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Interesting Fact About Coconut Sugar!

Dt.Neha Suryawanshi 93% (20489ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Interesting Fact About Coconut Sugar!

Interesting Fact About Coconut Sugar!

Honey Vs Sugar in Hindi

B.Sc (Home Science), Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Honey Vs Sugar in Hindi

शहद और चीनी- कौन सा बेहतर है?

क्या शहद चीनी से बेहतर होता है? क्या हमें चीनी के लिए शहद का विकल्प देना चाहिए? क्या शहद का सेवन करने के कोई स्वास्थ्य लाभ हैं? यद्यपि शहद और चीनी दोनों आपके भोजन में मिठास जोड़ते हैं, लेकिन उनके पोषण मूल्य काफी विविध हैं।

आप चीनी के विकल्प के रूप में नाश्ते के दौरान ग्रीन टी, ओट्स, मूसली आदि में शहद मिला सकते हैं। यह जानने के लिए शहद और चीनी के बीच बीच में अंतर दिए गए हैं। आइए जानते हैं, कि शहद चीनी की तुलना में हेल्दी है या नहीं!

शहद

यह मीठा घना तरल होता है और इसमें अल्फाल्फा, वाइल्डफ्लावर, टुपेलो, गोल्डन ब्लॉसम इत्यादि विभिन्न प्रकार के शहद आते हैं। इनमें से प्रत्येक में विशिष्ट फ्लेवर और टेस्ट होता है।

शहद में मुख्य रूप से फ्रुक्टोज और ग्लूकोज होते हैं और विटामिन, खनिज, एंजाइम, अमीनो एसिड और एंटीऑक्सिडेंट की मात्रा का पता लगाते हैं। शहद फ्लेवोनोइड्स में भी समृद्ध होते है जिसके कारण यह गाढ़ा तरल गुणकारी एंटी-इंफ्लेमेटरी गुणों को दर्शाता है और काफी स्वास्थ्य लाभ प्रदान करता है डायबिटीज के लिए शहद भी बहुत लाभकारी होता है।

शुगर(चीनी)

चीनी सुक्रोज से बना होता है और इसमें कोई विटामिन या खनिज नहीं होते हैं। गन्ने के पौधों से इसे प्राप्त करने के बाद, चीनी को संसाधित किया जाता है और दानों को बनाने के लिए परिष्कृत किया जाता है।

कच्ची, सफेद और भूरी शक्कर सबसे लोकप्रिय प्रकार की शक्कर होती है, जिसमें से ब्राउन शुगर कुछ पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर होती है। सफेद चीनी की तुलना में कच्ची चीनी कम परिष्कृत होती है, हालांकि, उनके पोषण मूल्य में बहुत अंतर नहीं होता है।

शहद और चीनी की पोषण तुलना

अवयव शहद चीनी
कैलोरी 64 49
वसा 0g 0g
कार्बोहाइड्रेट 17g 13g
सोडियम 0.8mg 0.1mg
पोटेशियम 11mg 0.3mg
प्रोटीन 0.1g 0g
विटामिन ए 0% 0%
विटामिन सी 0.2% 0%
कैल्शियम 0.1% 0%
आयरन 0.5% 0%

शहद और चीनी के फायदे

शहद के फायदे:

  1. शहद में खनिज और विटामिन सहित पोषक तत्व होते हैं।
  2. शहद की एक छोटी मात्रा आम तौर पर आपके भोजन के स्वाद को मीठा बनाने के लिए पर्याप्त होती है।
  3. शहद में जीवाणुरोधी विशेषताएं होती हैं और यह जीवाणु संक्रमण का इलाज करता है।
  4. शहद, जब शीर्ष पर लगाया जाता है, तो घावों को तेजी से ठीक करने में मदद करता है।
  5. यह कंजेशन और गले में खराश को दूर करने में मदद करता है।

चीनी के फायदे:

  1. चीनी कैलोरी में कम होता है।
  2. यह लागत में कम होता है और आसानी से उपलब्ध होता है।
  3. यह एक प्राकृतिक रूप से पाए जाने वाला यौगिक है।
  4. खाद्य पदार्थों और पेय में चीनी को शामिल करना आसान होता है।
  5. चीनी ऊर्जा के शक्तिशाली स्रोत के रूप में कार्य करती है।

शहद और चीनी खाने के साइड इफेक्ट्स

चीनी और शहद के फायदे के अलावा इसके कुछ साइड इफेक्ट्स भी होते हैं, जो निम्नलिखित हैं:

शहद के साइड इफेक्ट्स:

  1. यह घने तरल कैलोरी में उच्च होता है।
  2. 1 वर्ष से कम उम्र के बच्चों के लिए शहद का उपयोग करना सुरक्षित नहीं होता है।
  3. शहद का अधिक सेवन ब्लड शुगर के स्तर को अस्थिर कर सकता है।
  4. यह आपको दिल की बीमारियों के खतरे में डाल सकता है।
  5. खाना पकाने के प्रयोजनों के लिए इस चिपचिपा तरल का उपयोग करना कभी-कभी समस्याग्रस्त हो सकता है।

चीनी के साइड इफेक्ट्स:

  1. चीनी का सेवन आपको कई स्वास्थ्य रोगों के खतरे में डाल सकता है।
  2. यह व्यक्तियों में मोटापे का कारण बन सकता है।
  3. आमतौर पर शक्कर को पचाना मुश्किल होता है।
  4. यह काफी संसाधित और परिष्कृत होता है।
  5. इसके उच्च ग्लाइसेमिक सूचकांक होते है और लिवर फंक्शन को प्रभावित कर सकता है।

निष्कर्ष:

शहद और चीनी दोनों को व्यापक रूप से मिठास के रूप में उपयोग किया जाता है और स्वाद के साथ-साथ बहुत अलग बनावट होता है। कुछ लोग ब्राउन शुगर के स्वाद का आनंद लेते हैं, कुछ लोग सुबह के टोस्ट पर शहद के स्वाद का स्वाद लेते हैं।

आप अपने स्वाद वरीयताओं के अनुसार उनके साथ प्रयोग कर सकते हैं, हालांकि, उस मात्रा पर नज़र रखना महत्वपूर्ण है जिसका आप उपभोग कर रहे हैं! शहद और चीनी का सेवन हमेशा मध्यम मात्रा में करना चाहिए और आपको इनका सेवन कम करने की कोशिश करनी चाहिए। अगर आप अपने पेय मीठा पसंद करते हैं, तो आप अपनी पूरी सुबह की चाय में कॉफी में आधा पैकेट चीनी या आधा चम्मच शहद डाल सकते हैं।

यह सब कहने के लिए, हनी चीनी से बेहतर साबित हुई है, इसमें पोषक तत्वों, विटामिन और खनिजों होते हैं। शहद कुछ स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं को दूर करने में मदद करता है और खांसी के लिए शहद और गले में खराश से राहत प्रदान करता है। हालांकि, अगर अधिक मात्रा में शहद और चीनी लिया जाता है, तो दोनों का आपके स्वास्थ्य और शरीर पर बुरा प्रभाव पड़ता है। जब अधिक मात्रा में इसका सेवन किया जाता है तो ये, वे वजन बढ़ाने, हृदय रोग, डायबिटीज और दाँत क्षय के लिए लीड कर सकते हैं।

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Risk Of Heart Disease!

Dr.Ambalal Patil 89% (1494ratings)
BHMS
General Physician,

If you want to decrease your risk for heart disease, it may be important for you to reduce the added sugar in your diet.

Sugar - Why Is It So Addictive?

Dt.Humera Suhail 92% (183ratings)
Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Thane
Sugar - Why Is It So Addictive?

Are you addicted to sugar and all sugary items? Have you tried cutting down your sugar intake, only to realize how tough, and sometimes impossible it is? These facts make it evident that something in your brain does not function normally, or in its usual way when it comes to sugar and sugary food items. This occurs because of several factors.

  1. Sugar addiction is caused by the overstimulation of your brain’s reward center
  2. Sugar is fattening in a unique way because of its high fructose content. There are various ways in which sugar causes you to overeat, leading to weight gain. The primary reason for developing an addiction to sugar is because of its impact on the brain’s reward center.
  3. When you eat sugary food, a large amount of dopamine gets released into the Nucleus Accumbens, which is a certain area of the brain. When you consume these food items frequently, the dopamine receptors become slow in regulating. As a result, the receptors for dopamine get lessened. This indicates that the next time you consume these specific food items, the effects of the receptors become blunt.
  4. For receiving the reward of the same level, you will be tempted into eating more sugary food. Sugar-rich food function quite similarly to drugs of abuse such as nicotine, cannabis, amphetamine and cocaine. Similar centers of the brain come into play in both these forms of addiction.
  5. People having some sort of predisposition towards addiction are likely to get more addicted to such sweet and sugary food items, having no control over consumption.

This is the way in which sugar hijacks your brain chemistry, making you crave for more and more sugar, and in turn, influences your behavior. 

In some people, certain anatomical changes in the brain take place, when frequently exposed to food rich in sugar. It ends up in full-fledged addiction in many people. According to the experiences of drug addicts who have been substance abusers for several years, the addiction to sugar and food rich in sugar content is exactly the same as any kind of drug addiction. There are no major differences, except that the substance of addiction and the consequences are totally different.

Several recovering drug addicts have stated that they crave for sugar, junk food, and any sweet food item in the same way they craved for alcohol and other drugs. This proves the level of addictive sugar, and it is recommended for everybody to abstain from consuming too much sugar.

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Best Time To Eat Honey : All You Need To Know About Right Time!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Time To Eat Honey : All You Need To Know About Right Time!

Honey can be consumed at any time of the day, however, it is always recommended by nutritionists and dietitians to eat honey in an appropriate amount and also at specific times of the day to reap the best health benefits of honey. We advise you to incorporate honey in your daily routine during these times:

1. Benefits Of Honey In The Morning

A warm glass of water sweetened with honey can do wonders for your overall health and wellbeing. Our body requires energy that can sustain throughout the day. Morning is the best time to eat honey for boosting energy levels and staying all charged up. Having honey in the morning is not just good for your skin but has ample health benefits including:

  • Helps you shed those extra kilos
  • Improves your digestive system
  • Protects against bacterial and viral infections
  • Reduces allergic reactions
  • Flushes out toxins from the body
  • Hydrates the body

Check Out: Honey Fruit Salad - A Homemade Honey Recipe For Healthy Breakfast

2. Benefits Of Honey In The Evening

In the evening time, when half of the day is passed, leaving the person tired & exhausted, honey can help to revitalize you for the rest of the day.

Resist the urge for caffeine when your head gets heavier and boost your energy levels naturally by consuming a spoonful of honey. Fuel your body with honey instead of sugary snacks during evening slumps. Other benefits of honey if consumed during evening time are:

  • A quick fix when your energy plummets
  • Great source of carbohydrates
  • Natural energy booster
  • Provides nutrition
  • Keeps you active

3. Benefits Of Honey Water At Night

It should come as no surprise that honey is advised to be eaten before going to sleep by health experts. Consuming honey with a glass of warm milk ensures a good night's sleep. Your body absorbs all the goodness from this superfood at night to keep you healthy. Check out the benefits of eating honey at night are:  

  • Helps you sleep better
  • Improves liver functions
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Treats acid reflux
  • Lowers blood pressure

Check Out: Lemon And Honey Water - A Honey Recipe For Cough

4. Benefits of Honey Whenever You Feel Sick

A legit home remedy for cough and cold, Honey can be consumed at times you are sick instead of over-the-counter drugs. Rich in potent antibacterial properties, honey gives relief from sore throat and soothes cough.

Honey stimulates the immune system for faster recovery from illnesses. Besides tasting good, honey is a natural decongestant and has cold-fighting characteristics. So, consuming honey when you are sick is quite beneficial as it:

  • Clears up cold
  • Boosts immunity
  • Protects the body from oxidative stress
  • Acts as a natural cough suppressant
  • Improves metabolic function

5. Benefits Of Honey Before Or After Workout

A rich source of carbohydrates and natural sugar, honey can be consumed whenever you feel tired and exhausted for an energy rush. Fitness freaks and weight watchers can consume it before or after a workout to replenish energy levels since honey serves as a great alternative to sugary energy drinks.

You can also mix honey with your carbs, fruits, and protein shakes. Honey is beneficial as a workout snack because it:

  • Digests easily and absorbs quickly by the body
  • Refuels energy levels
  • Replenishes blood glucose
  • Assists in workout recovery
  • Improves your workout performance

Summary:

Touted as a superfood, doesn’t matter at what time you consume, Honey offers enormous benefits and improves your overall health, attributed to its countless medicinal properties.


Update From Lybrate: Buy Sweet Honey for breakfast delights at Lybrate and provide a mouth-watering taste to your palate. These jams, Honey, and spread can also be consumed by health freaks and diabetic patients.

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Calling Sugar Addiction A Sweet Tooth Habit - Know Signs Of Being Addicted!

Dr.Ashish Khandelwal 90% (33ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Calling Sugar Addiction A Sweet Tooth Habit - Know Signs Of Being Addicted!

Scientists have concluded that sugar stimulates the exact same centers of the brain which derive pleasure out of heroin or cocaine. For those who are addicted to sugar, getting off it leads to intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms. If you have an uncontrollable urge to devour something sweet, you probably have sugar addiction too. Sugar is known to release dopamine and opioids, which not only make it addictive but makes it extremely difficult for you to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. 

Mentioned below are 5 signs to figure out if you are addicted to sugar

1.  Despite being full or not hungry, you consume certain foods due to cravings
2.  You worry about consuming certain foods and cutting down on them 
3.  You overeat and then feel fatigued or sluggish 
4.  Despite the negative consequences that affect your health and cause social problems, you continue eating or overeating certain foods
5.  You try to eliminate any negative emotion by consuming the foods you crave and experience pleasure. 

If you suffer from the aforementioned problems, you should seriously consider sugar detox or food rehab. Sugar and foods containing high levels of sugar causes behavioral changes, nutrient deficiency or imbalance, impairs your body and immunity system leading to an increased risk of illnesses and diseases. Sugar is also known to feed cancer cells and obesity. Fungi, which are living organisms, thrive on sugar and feed on it to reproduce and function properly leading to most infections.

However, it is never too late to break your sugar habit. Mentioned below are 5 ways to fight your sugar addiction:
1.  Substitute sweets with whole foods
2.  Ditch artificial sweeteners 
3.  Clean your house
4.  Create a backup plan 
5.  Manage your magnesium levels 

Although sugar withdrawal symptoms vary from individual to individual, they usually last for about 3 to 4 weeks. Withdrawing from sugar can be extremely difficult and cause the following symptoms in you which will surely tempt you into giving in to your cravings: 

1.  Feeling lightheaded
2.  Craving for sugar 
3.  Binge eating 
4.  Anxiety 
5.  Depression 
6.  Headaches
7.  Irritability and moodiness
8.  Fatigue and tiredness
9.  Muscular Aches
10.  Flu symptoms

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Hypoglycemia - Signs To Identify It!

Dr.Neha Jain 90% (109ratings)
MBBS, CCEDM, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Gurgaon
Hypoglycemia - Signs To Identify It!

There are numerous conditions that can arise when the body does not process the dietary glucose properly. Hypoglycemia, otherwise called as low blood sugar, is when the blood sugar level in a person’s body decreases than normal value. Individuals with diabetes can get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when their bodies do not have enough sugar to use as fuel. It can happen for a few reasons, including diet, few medications and conditions, and exercise. 

In case you get hypoglycemia, record the date and time when it happened and what you did. Give the record to your specialist, so he or she can search for a pattern and adjust your medications accordingly. The most widely recognized reason for hypoglycemia includes medicines used to treat diabetes mellitus, for example, insulin and sulfonylureas. 

The risk is more noteworthy in diabetics who have eaten very less than what is required, exercised more than expected, or have had excessive alcohol. Other reasons for hypoglycemia incorporate kidney failure, certain cancers, for example, insulinoma, liver sickness, hypothyroidism, hunger, an inherent error of digestive system, extreme diseases, receptive hypoglycemia, various medications and liquor. The vast majority feels the symptoms of hypoglycemia when their glucose is 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or lower. Every individual with diabetes may have distinctive symptoms of hypoglycemia depending on their age, stage and other factors. You will figure out how to recognize yours. 

Some of the most common symptoms are: 

Early indications include: 

  1. Confusion 
  2. Drowsiness 
  3. Shivering or shaking 
  4. Hunger 
  5. Irritation 
  6. Headaches 
  7. Pounding heart 
  8. Racing pulse 
  9. Pale skin 
  10. Sweating 
  11. Trembling 
  12. Weakness 
  13. Nervousness 

Anxiety Without treatment, you may get more serious side effects, including: 

  1. Poor coordination 
  2. Concentration issues 
  3. Numbness in mouth and tongue 
  4. Nightmares 
  5. Unconsciousness 
  6. Trouble talking, impaired speech 
  7. Ataxia, incoordination, mistaken up for being drunk 
  8. Central or general motor deficiency, loss of motion, hemiparesis 
  9. Migraine 
  10. Trance, coma like state, strange breathing 
  11. Seizures Individuals with hypoglycemia unawareness do not have any idea about their glucose level drops. 

In case you have this condition, your glucose can drop without you noticing it. Without quick treatment, you can pass out, encounter a seizure, or even go into a state of extreme coma.

Treatment for Mild Hypoglycemia:

  1. Liquorice roots: Cut the roots and boil it. Drink the water every day for controlled sugar level.
  2. Apple- It has magnesium and chromium which regulates the sugar level
  3. Wild yam
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Sunflower seeds
  6. Pumpkin seeds
  7. Gentian Root
  8. Barley

Treatment for Moderate Hypoglycemia:

  1. At first, the patient must take a blood test to catch up with the levels of blood sugar
  2. Intake of 15-20 kg of carbohydrates is necessary every day. You can get a stabilized carbohydrate content from a bread slice, a banana and a bar made of cereal.
  3. Drink sugar-filled drinks such as Pepsi, etc. Glucose tablets and juice ease the disease rapidly. The patient can also eat sweets in this case. Take a balanced level of sugar content drinks such as 160 ml of cola or lemonade or 200 ml of fruit juice.

Treatment for Severe Hypoglycemia:

In case somebody is having an extreme reaction, for example, unconsciousness, it is imperative to inject a drug called glucagon and contact the hospital quickly. People who are at danger for low glucose need to speak with their specialist about getting a solution for glucagon. You should never give an unconscious individual anything by mouth, as it could make them choke. Hypoglycemia should not be ignored. Depending upon the type of symptoms you are witnessing, you should immediately rectify or consult with your specialist before it gets severe.

If a person is attacked by seizures. It’s not possible to give such medications at that time. At that time a pillow or cushion should be placed below the patients head. The seizure goes away in about 5 min. if holds up more time. The person needs to get admitted to a hospital.

Hypoglycemia doesn’t have its adverse side effects if captured at an early stage. The person gets recovered with the above-stated home medications. Although slow realization of the disease can take the person to the stage of a comma. The disease engulfs body’s maximum energy and few essential body functions also get hampered. But it is treatable with regular natural medications. People having diabetes receives the highest threat of the disease. The sugar levels have to be maintained for proper body working. If the person’s blood sugar level is not right, he/she may have the tendency to get hypoglycaemia and hyperglycemia. Having both this disease is the root of having diabetes. It would make the body weak, and the person will crave for more sugar. It will also weaken the nerve cells and tissues of the brain. Weight will be lost gradually which is a terrible sign. Therefore don’t be late if you are having this above-stated signs go to the doctor and have the proper diagnosis of the disease.

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Learning More About Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems!

Dr.Vinanti Pol 93% (10ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science in Diabetology, Master of Health Science Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Learning More About Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems!

If you are suffering from diabetes then you would know how crucial it is to maintain optimum glucose or sugar level. Increasing or decreasing the sugar level in your body can be extremely fatal. Diabetes is a disease which arises due to excessive sugar in your blood. Thus, in order to control the disease, you need to make sure that the sugar level is maintained evenly. Sudden changes in the level might cause other health problems. Thus, not only do you need to go for constant check-ups by the medical practitioner but also need to conduct regular blood tests every year. These apart, to maintain a standard glucose level or to measure the level in your body, you can make some of the Continuous Glucose Monitoring system or the CGM.

What are Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems?
CGM’s are small devices that a diabetic patient wears on their skin. This device measures the glucose content of the body day and night and alerts the patient in case of an imbalance in the sugar levels. A graphical representation of the sugar levels is presented to you every day so that you can see for yourself the rise and fall of the glucose content in your body. The Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems are of two different types.

The first type involves those devices which provide you a graphical representation of your sugar levels in real time. The second type involves those devices from where you can download and analyze a recorded sugar level of your body throughout the day.

Advantages of CGM’s:
There are several advantages of using a CGM. Some of them are:

  • The sugar level can be accurately tracked all day long and even at nights. This is helpful in alerting you even to the slightest change in the level in your body.
  • With continuous measurements, you can get rid of regular blood tests prescribed by your doctor. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor once prior to the skipping of any blood tests.
  • You can monitor the trends of the sugar level in your body. That is, you can gauge the trend as to when the sugar level is high or low in your body.

These are some of the essential facts that you need to know about CGM’s. These devices are becoming quite popular with those suffering from diabetes. It is one of those instruments which have made it easier to balance the lifestyle of diabetic patients.

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Tips To Battle The Impact Of Diabetes On Marriage!

Diabetologist, Mumbai
Tips To Battle The Impact Of Diabetes On Marriage!

A diagnosis of diabetes changes life for the diabetic as well as for a non-diabetic spouse or partner. 

Diabetes, which is characterised by elevated glucose levels due to the body's inability to produce sufficient insulin or use it effectively, can have serious health consequences like heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, vision loss, and nerve damage that can lead to numbness in the foot and possibly amputation if unnoticed wounds on the foot do not heal. A person diagnosed with diabetes quickly learns that regulating his or her glucose on a daily basis is critical. Most often, this is done by changing diets and exercise habits.

One of the most frequently asked question pertaining to family & diabetes is whether a partner's diabetes can affect their marital life. 

Yes! diabetes comes with an increased risk for some physical problems such as erectile dysfunction for men and hypertension and weight gain due to insulin therapy for both men and women. All this can interfere with sexual intimacy. Navigating these changes in the marriage is just as important as managing the dietary and exercise requirements.

Research shows that for diabetes, as for other chronic illnesses, a partner's support makes a big difference to the patient's management of the disease. A partner's support and coping as a team, gives the diabetic more confidence in his or her ability to stick to diets and to exercise and to gain better overall health. The quality of the marriage too benefits from this type of joint coping.

So, here are six ways to tackle diabetes as a team: 

  • talk openly about the condition
  •  both partners must learn about diabetes management
  •  they must set goals and solve problems together
  •  the non-diabetic partner must support and encourage new diet and exercise habits.
  •  be patient
  •  get support 


Care of a diabetic is demanding and trying to manage it all alone can lead to burnout. 

Communicating with other family members about the diagnosis and specifying how they can support its management is one way to lessen the load. Similarly, confiding in friends about how diabetes is impacting the couple's life and marriage on a day-to-day basis can be helpful. Talking to other couples where one partner has diabetes can also lessen the caregiver's feelings of loneliness and provide ideas for practical coping strategies. And one can always seek professional help from diabetes educators, medical specialists, dieticians and counselors.

Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes does not have to derail one's life and marriage. Communicating regularly about diabetic care, expressing support and affection, solving problems together and seeking external support can increase the odds of successfully managing diabetes and protecting one's marriage, lifelong.

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Gestational Diabetes - 7 Must Know Things About It!

Dr.Priyanka Yadav 93% (29ratings)
DGO, MBBS, Fellow of Indian College of Maternal & Child Health (FICMCH)
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Gestational Diabetes - 7 Must Know Things About It!

Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. Diabetes is referred to a condition where your blood glucose or blood sugar is very high. Although, glucose is good as it used by your body for energy, but excessive glucose in your blood can be harmful for both you and your child.

Gestational diabetes is mostly diagnosed in the later stages of pregnancy. If gestational diabetes is diagnosed in the early stages of pregnancy, then it is quite possible that you may have had diabetes before you became pregnant. Treating gestational diabetes can help both you and your baby stay fit and healthy. You can protect both, yourself and your baby by controlling your blood glucose levels.

Here are 7 things that you need to know about Gestational diabetes:

  1. Every three to eight out of 100 ladies tend to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a condition known as gestational diabetes. Fortunately, it can be dealt with and even kept away by maintaining healthy lifestyle choices. Eating leafy foods and avoiding sugar-rich things, is a vital step for both control and counteractive action. Exercise, after consulting your doctor can guarantee that you have a healthy pregnancy.
  2. In diabetes, when your body's glucose or sugar levels get so high that the carbohydrates and sugars cannot be converted into energy, the excess starts accumulating in your body. This additional glucose can harm the vessels in your kidneys and all through your body, particularly in organs like eyes.
  3. Two or three factors might cause danger for creating gestational diabetes, both inside and outside of your control. If you are overweight before you get pregnant or while you are pregnant or your family history shows that you are hereditarily inclined to the sickness, you will probably build up the condition.
  4. One will have to stay on the right path as far as medication and insulin goes. Your specialist may prescribe that you require diabetic pills or insulin to help you control your glucose levels.
  5. Your weight can bring about complexities during the delivery in case of gestational diabetes. So it is best to keep your weight in check in order to have a smooth sailing pregnancy and delivery.
  6. Gestational diabetes can likewise put ladies at risk of contracting preeclampsia, which can bring about a number of side effects and complexities. Side effects brought on may start from swollen feet, legs, fingers, and hands to hypertension and even seizures or strokes.
  7. Apart from the risks of having gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, it might affect the child later on. Your baby may have a higher danger of obesityas it develops, both in the teenage years and youth. Youngsters who are overweight may suffer from type 2 Diabetes in the long run.
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