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Seven Online Tools to Manage Your Diabetes Better

Personalized health information to help you to monitor and manage your Diabetes

Assessment Calculators for Diabetes

Assessment Calculators for Diabetes

Medindia's diabetes calculators are useful adjunct in managing your condition better. Understanding your risk of diabetes, knowing the Glycemic index of food you consume or knowing how well is your diabetes controlled through the use of HbA1C will help in the day to day management of this chronic condition.

Blood Sugar-Conversion


Our easy to use blood sugar calculator helps you to get your blood sugar conversion results either in mg/dl used by the American system or in mmol/l used by the British system, which is accepted worldwide.

Blood Sugar-Conversion

Pregnancy Diabetes Calculator


Gestational diabetes calculator checks post prandial and fasting blood sugar level to tell if you have pregnancy diabetes. Know about gestational diabetes diet and more using this calculator.

Pregnancy Diabetes Calculator
Online Free Consultation

Online Free Consultation

Do you wish to consult an expert for your problem?
Medindia's panel of doctors will provide you with an online solution to your problem.

Understand your Diabetes Better

Understand your Diabetes Better

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise

Regular exercise especially in type II diabetes not only helps reduce the sugar but also reduces the demand for medication by 20% and helps you stay healthy.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Globalization and changing lifestyles has made diabetes very common in developing countries so much so that India is known as the Diabetes Capital of the World.

Top 10 Warning Signs of Diabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore

Top 10 Warning Signs of Diabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore

Warning signs of diabetes such as increased thirst, urinary frequency, prolonged infections, and delayed wound healing among others should not be ignored.

Tests for Blood Sugar

Tests for Blood Sugar

What is a blood sugar test? Blood sugar tests are used for diagnosis and management of diabetes. Common tests are HbA1C, fasting blood sugar, oral glucose tolerance and random blood sugar.

Decoding HbA1c Test for Blood Sugar

Decoding HbA1c Test for Blood Sugar

The HbA1c assay is the gold-standard measurement of chronic glycemia and measures the amount of glucose that binds to hemoglobin over a period of 3 months

Slide Show Explaining on Diabetes

Use Multimedia to learn more about Diabetes

Pictures speak a thousand words. Learn more about Diabetes through our slide show, videos and infographics.

Introduction to Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an inheritable metabolic disease, which makes it challenging for the affected individuals to convert food to energy. However, it can be easily managed through medications, regular exercising and proper diet.

Introduction to Diabetes

Understanding the Value of Testing Blood Sugar Level Regularly


Blood glucose level monitoring is a way to test the amount of glucose present in the blood. Monitoring blood glucose level on a regular basis is important for the care of diabetic patients..

Understanding the Value of Testing Blood Sugar Level Regularly

Learn more about Insulin


Insulin is a natural hormone that controls our blood sugar. Learn about types of insulin and devices for delivery including insulin syringes, pens and insulin pumps

Learn more about Insulin

Diet for Diabetes


The diabetic diet has to be used wisely in combination with insulin doses or with oral hypoglycemic drugs. The main objective of diabetic diet is to maintain the ideal body weight,..

Diet for Diabetes
Diabetes Related News & Reports

Diabetes Related News & Reports

Medindia provides you with the latest news and research breakthroughs on Diabetes.

Daily Exercise at Moderate Intensity can Fight Diabetes


Exercising every day at moderate intensity for just 30 minutes can control your blood sugar levels, thereby lowering the risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Daily Exercise at Moderate Intensity can Fight Diabetes

Eating Within 10-hour Window may Keep Diabetes, Heart Disease at Bay


Fight diabetes, heart disease: Time-restricted eating, a form of intermittent fasting, may help stave off diabetes and heart disease.

Eating Within 10-hour Window may Keep Diabetes, Heart Disease at Bay
Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes

Take a quiz and test your knowledge on diabetes, taking steps right away to control it will help you prevent more health problems later.

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes

Are you at risk for diabetes? To find out check out our health quiz.

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes Medications

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes Medications

How much do you know about the medications used to treat diabetes? Here are a few questions you could attempt to test your knowledge.

Test Your Knowledge on Gestational Diabetes

Test Your Knowledge on Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes, can lead to complications for the mother and the baby. Identifying these signs and a gestational diabetes test can help prevent diabetes effects on the baby.

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetic Nerve Pain | Diabetic Neuropathy

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetic Nerve Pain | Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes causes nerve damage in the legs and feet, which is termed as diabetic neuropathy. The symptoms may vary according to the type of nerve affected.

Personalized Health Record

Personalized Health Record

Medindia's 'Electronic Health Record' (EHR) is a powerful online self-management tool that empowers you to manage your own health. The current version has been dynamically programmed to not only store your health record online but to also deliver the highest quality healthcare information on the illness, procedure or medication you may be taking

Frequently Asked Questions

Several symptoms are associated with the disease and they may vary from patient to patient. Increased thirst and urination, weight loss despite of increased appetite, frequent infections including bladder, vaginal, and skin are among the symptoms.
Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing it to leave the blood stream and enter the cells. People with type I diabetes cannot make their own insulin in the body and must take insulin injections to meet the regular requirement. They can survive without insulin injections, but many may take insulin injections to control blood glucose levels more effectively. Insulin is taken as an injection. Patients who need insulin is taught to give his/her injections themselves.

In type II diabetes, the patient's body makes insulin, but is not able to use it effectively. They use medicines to control blood sugar in the form of pills, usually once or twice a day. These medicines work by preventing the body from sending sugar into the bloodstream when the naturally produced insulin is not working properly, releasing more Insulin into the bloodstream, and helping the body's own insulin move glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. Some people need insulin in addition to oral medicines. Some people no longer need medicines if they lose weight because their own insulin output is sufficient after reducing weight, fat, and sugar.

Insulin is taken as an injection. It is not available in tablet form.
Diet planning for diabetes includes choosing healthy foods, eating the right amount of food at the right time. Meal plans differ depending on the type of diabetes.

In insulin-dependent diabetes (Type I), following a fixed time daily to eat and the amounts and kind of food eaten is very important to allow food and insulin to work together to regulate blood glucose levels. If meals and insulin are out of balance, extreme variations in blood glucose can occur.

In Non insulin-dependent diabetes (Type II), weight control is the most important principle in addition to a well-balanced diet. The doctor and dietician will help you to chalk out a diet plan to follow.
In insulin-dependent diabetics when a dose of insulin is missed or if infection is present, weakness, drowsiness, headache, double vision, lack of coordination and convulsions or unconsciousness can occur.
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems because of complications caused by damage to large and small blood vessels and nerves, and decreased ability to fight infection. To prevent injury to the feet, diabetics should regularly checkup their feet.
So far the researchers do not know why diabetes occurs, but they know sugars do not cause it. During physical activity, they are the main energy source.

Diabetes is a disorder in the way the body handles sugars. People with diabetes do not make enough insulin. Or they cannot use the insulin their bodies do make.