World Health Day 2021: Building a Fairer, Healthier World

Introduction to World Health Day April 7 is marked as World Health Day each year to draw attention to areas of concern related to global healthcare. In 2021, the World Health Day campaign focuses on building a fairer and healthier world collectively. It is in response to the fact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue reading World Health Day 2021: Building a Fairer, Healthier World

On IWD 2021, Let’s Make Early Breast Cancer Screening a Priority

International Women's Day is an ideal time to remind every woman that they need to look after their health by getting regular medical check-ups to ensure a healthier and happier future. A woman needs to be aware of the gradual changes in her body as she ages. This means she needs to get checked up … Continue reading On IWD 2021, Let’s Make Early Breast Cancer Screening a Priority

#STORIESOFHOPE: What I learnt from my life-long battle with Diabetes

By Pooja Hurkat My Struggle with Diabetes I am Pooja. My struggle with diabetes started when I was 9 years old. I was a healthy child who used to be plump and energetic. My father is a doctor, a child specialist and my mother is a housewife. We are three sisters. When I was diagnosed … Continue reading #STORIESOFHOPE: What I learnt from my life-long battle with Diabetes

Perspectives of Effective Diabetes Care by Nurses

Diabetes is a complicated debilitating disorder and nurses play a crucial role in helping a patient manage it.  Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce. Before a patient sees a doctor, nurses can assess their condition in detail. Nurses can identify nutritional imbalances, disturbed sensory perceptions and infections and provide much-needed care. … Continue reading Perspectives of Effective Diabetes Care by Nurses

#BeLikeJohn – How to Live a Normal Happy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as juvenile or childhood-onset and insulin-dependent) is a chronic disease characterized by dysregulated insulin production and therefore, necessitates daily administration of insulin. Various symptomatic manifestations are excessive thirst (polydipsia), excessive urination (polyuria), weight loss, constant hunger, fatigue and vision changes. Managing Type 1 diabetes can seem like a daunting task during … Continue reading #BeLikeJohn – How to Live a Normal Happy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Nurses Share Expert Advice on Managing your Diabetes Better

People with diabetes can enjoy a good quality of life and reduce their risk of serious even life-threatening complications by making a commitment to follow a proper, lifelong care plan to manage their condition. As diabetes is a complex disease to manage, Biocon Biologics spoke to several nurses to get accurate and useful diabetes management … Continue reading Nurses Share Expert Advice on Managing your Diabetes Better

Enabling Nurses Make a Difference to Diabetes Care

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed every year on November 14, the birth date of Sir Frederick Grant Banting, who, along with Charles Best discovered insulin and its therapeutic potential in 1922. Banting refused to put his name on the insulin patent because he felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery … Continue reading Enabling Nurses Make a Difference to Diabetes Care

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early Detection Can Save Lives

Like COVID-19, there are multiple life-threatening diseases which if detected late can be debilitating. One of these diseases is breast cancer. Globally, more than 1.38 million new cases of breast cancer are reported and nearly 458,000 patients succumb to it every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)1. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early Detection Can Save Lives