Two Birthdays – 14 November

Today is the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, in 1922, discovered insulin along with Charles Best. Prior to this, there was no treatment for Diabetes, so people did not survive for long as they were unable to utilise the energy from food they ate. Research is always a bit of serendipity, luck, observation, and lots... Continue Reading →

Being the guiding light

A favourite childhood story was of Birbal's "khichdi" (dal-rice). Birbal was the trusted and wise advisor of king Akbar. Akbar often had puzzling issues for Birbal to solve. Once, Akbar asked a man to stand outside in the cold all night without any aid. However, in the morning he found out there was a lamp... Continue Reading →

Is change possible?

Change is possible, even when it seems impossible. We have seen change occur slowly around us as people reduce their use of plastic bags, learn to recycle, keep their surroundings clean, plant more trees, smoke less.... etc. Yes, change is possible and needs mind control, mindset change, community support, and incentives. In case of our... Continue Reading →

Prediabetes- who is at risk?

Individuals at risk of prediabetes include those that are: Overweight Over age 45 Have first degree relative with Type 2 diabetes mellitus  (T2DM) Are physically active fewer than 3 times a week Have history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) History of giving birth to a baby over 9 pounds History of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)... Continue Reading →

Creativity in thinking

Today, with the amount of information out there in various means of media and networks, adults and children alike need to be able to: filter information, select right from wrong, prioritize what to read, and know what to trust When it comes to medical research that is reported, do your homework: ask for references, is... Continue Reading →

World Diabetes day: Myths about Diabetes

Is diabetes,caused by eating too many sweets?  Why do some people get diabetes and others do not?  I can eat whatever I want because I am taking medicines to control sugar, right? Diabetes only happens in overweight people...but I exercise regularly so it never will happen to me, right? Is diabetes contagious? I have high... Continue Reading →

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