on 21 Januvary 2021 by Droobi

How Thyroid Affects Diabetes?

 

The Thyroid has an important role in the body’s metabolism thus it affects diabetes also.

It might not always be easy to control diabetes when you have thyroid dysfunction. Hyper and hypothyroidism will lead to high or low blood sugars,

Thyroid dysfunction and diabetes

 Diabetes friendly comfort food for winter season

on 07 Januvary 2021 by Droobi

The Winter Obstacle

A change in the weather can take a toll on the body for each season, requiring some diet changes to help provide more energy. Eating healthy throughout the winter months can be challenging for many reasons since food is a main pillar of most winter celebrations.

on 07 Januvary 2021 by Droobi

Grocery shopping is a key process in keeping a heathy lifestyle. Yet it can be a difficult task, even for the most organized person. A lot of choices, many temping foods, needing time and effort…Planning is the solution.

Healthy Grocery Shopping

Happy and healthy new year

on 31 December 2020 by Droobi

With all the great things the holidays bring they also cause some extra stress. Many diabetic and other chronic condition people especially can feel some extra stress during this time of year between different events, hosting friends, family and of course, holiday food!

Therefore, it is important to keep blood sugars in check and manage other disease throughout the year and not “get off track” during the holidays.

on 24 December 2020 by Droobi

Diabetes self-management is the most crucial component of care for all those living with diabetes. Addressing the family environment is necessary since this is the context in which the majority of disease management occurs. Family members can actively support and care for patients with diabetes for better management.

Experience of living with someone who has Diabetes

What not to eat with diabetes

on 17 December 2020 by Droobi

When you have diabetes, food choices make a big difference in your every-day blood sugar management. Some foods are definitely better than others. Nothing is completely banned yet some items should be occasional treats. It’s easiest to manage your diabetes if you mainly stick to the “best” food options.

on 03 December 2020 by Droobi

The Winter season is always different…it can be busy and exciting for a lot of us. With events like family dinners, friends gatherings, different weather activities…, we have plenty of distractions to keep us from focusing on our health and taking care of ourselves as we would normally.

Diabetes and Winter

Handwashing & Health

on 03 December 2020 by Droobi

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community. Handwashing prevents most of the common infections. 

on 26 November 2020 by Droobi

A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health care professional who specializes in educating and supporting people with diabetes. They promote self-management of diabetes, which will help people living with diabetes or prediabetes to develop individualized goals for better health and wellbeing.

Diabetes Educator

Smoking and Diabetes

on 19 November 2020 by Droobi

Smoking is one of the leading preventable cause of various lifestyle diseases. We all know that smoking is bad for our health but when it comes to diabetics, it can be worse and life threatening.

on 12 November 2020 by Droobi

The World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14th of November every year. This was established in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation along with WHO to create an awareness around the world about Diabetes. This day is consecrated for everyone to know more about the management and the prevention of diabetes. 

World Diabetes Day

Diabetic eye disease 

on 05 November 2020 by Droobi

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems like diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataract, and glaucoma. Though there will not be any symptoms at the beginning, over time, poorly managed diabetes can cause damage to the eyes leading to poor vision and sometimes even blindness.

on 29 October 2020 by Droobi

Flu is a viral infection which is spread through inhaling small droplets when someone nearby with the virus coughs or sneezes. People with diabetes, even when well-managed, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus, and ear infections are some of the flu-related complications. 

Diabetes and Flu

Diabetes distress

on 22 October 2020 by Droobi

Diabetes distress is a state in which people experience feelings such as stress, guilt, or denial that come from living with diabetes and the burden of self-management. It has also been linked to worse health outcomes. Diabetes distress is the emotional response to living with diabetes, the burden of relentless daily self-management and its long-term complications. 

on 15 October 2020 by Droobi

The theme for ‘World Food Day’ for the year 2020 is ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain, Together’. Life has changed for the entire world with the pandemic COVID-19. It has created a time for people to reflect on things we truly cherish and our basic needs. 

World Food Day

Diabetes and Breast Cancer

on 10 October 2020 by Droobi

Type 2 Diabetes may affect multiple organs in different ways, and the female breast is not an exception. Breast cancer has been shown to be more common in women with type 2 diabetes, particularly among older patients who have gone through menopause, with research showing that diabetic women are up to 20% more likely to develop postmenopausal breast cancer than older, non-diabetic women. 

on 01 October 2020 by Droobi

We all have a favourite season of the year, could be spring flowers, fall colors, winter cold, summer sun… yet what we don’t always think about is the serious havoc, weather change has on the body, health, and overall wellbeing. 

Your body in weather change

How does Diabetes affect your sexual health?

on 27 September 2020 by Droobi

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent lifestyle diseases around the world. And, among the health complications of poorly managed diabetes are the sexual ones, which unfortunately may be disregarded in education sessions because of the discomfort they bring to the conversation.

on 17 September 2020 by Droobi

You may find yourself guilty of taking your heart for granted, not giving it the care it deserves. In fact, your heart is beating every single day non-stop to ensure food and oxygen is reaching every cell in your body, making you fully functional in every way.

Diabetes and heart disease

What is a Heart-Healthy diet?

on 10 September 2020 by Droobi

Heart healthy diet or else known as a “Cardiac diet”, is a diet plan that focuses on eating plenty of nutrient rich foods. Following a heart healthy diet is usually recommended for people who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or any other history of heart disease, or chronic condition such as diabetes and obesity. 

on 03 September 2020 by Droobi

Diabetes and heart disease often go hand in hand. That is why, its crucial to understand the connection between the two conditions as it will be the first step towards prevention.
Over time, high blood sugar can damage blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. 

Diabetes and heart disease

Healthy meals/snacks idea for busy parents and kids

on 27 August 2020 by Droobi

When life gets busy, making homemade meals can fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Drive-through or take-out meals, may sound more realistic and time-friendly! While there is nothing wrong with the occasional fast-food meal, cooking meals at home can reduce the amount of added fat and sodium and give you control over the types of ingredients going into your family’s meals.

on 20 August 2020 by Droobi

This year's back-to-school season is going to be unlike any before. With so many questions around school reopening, many parents do not know how to prepare their kids. So, in this blog, Droobi will provide you with simple steps to help you prepare your children to return to school with confidence, optimism, and excitement.

How to Prepare Your Children for a Safe Back-to-school?

on 13 August 2020 by Droobi

The secret to healthy aging is being proactive about your health and working towards wellness. This includes staying active, eating right, staying involved in your community, and regular visits with your primary care provider.Droobi believes that the earlier you work towards wellness the better. So, here is a 10 checklist items for a healthy aging you can follow:

Checklist for healthy aging

on 06 August 2020 by Droobi

For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Yet millions struggle every day with health and safety challenges such as chronic disease, falls, and mental health issues—all of which can severely impact quality of life.

Diabetes guidance for Eid al-Adha

on 30 July 2020 by Droobi

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing social distancing is highly recommended especially during the days of Eid Al-Adha, as families and friends unite to pray together and give alms. Even though social gatherings are normal during Eid, avoiding it - at all costs - is essential to reduce the chance of spreading the disease.

Safety precautions during Eid Al -Adha

on 23 July 2020 by Droobi

Eid al-Adha is usually a joyous occasion characterized by an abundance of indulging food buffets and sugary delights. When it comes to diabetes, over-indulging can have serious consequences sooner than later, especially when it is accompanied by complications. 

Diabetes guidance for Eid al-Adha

Traveling During Corona

on 16 July 2020 by Droobi

When you travel, you are at a higher risk of getting infected and spreading COVID-19 so staying home is the ultimate best way to protect yourself and others.

 

However, if you already took the decision to travel, you can do your best to have a safe flight by applying the following tips:

on 09 July 2020 by Droobi

Summer is a beautiful time. For some, it means an extra time off, a time to restructure their life in a way that best serves them and their health. That can be done by letting go of old harmful habits and interestingly, the one best proven way to get rid of bad habits is to replace them with good ones!

5 healthy habits to start this summer

The national month for breastfeeding!

on 02 July 2020 by Droobi

What do you know about breastfeeding benefits? Are they limited to the baby? Or the mother can also benefit from breastfeeding?

In fact, there are more than 20 reasons to choose breastfeeding over formula feeding. But, before going over them, remember that all mothers can breastfeed even if it might be harder for some.

on 28 June 2020 by Droobi

The combination of diabetes, heat and high humidity can be truly dangerous, as people who live with diabetes are more vulnerable to heat than other people.

Diabetes and Heat

Men & Diabetes

on 18 June 2020 by Droobi

Day after day, it is being established that mental and physical health are strongly correlated. Remember when you were in a good mood…

on 11 June 2020 by Droobi

Why care about the food we eat? Is it that much of a big deal?

Well, besides the fact that through healthy eating you can avoid a huge number of various diseases, the way you eat can help you be more energetic, productive and at ease.

Men and Healthy eating

Men & Diabetes

on 21 May 2020 by Droobi

Men’s health is not an easy topic, and diabetes-related problems could be life-threatening if not taken care of.

on 28 May 2020 by Droobi

Men’s health is at risk for many diseases that could be prevented. The greatest threats to men’s health and life, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, are mainly heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and stroke.

Man’s Health- A starting guide 

Happy Healthy Eid

on 21 May 2020 by Droobi

Eid al Fitr is a happy festival for muslims around the world, it marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Culturally, celebrations are usually accompanied by large meals, buffets and many treats.

on 14 May 2020 by Droobi

Fasting can widely benefit your health when coupled with healthy eating. Research has associated fasting with weight loss, improved blood sugar control, heart health, brain function and energy.

Healthy Suhoor and Futoor

Coffee Addicts & Ramadan

on 07 May 2020 by Droobi

Caffeine is a natural ingredient found in coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans…It is usually most common in coffee and tea, also added to some carbonated drinks, chocolate and headache medications. 

on 30 April 2020 by Droobi

You may wonder, is it safe for a women diagnosed with gestational diabetes to fast? 

To begin with, is it safe to fast during pregnancy in the first place?

Gestational diabetes and Ramadan: what you should know?

Considerations for fasting with diabetes

on 23 April 2020 by Droobi

For people who live with diabetes, fasting for long periods is actually risky. Especially when talking about people with type 1 diabetes or uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, fasting can be the origin of serious health issues.

on 16 April 2020 by Droobi

Few days are left before the holy month of Ramadan knocks our doors! Using those days to properly prepare our bodies, minds and souls for it will not only make the fast easier, but fruitful with the desired results.

Staying Prepared for Ramadan during pandemic

How to Keep Your Mind Calm during the Corona lockdown?

on 09 April 2020 by Droobi

Working from home, indefinitely delaying travel plans, social isolation, news overload, having uncontrolled children at home, losing jobs or money and worrying about the uncertain future…We understand. This is the definite recipe for stress, anxiety and depression.

on 02 April 2020 by Droobi

The immune system is a well-designed system, you don’t want it to work more than normal otherwise it can lead to serious problems like auto-immune diseases. However, it is our duty to support our body systems in working to their best performance, and that is doable.

Can we boost our immune system against Corona Virus?

Breastfeeding and diabetes, what should I know?

on 26 March 2020 by Droobi

Will I be able to breastfeed if I live with diabetes?

You should always breastfeed! Diabetes might affect your ability to produce milk making the production slower, however well controlled diabetes should reduce this problem.

on 19 March 2020 by Droobi

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus in China. The symptoms of this disease include fever, difficulty breathing and dry cough... To prevent yourself from catching this infection, wash your hands very well before touching your face, avoid crowded places and avoid physical contact with other people. 

Staying healthy during the corona outbreak 

Will my baby have diabetes if I have gestational diabetes?

on 12 March 2020 by Droobi

Have you heard of gestational diabetes or ever experienced it? Below are few frequently asked questions regarding gestational diabetes, answered by Droobi diabetes experts.

on 05 March 2020 by Droobi

The way men and women experience diabetes is not exactly the same. Women with diabetes face a number of challenges that men would not deal with. In this week's blog, we will go over the challenges that make diabetes different in women than it is in men and the best way to cope accordingly.

Diabetes and women

Fit Diabetes into your life 

on 27 February 2020 by Droobi

life will dramatically change. You will be anxious, worried and sometimes scared, thinking that your health is now threatened by health complications and you have a lot of changes to do in your lifestyle.  

on 20 February 2020 by Droobi

How many times you have made resolutions to become healthier but only stuck with it for the first few weeks? The act of saying that we want to lose weight, get rid of our diseases and have more energy is easier than actually applying what needs to be done every single day. 

I want to change. What should I know?

Diabetes and exercise

on 13 February 2020 by Droobi

You are aware of the importance of exercise and have been for so long, yet now you may have decided to finally incorporate physical activity in your life. You don’t have a clear idea of where to start. How long to exercise… and what is safe for your condition... Don’t worry, we got you covered!

on 06 February 2020 by Droobi

Physical Activity is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. It is very important for your wellbeing and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

The single best thing you can do for your health

Fibers: essential part of every healthy diet 

on 30 January 2020 by Droobi

You may have heard about fibers and the importance of adding fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts to your diet, but you never really understood why fibers are so good to your health. 

on 23 January 2020 by Droobi

You might get the feeling that losing weight is very difficult, maybe impossible! You have done everything right, yet your weight on the balance is not moving. Well, you might be doing it wrong without knowing it. Here are 5 things you may be doing that hinder your efforts of losing weight.

We all make mistakes while trying to lose weight

on 16 January 2020 by Droobi

Diabetes is a challenging disease mainly because controlling it requires you to make a number of changes to your daily routine like eating well, exercising, monitoring blood glucose, managing stress, sleeping better and many others.

With Droobi, diabetes control easier than ever

on 09 January 2020 by Droobi

We hear a lot about food and its impact on blood sugars, but we don’t always get the full story.

What is blood sugar?

Blood sugar, or blood glucose, is the main sugar found in blood. Your body breaks down some of the food you eat into sugar that circulates in your blood.

How does eating affect your blood sugar?

on 02 January 2020 by Droobi

The best way to start your new year is by aiming to be Healthy!                                                

Being physically active and having healthy eating habits are a great start to help you prevent and manage diabetes. You may have been told by your doctor, asked by your family, thought about the change yourself.  

The recipe to healthy change

on 26 December 2019 by Droobi

People who have excess weight or obesity are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes along with many other health conditions such as : heart disease, high blood pressure, some kinds of cancer, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, gout, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, dyslipidemia...

8 ways to reach a healthy weight 

on 19 December 2019 by Droobi

In 2019, nearly 463 million adults around the world live with diabetes and 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is affecting more and more people of all ages.

You are not alone!

on 11 December 2019 by Droobi

Healthy pregnancy

Pregnancy is usually an exciting and life-changing period. Many milestones will be anticipated, as mommy gets to hear baby’s heartbeat at around 8 weeks, she gets to count the fingers and toes around 10 weeks 

4 steps to having a happy and healthy pregnancy

Portion control and weight loss

on 28 Januvary 2021 by Droobi

Weight loss has become the trendiest topic nowadays. Everyone looks for the easiest and fastest way to lose weight. However, one of the major keys for successful long lasting weight loss is… portion control. Yes, that simple and that easy!

on 13 April 2021 by Droobi

Ramadan is an important holy and blissful month celebrated across the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day. This includes patients with diabetes as well. 

A Healthy guide to Ramadan fasting.