Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Diabetes on the rise in pandemic season

People with existing predispositions, who do not have diabetes, would do well to keep a watch over their blood glucose level in this pandemic season. We are getting a lot of new patients now. One big...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Health  /  Published 01.09.20

Answers to your health queries

Q. I am morbidly obese and have diabetes. I am on insulin but my diabetes is not under control. Weight loss results in better control of diabetes. A loss of as little as 10 per cent of weight can red...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 29.08.20

Diabetes may strike Covid patients under treatment, warn experts

An expert group on diabetes has urged doctors to stay vigilant against several “scenarios” during the coronavirus epidemic that could increase the risk of uncontrolled blood sugar in diabe...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 21.07.20

Proper exercise and diet

I exercise regularly but my weight remains absolutely constant and my shape (sagging arms and protuberant belly) has not changed at all. In addition to exercise, you need to count your calories. Eat ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Masks: when to change after getting home?

Q. How often should I change my mask? Facemasks are going to be a way of life for a long time to come. You need four to five masks. They must be removed when you come from outside, washed with soap a...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 10.04.19

Insulin: Why and how

Indians have a propensity to develop diabetes. Once they hit 40, seven per cent become diabetic. Then there are those poised on the threshold — the prediabetics, those with gestational diabetes and ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 28.09.19

Diabetes fast-feast drug guidelines

A medical panel has formulated what is being described as the country’s first guidelines that specify certain modifications in medications to shepherd diabetes patients through periods of fasting an...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.19

Way to wellness through therapies

Wellness for men need no longer be just about making a weekend visit to a salon or spa for some relaxation.A treatment centre for men that opened in Joka on Sunday offers a bouquet of alternative heal...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.19

800 walkers on Diabetes Day

Hundreds of Calcuttans from different walks of life walked close to 2km around Victoria Memorial on Thursday morning to raise awareness on the need to fight and prevent diabetes.The 10th edition of th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 27.11.18

Paan caution to diabetes patients

A panel of physicians has recommended that persons with diabetes should be screened and advised against betel quid chewing, saying the habit long recognised as a risk factor for multiple cancers also ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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