The number of diabetics in India has crossed the 70 million mark! History tells us that humanity’s battles against disease have been decisively won only with adequate knowledge and awareness among the people. Diabetes Health, a bi-monthly magazine published by the Chellaram Foundation, is an initiative in this direction. It is a step focused in the direction of education and awareness. In every issue we hope to deal with topics relevant to diabetes, in the context of modern Indian life.
Synopsis The human body is a complex system of organs - all playing a pivotal role in the functioning of the body. The pancreas is one such tiny organ of great value. When we eat, the carbohydrates in the food are broken down into sugar. The first organ to get into the action is the pancreas. It secretes insulin which processes the sugar and channelizes it as a fuel to the body. It helps the body to function smoothly and perform numerous tasks every day. Now imagine a state of absence of insulin. What happens to the accumulated sugar in the body? How does the body react to it? The cover story seeks to offer an insight into the intriguing world of insulin and explores solutions to bridge the gap between insulin and blood sugar metabolism. The latest issue of Diabetes Health magazine also covers topics such as inflammation and Diabetes, fruits to maintain healthy skin and a lot more. Also in this issue: • How Diabetes can affect kidney health • Using 5 senses to make healthy dietary choices • The goodness of magnesium • Keeping fit with Yoga • Quiz, answers to readers' queries, Diabetes news and a lot more