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.
Ketogenic or Keto diet is a new fad diet and is the talk of the town. Keto diet comprises a high amount of fat, a medium portion of protein and a very small portion of carbohydrates. The basic idea of Keto diet is to switch the body from using carbs as fuel to ketones as fuel. The ketogenic diet is well-known as an option for people with epilepsy. Keto diet does result in weight loss in the short term but is it really appropriate for people with Diabetes? This issue of Diabetes Health magazine looks at the Keto diet in a holistic manner. It answers questions about its feasibility and discusses in an in-depth manner about various do’s and don’ts while following Keto diet. The two-part cover story authored by endocrinologist and dieticians explains how Keto diets work. This issue also contains sample Keto menu plans as well as mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian Keto recipes. The latest issue of Diabetes Health also covers topics such as the role of sleep in better managing Diabetes, how to protect your heart health, easy workplace exercises and a lot more. Also in this issue: • Keeping blood sugar under check • Managing Diabetes in the workplace • The need to monitor sleep • Health benefits of Vitamin C • Quiz, answers to readers' queries, Diabetes news and a lot more