“People with diabetes fall sick more often” – Right or Wrong?

There is a very common thought among people that ‘People with diabetes are more prone to infections or they fall sick more often, than people without diabetes’. There are many school of thoughts regarding this. But, as far as I have known diabetes, this ideology is partially true. When people say this, this doesn’t mean…

Double Diabetes : A threat to Type 1 Diabetics

Apart from all the very complications known about Type1 Diabetes, the one which is very less talked is Double Diabetes.  As everyone is well aware that Type1 diabetes is a condition where one’s body doesn’t produce Insulin or there is complete absence of Insulin. Usually, Type 1 diabetes can be managed by taking Insulin from…

Glucometer : A boon to Diabetics

In an era of Continuous Glucose Monitoring or CGMs, Glucometers still hold their place firm with their nearly accurate results. CGMs, at times, shows inaccurate results when there is a frequent change in blood sugar levels, but glucometers are still the first choice of diabetologists, when we talk about measuring blood glucose levels. Whenever there…

Disinfection of sites

Whether it is injecting insulin or testing your blood glucose levels with the help of your glucometer, both of these needs disinfection of the site, either with the help of a spirit swab or an alcohol wipe, as it will help prevent any sort of infections which can be caused by germs present on your…

Well being of Insulin

Writing this blog is a trip down memory lane for me 😀 The times, when I was diagnosed was an era of less amenities and no fancy lives, people had less or no knowledge about Type1 diabetes. As a newbie, we were instructed from the hospital to always store insulin in a refrigerator, as soon as…

All about Insulin Pens

Although, people with T1D know how to use an insulin pen, still there are many people out there getting diagnosed every other day and are newbies to the same, so I would like to mention some basic steps of how to use an insulin pen and safeties associated with them- How to use Insulin pens-…