Sunday, 26 January 2014

Diabetes & Pizza

Dear Friends,

We at Grass-Diabetes wish you are taking good care of yours and your near & dear ones.
For majority of us, health is not in our top of minds when we get up every day unless we have come across to health’s complicated ways of saying that it the first most important aspect of our life. We really wish you to stay healthy and enjoy the life.

So, how has been your week? I remember, we were supposed to discuss on “Controversy on Diabetes & Pizza” this week, diabetes or no diabetes it’s indeed a diabet-licious topic. Don’t you think so? But, I’m going to hold that for a while, because, we Indians we have a much more important thing to talk about this week - India’s 64th Republic Day!

After getting republic, India has grown and progressed on various fronts, be it agriculture, infrastructure development, healthcare research, economic liberalisation, defence capabilities, education reforms, space exploration, industrial output and many more. As we are about to celebrate our 64th republic day, India has witnessed over the years its growth and recognition as one of the strongest upcoming economy which the world can’t deny, we have everything to cherish for yet miles to go before we sleep.  The social and political structure of India is witnessing a paradigm shift which we are witnessing. Our team of diabetes specialists wishes you all a very happy Republic Day and also wishes to see us all thinking and acting in the best interest of our country.

When you think of the best way to contribute, the first step you should consider is to take care of yours and yours family’s health. The proactive measures are the best investment you can take for long term health benefits. Consider starting with an active lifestyle with moderate exercises, good eating habits, selecting nutrient food, and knowing your current health conditions.

Coming to our diabet-licious discussion, “Diabetes & Pizza”, let me start with the fact that the Type 2 diabetes do gets affected by what food you eat. If you are diabetic, the pizza you eat to fill your stomach makes your blood sugar take a boat ride like on a stormy sea. Yes, eating pizza can make your bold sugar go hay wire. Why? Cause, Pizza contains high saturated fat food which causes insulin resistance, though temporarily, which in turns slows down the initial blood sugar rise. Since the high fat content slows down the carbs, the blood sugar doesn’t rises as quickly as it would have done otherwise, but your insulin has done its work.  It’s a chain process which continues for hours to come. Eating pizza for diabetics needs a lot of involvement about how much you know about your carb intake. Depending upon your diabetes level, when you have a less saturated fat food, like say taking one-two slices of pizza, you don’t have to bother much. Pizza or no pizza, if you take any high saturated food content you may have to deal with the above boat ride of blood sugar. Being a diabetic, if you love to follow the ancient lifestyle routine try to avoid the pizza’s or such high fat food content. Controversy or no controversy, it’s mostly up to you to totally avoid eating those delicious cheese laden round-in-a-square-box food :) or eat it in moderation or just say, “heck with the boundaries”, just don’t forget your insulin.

If you aren’t diabetic but are afraid to think of diabetes every time you eat a pizza, just take a quick visit to, and register to know the risk of diabetes for yourself, you can also see the age at which you may get diabetes. Remember, it’s the proactive way of winning from this disease.

So, at this republic celebrate with India, celebrate your health, probably you can have some dark chocolates, it could protect you against diabetes.


The next will be on “Does Diabetes results in sexual problems”. Stay connected with us and remember, Happier People Age Better, Live Longer, so just be happy!

Dr. MS Singhal

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