on 15 October 2020 by Droobi
The theme for ‘World Food Day’ for the year 2020 is ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain, Together’. Life has changed for the entire world with the pandemic COVID-19. It has created a time for people to reflect on things we truly cherish and our basic needs.
World Food Day
Diabetes and Breast Cancer
on 10 October 2020 by Droobi
Type 2 Diabetes may affect multiple organs in different ways, and the female breast is not an exception. Breast cancer has been shown to be more common in women with type 2 diabetes, particularly among older patients who have gone through menopause, with research showing that diabetic women are up to 20% more likely to develop postmenopausal breast cancer than older, non-diabetic women.
on 01 October 2020 by Droobi
We all have a favourite season of the year, could be spring flowers, fall colors, winter cold, summer sun… yet what we don’t always think about is the serious havoc, weather change has on the body, health, and overall wellbeing.
Your body in weather change
How does Diabetes affect your sexual health?
on 27 September 2020 by Droobi
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent lifestyle diseases around the world. And, among the health complications of poorly managed diabetes are the sexual ones, which unfortunately may be disregarded in education sessions because of the discomfort they bring to the conversation.
on 17 September 2020 by Droobi
You may find yourself guilty of taking your heart for granted, not giving it the care it deserves. In fact, your heart is beating every single day non-stop to ensure food and oxygen is reaching every cell in your body, making you fully functional in every way.
Diabetes and heart disease
What is a Heart-Healthy diet?
on 10 September 2020 by Droobi
Heart healthy diet or else known as a “Cardiac diet”, is a diet plan that focuses on eating plenty of nutrient rich foods. Following a heart healthy diet is usually recommended for people who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or any other history of heart disease, or chronic condition such as diabetes and obesity.
on 03 September 2020 by Droobi
Diabetes and heart disease often go hand in hand. That is why, its crucial to understand the connection between the two conditions as it will be the first step towards prevention.
Over time, high blood sugar can damage blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart.
Diabetes and heart disease
Healthy meals/snacks idea for busy parents and kids
on 27 August 2020 by Droobi
When life gets busy, making homemade meals can fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Drive-through or take-out meals, may sound more realistic and time-friendly! While there is nothing wrong with the occasional fast-food meal, cooking meals at home can reduce the amount of added fat and sodium and give you control over the types of ingredients going into your family’s meals.
on 20 August 2020 by Droobi
This year's back-to-school season is going to be unlike any before. With so many questions around school reopening, many parents do not know how to prepare their kids. So, in this blog, Droobi will provide you with simple steps to help you prepare your children to return to school with confidence, optimism, and excitement.
How to Prepare Your Children for a Safe Back-to-school?
on 13 August 2020 by Droobi
The secret to healthy aging is being proactive about your health and working towards wellness. This includes staying active, eating right, staying involved in your community, and regular visits with your primary care provider.Droobi believes that the earlier you work towards wellness the better. So, here is a 10 checklist items for a healthy aging you can follow:
Checklist for healthy aging
on 06 August 2020 by Droobi
For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Yet millions struggle every day with health and safety challenges such as chronic disease, falls, and mental health issues—all of which can severely impact quality of life.
Diabetes guidance for Eid al-Adha
on 30 July 2020 by Droobi
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing social distancing is highly recommended especially during the days of Eid Al-Adha, as families and friends unite to pray together and give alms. Even though social gatherings are normal during Eid, avoiding it - at all costs - is essential to reduce the chance of spreading the disease.
Safety precautions during Eid Al -Adha
on 23 July 2020 by Droobi
Eid al-Adha is usually a joyous occasion characterized by an abundance of indulging food buffets and sugary delights. When it comes to diabetes, over-indulging can have serious consequences sooner than later, especially when it is accompanied by complications.
Diabetes guidance for Eid al-Adha
Traveling During Corona
on 16 July 2020 by Droobi
When you travel, you are at a higher risk of getting infected and spreading COVID-19 so staying home is the ultimate best way to protect yourself and others.
However, if you already took the decision to travel, you can do your best to have a safe flight by applying the following tips:
on 09 July 2020 by Droobi
Summer is a beautiful time. For some, it means an extra time off, a time to restructure their life in a way that best serves them and their health. That can be done by letting go of old harmful habits and interestingly, the one best proven way to get rid of bad habits is to replace them with good ones!
5 healthy habits to start this summer
The national month for breastfeeding!
on 02 July 2020 by Droobi
What do you know about breastfeeding benefits? Are they limited to the baby? Or the mother can also benefit from breastfeeding?
In fact, there are more than 20 reasons to choose breastfeeding over formula feeding. But, before going over them, remember that all mothers can breastfeed even if it might be harder for some.
Diabetes and Heat
on 11 June 2020 by Droobi
Why care about the food we eat? Is it that much of a big deal?
Well, besides the fact that through healthy eating you can avoid a huge number of various diseases, the way you eat can help you be more energetic, productive and at ease.
Men and Healthy eating
on 28 May 2020 by Droobi
Men’s health is at risk for many diseases that could be prevented. The greatest threats to men’s health and life, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, are mainly heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and stroke.
Man’s Health- A starting guide
Happy Healthy Eid
on 21 May 2020 by Droobi
Eid al Fitr is a happy festival for muslims around the world, it marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Culturally, celebrations are usually accompanied by large meals, buffets and many treats.
on 14 May 2020 by Droobi
Fasting can widely benefit your health when coupled with healthy eating. Research has associated fasting with weight loss, improved blood sugar control, heart health, brain function and energy.
Healthy Suhoor and Futoor
Coffee Addicts & Ramadan
on 07 May 2020 by Droobi
Caffeine is a natural ingredient found in coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans…It is usually most common in coffee and tea, also added to some carbonated drinks, chocolate and headache medications.
Gestational diabetes and Ramadan: what you should know?
Considerations for fasting with diabetes
on 23 April 2020 by Droobi
For people who live with diabetes, fasting for long periods is actually risky. Especially when talking about people with type 1 diabetes or uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, fasting can be the origin of serious health issues.
on 16 April 2020 by Droobi
Few days are left before the holy month of Ramadan knocks our doors! Using those days to properly prepare our bodies, minds and souls for it will not only make the fast easier, but fruitful with the desired results.
Staying Prepared for Ramadan during pandemic
How to Keep Your Mind Calm during the Corona lockdown?
on 09 April 2020 by Droobi
Working from home, indefinitely delaying travel plans, social isolation, news overload, having uncontrolled children at home, losing jobs or money and worrying about the uncertain future…We understand. This is the definite recipe for stress, anxiety and depression.
on 02 April 2020 by Droobi
The immune system is a well-designed system, you don’t want it to work more than normal otherwise it can lead to serious problems like auto-immune diseases. However, it is our duty to support our body systems in working to their best performance, and that is doable.
Can we boost our immune system against Corona Virus?
Breastfeeding and diabetes, what should I know?
on 26 March 2020 by Droobi
Will I be able to breastfeed if I live with diabetes?
You should always breastfeed! Diabetes might affect your ability to produce milk making the production slower, however well controlled diabetes should reduce this problem.
on 19 March 2020 by Droobi
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus in China. The symptoms of this disease include fever, difficulty breathing and dry cough... To prevent yourself from catching this infection, wash your hands very well before touching your face, avoid crowded places and avoid physical contact with other people.
Staying healthy during the corona outbreak
Will my baby have diabetes if I have gestational diabetes?
on 12 March 2020 by Droobi
Have you heard of gestational diabetes or ever experienced it? Below are few frequently asked questions regarding gestational diabetes, answered by Droobi diabetes experts.
on 05 March 2020 by Droobi
The way men and women experience diabetes is not exactly the same. Women with diabetes face a number of challenges that men would not deal with. In this week's blog, we will go over the challenges that make diabetes different in women than it is in men and the best way to cope accordingly.
Diabetes and women
Fit Diabetes into your life
on 27 February 2020 by Droobi
life will dramatically change. You will be anxious, worried and sometimes scared, thinking that your health is now threatened by health complications and you have a lot of changes to do in your lifestyle.
on 20 February 2020 by Droobi
How many times you have made resolutions to become healthier but only stuck with it for the first few weeks? The act of saying that we want to lose weight, get rid of our diseases and have more energy is easier than actually applying what needs to be done every single day.
I want to change. What should I know?
Diabetes and exercise
on 13 February 2020 by Droobi
You are aware of the importance of exercise and have been for so long, yet now you may have decided to finally incorporate physical activity in your life. You don’t have a clear idea of where to start. How long to exercise… and what is safe for your condition... Don’t worry, we got you covered!
on 06 February 2020 by Droobi
Physical Activity is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. It is very important for your wellbeing and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
The single best thing you can do for your health
Fibers: essential part of every healthy diet
on 30 January 2020 by Droobi
You may have heard about fibers and the importance of adding fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts to your diet, but you never really understood why fibers are so good to your health.
on 23 January 2020 by Droobi
You might get the feeling that losing weight is very difficult, maybe impossible! You have done everything right, yet your weight on the balance is not moving. Well, you might be doing it wrong without knowing it. Here are 5 things you may be doing that hinder your efforts of losing weight.
We all make mistakes while trying to lose weight
on 16 January 2020 by Droobi
Diabetes is a challenging disease mainly because controlling it requires you to make a number of changes to your daily routine like eating well, exercising, monitoring blood glucose, managing stress, sleeping better and many others.
With Droobi, diabetes control easier than ever
on 09 January 2020 by Droobi
We hear a lot about food and its impact on blood sugars, but we don’t always get the full story.
What is blood sugar?
Blood sugar, or blood glucose, is the main sugar found in blood. Your body breaks down some of the food you eat into sugar that circulates in your blood.
How does eating affect your blood sugar?
on 02 January 2020 by Droobi
The best way to start your new year is by aiming to be Healthy!
Being physically active and having healthy eating habits are a great start to help you prevent and manage diabetes. You may have been told by your doctor, asked by your family, thought about the change yourself.
The recipe to healthy change
on 26 December 2019 by Droobi
People who have excess weight or obesity are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes along with many other health conditions such as : heart disease, high blood pressure, some kinds of cancer, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, gout, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, dyslipidemia...
8 ways to reach a healthy weight
You are not alone!
on 11 December 2019 by Droobi
Pregnancy is usually an exciting and life-changing period. Many milestones will be anticipated, as mommy gets to hear baby’s heartbeat at around 8 weeks, she gets to count the fingers and toes around 10 weeks