The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer as healthcare facilities were forced to completely shift their focus to containment and treatment of the novel coronavirus. Cancer care in terms of screening, diagnosis and treatment comprising chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and even palliative care dropped significantly worldwide. 1 Implications … Continue reading TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF CANCER CARE IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19
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
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
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
Even though breast cancer is more widespread in women, men can get it too. 1 out of 100 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in men in the United States. The most common types of breast cancer in both the genders are alike. In men, the cancer of breast is usually identified as a stiff … Continue reading MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO!
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
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the globe. It is causing a lot of stress, fear, and uncertainty to people, especially to the care providers, older adults, and those who are already living with underlying health conditions. The global lockdown has greatly affected routines, activities, and livelihoods, leading to a surge in the number … Continue reading Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Diabetes is a global epidemic and the number of people with diabetes globally is growing at an alarming rate. An estimated 463 million adults (20-79 years), or about 1 in 11 adults worldwide, are living with diabetes across the world in 2019; by 2045 this will rise to 700 million1. Globally, the number of people … Continue reading Early Insulinization Can be Key to Effective Diabetes Management
Diabetes Mellitus is a major health issue with nearly half a billion people living with this ailment globally. Diabetes is a serious, chronic or long-term condition that occurs when there are elevated levels of glucose in a person’s blood because their body cannot produce any or enough of the hormone insulin, or cannot effectively use … Continue reading A Disease of Halves: Why better patient adherence to treatment is important to manage diabetes?
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw speaks at the UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange Meeting on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, held in New York on 25th September 2019. Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, We have just witnessed the first UN High Level meeting on Universal Health Care on Monday. Governments have a collective moral responsibility … Continue reading Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Promises to Enable Universal Access to rh-Insulin by Reducing Prices to Less than 10 US cents/Day for LMICs