Dr. Reshmi Srinath discusses the impact of COVID-19 on diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes and Obesity?

While regular sugar is often the most talked about food to avoid when suffering from Type 2 diabetes, artificial sweeteners can be just as harmful. This type of sweetener is a sugar substitute, a food additive providing sweetness similar to the taste of sugar. Usually, an artificial sweetener contains much less food energy than sugar which means it is a low-calorie sweetener and may be derived through the manufacturing of plant extracts or processed by chemical synthesis.

Type 2 Diabetes – Four Reasons Why Adding Exercise to Your Daily Routine Can Improve Your Diabetes

We know adding exercise into our day-to-day life can make a huge difference in our overall health, but how can it impact our blood sugar levels? It has been found regular exercise can help us better control blood sugar and thus better manage Type 2 diabetes. Exercising can help support Type 2 diabetes for more than one reason. You can walk if that is all you are able to do but it is important because exercising gets the blood flowing. If you can’t walk, move your hands, fingers, toes, ankles, arms, and legs while you are sitting. By moving you are helping to make everything flow better in your body.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Combination of Diabetes Medications That Help Minimize Heart Failure

Metformin is used with a healthy diet and exercise and is the first choice of drug to begin treating prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. But metformin alone is not always adequate. A series of studies on which other medications to add to control high blood sugar are yielding consistent results on which medications will lower blood sugar with the lowest risk of heart failure.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Best Five High Fiber Foods to Help Support Diabetes

Enjoying fiber-rich foods is a huge part of supporting Type 2 diabetes. Fiber helps to slow the absorption of carbs and can help balance blood sugar levels. Not only that but when you add high fiber foods to your diet, you also help support digestive health which is central to the overall health of your body. When you consume high fiber foods regularly, you are also choosing to stay away from packaged and boxed foods and choose more foods in their whole and natural state. Processed foods from a box do not tend to contain much fiber as much of the fiber has been removed during the manufacturing process of making “junk food.”

Type 2 Diabetes – Gestational Diabetes Raises the Risk of Postpartum Depression

According to a recent study from Ilam University of Medical Sciences in Ilam, Iran, and the Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences in Behbahan, Iran, Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression, or the new mother feeling more depressed for a longer time period than ordinary “baby blues” women often experience after giving birth. The researchers, reported in February of 2019 in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, recommending postpartum screening for all women who received a diagnosis of diabetes during their pregnancy.

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