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Apollo Sugar Clinic

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Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400050
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MGM Medical College
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Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)
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Senior Diabetologist at Apollo clinic
Diabetologist at GKNM Hospital
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    Avocados may be fatty, but that doesn't mean they are bad for your health.
    In fact, this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse providing numerous potential health benefits. Its creamy texture and rich taste make it a common ingredient in many dishes. It is most well known for being a key ingredient in the Mexican dip 'guacamole'. Because of its high fat content, avocado is also used as a meat substitute in sandwiches and salads. But what makes this fruit so good for you? it is an excellent source of potassium, containing more per weight than bananas. In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin k, vitamin b, vitamin c and vitamin e. They are rich in phytochemicals, which have been reported to help prevent the development of certain cancers. Fats account for around three-quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it are monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a 'good fat' which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease. Keeping cholesterol levels in check is vital for diabetics as they have a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The high levels of potassium in avocados is another important nutritional factor for diabetics due to its role in maintaining a healthy heart and regulating blood sugar. Having monounsaturated fats in a diabetic diet is also beneficial for reducing high triglyceride levels and thus improves insulin function and blood glucose levels. All in all, avocado is a very healthy food for those living with diabetes and for people who wish to lower their risk of developing the disease.'
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    How to prevent Diabetes

    Prevention is better than cure, and this is the absolute truth when it comes to battling Diabetes

    If you want to prevent Diabetes from occurring within in your family and friends than you should understand and remember the basics of it.

    Diabetes mellitus is neither a singular nor isolated form of occurrence. It a group of diseases, marked by high blood sugar levels which occurs when our body is unable to produce and utilize insulin optimally. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and it is important to maintain blood sugar.

    Common symptoms of Diabetes include

    1. Increased thirst and Urination

    2. Increased Hunger

    3. Weight loss

    4. Fatigue

    5. Blurred Vision

    6. Extreme craving (for fatty and sugary food items)

    Uncontrolled Diabetes can lead to complications such as Blindness, Loss of Memory, Kidney malfunction, Fatty Liver, Heart Disease, Nerve Damage leading to Amputations.

    Type 2 Diabetes is most common variety. it develops when the body fails to utilize the insulin properly and is most commonly now found in overweight children.

    Here are 5 ways you can prevent it

    1. Curb it young: Forget the myth that children cannot get diabetes. Today, children as young as 12 years of age are suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Introduce a healthy diet routine for the children as well as for adults in the family. Children are known to emulate what they learn from their elders and thus it is imperative that inculcate healthy eating habits in them right from childhood.

    2. Stay Stress-free: Reduce stress in daily life. Stress causes sudden surges in insulin levels.

    3. Workout: Exercising regularly helps to keep diabetes at bay.

    4. Say No to junk food: Keep Junk Foods restricted to once or maybe twice a month. These days almost all restaurants offer healthy but tasty options to choose from and therefore family or business outings can no longer be an excuse to indulge in heavy, calorific food that is devoid of any real nutrition.

    5. Mind your weight: If you are more than 5 Kgs overweight, then please consider going on a diet immediately to reduce sugar levels in your body. Not only would you feel more energetic but also more ‘alive!’

    If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

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    Food and the beverages you consume affects weight and blood glucose in ways that you are not even aware of.

    Although diet soft drinks can be a good low-sugar alternative to regular soft drink , the amount you consume could be hurting you just as much as drinking full-sugar soda.

    Diet Soft drink and Heart Disease

    Consuming diet soft drink on regular basis could put you at a higher risk of developing Heart disease , stroke, High Blood pressure

    Although diet soft drink may not contain sugar, it does contain sodium, phosphate, and caffeine, which can also be harmful for a diabetic person.

    High phosphate levels can have a negative effect on your bone mineral content and makes them weak and fragile.
    Sodium and caffeine can cause high blood pressure amd dehydration, making you more thirsty, and could start you on a vicious cycle with diet soda.

    Diet Soft drink and Weight Gain

    1.They increases the desire and then consumption of “sugar-sweetened, energy-dense beverages/foods,” suggesting that the body reacts by craving more food.
    2.Drinking these beverages may disrupt the ability to estimate how much food is actually needed.


    1.Go Slow
    Stopping this drinks suddenly can be difficult so taper it down slowly

    2.Be prepared for the withdrawal
    This will be for short time and your mental determination is very important.

    3.Do not purchase such drinks from supermarket even though they are offering you very lucrative offer like Buy one get one free.

    4.Speak to your family and friends about your decision and seek their help if needed.

    5.When making this decision, make sure to pick the method that fits best with your personality.

    6.Replace diet soda with a different beverage.Try switching to water. If plain water just doesn't work for you, try using flavored water packets or squeeze some lemon in your drink.

    If you’re craving the bubbly feeling of soda, try substituting your diet drink with mineral water, which can give you the feeling that you’re drinking something more.

    If you’re drinking diet soda for the caffeine, you may have to prepare yourself for the headaches that will follow when you stop drinking soda.

    7.Taking aspirin or ibuprofen will help to calm those headaches, and going to bed early can also help.

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    People who spend more time standing up than sitting down can reduce their risk of diabetes and heart disease.

    Following are the observations of an Australian study in people who replaced two hours of sitting time per day with standing
    1. Reductions in fasting blood sugar levels
    2. Reduction in bad cholesterol (ldl)
    3. Increase in good cholesterol (hdl)
    4.11% reduction in body mass index (bmi) and
    5. 7. 5cm average decrease in waist circumference (pant size)

    Maintaining a healthy bmi is important as overweight or obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. People who spend long periods of time sitting down have been found to have higher rates of diabetes and heart disease.

    To conclude standing should be encouraged in the workplace with methods like sit-stand desks

    The findings of this study were published in the european heart journal.

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    Laziness and lack of energy can be due to thyroid disorder. So don't neglect it.
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    A lesser-known side effect of Diabetes is increased risk of hair loss.It can be directly or indirectly related to Diabetes.

    Hair loss can start with beginning of Diabetes.Many times it Diabetes warning sign.Anyone with unusual hair loss should talk to a doctor.


    1.Diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels thus limits oxygen and nutrients reaching the the scalp.Undernourished hair follicles (roots) gets weaken and loose their grip causing hair loss

    2.Diabetes can cause fluctuations hormone production.This imbalance of hormones affects the growth cycle of hair.

    3.Diabetes weakens immune system.In such situation scalp is more susceptible to fungal and bacterial infections leading hair loss.

    4.Diabetes can slow the body’s cell regeneration time, disturbing the growth cycle of hair.

    5.Illness, stress or hormonal fluctuations can cause hair to enter the resting phase, leading to diffuse thinning of the hair.

    6. The hair loss could be caused by conditions not related or indirectly related to Diabetes.For example Thyroid dysfunction.

    Hair loss becomes permanent when the hair follicles are destroyed, so early diagnosis and treatment are important.


    1.Good Diabetes control.This allows hormones to balance, immune system to strengthen, and the hair growth cycle to get back on track.

    If you notice unusual hair loss, see your Diabetologist Doctor to determine whether the shedding is related to Diabetes.
    If the shedding is a medication side effect, a prescription change is the obvious solution.


    1.Use hair brushes with widely spaced bristles

    2.Minimal use of hair dryers and curling irons.

    3.Avoid braids or ponytails that pull on the scalp.

    4.Avoid products with harsh chemicals such as perms, hair straighteners, or dyes.

    5.Protect the hair from sun, wind, and chlorine exposure.

    6.Eat a well-balanced diet.

    7.Exercise regularly to promote optimal circulation

    8.Use relaxation techniques for stress reduction.

    Hair shedding can diminish self-esteem and sometimes leads to social anxiety or depression. So act wisely and smartly.

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    We all know smoking cigarettes is bad for health but for people with Diabetes, there are even more risks.

    "Lung diseases caused by smoking. If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD (long term lung disease Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) than nonsmokers.”

    Smoking puts you at risk for developing many cancers including Lung cancer.

    Smoking makes it more difficult to control your blood sugar. And the reason is the NICOTINE.

    Nicotine raises levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) by as much as 34%.

    HbA1c is a blood test performed generally every 3 months which indicates overall blood sugar control during the previous 3 months. 

    Non-Diabetics are increasing their risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes by smoking, for the exact same reasons.nicotine elevates blood sugar levels.

    Nicotine replacement products such as patches and nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes, aren’t a safe option as well. ‘Because they still contain nicotine, these products are just as likely to boost A1c levels as cigarettes are.'”

    “In order to minimize your chances of developing Diabetes or Diabetic complications, you need to quit smoking,”

    Have you successfully quit smoking? What was your personally approach for success? You can share your idea to help others as well.

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    I always tell my patients to take care of the feet as they care about their face. Following tips should be practised regularly.

    1.Inspect your feet daily. if your eyesight is poor than tell someone else to do it for you.

    What should I look for ??
    Inspect for:Skin or nail problems: Look for cuts, scrapes, redness, drainage, swelling, bad odor, rash, discoloration, loss of hair on toes, injuries, or nail changes (deformed, striped, yellowed or discolored, thickened, or not growing).
    check if your foot is swollen, red, hot, or has changed in size, shape, or direction.

    2.Don’t ignore leg pain. 
    Pain in the leg that occurs at night or with a little activity could mean you have a blocked artery. Speak to your Diabetologist doctor immediately.

    3.Nail cutting. 
    If you have any nail problems, hard nails, or reduced feeling in your feet, your toenails should be properly trimmed

    4.No“bathroom surgery.” 
    Never trim calluses or corns yourself, and don’t use over-the-counter medicated pads.

    5.Keep floors free of sharp objects. Make sure there are no needles, insulin syringes, or other sharp objects on the floor.

    6.Don’t go barefoot. Wear shoes, indoors and outdoors.

    7.Check shoes and socks before putting them on for any pointed foreign object like stone or nail.

    Make sure your socks aren’t very tight which can restrict blood flow.

    8.Have your circulation and sense of feeling tested.  Doctor will do it for you.

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    Diabetes causes depression and depression causes diabetes. Who comes first?
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    Protection from diabetes might be as simple as taking vitamins.

    Vitamin D improves glucose tolerance and helps the body to secrete insulin. If you maintain right level of vitamin d then it can cut diabetes risk by up to 50 percent.
    Get your levels checked.
    People who have vitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml should consult doctor for its treatment course and/or get more sunlight to increase levels in blood.
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    Many people ask me , "Can i eat Cabbage or Cauliflower /Brocolli since I have a thyroid condition ?" Let me try to give the answer in scientific way.
    What are goitrogens?
    Goitrogens are substances that interferes with thyroid hormone production causing enlargement of thyroid .This enlargement also known as a goiter.
    Different goitrogenic substances are present in various foods.
    Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower contain glucosinolates,which blocks iodine uptake into the thyroid.
    Luckily, these vegetables are only goitrogenic in the RAW STATE. Cooking or lightly steaming will deactivate the glucosinolates,
    thus diminishing the goitrogenic activity. While consuming cooked cruciferous vegetables is preferred, occasionally eating small amounts of these foods in the raw states should not aggravate autoimmune thyroid conditions.
    1. Iodine deficiency induced hypothyroidism should NOT consume as they cause further suppression of thyroid activity
    2. Hashimoto's (most comon cause of Hypothyroidism) do not have iodine deficiency, and eating such otherwise very healthy vegetables is not of particular concern.
    People with subclinical hypothyroidism (when their thyroid is still producing its own thyroid hormone and TSH is slightly elevated) may find that eating lots of goitrogens may suppress some of their own thyroid hormone production.
    Soy and canola are two goitrogens that should be avoided in those with Hashimoto's.
    CANOLA-- should be avoided in all individuals with Hashimoto's- it's highly processed and made from genetically modified crops.
    SOY- is a goitrogen.it blocks the activity of the TPO enzyme ( important for Thyroid hormone formation)Soy has been linked to the development of autoimmune thyroiditis and should be avoided by those with Hashimoto's.
    List of Goitrogens foods
    Bamboo shoots
    Brussels sprouts
    Collard greens
    Kohlrabi (ganth gobhi)
    Mustard greens (sarso ka saag)
    Peanuts (moongphali)
    Pine nuts (cheedh ki supari)
    Radishes (muli)
    Spinach (palak)
    Sweet potato
    Turnips (white beetroot- saljam)
    Therefore, although everyone is different, most people with Hashimoto's should be able to eat most goitrogens, even in their raw state, (with the exception of soy and canola).
    Thank you for Reading it. I hope it will be helpful to you.
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    I love the concept of healing with food, food as medicine, or as I like to call it, food pharmacology

    Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family that is often used in Indian cuisines. This plant has a long history of medicinal use, and  it’s most studied active ingredient has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral activity.

    Historically, turmeric has been used to treat pain , stomach and liver ailments , many skin conditions like  sores, eczema and skin rashes. 

    Excess inflammation is always present in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (the suffix "itis" denotes inflammation in the thyroid gland .It is most common cause of Hypothyroidism). Turmeric can be helpful in reducing whole body inflammation

    Studies of the effect of curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric on the thyroid gland and autoimmunity have showed encouraging results.

    Curcumin showed tumor inhibiting activity in thyroid cancer.

    Curcumin was protective against the genetic damage and side effects induced by radioactive iodine that is sometimes used to treat Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism)

    Curcumin has anti-inflammatory benefits that can be helpful in down-regulating autoimmune conditions

    While curcumin can also boost glutathione (an antioxidant that's often depleted in Hashimoto's)

    Use of turmeric helped in reducing pain , increase in energy , improvement in mood and an improvement in thyroid antibodies 

    Daily intake of curcumin in a typical Indian diet may be anti-inflammatory, however, curcumin is cleared from the body within one hour or so
    Combining curcumin with piperine, (found in pepper), extends the life of curcumin in the body, helping it to stick around longer. 

    I also made Turmeric Tea (recipe below) twice per day

    1 teaspoon of turmeric
    1 teaspoon of ginger
    pinch of pepper
    pinch of cinnamon
    juice of one lemon
    sweetener to taste (Stevia is Dr.Tanvi’s  top recommendations)
    1 cup of hot water

    Directions: Put all ingredients in cup of your choice, top of with boiling water and mix!

    Thank you for Reading it. I hope it will be helpful to you.

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    Lets agree to it. At least majority of all have done it; saved those leftovers from the other night for lunch at work the next day, packaged nicely in that compact tupperware container. And warming the food for a quick fix. But have we ever paid attention that the microwave safe container which we use for this are safe to our health? let me bring to your notice that what is the impact of it on our health

    Nuking your food in a tupperware container releases toxic chemicals into the food which enters the body at small doses. When you heat the food contamination further increases. This chemical causes insulin resistance and high blood pressure, two factors in diabetes.

    Two phthalates compounds (dinp/didp) found in plastic was associated with high blood pressure.

    When pregnant woman is exposed to this compounds it may cause lower iq in babies.

    What is the solution?

    1. Avoid using plastic containers or plastic wraps when microwaving food
    2. Avoid washing plastic containers in dishwashers as plasticizers could leak
    3. Avoid plastic containers labeled 3, 6, and 7. These numbers usually appear inside the recycle symbol
    4. Conventional heating in stainless steel utensils with lpg gas.

    Perhaps you should think twice about bringing those leftovers to work in a plastic container, and automatically popping them into the microwave. Instead, use paper plates, bowls, or other forms of dishware to heat up that day-old food.

    Thank you for reading it. I hope it has helped you.
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    Many of my Diabetic people (I won’t call them patient as Diabetes is Lifestyle Disorder ) keep asking me about  Bhindi / Ladyfinger  and its benefit for Diabetes. So I thought of  compiling  up this scientific information for all My Sweet people. I hope you all find it useful.

    Okra (Ladyfinger) is fast gaining a reputation as a so-called 'superfood' for people with or at risk of Diabetes or Cancer.

    They are vegetables commonly used for making soups, stews or as a fried/boiled vegetable.

    These tender pods are VERY LOW IN CALORIES, providing just 30 calories per 100 gms, and contain NO SATURATED FATS OR CHOLESTEROL. They are also rich in nutrients, completely Non-Toxic, and have No Adverse side effects.


    Okra having Anti-Diabetic properties has increased in recent years, with multiple studies confirming Okra as a potent blood glucose-lowering (or Anti-Diabetic) food.

    When  dried and ground okra peels and seeds are consumed they reduced blood glucose levels.

    Many people with Diabetes have reported decreasing blood sugar levels after soaking cut-up okra pieces in water overnight and then drinking the juice in the morning, while in Turkey roasted okra seeds have been used as a traditional diabetes medicine for generations.


    The SUPERIOR INSOLUBLE FIBREcontained in okra is believed to help stabilize   Blood Glucose by SLOWING SPEED OF SUGAR  ABSORPTION   FROM THE INTESTINAL TRACT. 


    1.Rich in  vitamins and minerals.
    2.Rich in Antioxidants
    3.Preventing and improving constipation
    4.Lowering cholesterol
    5.Reducing the risk of some forms of Cancer, especially Colorectal Cancer
    6.Improving energy levels
    7.Improving symptoms of Depression
    8.Helping to treat sore throat , ulcers and lung inflammation


    If you are diagnosed with Diabetes and on medication, check with your Diabetologist  doctor that any natural remedies you plan on using are safe alongside prescription medicines (Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemic  Medicine etc) before making any changes to your diet and/or treatment.

    Thank you for Reading it. I hope it has helped you.

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    One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk... let me clear the doubt in scientific way..

    In fact, there are good reasons to believe that whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cream, and high-fat cheeses may be better for you than their low-fat alternatives.

    Reason #1:  Saturated fat is not harmful to your health

    Reason #2:  Low-fat and non-fat dairy products are higher in casein

    Casein is a very sticky protein in milk that is quite difficult for humans to digest.  Milk proteins are designed to nourish baby cows, who are outfitted with a special enzyme (rennet) that can break apart casein. Humans do not make rennet, which is one of the reasons why dairy products can cause constipation and other digestive problems.

    Reason #3:  Low-fat and non-fat dairy products are higher in whey

    Whey proteins raise blood insulin levels just as much as pure sugar does.  Even though lactose, the sugar that naturally occurs in milk, has a low “glycemic index” and therefore does not raise blood sugar very much, whey proteins trigger big insulin spikes in body and destabilize blood sugar and hormone levels, lead to carbohydrate cravings, fatigue, mood swings, and obesity.

    Reason 4:  High-fat dairy products contain less protein

    This means that people who have dairy protein sensitivities may tolerate them better.  People who have trouble with dairy foods are almost always reacting either to milk carbohydrate (lactose intolerance) or milk proteins (dairy allergy and sensitivity), not to dairy fat. This is why many dairy-sensitive individuals are able to eat butter and heavy cream, which are extremely low in protein.

    Reason #5:  High-fat dairy products taste better

    They improve the flavor, digestibility, and absorption of foods and are more satisfying, therefore you may find yourself naturally eating less.

    Bottom line:  The lower the fat content, the higher the protein content

    People who consume the most high-fat dairy products, have a 23-percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who have one serving or less but there was no association between intake of low-fat dairy products and lowered type 2 diabetes risk.

    Keep in mind that, you choose unsweetened varieties, since sugar and other refined carbohydrates raise insulin levels and disturbs blood sugar levels.
    And MODERATION is the key for all the food .

    Thank you for reading and i Hope it has helped you.

    Source: Diabetologia

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