Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

The Dangers of Diabetes

Data from the International Diabetes Federation reveals that in 2017 no less than 425 million people in the world had Diabetes. This number is expected to increase to over SIX … Continue reading

June 26, 2020

Diabetes – C is for Consultations

  For those readers of my webpage who have been following these articles in sequence, today concludes the series on what might be termed the Eightfold Technique of Managing Diabetes. … Continue reading

June 4, 2013

Diabetes – I is for Injections

It was on January 23rd 1922 that Insulin injections were used for the first time to treat a Diabetic patient. Before then, Diabetes was a much feared disease that almost … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

Diabetes – T is for Tablets

In writing this series of articles about Diabetes, I must admit that the condition we refer to as Diabetes is more complex than just a situation of inadequate insulin production … Continue reading

May 17, 2013

Diabetes – E is for Exercise

The letters of the word DIABETIC, as I have been writing in my last few posts,  provide a useful aide-memoire for someone having Diabetes to remember the most important things … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Diabetes – B is for Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

While D stands for Discipline, I for Information and A for Attitude, the fourth letter ‘B’ of the word DIABETIC stands for the most important things a Diabetic needs to … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Diabetes – A is for Attitude

The letter ‘A’, the third letter of the word DIABETIC, stands for Attitude – because one of the most important factors in effectively managing this disease called Diabetes is the … Continue reading

May 6, 2013

Diabetes – I is for Intelligence

The Oxford English Dictionary gives several meanings of the word Intelligence. One definition is ‘the faculty of understanding’ while another is ‘knowledge communicated by or obtained from another’. In military … Continue reading

May 1, 2013

How to Manage Diabetes: D is for Dietary Discipline

Having realised that there are many readers of my webpage who are Diabetic, I thought I should publish a few articles on this important topic, because in my practice as … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 1 Comment
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