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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Annual Checkups: The Key to Improving Women’s Health

Women health checkups

Health issues can be predicted a lot earlier when tests are taken from time to time. In fact, annual health checkups from reputed labs like SRL Diagnostics can even predict the chances of health problems and risk factors. Preventive measures and early treatment can ensure optimal health. Do not panic that you need to undergo a huge list of tests. The tests might vary based on the age, individual condition and the risk factors associated with it. You can choose a health checkup plan from the insurance company for getting the medical claims.

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Breast Cancer: Blood Tests Available that could Catch the Disease Early

breast cancer symptoms Cancer is devastating, and even more shattering is confronting the truth and treatment. For many patients, cancer comes as a shock. It is not because the disease can be traumatic, but the news comes at an entirely unexpected moment. The worst thing about cancers is that they take enough time to reveal themselves. But, a few can be identified with proper care and checkups. One of them is the breast cancer. Unfortunately speaking about this is a social taboo, thankfully women are shedding off the shyness to take care of themselves.

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