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…

Glycosylated or glycated haemoglobin

As we all know, haemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that carries oxygen from lungs to different body cells. One of the parts of haemoglobin binds to glucose present in the blood named as glycosylated haemoglobin. It is commonly known as HbA1c. It is the measure used to identify the three months average…

My journey with insulins

It’s been a long journey with diabetes and I have seen a lot many advancements in medicine. Here’s a trip down memory lane with my diabetes and how gradually I was shifted from one regimen to another. #1 Bovine insulin The day I was diagnosed with T1D, treatment was started with bovine insulin. (Unfortunately I…

Your travel kit!

Being a diabetic, your travel kit should include a lot many things besides insulin. Doesn’t matter your tour is long or short, any diabetic patient should have following things with them- Insulin is must have for type1 diabetics. Always carry extra cartridges or vials with you (insulin should be stored with ice packs) Needles or…

Kussmaul breathing and diabetes

 Kussmaul breathing is a deep and laboured breathing with severe gasping usually associated with Diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a very quick and life saving response of lungs to high amounts of ketoacids in blood. (There are many other reasons to Kussmaul breathing too but here we are mainly concerned with diabetes). Why it is an…