Diabetes and Obesity

Obesity can put you at risk of many health problems including diabetes, Knee pains, heart disease, and certain cancers.

The burden of diabetes is rapidly increasing in India and across the globe, with India contributing a major part of the global burden. In India alone, it is estimated that more than 1·3 billion people are living with Diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose levels in the body increases and the body become insulin resistant.

It is not known for sure why some people develop insulin resistance, but it is known that obesity and lack of physical activity make it worse. The connection between diabetes and weight loss is also seen in the fact that weight-loss can improve control or cure type 2 diabetes.

Treating Obesity Will Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Weight-loss is an important goal for persons affected by excess weight or obesity, particularly those with type 2 diabetes. Moderate and sustained weight can improve insulin action, decrease fasting glucose concentrations and reduce the need for some diabetes medications.

Weight loss is key to reverse diabetes. Weight loss can not only help you manage your diabetes, sometimes losing enough weight could help you live diabetes-free, especially if you’ve only had the disease for a few years and haven’t needed insulin.

Bariatric surgery improves weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery limits the food intake capacity by reducing the size of the stomach. This helps you feel full much sooner than normal.

There is more than one type of bariatric surgery. Based on Body Mass Index (BMI), the physicians will determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery and, if so, which type of bariatric surgery will work best for you.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric weight loss surgeries performed so far. Over 400 new patients, every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Does Weather Affect Diabetes?

I knew that many variables, such as stress, may affect blood sugar, but I was curious to find out if something as the weather could truly affect diabetes. And if others living with diabetes – need to take temperature and humidity into account?
The answer is yes. Both humidity and extreme hot or cold temperatures may affect both your body and any diabetes-related equipment you may use.
Humidity, so prevalent this summer across much of the country, may take a physical toll on anyone.

  • Typically, the human body cools itself off via evaporation: You sweat, and your temperature drops as air wicks the moisture off your skin. When it’s really humid out, though, the air is already full of water, and sweat, unable to evaporate, doesn’t cool you as effectively.
  • High humidity therefore increases the risk of heat exhaustion, and diabetes may add a twist.
  • Poor glucose management may affect one’s ability to sweat in the first place, making a person living with diabetes more likely to overheat.
  • In addition, high glucose levels may make you urinate more, so it’s especially important in hot, humid weather to stay hydrated with sugar-free beverages, and to test your blood glucose more often than normal.

Tips for managing blood sugar

Don’t allow the heat to keep you indoors. You can participate in outdoor activities and enjoy all types of weather as long as you take a few precautions.
Follow these tips to help manage your diabetes while enjoying the outdoors:

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Make insulin adjustments as needed.
  3. Test your blood sugars levels frequently.
  4. Keep items to treat low blood sugars with you.
  5. Take some snack with you.
  6. Protect your medication and supplies.
  7. Avoid sunburn.

Diabetes winter hacks

  1. Keep your diabetes devices and insulin out of the cold.
  2. Protect your immune system.
  3. Test, don’t guess.
  4. Keep your hands warm.
  5. Don’t stop moving.
  6. Keep an eye on your feet.

Exercise

Exercise has many benefits, the articles in this section show you ways to make physical activity a part of your daily routine. They also give practical tips for staying motivated, exercising with an insulin pump, and more!

Meal Planning

What you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat all have an impact on blood glucose, and following an individualized meal plan can help you improve blood glucose control.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric weight loss surgeries performed so far. Over 400 new patients, every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.
Nobesity also leads one of the best patient support group programs in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month

How to boost your metabolism

To boost metabolism, one need to burn calories from the body. How fast this process goes depends on a lot of things like gender, genes or age. As people grow older over the age of 40, their metabolism rate gets slow. However, some ways can help in improving metabolism:

  • The more muscle you have, the higher will be resting metabolic rate. Body burns calories even while we are resting. The resting metabolic rate is more in people who have more muscles
  • Perform high-intensity exercises like a more intense workout at the gym, small intervals of jogging, etc. We have to push ourselves for delivering a big, long rise in metabolic rate through high-intensity exercise.
  • Drink 8 or more glasses of water every day. It is required for processing calories. One can also try drinking unsweetened beverage and eat fruits and vegetables which have water present in them.
  • Ingredients present in energy drinks like caffeine can boost your metabolism. Also, there is taurine present that helps in speeding up metabolism. However, it is not recommended for kids and teens because they can cause issues like anxiety, high blood pressure, and sleep issues.
  • Have a small meal every 3 to 4 hours. Studies have shown that the metabolism slows down when you eat large meals with several hours in between.
  • Eat more spicy food as it can kick up metabolism. This is a temporary effect but it will definitely benefit. Try to cook food with a chopped of green chili or red chili pepper.
  • Replace carbohydrates with protein-rich foods in your diet. Human body burns more calories while digesting protein than it does by eating carbohydrates or fats.
  • Caffeine can make us feel less tired and increase metabolic rate for the short term. It also help in increasing endurance while exercising
  • Green tea has catechins and caffeine that can improve metabolism. Studies have shown that 2 to 4 cups of green tea can help in pushing body to burn 17% more calories for a short time.
  • Stay away from all the crash diets.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric weight loss surgeries performed so far. Over 400 new patients, every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.
Nobesityalso leads one of the best patient support group programs in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month

Timing Of Exercise May Be Key To Successful Weight Loss

While it is common to use the words physical activity and exercise interchangeably, they do not mean the same. The term ‘physical activity’ can be used for all movements that cause energy expenditure but the term ‘exercise’ stands for a planned, structured physical activity. So, for weight management to be effective, you not only need to be physically active, but you need to exercise!

Out of all the ways to lose weight, the role of exercise cannot be underestimated. It maintains the energy balance which helps the body in its attempts to establish homeostasis.

When searching how to lose weight fast, you may need to be more consistent regarding the time of the day irrespective of the intensity to make your weight loss programme a success. Engaging in moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise early morning has been reported to be associated with successful maintenance of weight loss. However, maintaining a specific time consistently everyday – morning, afternoon, evening, or night – is what matters.

In brief, consistency holds the key to your weight loss programs and so does Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery that has emerged as a science for those patients who want to lose weight.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric surgeries performed so far. Over 600 new patients every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Nobesity also leads the one of the best patient support group program in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month.

This Independence Day Pledge To Be Free From Obesity

Happy Independence Day

As we celebrate the independence of our motherland, we need to acknowledge that independence is about conquering anything that dominates you, breaks you, or hinders your journey to perfection.

Obesity not only makes you physically dependent on others but also dominates your mind, breaks you emotionally, and hinders your mental growth. I makes you feel belittled and much less than perfect for anything. It is not only your belly fat that you carry but also the strain of the limitations you have in your life because of it.

Independence is, in fact,
The freedom to improve human condition,
The freedom to pursue your happiness,
The freedom of expansion of human mind,
The freedom to develop and apply humanitarianism,
The freedom to create an individual’s will, motivations, preferences, and unique talents,
The freedom to enjoy freedom and empower others to do so

This freedom is not free but comes at a cost. The cost is bravery and sacrifice. You need to be brave and sacrifice on many things to fight obesity and be free.

“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.” – Brigham Young

So, this independence day:
Pledge to do what is right….
Pledge to fight obesity…..
Pledge to be free from it.

Tea Doesn’t Need Sugar To Taste Good

William Ewart Gladstone quoted:
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
If you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”

Tea has high amounts of health-promoting substances called flavonoids that bring down inflammation and help protect against conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A type of flavonoid called catechins boosts metabolism and helps your body break down fats more quickly. The caffeine present in many teas increases your energy use, causing your body to burn more calories. These two compounds probably work best together to make tea a weight loss beverage.

Even after weight loss, tea could help you keep it off by preventing the metabolism slowdown that’s common after dropping a few pounds.

But no one said sugar is a must in tea to have this effect!

In fact, excess sugar intake is known to be a public health problem and beverages having sugar contribute considerably to this intake. Scientists have also shown that sugar is not needed at all to make your cup of tea enjoyable. So, tea without sugar can be a healthy constituent of your weight loss Program and helps you to burn fat fast.

In the Era of weight loss surgery, other weight loss programmes are equally popular.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric surgeries performed so far. Over 600 new patients every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Nobesity also leads the one of the best patient support group program in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month.

Obese People Outnumber Smokers Two To One

While smoking has been considered one of the leading causes of all healthcare ailment statistics, obesity has now come up to be an epidemic that is spreading much faster than smoking and has already outnumbered it.

Data from different countries has shown that rate of obesity is soaring high like anything and the number of people who are obese is almost double that of smokers. One of the reason is that though children constitute the smoke-free generation, childhood obesity is record high. Also, while smoking has been reduced over the years due to advertisements and environment bans in certain places, no diet restrictions have been imposed on people to lose weight.

It has been said that smoking is a perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying as it has been implicated in cancers. However, double cases of cancers have been reported in people who don’t know how to lose weight!

It is high time that everyone understands that to “win the battle against the Obesity” awareness of the harmful effects of obesity is very important so that proper guidance for weight loss can be sought for.

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery has emerged as a science for those patients who want to lose weight.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric surgeries performed so far. Over 600 new patients every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Nobesity also leads the one of the best patient support group program in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month.

Salute to Nobesity Bariatric Nursing Team on International Nurses Day (12 May)

Our Bariatric Nurses are the indispensable support systems to both doctors and the patients at Nobesity.

On this International Nurses Day (12 May), we take a moment to thank them and appreciate their immense contribution to our patient recovery and post operative care.

Our Bariatric Nursing Team is a super specialist team in themselves.

They are specially trained to take care of special needs of Bariatric Surgery patients and their families– be it diet, supplements or boosting morale before surgery.

Before the patient is wheeled off into the operation theatre for the procedure, our nurses are known to  give a pep talk to calm down any last-minute fears.

While the surgery is in progress, on one hand  our OT nurses play a vital role in the theater, and on the other hand the ward nurses maintain contact with the family and help keep them away from needless anxieties.

After surgery, our three prime nurses who are specially trained to fulfil the post operative needs of the patients take charge.

They are the experts in helping

  • easy mobilization of the patient,
  • healthy liquid intake by advising the patients about the speed and frequency of liquids they should consume
  • breathing exercises

More often than not, when our patients visit the Center for follow-up, our nurses are the first ones to notice weight-loss and express positive remarks which helps patients as a positive reinforcement to maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve a life time success with weight loss.

Thus our Nobesity Bariatric Nursing team that makes patients feel special and cared on their weight loss journey is our treasure and we express our gratitude once again on this International Nurses Day.

World Health Day 7 April – Nobesity Bariatrics Center

World Health Day 7 April - Nobesity Bariatric Surgery Center

This World Health Day on 7 April, let us pledge to protect ourselves from health hazards and financial hardships:

 

2019 theme of World Health Day is to prevent people from health hazards and financial hardships.

 

80% of Indians pay out of pocket for healthcare which can lead to catastrophic health expenditures and families losing a life-time savings.

 

Non communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes type 2, heart disease, blood pressure, high cholesterol, debilitating arthritis, respiratory diseases such as asthma and sleep apnea etc. cause maximum financial impact to Indians and Obesity is the root cause of all these and 40- 50 other deadly non communicable diseases.

 

If we control obesity, we can avoid dealing with and spending on all these chronic diseases that are often a result of obesity.

 

Obesity patients even before developing these diseases spend huge amounts of money on trying to lose weight through diets, exercise regimes etc but most are unsuccessful in losing or sustaining lost weight for long. This is mainly due to obesity being a multi- factorial disease involving genes and hormones that make us gain the lost weight quickly.

 

For such patients, Bariatric Surgery has become a very viable and accessible line of treatment over the last decade and a half.

 

Bariatric surgery, is by far the most effective and scientifically proven way to lose all the extra weight and maintain the weight loss long term.

 

At Nobesity Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeries, Ahmedabad, Dr. Manish Khaitan and his team have successfully treated more than 3500 obesity patients who had been suffering from various health problems.

 

Our support program after surgery to achieve a life-time success is second to none in India.

 

For a detailed discussion on weight loss, preventing your self from a health hazard and potential financial hardships, call us on + 91 89999 49999 or Feel the Form here.

Indian Diet plan for Type-II Diabetes patients and How Bariatric Surgery can completely reverse type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is a ticking time bomb, that can explode unexpectedly at any moment – today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years later.

And, in the meantime as it ticks along, it destroys the diabetic’s life bit by bit.

Fluctuations in blood sugar is only one symptom of diabetes.

Several comorbidities are linked to this dreaded disease, which include cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, peripheral nerve issues like tingling and numbness, coordination and body balance issues, higher risk of bacterial and fungal infections, gangrene in limbs, gastropathy, sexual dysfunctions, gum and teeth problems, etc.

As per the data collected by the World Health Organization, bariatric surgery is the only scientifically proven treatment that has had success in resolving type 2 diabetes.

Blood sugar levels showed significant improvement post-surgery. Patients were able to reduce and in many cases get off diabetes medication, even before considerable weight loss had started.

At the Nobesity Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, we found that obese patients who underwent Roux-En-Y gastric bypass surgery were free from diabetes a few months post-surgery.

In 2017, 56 out of 68 diabetic patients who were operated on at Nobesity were able to put their diabetes into remission. The remaining moved to a much lower dose of medication.

In 2018, 59 out of the 63 who were operated on, managed to get off their diabetes medication completely and the others saw a reduction in their medication dosage.

At Nobesity a multidisciplinary approach is adopted to achieve not just weight loss but also relief from associated comorbidities. Our goal is to help our patients lead a disease-free, healthy and fulfilling life.

The dietitians at Nobesity recommend the following meal plan for individuals with diabetes. This plan is designed to help keep patients control their sugar levels and manage their diabetes.

However, Bariatric Surgery offers total reversal of type 2 diabetes in most patients as discussed above.

MEAL INDIAN ITEMS SOUTH INDIAN ITEMS
6:30 am Lemon juice (sugar free) + 4-5 almonds + 2-3 walnuts + 3 pista Water + diabetic protein powder (50 gms)
walk / gym walk / gym
7:30 am 1 veg paneer stuffed roti + green chutney / veg Dalia upma / veg oats upma – 1 katori / 1 small multigrain bread with 1 egg white omelette 2 idli sambhar / veg upma + green chutney / 1 toast with egg white bhurji
10:00 am skimmed milk – without sugar (200ml) fruit (50-100 gms) (restrict banana /chickoo /sitaphal / mango / grapes)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm 2 plain roti / 1/2 katori rice + 1 plain roti + dal / pulses / kadhi – 1 katori + vegetables – 1 katori (avoid potato, sweet potatoes, yam, beetroot) + salad / kachumber + 1 katori curd curd + rice 11/2 katori / 2 rotis + dal / pulses / rasam 1 katori + vegetables – 1 katori (avoid potato, sweet potatoes, yam, beetroot) + salad / raita
4:00 pm Tea – 1 cup (sugar free – 50 ml skimmed milk) + dry bhel (no sev) / moong khakhra 1 Tea – 1 cup (sugar free – 50 ml skimmed milk) + roasted channa with some puffed rice – 1 katori
5:30 pm buttermilk (curd – 150gms) buttermilk (curd – 150gms)
6:30 pm fruit (50-100 gms) (restrict banana /chickoo /sitaphal / mango / grapes) lemon juice (without sugar) – 1 glass
walk walk / gym
8:30 pm 1 jowar / multigrain roti / veg khichadi (less rice) + veg 1 katori + dal / pulses / 1 medium piece fish / chicken 2 small dosa sambhar plain / brown rice + dal + veg / 1 medium piece fish / chicken
10:00 pm skimmed milk – without sugar (200ml) skimmed milk – without sugar (200ml)
NOTES : oil / ghee – 1 tbsp = 15 ml /day / person oil / ghee – 1 tbsp = 15 ml /day / person
no sugar / jaggery / honey – use sugar free no sugar / jaggery / honey – use sugar free
make roti / chapati with lemon size ball of atta make roti / chapati with lemon size ball of atta