Author name: Dr Vivek Baliga B

Dr Baliga is a consultant in Internal Medicine and Cardiology with an interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He received his training in India and the UK where he completed his post graduate training and his doctorate. He then completed his MBA from University of Phoenix, USA. He has completed the post graduate program in Cardiology from Johns Hopkins University and participated in the Advanced Certificate Course in Diabetes from the Cleveland Clinic, USA. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Lipid Management from Middlesex University, UK. He is the managing partner of Baliga Diagnostics, Bangalore. He is also the founder of HeartSense and is a keen advocate of patient empowerment, having written almost every article on this website and more. In his spare time, he enjoys running and spending time with his son. Find Dr Vivek Baliga on LinkedIn here -

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Soluble Fiber – A Secret To A Good Heart?

Soluble fiber is gaining popularity in the recent years, and is becoming renowned as a food that has a number of protective effects on our health and heart. Broadly classified, fibers that are present in our foods are either insoluble or soluble. In simple terms, insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water, while soluble fiber …

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Smartphones And Diabetes – Time To Make The Change?

Almost everyone across the globe has either shifted to or is thinking of shifting to a smartphone from their regular phones. Their ease of use, the variety of different functions, thousands of useful apps and (dare we not mention!) the ability to take ‘selfies’ has made this a piece of technology that we for some …

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