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.
The adage ‘health is wealth’ is truly important. Indeed, good health is a priceless wealth. This wealth must be protected by a healthy diet, regular physical activity and timely medical care. Exercise plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of different organs of the body. Everyday exercise strengthens muscles, improves mobility of the joints and boosts immunity. It also prevents various health conditions such as high blood pressure, abnormal lipid levels and Type 2 Diabetes. This issue of Diabetes Health focuses on 5 unique exercises that can help people with Diabetes keep fit. These exercises are easy to incorporate in everyday life and may add an extra zing to your daily workout to keep boredom away. This Diabetes Health issue also discusses the link between liver disease and Diabetes and provides tips to correctly store your Diabetes medication at home and during travel. Also in this issue: • Home-cooked food matters! • How our brain affects our weight • Track your glucose 24/7 • Why chromium is important • Quiz, answers to readers' queries, Diabetes news and a lot more