Diabetes -An Epidemic Killing India

Diabetes – “A chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces” !

In India ~70 million people are diabetic & if continue at this rate, we will cross ~100 million by 2030 according to researchers. Yes,it’s true India has become the diabetic capital of the world. Diabetes causes some serious health issues including kidney failure, blindness, stroke and heart diseases.


Why Indians are more prone to Diabetes:
  1. Genetic is most prevalent reason for rapid scale.
  2. The Indian diet is rich in carbohydrates and processed sugar foods. Huge consumption of soft drinks which contains large amount of sugar which leads to obesity.
  3. Urban lifestyle of people working on laptops for long hours and and less physical work.
  4. Indian adults with a lower BMI(body mass index) are at high risk of diabetes.
Besides the health risks, diabetes pushes the masses to poverty. Reports say that one-fourth of person’s income is being spent on managing diabetes and related diseases due to diabetes. Problem lies that most people are not aware that they are already diabetic. People above age of 35 are at extremely high risk of diabetes. So, it is very important for every individual above 25+ age to have a regular tests done for blood sugar.


Roughly ~1 million people die due to diabetes in India and we hardly have any awareness program for it. ~80% of the people above 40+ age are either already diabetic or are on verge of getting diabetic.


How to prevent from getting diabetic:
  1. Regular physical exercise is a must for everyone above 20+ age & maintaining an ideal body weight.
  2. Extremely less consumption of alcohol & tobacco reduces the risk of diabetics.
  3. Avoid consumption of processed sugar food and junk food which is prevalent in the name of fast food for the modern society.
  4. Regular health checks(blood sugar tests) to rule out diabetes must for everyone over the age of 30.
According to WHO report: The greatest number of people diagnosed with diabetes is between 40 to 59 years of age.Diabetes resulted in  ~4.6 million deaths in 2011 and caused ~ $465 billion in healthcare expenses in 2011 alone.


Roughly ~80% of the investment in health sector comes from private funds and that too from individual pockets.People with lower income are unable to handle the economic and disease burden.

Stay alert and keep your body under check by getting regular test and keep your records intact with Medimojo to stay healthy and live longer.


Are Irregular heartbeats an alarming thing for women?

Atrial fibrillation, another name for having an irregular heartbeat. It seems to be a stouter threat for various heart diseases and it is observed by the help of many types of research that women are dying more because of Atrial Fibrillation than men.

Overview of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is an infrequent and regularly rapid heart rate that can expand your danger of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related confusions.

During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat riotously and unpredictably — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation indications regularly incorporate heart palpitations, shortness of breath and shortcoming.  Atrial fibrillation itself ordinarily isn’t life-debilitating, it is a genuine medicinal condition that occasionally requires crisis treatment. In atrial fibrillation, sometimes the blood circulation in heart starts to clot and in the end, it leads to blocked flow of blood.

Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is frequently found out during routine restorative checkups, on the grounds that numerous individuals don’t have side effects. Others may see an infrequent heartbeat yet don’t have different side effects.

Gentle side effects of atrial fibrillation may happen instantly. More significant issues may happen after the beginning of atrial fibrillation and through the span of a few days. So it is essential to recognize manifestations and get treatment as quickly as time permits.

Higher risks of death in women than men

Atrial Fibrillation is connected to a 12% higher relative danger of all-cause mortality in ladies and a much more grounded danger of stroke, cardiovascular mortality, heart occasions and heart disappointment. The explanation behind the sex contrasts is not known.

As for clinical consideration, the outcomes bolster the improvement of a particular danger score for AF in ladies and more forceful treatment of danger variables in ladies, as of late suggested by the American Heart Association (AHA).

In connection to general well-being strategy, the specialists say estimation of the worldwide and territorial weight of AF ought to be autonomous of sex while “portion of general well-being assets for counteractive action and treatment of AF ought to likewise consider the differential impacts of Atrial Fibrillation by sex.”

Some facts about Atrial Fibrillation

There are basically two types of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have atrial fibrillation that comes and goes on its own, it is called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation can last for minutes or for days. If you have atrial fibrillation for more than seven days, it is called persistent or chronic atrial fibrillation. AF o this type only vanishes if it is properly treated.

Most Common symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Heart pumping faster than normal beats, feeling of weakness, lack of energy, missing of breath etc. all are the common symptoms of atrial fibrillation.

The probability of having Atrial Fibrillation rises as a person starts to get older and older. It that commonly starts to emerge after the age of 60, but a fact says “Half the people having this problem are approximately younger than 75 years”.



It is so very necessary to notice the changes in your health, for this it is now a need to have digital health records, it will be easier for the doctor to check your medical history, moreover your disease will get diagnosed easily,  sooner it gets diagnosed, sooner your treatment can be started.  One of the best electronic health databases is www. Medimojo.in . You can either check the web app or can download it’s cell phone app. All you are required to do is to signup and click the picture of your report, it will automatically convert it into the digitized report, you can share your reports with the doctor from anywhere and can get the guideline

Sugar #Killing sweetly!

Sugar! We consume it daily whether deliberately or unintentionally and mostly get the wrong impression about this ingredient. There are various kinds of sugar and many ways through which our body consumes it. Many scientists call it  “A Slow Poison”, contradictory to this; many people say it is the sweetest ingredient present of earth. Let us discuss some different types of sugar and all the ways through which they affect our body. Furthermore, we would discuss whether this ingredient is healthy or harmful for our body.

Different types of Sugar:

Typically, there are many forms of sugar present on earth, like glucose, fructose and its substitutes that are used in place of the actual form of sugar. Let us discuss the most common types of sugar.


Glucose is the simplest form of sugar that your body likes. Your cells use it as an essential wellspring of vitality, so when you devour glucose, it’s really useful. When it’s moved into the body, it invigorates the pancreas to create insulin. Your mind sees this increment, comprehends that it’s bustling metabolizing what you just ate, and lets you know that you’re less ravenous. The critical thing to note here is that when you expend glucose, your cerebrum knows not you to quit eating when you’ve had enough. If glucose is highly consumed by a body, it causes cardiovascular disease. Glucose is present in almost every living cell on the universe, if our body doesn’t get a proper amount of glucose; the human body starts to produce it naturally.


Sucrose and HFCS that is the abbreviation of High fructose corn syrup are both same. They are both immensely sweet and they both contain a lot of fructose. Sucrose is half fructose and HFCS is approximately 55% fructose (which is high contrasted with typical corn syrup, however really ordinary when contrasted with genuine sweetener). The rest of each is glucose, which we talked about above. As a fact, fructose is terrible for you due to how it’s prepared by the body. Fructose must be metabolized by the liver, which is not something worth being thankful for. This implies a more prominent number of calories—around three times more than glucose. The need for fructose/sucrose for the human body is not so necessary.

Harmful effects of sugar towards our health

Below stated will be some reasons that why sugar is playing a role of a killer in our life

Sugar is a primary supplier to fatness in children and adults both

As anyone might expect, individuals who devour the most sugar are by a wide margin the well on the way to wind up overweight or obesity. This applies to all age bunches. Numerous studies have analyzed the connection between sugar utilization and weight and found a solid proof. If a person wants to lose weight, the first thing to be avoided should be sugar.

Sugar- An aid for cancer to grow

Cancer is one of the main sources of death worldwide and is portrayed by uncontrolled development and duplication of cells. Insulin is one of the key hormones in managing this kind of development. Hence, numerous researchers trust that having always hoisted insulin levels (a result of sugar utilization) can add to disease. There is enough evidence present that points the fact that Sugar is also a reason that donates to cancer.

Liver Damage

On the off chance that the liver is brimming with glycogen (a great deal more regular), eating a considerable measure of fructose over-burdens the liver, driving it to transform the fructose into fat. At the point when over and over eating a lot of sugar, this procedure can prompt greasy liver and a wide range of difficult issues.


Doctors suggest that Sugar shouldn’t be treated as a poison in the sense you should never eat it, but one must control his or her sugar intake and shouldn’t let it exceed the limit.

Summer is here & so is GI diseases.

Are you having diarrhea and vomiting? If yes then you are a victim of “Stomach flu”. The real name of stomach flu is Gastroenteritis. Though in its name the term “Flu” is present, but it really has nothing to do with the flu. When a person is having gastroenteritis, its intestines and intestines are wounded up and swollen. It usually happens because of a viral infection or a bacterial infection.

The symptoms of Gastro

In gastro or as Doctors say “Gastroenteritis”, the initial symptoms are that a person having gastro may probably have boggy diarrhea and excessive vomiting. Plus he or she may also face pain in stomach, cramps in the intestine as well as stomach, high fever, nausea and sometimes a headache.

Just because of constant vomiting and watery diarrhea, the person becomes intensely dehydrate as all the liquid from its body is being expelled out in regular intervals.  After reaching the state of dehydration, the skin and mouth of the person become dry, it feels immensely thirsty and also dizzy. One should consult a doctor as soon as it faces these symptoms.

Children are an easy victim of “Rotavirus” i-e the most common reason of stomach flu. There are two to three types of vaccines presently found for the children having Gastro problem.

What Causes Gastro?

Gastro is a disease that has many ways to spread itself,  few of them are:

  1. When a person or child comes in contact with someone who is already containing this virus.
  2. By drinking unclean food or contaminated water, one can easily be a victim of this disease.
  3. By leaving hands unwashed after leaving the bathroom or after changing a diaper.
  4. Rotavirus is also found to be in swimming pools that do not have the proper amount of chlorine or chemical present in it.
  5. Stomach flu can also be triggered by eating undercooked meat, eggs or poultry juices.
  6. Another friend of this virus spreads through reptiles and poultry.

Digital Health System- A blessing for humans

High five to the inventors and initiators of Digital Health Systems, thanks to them many diseases are easily diagnosed by the help of these systems. The patients who live at distant places from the hospitals and clinics, for them DHS are truly a blessing. To reach the four walls of the hospital is not a necessary thing now; you just need to have an easy access to DHS. The determination to keep an eye on the patients from remote places and dynamically with DHS, Electronic Health Records has started to control the increasing rates of various diseases spreading quickly.

Just as cancer, diabetes etc. Gastro can also be easily diagnosed by the help of DHS. Doctors are now able to monitor the condition of their patients distantly by face to face care, clinical decisions, by checking health records uploaded by the patients and by various other ways. As for Gastro, it is better that it should be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent further damage to health. It isn’t a surprising fact that by maintaining EHR, an increase was observed in Gastroenteritis diagnosis which was far better than the usual way of diagnosis.

Bottom line

Through large-scale executions of DHS, even larger benefits can be squeezed out from this blessing for both patients and doctors. Digital health system is certainly, a blessing for humans which they should avail.


GMF causes of cancer! know how?

Is it a myth or a bitter truth? The debate that whether genetically modified food causes various health issues in the human body is a never ending one. The term GMF which is the abbreviation of “Genetically modified food” refers to all those crops that are injected by a BT-Toxin that is derived from the Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria to make them resistant from crop-eating pests and bacteria. The most common crops to be injected with this toxin are Cotton plants, Maize, and Corn.

Researcher’s Belief

The researchers working on this issue believe that this toxin postures major health risks that far offset any observed benefits. This means that there are apparently more horrifying consequences of GMF than advantages.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) states that numerous studies conducted on animals,point out clearly that serious health risks are related with genetically modified foods. These health risks comprise of:

  • Infertility in body
  • Lung destruction
  • Cancer
  • Immune Impairment
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Premature Aging
  • Damaged Insulin Regulation
  • Liver, Kidney, Heart and Spleen Dysfunction
  • Higher Rate of Mortality

The Scientists who oppose GMF state that genetically modified foods should be avoided completely in our daily life as not only the present life; the diseases that occur because of it may be seen in the off springs.
Here are some ways through which we can control the intake of GM foods:

Know the foremost genetically changed crops.

Soybeans, corn, cotton (for oil), canola (for oil), squash, zucchini, and papaya all widespread GMOs. Notice alternative GM crops.

Buy organic foods.

One should buy organic foods thaorganic-food-beaufort-herban-marketplacet are grown from non-GMO seeds.

Buy meat from animals that are grass-fed.

Cows, chickens, pigs and even farmed fish area unit usually on a diet of genetically changed corn or alfalfa. Certify your meat is from animals that area unit grass-fed or pasture-fed.

Read the labels. The highest 2 genetically changed crops area unit corn and soy. They’re additionally the foremost wide used ingredients. Avoid merchandise that contains ingredients like syrup and soy emulsifier.

Buy brands tagged as non-GM or GMO-free.

Some merchandise area unit tagged as non-GM or GMO-free. Meaning, they are doing not use genetically changed ingredients. GMO-free food sources area unit listed on the Non-GMO Project web site.


The mystery still remains unsolved!

This mystery is still not fully solved as scientists are not 100% sure whether GM Foods play an important role in increasing cancer and other fatal diseases risks or not, but as they say “Prevention is better than cure”. So the experts say that sticking to a healthy diet that comprises of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is the best possible way to prevent being a victim of these fatal diseases.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that as there is much evidence that yes, GM foods can be linked to increasing fatal diseases in the human body, but even the scientists and researchers are not 100% sure about till. Till then we should try our bests to prevent GM foods.

Sighs of a Crab bitten

 Cancer! Not just a disease but a prison which has imprisoned, billions of people across the globe. Though! Who wants to be in this type of prison which fades you and take away all the happiness and smile from your life, but still this deadly crab keep on captivating human bodies. Here, you will find useful information that can be a help towards fighting this battle, you will get to know how digital health systems (DHS) plays a vital role in helping patients, suffering from cancer and give ways to steer them out through this killer disease.

Call it a prison!

This killer disease that starts to rebel with the human body cells makes the body, lose control. As to make the organs and body function properly, the growth of cells must be strictly controlled. Whereas the cancer cells continue to divide themselves and multiply at a fast rate making abnormal swellings, tumors to spread. Around 6.7 million people presently die from this disease every year. Some famous and known cancer types are:

  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Mouth cancer
  • Blood cancer (Leukemia)

A heart-breaking tale of a cancer sufferer, who fought till the last breath.  I will interpret an interview which I took from her who is, I mean “Was” also a close friend of mine.

A fighter who fought till the last breath!

One of my close friend and cancer suffering patient whose name was “Belin”. She was just 4 years old when she was diagnosed with Cancer. She lost the battle against cancer and died at the age of 18 years. I came to know about this disease of hers when one night, we were going for dinner. I was shocked to hear this news from her. She belonged to a Christian family. Her family was so loving and caring. They were happy to see their girl happy while she was with me. One day I told her that I want to record your interview so that I can keep it with me and publish it someday. She was ready and I don’t know why was also excited about this interview thing. I started the interview with the first question that was:

What was your feeling when you came to know that you are a victim of this killer disease?

She replied with her eyes wet and in a humble tone!

“I was just 4 years old when I came to know about this disease. What more could you expect from a 4-year-old girl who doesn’t even know the correct spelling of “Leukemia”, in the start I wasn’t that much worried, I was a happy-go-lucky kind of girl. But as years passed and my relatives used to visit me very often, I soon realized that I was going to die soon, not now, not today but soon! This was truly a painful and depressing thing to know because I hadn’t even entered my teenage life and I was suffering from Cancer. One day I thought to commit suicide so as to finish things up in one jolt, but then I realized that I was going to do a silly mistake as my parents were trying so hard and were hoping that maybe, just maybe I would survive. Then I decided that I wouldn’t do anything silly and would try my level best to fight against cancer. Every month my whole body’s blood used to change which was really a painful process to be in. Because of my will power, I managed to survive till now being a patient of this disease.” She further added that only those people can live this long with this disease that has the will power to fight against it, those who think that they own their life and it shouldn’t be controlled by this killer. One should never lose hope in God and in himself!”

How digital health system helps in fighting against the Life-Taker, Cancer?


The advancement of information technology is also having a significant impact on the healthcare sector as well as it is providing ways to cure cancer and enable patients to lead normal lives. The developments that have been made in cancer treatment are the result of the long-term investment in fundamental research related to the immune system which is still going on today. Further research is still being carried out to clarify why immune therapy is beneficial for some patients but not for others.

Information technology has also enabled the experts to identify the symptoms of research at an early stage which increases the chances of the individual getting appropriate treatment to survive and recover from the disease. Recent research have focused on how digital healthcare can authorize patients to become more involved in their care while battling from cancer. The researchers are also keen to identify the ways in which digital techniques can be used to cure cancer.

Bottom line

It can be concluded that information technology apart from providing other facilities is also facilitating the treatment and cure of cancer patients. One of the most crucial advantages of using digital health system in curing and fighting cancer is related to the identification of the symptoms related to this disease early.


Diabetes-“ A Continuous Battle”

It is the most rising disease across the world and people are fighting continuously against it. A very unusual thing is that 90% people don’t even realize that they are already diabetic. Here you will find very useful information about diabetes and how you can manage it easily with the help of digitized system


All you need to know about diabetes

Diabetes, which is often mentioned as “Diabetes Mellitus”, is termed as a group of metabolic diseases in which the person suffering from it ,has high blood glucose (blood sugar), which may occur either because insulin production is insufficient or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. Patients with high blood sugar will most probably experience polyuria (recurrent urination) and will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).

Types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes happens when the insusceptible immune system attacks and kills the beta cells of the pancreas. No, or practically nothing, insulin is discharged into the body. Accordingly, sugar develops in the blood as opposed to being utilized as vitality. Around five to 10 percent of individuals with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Sort 1 diabetes, by and large, develops in youth or pre-adulthood, yet can develop in adulthood.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the body can’t appropriately utilize the insulin that is discharged (called insulin insensitivity) or does not make enough insulin. Subsequently, sugar develops in the blood as opposed to being utilized as energy. Around 90 percent of individuals with diabetes have sort 2 diabetes. Sort 2 diabetes all the more regularly creates in grown-ups, however, kids can be easily affected.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Today, diabetes is responsible for the death of more lives than AIDS and Breast Cancer combined, claiming the life of 1 American every 3 minutes on average. It is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke.

The most common signs and symptoms of having Diabetes are:

  • Frequent Urination
  • Intense Hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Increased Fatigue
  • Cuts and bruises not healed quickly
  • Sexual dysfunction among men

Taking down Diabetes with the help of Digital Health System

Kudos to the Technicians and Inventors of the DHS (digital health system), it has become a lot easier for the patients suffering from diabetes to take down this enemy!

For those who don’t know DHS, Well here’s what this technology can do. In today’s modern era where smartphones, tablets etc. have become an essential part of life, DHS uses this trend as an advantage and manages our health in an effective and efficient way!

Diabetes self-management education, a branch of DHS is available worldwide now.  DSME and training are a combined process through which people suffering from Diabetes or at risk of it gain the knowledge and skills needed to alter their behavior and successfully self-manage the disease to improve health results. The core components of DSME are

  • Healthy eating
  • Self- monitoring of blood sugar
  • Medication adherence
  • Diabetes complications risk reduction behavior

Effective management obliges patients to comprehend and utilize these applications to monitor glucose level, treatment techniques and so on. Results have enhanced a considerable measure after the utilization of Digital Health Systems or DSME, as the rate of Diabetes have brought down than some time recently.

Take a bow to the innovative period; numerous versatile applications are likewise now accessible to offer the diabetes patients to manage this battle easily! One of the effective digital health management systems is MEDIMOJO. MEDIMOJO allows people to share their reports and have a digital health record. It gives ease to the people, all they need to do is to click the picture of their report and the efficient app or web application simply convert it into the digitized report and will store the information so that you have a full track of your health record. There you can share your reports with the doctor, online and can take prescriptions.


The digital industry is emerging at a firm pace. At about $60 billion investment in digital health was made internationally in 2013, and is expected to rise to $233 billion by the year 2020. A large part of the consumers or users of these Health Systems give reply with positive feedback concerning health issues. In the upcoming years, Science will surely continue its research for the health-care landscape to bring more innovations in digital health and diabetes prevention, from consumer engagement to population impact.