FAQ

  • What is Considered a good blood sugar level?
  • What risk factors increase the likelihood of diabetes?
  • What to do if I am diagnosed with diabetes?
  • What are the different types of foods/beverages to avoid for a healthy lifestyle?
  • What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
  • What is prediabetes?
  • What are the various ways to lose weight for a person with diabetes?
  • Can a diabetic eat fruits?
  • Can I track my order?
  • What are the symptoms of diabetes?
  • What payment methods do you accept?
  • Should I use refined sugar to add sweetness to my tea, coffee or other sweet recipes?
  • What’s the best way to keep my energy level up while watching my weight?
  • Which type of snacks are best for diabetic patients?
  • What are the best bedtime snacks for diabetics?
  • What to do if I have sweet cravings?
  • Things to be kept in mind before going to bed?

Myths & Facts About Diabetes

What is Considered a good blood sugar level?

  • Fasting glucose levels: 80-120
  • Post-meal after 2 hours: 100-140 

 

Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1C) test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past 2-3 months:

  • Normal range: 4 – 5.6% 
  • Indication of Diabetes- HbA1c over 6.5% 

What risk factors increase the likelihood of diabetes?

Risk factors for Type 1 Diabetes:

  • Family history- having a close family member with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Age: Type 1 diabetes is more likely to develop when you’re a child, teen, or young adult.

 

Risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Obesity

  • Lack of physical activity

  • Age

  • Family history

  • Ethnicity

  • Smoking

What to do if I am diagnosed with diabetes?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to treat diabetes depends on the individual's specific situation. However, some useful tips that will help are:

  1. Control blood sugar levels through diet and exercise.
  2. Try to Avoid Sugar rich food/beverage items. 
  3. Get regular check-ups and keep a blood sugar testing kit at home
  4. Educate yourself on the various types of diabetes and the treatments available.
  5. Seek professional help if you experience significant symptoms or if your diabetes is not responding to the treatments. Consult a diabetologist or dietician. 

What are the different types of foods/beverages to avoid for a healthy lifestyle?

Here’s a list of types of foods/beverages you should avoid:

 

  • Refined Foods
  • Saturated Fat
  • Processed food like fast food
  • Refined grains
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. This causes glucose to build up in the blood, leading to high blood sugar levels.

 

In Type 2 diabetes, however, the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it effectively. The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is obesity and lack of exercise. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more prevalent due to lifestyle changes. There are many other factors that can lead to this condition including having a family history of type 2 diabetes and age over 40 years old.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes which can occur in adults of all ages, but prediabetes often begins after age 40. It may also develop in children and teens who have other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as family history of type 2 diabetes or obesity.

What are the various ways to lose weight for a person with diabetes?

  • Take advantage of exercises like walking, running, going on a bike ride, yoga etc. Exercise improves the body's insulin resistance & helps to get rid of the extra.
  • Do not eat highly refined & processed foods like fast food.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables which will help fill up your stomach with vitamins, minerals and fibre which will keep you full for longer periods of time.
  • Make your snack list- It can be hard to complete your nutrient intake from the meals alone. Plus you might be tempted to eat unhealthy snacks. It's better to create your own healthy snacks list so you know what’s healthier for you. If you find it difficult & want a healthy snacking solution that is diabetic-friendly, try these delicious snacks from Keeros.
  • Drink more water
  • Make your own detox water with healthy ingredients for flushing out toxins from your body. 

Can a diabetic eat fruits?

Yes diabetics can eat fruits but there are a few points you must take care of:

 

  • Choose fruits that are low in sugar and carbohydrates.
  • Eat fruits in moderation 
  • Avoid fruit juices 

Here are some fruits which a diabetic person can consume: Blackberries, Oranges, Strawberries.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

The signs and symptoms that occur when you have diabetes are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased thirst
  • Unexplained Weight loss 
  • Frequent Urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slow-healing wounds/ cuts/ bruises
  • Weakness in hands or feet (called peripheral neuropathy)
  • Increased hunger or loss of appetite
  • muscle pain, tingling in fingers or toes

 

Should I use refined sugar to add sweetness to my tea, coffee or other sweet recipes?

You should use only natural sugars such as honey or maple syrup or 100% natural sweeteners derived from natural plants like stevia. The advantage of natural sweeteners is that they taste exactly like sugar without the negative effects that come with sugar like an increase in blood sugar levels.

What’s the best way to keep my energy level up while watching my weight?

There are many ways to keep your energy level up while watching your weight. Here are some tips:

  • Start working out in the morning. Try to do a 10-minute workout before breakfast 
  • Make sure that you have a healthy breakfast
  • Eat food full of fiber- sources include fruits, vegetables, whole grains etc. 
  • Drink more water prefferable with water infusers.
  • Sleep Well - helps keep your body and mind healthy.

Which type of snacks are best for diabetic patients?

Eating meals with healthy snacks in between can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. You will need to ensure that the healthy snack you consume is:



  • Fiber-rich- regulates the amount of sugar released into your bloodstream
  • high in protein- helps to repair tissues & the absorption of nutrients
  • healthy fats- Eating the right types of fat combat the ill effects of diabetes
  • Low in added sugar- The carbs in sugar is what causes the insulin levels to rise.

Contains Complex Carbs- Consume foods with complex carbohydrates as they take longer to digest providing a steady flow of energy.

What are the best bedtime snacks for diabetics?

If you are a diabetic, you might feel hungry when going to bed or at midnight. But you must only eat snacks that will help control your blood sugar. Here are some healthy bedtime snacks:

 

Almonds

Apples

Multiseed

Peanut butter

Popcorn

Sugar-free yoghurt

What to do if I have sweet cravings?

Diabetes does not mean that you will never be able to satisfy your sweet cravings. You have to be just careful in what you eat as food with high sugar can be bad for your health.

 

  • Eat naturally sweet fruits.
  • Always eat in small portions instead of having a big chunk
  • Eat Dark Chocolate
  • Cook  homemade dessert using a sugar-free natural sweetener
  • Switch to sweet-tasting healthy snacks.

Things to be kept in mind before going to bed?

When you have diabetes, you have to be careful with your routine before going to sleep. Here are some tips you can implement so that you can sleep soundly:

 

  • Avoid caffeine, sugary foods, chocolate, or starchy foods just a few hours before sleep time.
  • Eat a nutritious dinner that is low in carbohydrates and high in protein & fibre
  • Take a small walk after dinner. It will help you to sleep soundly at night.
  • Drink Water to stay hydrated for the night. 
  • Inspect your foot for any injuries as you lose foot sensitivity when diagnosed with diabetes. 
  • Destress yourself before sleep time. Turn your phones away or any electronics at least ½ hour before bedtime.

Delivery and Payments

Can I track my order?

Yes. We’ll provide updates at every stage of your order, from the moment you place it, through to despatch and delivery. In your delivery confirmation emails/whatsapp/SMS, you’ll receive a tracking reference which you can use to check the progress of your order online.

Alternatively you can Visit here with your Order# and Registered mobile no. /Email.

You can also use this Link to track all your orders- https://keerosin.shipway.com/track

 

 

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following Credit/Debit cards:

MasterCard,Maestro, Visa, American Express and Rupay. You can also pay us by using major wallet service providers which include Paytm, Airtel Money, Mobiwik, Gpay, Freecharge, ApplePay.

We Also accept COD payments.