Gestational Diabetes – My Tryst with the Beast

Supriya Nair

Manager & Sr. Research Officer Knowledge Management, R&D , Mumbai 

The summer of 2006 was a turning point in my life. I was 25 weeks pregnant, anxious yet happily looking forward to the arrival of the bundle of newbie in our life. All zealous and health conscious at the same time, I was going through the dietary regime and regular health checkups suggested by my gynaecologist. However, one noon, an event made my blood run cold. I was running an errand when I broke out in cold sweat and fell unconscious on the footpath outside a grocery store.

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Diabetes might mess with your body and your head but don’t let it take your spirit

 Aman Kr Taneja,  Gurgaon 

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2017, two months before I turned 40. I believe I developed diabetes sometime in late 2015, because that’s when I started to show symptoms. I noticed that I was always thirsty and used the restroom often. I felt dizzy and tired all the time and no matter what I ate, I stayed Fatty.

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Women and Diabetes – Our right to healthy future

Dr. Kanwaljeet Miglani, Cluster Head, Amritsar

I distinctly remember the day when my mother called up to inform that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  In fact, I had only advised her to get a preventive health check-up done as she had frequent fluctuations in her blood pressure and recurrent urinary tract infections. She sounded very upset and somewhat scared and surprised as there was no family history of Diabetes.

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Understanding & Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

 Dr.  Ajay Gupta, MD Chief Pathologist IFA , Gurugram

 Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder (disease in which our body destroys our own cells) leading to high blood glucose levels. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and less than 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In this disease, the body produces little or no insulin-a hormone released by pancreas in our body.

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World Diabetes Day: Stories and Experiences

Dr.  Abhijit Jagtap, Knowledge Management, R&D,  Mumbai

Diabetes has been existent for centuries causing millions of deaths over the years. People affected with diabetes are also at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But, diabetes can be controlled and its complications, overcome. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, I wanted to share a story of my friend “Rahul” (name changed) who was diagnosed with diabetes five years back; fought bravely and pushed this dreaded disease back.

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This Blood Test Can Detect Cancer When You Are apparently Healthy

Cancer awearaness

Cancer is a grave threat to human life and shakes the confidence of the most courageous of people. It is quite devastating in itself, but often what makes the life of people stricken with cancer more distressing is the treatment part. Side effects and length of treatment of cancer affect quality of life. Now, if cancer is detected early, there is a significantly higher chance of it being cured or at least the life of the patient prolonged. Recent advances in molecular genetic testing are opening up new opportunities to detect cancer early.

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Six Important Diabetes Tests

Diabetes Tests

Type 2 diabetes is incredibly common these days and it has the ability to affect every part of your body, right from your eyes to your feet. One of the best ways to prevent diabetes to mess with your body anymore than it already has is to go for routine tests and health checkups. These tests will identify potential problems at their very onset that is necessary to prevent complications and provide effective treatment.

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