DIABETES

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) is a disorder characterized by a higher than normal blood glucose or sugar levels (hyperglycemia).  

What are the types of Diabetes?

The major types of diabetes are:
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Other types
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HEART DISEASES

What is the difference between angina and angina pectoris?

The term angina is generally used to indicate angina pectoris, which is pain and constriction about the heart, caused by insufficient supply of blood due to partially blocked arteries of the heart.

VACCINATIONS

CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS

Infants should be fully immunized during the first year of life against the nine killer diseases mentioned below: 1. Diphtheria 2. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 3. Tetanus 4. Measles 5. Poliomyelitis 6. Tuberculosis 7. Hepatitis B 8. HIB (Haemophillus Influenzae B) ...

HEPATITIS

What is hepatitis?

Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes, such as certain medications and alcohol.   When hepatitis is caused by viruses, it is known as viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is a major hea...

HBA1C

What is HbA1c?

Hemoglobin is a compound in the red blood cells that transports oxygen. HbA1c is a particular type of hemoglobin that glucose can bind to.   The measurement of HbA1c, therefore, is the measuring of the amount of glucose binding to hemoglobin in the red blood cell.  

How is thi...