A Deadly Quartet

– Dr. Sushil Jindal, Consultant, Endocrinologist, Bhopal Metabolic Syndrome refers to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high lipid levels. Keep them in check to avoid heartburn later. In my clinical practice, I encounter an increasing number of patients with the dreaded lifestyle-related condition called metabolic syndrome. This syndrome collectively refers to diabetes, obesity, high […]

Switch for healthier recipes Substitute Ingredients

We all know, we need to eat healthy, but does this mean we need to give up our grandmother’s recipes which tasted very good but are in the category of not so healthy foods? You love to eat them, but are worried about sugar, fat, salt or cholesterol content. Do not worry; you can make […]

Preparing your child and family for a life with diabetes

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, it comes as a shock for parents. All parents require some time to become comfortable with administering insulin shots, scheduling blood tests, mealtimes and carbohydrate counting. Parents also face the dilemma of how to teach children the reality of diabetes, how to tell and make relatives and friends […]

Diabetes and Tuberculosis

– Dr. Sushil Jindal, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist, Consultant Physician It is generally believed that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of weak and poor. In diabetics this is not true. TB both in lungs and outside lungs is 3 to 4 times more common in diabetics as compared to non-diabetics. It can afflict relatively well maintained and […]

A to Z of Diabetes

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Lipid Profile and Diabetes

– Dr. Sushil Jindal Lipid Profile and Diabetes: Lipids are a diverse class of chemical substances which are slimy or oily to touch and are soluble in organic solvents like alcohol but are insoluble in water. They include fats / oils, wax, soaps and sterols. They are good source of energy. Lipids are also required […]