Keep rotating injection sites

Once you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, insulin is your best friend forever. As you start injecting, you’ll be asked to keep rotating your injection sites. If you keep injecting on the same site over and over again, there will be either build up or break down of fat under the skin called as…

Injection sites for insulin injections

Insulin injections are meant to be given beneath the skin (subcutaneously) or in the fatty tissue, such as abdomen, thighs or back of the arms. The reason insulin is injected in subcutaneous tissue is, this layer is poorly supplied by nerves causing less pain or discomfort, moreover, presence of fatty tissue causes absorption of insulin…

Diabetes alert or medical alert accessories

 Accessories like wrist bands, neck pieces or medical alert systems and notifications are many a times helpful in medical emergencies. Here we are concerned about emergencies related to diabetes. The most common emergency related with diabetes is hypoglycaemia, especially in type 1 diabetics or type 2 diabetics on insulin or oral anti diabetic drugs causing…

Keto diet or a low carb diet for diabetics

 Ketogenic diet or a Keto diet is a low carb, medium protein and a high fat diet, which is aimed to reduce weight and decrease insulin requirements in diabetics. This diet works on the fact that body utilises glucose or carbs for energy and thus minimising carbs will make body utilise fats for the same….

Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load

 Glycaemic index (GI) and Glycaemic load (GL) are two different but somehow related terms which tell us how consuming a food item will affect the blood glucose levels. Glycaemic Index (GI)- GI is a value assigned to foods based on how slowly or how quickly those foods causes increase in blood glucose levels, rather we…

Monthly outlay!

The cost of treatment for a diabetic patient is the most important concern these days. Although there are lot many advancements but as you upgrade the treatment, cost gets doubled. Following is my monthly expense with present regime and this cost may vary for different people as the product type varies with each patient.  The…