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A health worker gears up in PPE coveralls to collect swab samples from people for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing and RT- PCR test, at Ramjas School, in Daryaganj.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

People with diabetes at risk of severe infection: Study

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 04:25 AM IST
A new paper from a consortium of leading Indian diabetologists and endocrinologists outlines five possible scenarios that have been leading to high sugar levels in people with Covid-19 and recommends actions to prevent complications and death.
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Hydroxychloroquine use may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Hydroxychloroquine use may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Hydroxychloroquine use may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar

By Press Trust of India | Toronto
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The drugs chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, being used to treat and prevent COVID-19 despite weak evidence for their effectiveness, may have adverse side effects on patients like irregular heartbeats and reduced blood glucose levels.
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Health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your youth, may make you more likely to have a weak brain in your older age.(UNSPLASH)
Health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your youth, may make you more likely to have a weak brain in your older age.(UNSPLASH)

Health issues during 20s likely to develop weaker brain. Here’s why

By Asian News International | Washington DC
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:57 PM IST
Health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your youth, may make you more likely to have a weak brain in your older age.
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Here’s a list of superfoods to help you beat the heat(Shutterstock)
Here’s a list of superfoods to help you beat the heat(Shutterstock)

10 summer foods to make you thinner, stronger, calmer

By Lovneet Batra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Lose weight, build immunity and cool the mind by bingeing on these superfoods during the season of heat
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Diabetes can cause respiratory arrest(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Diabetes can cause respiratory arrest(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Diabetes can cause respiratory arrest

By Sonali Verma | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 01:49 AM IST
According to experts, diabetic coma is usually a result of poorly managed diabetes, especially Type 1 diabetes, and symptoms include fatigue, weakness, shortage of breath, nausea, difficulty speaking and sweating.
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The dose of vitamin C used in the study was about 10 times the normal dietary intake and readily available from most health food stores, researchers said.(Shutterstock)
The dose of vitamin C used in the study was about 10 times the normal dietary intake and readily available from most health food stores, researchers said.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin C may lower blood pressure, sugar levels in diabetics

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 04:47 PM IST
The research, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, also found that vitamin C lowered blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes, suggesting benefits for heart health too.
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To maintain a healthy lifestyle exercise regularly and choose the right diet pattern(Shutterstock)
To maintain a healthy lifestyle exercise regularly and choose the right diet pattern(Shutterstock)

5 herbs for women’s well-being

By Shikha Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Cope smoothly with hormonal changes in your body
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Boost metabolism with just 20 minutes on the treadmill for better health.(Photo by Trust “Tru” Katsande on Unsplash)
Boost metabolism with just 20 minutes on the treadmill for better health.(Photo by Trust “Tru” Katsande on Unsplash)

Just 1 hour on treadmill can boost metabolism for 2 days: Study

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 02:41 PM IST
20-minute treadmill runs could activate neurons that are important regulators of blood glucose levels and energy balance as well as influence metabolism for up to two days, says a study.
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Lifestyle changes are key to managing type 2 diabetes, but patients themselves cannot always control blood glucose levels.(Shutterstock)
Lifestyle changes are key to managing type 2 diabetes, but patients themselves cannot always control blood glucose levels.(Shutterstock)

How planned fasting may help you reverse type 2 diabetes

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 01:36 PM IST
Intermittent fasting may be beneficial in reversing type 2 diabetes and controlling blood glucose levels, shows this new study.
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Type-1 diabetes is a life-long disease in which the body does not make enough insulin to regulate blood glucose levels. The condition is usually diagnosed in childhood.(Shutterstock)
Type-1 diabetes is a life-long disease in which the body does not make enough insulin to regulate blood glucose levels. The condition is usually diagnosed in childhood.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin B can boost kidney function in child diabetics

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Vitamin B supplements can protect kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, says a new study.
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Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less, and having a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.(Shutterstock)
Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less, and having a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.(Shutterstock)

Type 2 diabetes risk shoots up after losing a night’s sleep

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Type 2 diabetes risk increases after being deprived of sleep for just six hours or a single night, says a new study.
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A glass of milk can make your breakfast healthy.(Shutterstock)
A glass of milk can make your breakfast healthy.(Shutterstock)

Healthy breakfast, add a glass of milk to your meal to lower blood glucose

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with water, and high dairy protein concentration reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with normal dairy protein concentration.
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Calories in white rice: Excessive consumption of white rice may increase risk of developing type-2 diabetes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Calories in white rice: Excessive consumption of white rice may increase risk of developing type-2 diabetes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

White rice and diabetes are not natural fits. Keep these diet tips in mind

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 07:45 PM IST
Calories in white rice: The better half of many delectable food combos like dal-chaawal, rajma-chaawal, biriyanis and more, white rice is also a good source of carbohydrates. But is it safe for diabetics?
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How to control diabetes: Experts say you can manage diabetes with small changes to your diet and exercise routine.(Shutterstock)
How to control diabetes: Experts say you can manage diabetes with small changes to your diet and exercise routine.(Shutterstock)

How to control diabetes, 10 simple ways to manage the disease naturally, without medicines

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Here’s how to control diabetes: A lifestyle disease, experts say your best bet to manage this lifestyle disease is by making a few simple tweaks to your diet and daily exercise routine.
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Prediabetic symptoms: Experts say that if you don’t take care, prediabetic can lead to Type 2 diabetes in less than 10 years.(Shutterstock)
Prediabetic symptoms: Experts say that if you don’t take care, prediabetic can lead to Type 2 diabetes in less than 10 years.(Shutterstock)

Prediabetes symptoms, don’t ignore warning signs of frequent urination, thirst, fatigue

By Kabir Bhandari | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 08:53 AM IST
Prediabetes symptoms: Health experts say excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and blurry vision could be signs that you are prediabetic.
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Dietitians say dates are good for diabetes patients. Dates are loaded with selenium, copper, potassium, magnesium and moderate concentrations of manganese, iron, phosphorus, and calcium.(Shutterstock)
Dietitians say dates are good for diabetes patients. Dates are loaded with selenium, copper, potassium, magnesium and moderate concentrations of manganese, iron, phosphorus, and calcium.(Shutterstock)

Are dates good for diabetes? Here’s all about its nutrition value, when to eat and more

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 09:21 AM IST
Dietitians say dates are one of the superfoods you must have in your diet. Loaded with good nutrients and rich in natural sugar, they are good for diabetes patients as well. Here’s what experts have to say.
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Check your blood glucose before, during, and after you’re active(Getty Images)
Check your blood glucose before, during, and after you’re active(Getty Images)

If you have diabetes, make sure you increase your fluid intake in summer. Here’s why

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:42 AM IST
Hot weather can cause the body to lose water quickly, and raise blood glucose levels, apart from leading to dehydration and exhaustion. Here are some tips to manage diabetes in this season.
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Type 2 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where your blood glucose level is too high.(Shutterstock)
Type 2 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where your blood glucose level is too high.(Shutterstock)

Have a family history of type 2 diabetes? Sedentary lifestyle is more harmful for you

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Scientists have found that a reduction in physical activity and an increase in sedentary behaviour has detrimental effects on the body, and could be more harmful if a first degree relative has type 2 diabetes.
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A diversified high-fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help regulate hunger.(Shutterstock)
A diversified high-fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help regulate hunger.(Shutterstock)

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Latest findings show that eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes.
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