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To jump on today topic of how Suraksha health packages are different from regular preventive health packages, first, we need to understand why health packages are important.

We all heard this line “Prevention is better than cure” but we did not take it seriously. The intent of this line is very deep. We all know that we are living in a toxic environment where the lifespan is reducing and the number of diseases increasing. That is why we need regular health checkups to track our health.

We become so busy in life that we don’t have time for physical activities. Thіѕ іѕ аffесtіng us today wіth hеаrt dіѕеаѕеѕ, cancers, mental dіѕturbаnсеѕ, diabetes, and ѕеvеrаl hormonal іmbаlаnсеѕ. All of thіѕ саn bе prevented bу рlаnnіng and еxесutіng a health checkup tо рrеvеnt the dіѕеаѕе from spreading.

Exterminating a disease in the earliest stages is very simple and easy. However, as the disease continues, it becomes more difficult for the patient to battle the medical condition and sometimes, despite the finest treatment, impossible. 

Even if you believe that you are at the peak of your health, there may be certain signs and symptoms which are not noticeable but may cause serious illnesses if not treated. Early spotting, those diseases can be prevented, or cured with minimum medication, along with certain changes in one’s lifestyle.

Let’s come to the topic of how Suraksha health packages are different from regular preventive health packages.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is offering Suraksha health packages to its patients which are different from preventive health packages. Let’s check out all Suraksha health packages one by one.

Basic Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), Liver Function Test (SGOT, SGPT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirubin, GGT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, and A/G ratio), Kidney Function Test (BUN, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Electrolyte – Sodium, Chloride, Potassium), TSH, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters).

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Complete Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), HbA1c, Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), Liver Function Test (SGOT, SGPT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirubin, GGT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, and A/G ratio), Kidney Function Test (BUN, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Electrolyte – Sodium, Chloride, Potassium), FT3, FT4, TSH, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy, Calcium, Phosphorus, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters).

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Diabetes Suraksha Packages

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), HbA1c, Microalbumin, Urea, Creatinine, Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), SGOT, SGPT, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters), ECG.

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Cardiac Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), HbA1c, Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), SGOT, SGPT, Urea, Creatinine, TSH, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters), ECG, Digital X-Ray (Chest).

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Vitamin Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus.

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Diabetes Suraksha Subscription (1 Year Plan)

This is a very popular and special health package of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory. This health package is different from Diabetes Suraksha Package. This package is for 1 year and you will receive an extra benefit and saving for 1 year.

Benefits are

  • 4 HbA1c test
  • 4 Blood Sugar test
  • 4 Diabetes Management Consultation
  • 4 Sample Collection & Medicine Delivery
  • 10% Off on All Other Tests
  • 15% Off on Medicines and Selected OTC and FMCG Products
  • 25% Off on Diet and Weight Management Packages

Conclusion

If you book Suraksha health packages of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory then you will not get only preventive health packages but extra benefits on sample collection, other tests, dietician consultation, extra off on weight loss packages, and discounts on pharmacy products also.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1991 with the motive of Serves Best, Serves All, and from that day we are working uninterrupted to provide Pathological and Diagnostic solutions that Include the best infrastructural and technological evolution in the world of the health sector. 

The motto to start the Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory was to provide the best quality healthcare services to the customer with uncompromised trust. And now we have completed 30 years in this sector and that shows that we are working in the right way with the pure intention.

Let’s check out how we become the frontrunner in diagnostic services in Rajasthan

Customer First

Customer satisfaction is the core value of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory and we are working on it for the last 30 years. The concept of “CUSTOMER FIRST” is when customers come to Dr. B. Lal Labs we deliver them a wow experience and this is the main success reason that makes us the best diagnostic brand in Rajasthan

Accountability

Accountability is absolutely vital to your company’s success. In most organizations, employees don’t even understand what their organization is trying to accomplish so they can align themselves with that goal. But in Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory every person knows their own work. 

We encourage the practice of taking efforts at every level and across the whole organization for taking personal responsibility for every procedure. When an employee knows their work and take the responsibility for their work, that organization become successful and this made us a frontrunner in the diagnostic services in Rajasthan

Respect & Trust

Every patient is important to us and we treat everyone with respect and dignity. We do not differentiate between them and that is the mantra of success. 

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory started his journey to provide quality diagnostic services to his customer and never changed the path to compromise from the quality of service and that’s become part of the trust. 

We have done what we have promised and won’t break our promise. 

Excellence 

For most organizations quantity matters but for us quality matters. We have ensured the highest quality of our work from the beginning to the end and strive to the best in everything we do for our patients.

Technology

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has always been in the Integration and application of new and advanced technologies in the field of pathology. 

No matter how much you care about patients, provide quality service but if you don’t go with the latest technology, then you can not succeed. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is never behind in terms of technology. 

We have all the latest technology that uses in diagnostic services like RT-PCR, i1000, automated urine analyzer, automated electrolyte analyzer, BA400, immunocap technology, architect ci 8200, MDR testing. 

Conclusion

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory did not become the best diagnostic brand in Rajasthan overnight.  We are working for 30 years with one objective to provide the best healthcare services to customers. And we will not stop until we will not become the frontrunner in diagnostic services in India. 

When the world was waiting to celebrate the new year with new hopes and resolutions, suddenly something happened and everything changed. When the coronavirus entered the world no one knew how long it would last and how deadly it is. We have faced something that never happened in our entire life. 

All the world faced lockdown, honestly, that was horrible like something big was happening. We all were getting the information from news and social media that what is happening in other countries and we all were afraid. 

But now slowly things are changing, and we all know that vaccination of covid19 has started in some countries, and India is one of them. The Government of India has approved two vaccines, The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, and Covaxin.

But we all have some questions in our minds: Who will get the vaccine first? How does one register for it? Lets discussed all one by one

Who will get the vaccine first?

1. Healthcare Workers: Public and Private

According to the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), health workers which are working in both Govt. and private hospitals will get the vaccine first. These health workers are doctors, nurses, medical officers, paramedics, and other staff included with the medical students. 

2. Frontline and Municipal Workers

Central and state department workers like the police departments, armed forces, prisoner staff, civil defense, revenue officials, and municipal workers will get vaccines after healthcare workers. 

3. Population Above 50 years of age

This category is divided into two categories.

  1. Above 60
  2. 50-60 years of age.

4. Areas with High Covid Infection

Areas, where the COVID-19 infection prevalence is high, can get the covid19 vaccines earlier. 

5. Rest Population

The remaining population will get the covid19 vaccine after priority lists are done. 

How does one register for Covid19 Vaccine?

First, you need to know that for covid19 registration you have to download the CoWIN app. But currently, CoWIN app functionality is not complete yet and it is in the pre-product stage. 

Once the CoWIN app functionality is done, you have to register on this app, and once the registration is completed you will get an SMS regarding the date, venue, and time of vaccination. You have to upload some Govt. document at the time of registration on a CoWin app like an Adhar card, Voter ID card.

Can We Get Covid-19 Vaccine Without Registration?

The answer is no, You have to register yourself for the Vaccination, and then you will get the date, venue, and time of vaccination. 

Is it free?

The covid-19 vaccine will be free of cost across all the country, said the Union Health Minister of India Harsh Vardhan. 

Is It Mandatory To Take The Covid-19 Vaccine?

According to the Union Health Ministry, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 will be voluntary in the country.  

Conclusion

Covid-19 is the major health problem for the world and experts in the medical field and other fields are working everyday to develop vaccines and reduce the effect of covid19. 

Now we all understand the value of health so do a health checkup every year to track your health.

Who does not love the season of breezy winters?

Other than those chilly and windy feels, the season of winters brings common illness as well. One needs to be extra careful regarding their health. One can always go for preventive health checkups for the same but before delving into benefits of health checkup let’s have look at some of the most common winter health problems.

Sore throat

Sore throat is a dry and painful feeling in the throat.

One of the most common illnesses of winters, this illness is caused majorly by viral infections. Other reasons can be environmental factors such as stepping out from cold to hot conditions.

Symptoms can be varied depending on the area of the throat affected but these are a few symptoms:

• Scratchy throat

• Dry throat

• Tender throat

• Swollen glands in the neck

• Hoarse voice

 Treatment

Warm salty water has anti-inflammatory properties. Gargling your throat with it is the easiest and effective remedy. Consult a physician if they are not getting treated by warm water.

Cold sores

Cold sores are another common winter disease that one cannot easily identify. Most people think that they are suffering from it due to stress. Cold sores are very contagious

 Treatment

• Buy a cream to ease pain and irritation from a pharmacist.

• There are antiviral creams to speed up healing time.

• Cold sore patches are also available to protect the skin while it heals.

Asthma

People suffering from Asthma very well know how it can be a harmful season for them. Winters can trigger Asthma Symptoms on a major level. The cold air of winters can cause shortness of breath. This makes people suffering from it to be a little more careful.

Treatment

Other than the medication suggested by your doctor here are a few easy remedies to save yourself.

• Cover your nose and mouth when it is very cold outside.

• It is good to stay indoors if it is a very chilly and windy day.

• Keep your reliever inhaler close by.

Painful joints

Joint pains become more evident in winters because as joints become stiffer. People with Arthritis have to suffer more during winters.

Treatment:

• Stress and Depression is the cause of many other diseases, it can make every other disease feel worse so keeping yourself fit in a daily basis is a primary thing (by Exercise).

• A walk in nature is also very effective.

• Swimming is also effective for the joints.

Dry skin 

The condition of dry skin is severe during winters. People with skin sensitivity suffer more from it.

Treatment

• Though hot water becomes a guilty pleasure for many, extra hot water is not good for your skin and hair. Take a bath with warm water.

• Moisturizing is a must during this season as the moisture from your skin keeps evaporating, apply after taking a bath.

Influenza

Fever, sore throat, Headache, muscle pain all these lead to influenza which is commonly known as flu.

Flu normally lasts up to 4-5 days. Flu is usually contagious.

Treatment

• Take prescribed antiviral medications which can shorten the duration of flu.

• Do not keep popping up antiviral medication, if it doesn’t feel effective, visit a doctor.

• The best option for children of 2-16 years is getting a flu jab.

• Getting an annual flu vaccine can prove as an effective treatment for stopping it to spread in the family.

Whooping cough

This is most common during winters and affects mainly infants and children of a young age. It is also known as pertussis and is spread by bacteria known as Bordetella pertussis. As it starts one cannot differentiate it from a common cold but it becomes severe as you cannot stop coughing.

Treatment

• The first remedy is drinking lots of fluids.

• Limit yourself from smoke or dust.

• Go to antibiotics when it starts to save it from getting severe.

It can lead to pneumonia if gets severe and not treated early.

Pneumonia

It occurs when lungs are infected which causes air sacs to fill with pus and other liquids. Viruses are mostly responsible for this common illness however Fungi and Bacteria can also cause it. It usually takes 1-3 weeks to recover from it.

Symptoms

• Fever

• Mucus producing cough

• Lack of appetite

Treatment

• Drink plenty of fluids.

• It can be treated with antibiotics.

• Fever and cough both can be treated with medication.

Common cold

No illness is more common than the common cold in winters. Rhinovirus is the virus that is responsible for the common cold. Though it is not as bad as other common illnesses like influenza or sore throat but does not make you feel good either.

Treatment

• Using decongestants and saline rinses

• A humidifier to open clogged pores.

Heart attacks

One of the most unfortunate health issues during winters is a Heart attack. The cold temperature is more prone to blocking the blood vessels and thus increasing chances of heart attacks.

There are more cases of heart attacks in winters than summers because the cold weather stops the supply of oxygen-rich blood.

Immediate treatment is needed after minor heart attacks the major can even lead direct death.

These treatments save from the major ones.

• Aspirin and other antiplatelets

• Beta-blockers

• ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors

• Statins

• CABG or coronary artery bypass graft

Benefits of a preventive health checkup

Precaution is always better than cure. It is always helpful if you get yourself a full body health checkup. So that one can always be clear about what he can suffer from in the near future and get treatment beforehand at the initial stages. They not only promote better health but also improve lifestyle. The doctors can guide you on how can you take extra care of your body to prevent you from potential health problems.

Most of the people become very negligent and only go to a doctor when the situation is critical however a whole body checkup (yearly or half-yearly, depending upon your choices ) can help you diagnose any disease which can potentially happen in your body and recommend you preventive measures for the same.

This is why it becomes important for you to have a regular checkup.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that happens due to microbes. These organisms are too small to be seen with the naked eye and can only be seen by a microscope. Bacteria are the major cause of UTI is but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. UTIs are among the most common infections that can happen in the human body.

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that can affect any part of your urinary system, which can be anywhere in kidneys, bladder, and urethra.

 Women have higher chances of getting a urinary tract infection. According to studies, the risk of getting a UTI in women is as high as 1 in 2, with many women having repeated infections, sometimes lifelong. However, in Men, only 1 in 10 men will get a UTI in their lifetime. Thus, UTIs in men are very low as compared to women.

Let’s have a look at how to handle UTIs and how to make it less likely that you’ll get one in the first place.

Types of UTIs

Urinary infection can affect different parts of your urinary tract. Each type has a different name, based on where it is.

  • Cystitis (bladder): The constant feeling of peeing a lot comes with this type of infection, or it hurts when you pee. lower belly pain and cloudy or bloody urine signify this type of infection.
  • Pyelonephritis (kidneys): This comes with fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and pain in your upper back or side.
  • Urethritis (urethra): This infection causes discharge and sensation of burning when you pee.

UTI symptoms

There are different symptoms of a UTI but they usually depend on what part of the urinary tract is infected.

For instance, the Lower tract UTIs can affect the urethra and bladder.

 Symptoms of a lower tract UTI are as follows.

  • burning sensation while peeing
  • Increased frequency of urination without much amount of it.
  • Feeling of peeing quite often.
  • Blood is there in urine
  • Kind of cloudy urine.
  • Change in color of urine which makes it appear like cola or tea
  • urine with a strong odor
  • In women pelvic pain is persistent.
  • In men rectal pain is persistent.

Kidneys are affected by Upper tract UTIs. This can be extremely dangerous if bacteria move from the infected kidney into the blood. This is called urosepsis and can cause dangerously low blood pressure, shock, and death.

Symptoms of an upper tract UTI are as follows:

  • Constant pain and tenderness in the upper back and sides
  • chills
  • on and off fever
  • nauseous feeling
  • feeling of vomiting

Treatment of UTI

Treatment of UTIs depends on which part is affected and which microbe has caused it. It is easy for doctors to determine which organism is causing the infection from the test results used to confirm the diagnosis.

In most cases, the bacteria cause bacteria. These kinds of UTI’s are treated by Antibiotics. Antibiotics are the most common treatment suggested by doctors for urinary tract infections.

Some of the infections can be caused by viruses or fungi. Viral UTIs are treated with medications called antivirals are the best medications for treating such type of urinary infection. Often, the antiviral cidofovir is suggested by doctors. Antifungals are the Best Treatment for Fungal infections.

Other common treatments include:

  • Another home remedy is drinking lots of water to help shove off the bacteria from your body. 
  • A heating pad can also prove to be helpful
  • Cranberry juice has also been suggested from time to time to prevent or treat UTIs. what makes cranberry so effective is the fact that the red berry contains a tannin prevents E. coli bacteria which the most prominent reason behind a urinary tract infection. But researches are still not sure about these remedies’ effectiveness. 

UTI diagnosis

If a UTI is suspected based on your symptoms, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. To confirm a diagnosis of a UTI, the doctor tests urine for microbes.

Different procedures used to diagnose urinary tract infections include:

  • Analyzing a urine sample. A urine sample is taken for lab analysis to look for white blood cells, red blood cells, or bacteria. If the sample contains a large number of white blood cells in your urine. This can indicate an infection. Generally, a urine culture is done to test the bacteria or fungi. The culture helps to identify what underlies the infection.
  • Growing urinary tract bacteria in a lab. After Lab analysis of the urine, urine culture is done. This test helps to identify which bacteria are responsible for the infection and which medications will be most effective.
  • Creating images of your urinary tract. The frequent infections can be a result of an abnormality in the urinary tract, for that, an ultrasound, a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done.

Using a scope to check inside the bladder. Cystoscopy is performed if you have frequent infections using a long, thin tube with a lens (cystoscope) to detect inside the urethra and bladder. 

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Diabetes is a common disease that occurs when blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is too high. Blood sugar is the main source of energy and it is derived from the food that we eat.. Insulin is a hormone that is secreted by the pancreas, the main function of this hormone is that it helps glucose from food to get into your cells so that it can be used for energy. Sometimes the body is not able to make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin the well. Glucose staying in your blood is not able to reach your cell.

This condition of having too much glucose in your blood causes diabetes. Although getting a cure for diabetes is not that easy still steps can be taken to manage it. 

Sometimes diabetes is also called by names such as “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” 

People do not even consider diabetes a serious disease.

The following are a few myths about Diabetes that people generally have. Let’s break those myths and provide you the right information.

1.  Diabetes is not a serious disease.

NO. Diabetes causes more deaths per year than cancer and other major disease combined. If you have diabetes then chances of getting a heart attack are very much. However, managing diabetes can reduce the potential risk of other complications.

2. People with diabetes say no to sugar.

Generally, people think that people with diabetes will have to eat a sugar-free diet.

However, the fact is that people with diabetes should focus more on the diet that is balanced, where sugar can be present in some amount.

It is okay for people with diabetes to eat sugar.

3. Type 2 Diabetes only affects obese People

type 2 diabetes is can lead to overweight-ness however it is totally wrong to say that type 2 diabetes can only affect overweight people.

According to research, around 20% of people around the world with type 2 diabetes are normal weight, or underweight. 

Even Type 1 diabetes is also not caused due to excess weight or lack of exercise.

4. Sugary drinks cause diabetes

According tothe American Diabetes Association people with type 2, diabetes should avoid drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and switch to water whenever possible.

Why Sugary drinks are denied by doctors is because of the fact that sugary drinks raise blood sugar and are capable of providing several hundred calories in just one serving.

Some of the Sugar-sweetened beverages include Regular soda Fruit, Fruit drinks, Energy drinks, Sweetened coffee drinks, etc.

5. People with diabetes should not eat sweets or chocolate.

As part of a balanced diet, people with diabetes can consume sweets and chocolate .sweets should be consumed in a moderate amount.

6. People with diabetes should not involve themselves in any physical exercise, especially sports.

There have been diabetic sportsmen and women have disproved this myth. It becomes very important for People with diabetes to indulge themselves in exercises for a healthy lifestyle.

There are some factors where a diabetic patient should be careful about but people with diabetes can easily indulge in exercises.

7. People with diabetes are more prone to become ill

It is not right to say that People with diabetes are more likely to fall ill. The association of illness with diabetic people is that it makes blood glucose levels more difficult which at times increases the severity of an illness or infection. 

Thus, it is not true that people with diabetes can easily catch a cold or fall ill.

8. People with diabetes should avoid carbs

There is no evidence to suggest that people with diabetes need to avoid carbs, though some people choose eating plans that avoid them. In fact, the evidence suggests that including the right amounts of carbs, protein, and fat can help manage your blood glucose levels. Working with your health care team can help you find the right balance for you.

9. Diabetes is a contagious disease.

Most people believe that Diabetes is contagious. Diabetes is proved as being a non-communicable illness there is no chance of it as being passed on by sneezing, through touch, or by blood or any physical contact. 

Though children can suffer from diabetes if it is in their genes but not necessarily.

10. If you have diabetes, it is easy to detect by symptoms.

Though every illness shows it’s symptoms but it is not always true that it can be easily identified by them. For instance, Type 2 diabetes is not easily identified. It can go easily go undiagnosed because it usually has few or no symptoms when it starts to develop initially.

11. Insulin is harmful.

Insulin is the most opposite of being harmful .it is indeed a lifesaver but can be difficult to manage for some people. New and improved insulin has the power to reduce blood sugar. Doctors test your blood sugar levels, to know how your treatment plan is working for you.

12. Women with diabetes getting pregnant are not okay.

Women who have diabetes can get pregnant. They can too have a normal pregnancy if they maintain a healthy diet.

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According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 1 in 3 women suffers from diabetes, many of which are not even available for proper healthcare and are not aware of the disease. Diabetes during pregnancy or uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy is the biggest problem. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death of women worldwide, and it causes around 1.6 million deaths every year.

Psychological effects on women

Diabetes can also affect a woman’s sex life as a result of her psychological effects. If not controlled timely, high blood sugar can damage the nerves and blood vessels in the body. It can also block blood flow to the genitals. Therefore, a women’s emotional response to diabetes can impair her sexual desire and can cause many problems:

  • Fear and depression after suffering from diabetes
  • The stress of disease and regarding its treatment
  • Fear of rejection from your spouse
  • Self-harm thoughts that can even lead to depression

Fertility hormones have an effect on the blood sugar level in women who are at the age of childbearing. Blood sugar levels are affected and fluctuations occur when hormonal levels are at peak during menstruation.

The effect is often negligible, but in some women, changes in diet and decreased physical activity can sometimes affect blood sugar levels especially during menstruation.

Diabetes and pregnancy

Some women develop diabetes for the first time after becoming pregnant. This is called gestational diabetes (Jess-ty-shan-ul). Other women might also develop diabetes before they become pregnant. Use the below-mentioned tips which can help you guide towards maintaining diabetes during pregnancy.

What can women with diabetes do?

The first step is to see a doctor. Diabetes can also affect a woman’s sex life apart from other factors, like menopause, drugs and relationship problems. All such hormonal changes can lead to sexual problems. Others may highlight certain conditions that require full physical attention.

Controlling blood sugar levels is essential for maintaining your sexual health as well as your overall health. Women should monitor their blood sugar level, follow their diet plan, and should intake only doctor-prescribed medications and insulin. Regular inspection is necessary to check on the adjusted blood sugar levels.

Some women can also benefit from seeing a counselor. Sometimes the stress of controlling diabetes is very high. A therapist can help a woman deal with stress and related concerns.

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When you have diabetes, it is normal for you to feel irritated, depressed or angry. You are overwhelmed with so many emotions all at once. You would know what you need to do in order to stay healthy, but sticking to your plan can be difficult. This section provides tips on dealing with diabetes, eating healthy, and being active.

Eat Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

The Heart Association has assembled an online collection of delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes to satisfy your cravings, be it sweet, savory or salted.

Exercise daily

Physiologists and related professionals can help you find a routine that suits your fitness level. Regular exercise helps improve your blood sugar levels, balance, coordination, and overall health. Many senior centers also offer programs for older people as they tend to be the most affected by this disease.

Eat Healthily

There is no specific diet for diabetes, but the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and animal products that are low, having adequate sweet content in them, and processed foods can control your blood sugar and prevent complications. It is also important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Registered dieticians can help you plan a meal specific to you.

Living actively

Consult your doctor if you have any questions about diabetes.
Set a goal to be active on most days of the week. Start slowly for 3 minutes, 3 times a day.

Work to increase the strength of your muscles twice a week. Use stretch bands, do yoga, gardening (digging and planting with tools) or try push-ups for your daily exercise. Stay healthy by following your meal plan, walking and jogging.

Reduce Stress

If you are undergoing a lot of stress then it will definitely affect your daily life. So make sure to avoid stress as much as possible and try to live a happy and healthy life free of diabetes.

Keep a check on your sugar level regularly and take the advice of a doctor. Do not take diabetes medicine on your own and always consult your doctor before taking any medication. You should be very cautious if you are pregnant. Pregnant women face a lot of issues if they are diabetic. Consult your doctor on a regular basis and be very careful of your diet.

Note: Ask for help when frustrated. A mental health counselor, support group, community member, friend, or family member. Anyone who listens to you and your problems would help you to get over it.

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Do you know what superfood is and how is it different from ordinary food? Today, the main focus of people is on their health. For this, people maintain their diet and food intake and also go to the gym regularly to stay healthy. There are many people who suffer from diabetes and therefore, their certain food items one can take to improve their condition. These food items are known as a superfood for diabetes and some of them are listed below.

Non-Starchy vegetables

Vegetables that are high in starch content will have higher GI and they are not suitable for diabetes patients. A diabetic person will have to eat non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, bitter gourd, gourd, spinach, etc. Non-starch vegetables contain vitamins, fibers, and phytochemicals which constitute a heavy diet. As diabetic patients should avoid staying hungry, these vegetables could keep their appetite under control. These vegetables are also low in calories and carbohydrates. They have a GI level of less than 55.

Greek yogurt

Studies have shown that if you add Greek yogurt to your daily diet, then you will reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 14%. Therefore it is highly recommended to include Greek yogurt full of probiotics, calcium, and protein in your diet.

Cabbage and leafy green vegetables

Bananas, cabbage, and green leafy vegetables are full of vitamins. Vitamin A and K are found in abundance in such vegetables. Keel contains a chemical called glucosinolates that help neutralize the substances which are a cause for cancer. It is also full of potassium and helps to manage blood pressure. Hence, it is called a superfood for diabetes.

Tomatoes

Whether you eat a raw or cooked tomato, it is better than just food for you. Lycopene is an antioxidant and it eliminates the risk of cancer. Along with tomatoes, you should also intake fruits which fall in the non-starchy category and have a low GI. A diabetic patient should eat up to 200 grams of tomatoes every day.

Berries

Diabetes has a negative effect on your eyes, so to avoid this, it is important that you include berries in your diet daily. These fruits filled with vitamin C are considered to be the powerhouse of anti-oxidants. Berries are high in antioxidants and they reduce the risk of heart related diseases and cancer.

Orange or other citrus fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapes are full of fibers and are said to be the enemies of diabetes. But remember one thing, do not drink their juice but consume them in their raw form. The GI score of orange is 40 while the GI score of orange juice reaches 50. The grape has the lowest GI score of 25.

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Note: The tips and advice suggested in the article is general information and should not be considered as professional medical advice. Consult your doctor before starting any kind of fitness program or making any changes in your diet.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the blood sugar level in your body increases. The main source of energy in your body is the blood sugar stored in it and it comes by the intake of food rich in carbohydrates. The insulin hormone produced by the pancreas helps the glucose present in your food to be used for preparing and storing energy in your cells. Now sometimes it might happen that your body does not make a sufficient amount of insulin. The glucose then stays in your blood and does not reach your cells.

If the glucose level in your blood increases, you may incur some health problems. Most common of which is Diabetes. Although there is no permanent cure for diabetes, there sure are certain steps that you can follow to manage your blood sugar level and stay healthy. But for this, you will have to know the reasons behind diabetes so that you can overcome it.

When insulin reaches the pancreas, the level of glucose in the blood increases. This condition is called diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made by the digestive gland. This is the hormone that controls the amount of sugar in our body. In this situation, the increased level of glucose starts damaging various organs of the body.

Heart attack and stroke are the main cause of death among diabetes patients. For people who suffer from diabetes, the risk of heart attack increases by fifty times. Increasing the amount of glucose in the body causes hormonal changes which affect both blood vessels and veins. This may even cause an artery blockage leading to a heart attack. The risk of stroke also increases. The retina of a person would also be damaged if diabetes is not treated for a prolonged period of time.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • High level of thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Vision becomes Blurry
  • Healing of cuts or wounds would be slow
  • Tingling in the hands
  • tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

These are some measures to prevent diabetes

  • Keep a regular check on your glucose level and be alarmed if it is more than 100-125 prior to and after your meal. Undergo the HbA1c test every three months to monitor your sugar level and accordingly take medicines only after consulting a doctor.
  • If you cannot go to the gym, then walk for three to four kilometers per day and do yoga exercises.
  • Eat low-calorie food. Completely eliminate the sweetened food items from your meal. Include vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, dairy products and sources of omega-3 fats in your diet. Apart from this, fiber should also be consumed in good quantities.
  • Instead of eating three times a day, eat at regular intervals.
  • Reduce smoking and alcohol consumption, or quit altogether if possible.
  • Do not stress over office work and get enough sleep at night. Less sleep is not good for health. To reduce stress, you should meditate or listen to music, etc.
  • Undergo a routine health check-up and monitor your sugar level daily so that it never exceeds the optimum level. Once the sugar level increases, it is very difficult to bring it down.
  • Take 2 kg of wheat and barley and mix it well with one kg of a gram. Eat chapattis made of this flour in your meal.
  • Diabetes patients should include drumstick, spinach, turmeric, turnip, radish, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, and leafy vegetables in their daily diet.
  • In fruits include berries, lemon, tomato, papaya, melon, raw guava, orange, seasonal, pear in your diet. Mangoes, bananas, apples, dates, and grapes should not be eaten because they are high in sugar content.
  • Soak fenugreek seeds at night and eat it every morning.
  • Include almonds, garlic, onion, sprouts, etc. in your food and intake less potato, rice, and butter.

If you do not get timely treatment for diabetes, it can be very dangerous for you. Pay more attention to your daily lifestyle, balance your diet and include exercise in your daily routine, do not let yourself towards obesity. Therefore, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and monitoring your daily diet is the key to improving your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.

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