Exercises for diabetics

All You Need To Know About Exercises for Diabetic Patients

Exercises for diabetics

It is common knowledge that exercising promotes all round good health. And exercises for diabetic patients are a crucial part of their treatment. This is because an activity-filled daily routine helps to manage this condition far more efficiently. It can also help in preventing future complications.

What are the Benefits of Exercises for Diabetic Patients?

Exercise might make all the difference between failing health and invigorated zestful health. Here are some ways that exercise can help you if you are diabetic –

Glucose control

People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have very high blood sugar levels. This could be because either their bodies do not produce enough insulin or they have become resistant to insulin. That is why glucose keeps building up. But when you exercise, your muscles can use glucose without insulin. And this effect continues for quite some time after you have finished working out. So, this depletes the deposits of glucose in the body. The more regularly you exercise, the quicker your glucose level goes down.

Healthier Heart

Diabetes can lead to blocked arteries or arteriosclerosis. If there is a disruption in the flow of blood, the muscles of the heart slowly start dying. Eventually, this causes a heart attack. Exercise keeps the arteries clean and elastic, strengthens the muscles of the heart, and lowers bad cholesterol levels. Therefore, it negates the disastrous effect diabetes has on the heart.

Stabilizes Hypertension

There is a direct link between diabetes and high blood pressure. Almost 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes have hypertension. Exercising regularly has been proven to bring down your blood pressure and help keep it stable.

Helps curb Weight Gain

Diabetes messes with the body’s ability to break down sugar. And all the stored sugar converts into fat cells, which are deposited slowly but surely all over the body. That is why diabetic people tend to gain weight rapidly. But, if you work out every day, it will burn up calories and speed up your metabolism to help you lose weight in no time. Moreover, it will keep your weight stable.

Strengthens the Bones

Diabetes increases your risk of developing joint and bone-related ailments like osteoporosis. But, exercise prevents loss of bone-density by triggering the formation of new bone tissues. At the same time, it makes the muscles surrounding the bones stronger too.

Which Exercises are Ideal for Diabetic Patients?

  • Brisk walking for half an hour, 6 times a week
  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Squats
  • Push-ups and lunges

Exercise in moderation because going overboard with exercising can actually harm you. If diabetes is accompanied by other complications like kidney diseases, some exercises may not be ideal.

Conclusion

Diabetes is a magnet for illnesses. However, with the right exercises for diabetic patients and a proper diet, you can keep it in check.

If you want to know which kind of exercise regime will suit you, you can talk
to a Doctor through MediBuddy.

Sources:

  1. Endocrineweb
  2. Health Harvard
oral cancer causes and treatment

How to Identify Early Stage Mouth Cancer and Treat It

oral cancer causes and treatment

In India, mouth cancer is the third most prevalent form in the ‘head and neck’ cancer category. It can happen anywhere in the mouth- the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, on the lips, the roof or floor of the mouth or gums. Most cases of oral cancer occur after the age of 40 and they are more common in men than women.

What are the early warning signs of oral cancer?

In the early stages, the signs of oral cancer can be quite subtle. The signs to watch out for are:

  • Recurrence of ulcers and sores inside your mouth.
  • Unusual patches of red or whitish skin along the lining of your mouth
  • Swellings which might be painful
  • Teeth loosening for no apparent reason
  • Pain in the jaws or gums
  • Sudden thickening of mouth skin 
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Stiffness or pain along the length of the tongue
  • Soreness of throat
  • Voice becoming hoarse
  • Pain in the neck extending all the way up to the ears.
  • A feeling that there is something stuck at the back of your mouth.

If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, you should go for regular dental check-ups and keep an eye out for the above-mentioned symptoms.

What causes oral cancer?

Doctors have not yet identified the exact cause of mouth cancer. But there is a direct link between high incidence rates of cancer and tobacco use. Smokers are actually 3 times more likely to get cancer than non-smokers are. The International Agency for Research on Cancer identified tobacco as a carcinogen many years ago. It can lead to a mutation of the DNA of the cells of the mouth. When the unnatural cells begin to divide and spread rapidly, it becomes a case of oral cancer.

Moreover, a diet comprising red meat, fried and processed foods can up the risk of mouth cancer.

Diagnosis of oral cancer

If you notice any of the danger signs, visit a dentist at the earliest. An examination of the mouth is painless and quick. If the doctor feels there is a cause of concern, you might have to undergo a biopsy of the affected area. It means the extraction of a few tissues, which will be studied to see if the cells there are multiplying unnaturally.

Treatment for early-stage Oral Cancer

The earlier the cancer is detected, the more the chances of vanquishing it completely. Even in its early stages, surgery might be necessary. It includes the removal of the tumor and some of the healthy surrounding tissues to ensure that none of the mutated cells remains. If surgery alters the person’s appearance, then reconstruction surgery will follow.

Another effective treatment is brachytherapy. The surgeon inserts radioactive implants into the diseased tissues. The implants damage the cells’ DNA and do not allow them to divide.

Similarly, the doctor might advise radiation therapy that trains high-powered X-Rays at the affected site to destroy the tumor cells.

Conclusion

Mouth cancer is a dreaded disease and can bring pain and misery to a person’s life. Treatment is possible but it is expensive. It’s wiser to simply exercise some caution and try to prevent it in the first place.

Preventing cancer is far easier than treating it. So, if you want to know about
the measures you can adopt to prevent the onset of mouth cancer, talk to a
Doctor through MediBuddy today!

 

Sources:

  1. Medical news
  2. Mayoclinic
condition management programs by medibuddy

Give your customers the benefit of a Conditions Management Program

condition management programs by medibuddy

Lifestyle diseases are making the uphill climb. Helping policyholders manage conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension and Obesity, can help reduce claims related to these conditions.

Here are some eye-opening facts about these conditions:

  • Obesity has DOUBLED worldwide since 1980. More than 51% of Indians are overweight
  • India’s contribution to the world’s diabetic count is 17%
  • 1 in 5 young adults in India has high blood pressure.

 

Should Health Insurers provide a Conditions Management program?

Health Insurers can help improve health outcomes! Promoting health and wellness impacts the entire healthcare ecosystem, where every stakeholder benefits!

Conditions Management By MediBuddy is an on-call assisted program for people with moderate to high risk of these conditions.

Here’s a sneak-peek into the Conditions Management by MediBuddy

  • Expert Advice: Customers can resolve their health queries from General Physicians, Dieticians, Fitness Experts, and Psychologists.
  • Easy Booking: Customers can book preferred slots online.
  • Program Tracker: Keeps a record of short-term and long-term health goals of the customer’s health!

Give your policyholder the benefit of the Conditions Management Program by MediBuddy!

Sources: 

  1. What We Know About Obesity and Being Overweight, MediBuddy Blogs, 2019
  2. Diabetes Check In India: Needed More Than Ever, MediBuddy Blogs, 2019
  3. One in Five Young Adults in India has High Blood Pressure, Escardio, 2018
  4. Winning Workplace Wellness Program, MediBuddy Blogs, 2019
condition management programs by medibuddy

The Need For Condition Management Is NOW!

condition management programs by medibuddy

Lifestyle diseases are making the uphill climb. Are your employees safe from them?

Here are some eye-opening facts about these conditions:

  • 75% of the world’s population is affected by lifestyle diseases.
  • Obesity has DOUBLED worldwide since 1980. More than 51% of Indians are overweight.
  • India’s contribution to the world’s diabetic count is 17%.
  • 1 in 5 young adults in India has high blood pressure.

 

Should Corporates have a Condition Management Program?

More and more companies are looking for ways to handle the rising trend of lifestyle diseases. Corporate wellness programs focussing on conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, and Obesity can save India Inc. up to INR 139  billion. A healthier workforce leads to a happier workforce!

Conditions Management By MediBuddy is an on-call assisted program for people with moderate to high risk of these conditions.

Here’s a sneak-peek into the Conditions Management by MediBuddy:

  • Expert Advice: Employees can resolve their health queries from General Physicians, Dieticians, Fitness Experts, and Psychologists.
  • Easy Booking: Employees can book preferred slots online.
  • Program Tracker: Keeps a record of short-term and long-term health goals of the employee’s health!

Give your employees the benefit of the Conditions Management
Program by MediBuddy!

Sources:

  1. Lifestyle Diseases..Population, Times Of India, 2018
  2. What We Know About Obesity and Being Overweight, MediBuddy Blogs, 2019
  3. Diabetes Check In India: Needed More Than Ever, MediBuddy Blogs, 2019
  4. One in Five Young Adults in India has High Blood Pressure, Escardio, 2018
  5. Winning Workplace Wellness Program, MediBuddy Blogs, 2019