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

TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF CANCER CARE IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

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

#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

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

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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

Early Insulinization Can be Key to Effective Diabetes Management

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

A Disease of Halves: Why better patient adherence to treatment is important to manage diabetes?  

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?