- Simple steps to help you prevent diabetic foot disease
- As a diabetic, you know that one of the most challenging complications of your disease is blood vessel damage, which can lead to poor blood circulation in your legs and feet.
When your legs and feet are deprived of oxygen-rich blood, a condition called diabetic foot disease can develop, causing foot ulcers that heal very slowly or not at all. The disease can even lead to gangrene and amputation... ››› more
- [21 February 2018]
- Diabetes mellitus and stress go hand in hand - here's how to manage both
- There's a definitive relationship between diabetes mellitus and stress. If you have the blood sugar disease, when stress becomes too much it can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being, as well as your health.
It doesn't matter what you're stressing over - finances, work, family or coping with a recent diabetes mellitus diagnosis. When your mind is elsewhere, you might drink more ... ››› more
- [19 February 2018]
- Does fruit juice really spike your blood sugar levels?
- Whether you're trying to take control of your blood sugar levels to manage type 2 diabetes or simply boost overall health, we bet you're curious as to whether or not drinking fruit juice raises your levels.
The short answer is no - drinking fruit juice won't spike your blood sugar levels. Well, not as long as it's 100% fruit juice, that is. This is according to a study published in the Journal ... ››› more
- [14 February 2018]
- Are your eating habits setting you up for type 2 diabetes?
- Eating foods like cereal and bacon may seem harmless, but can actually increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
The blood sugar disease is caused by insulin resistance, which occurs when your body can't produce insulin properly. Insulin is the hormone that controls your blood sugar levels.
There are a number of factors that can cause insulin-producing cells to fail, including obesity, inactivi... ››› more
- [07 February 2018]
- These smoothie ingredients won't spike your blood sugar levels
- While smoothies are a quick and easy healthy snack or meal, if you concoct the wrong blend, your drink can spike your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling queasy rather than energised.
So which ingredients are recommended for keeping your blood sugar levels even-keeled and feelings of hunger and nausea at bay? Here are three that nutritionists recommend.
Three smoothie staples for healthy... ››› more
- [29 January 2018]
- Four sleep tips to keep your blood sugar levels in check
- Research shows that sleep plays a critical role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and beating type 2 diabetes. According to a study published in the Annals of Epidemiology, if f you get less than six hours of shut-eye on most nights, you're three times more likely to have elevated blood sugar levels!
Experts say the best strategy to improve your sleep and keep your blood sugar levels st... ››› more
- [25 January 2018]
- Ward off type 2 diabetes by eating THIS for breakfast every day
- If you're an egg lover, we have some good news! Recent research published in the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that consuming an egg a day may lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.
This follows the USDA's announcement that it's thrown out its longstanding recommendation that you shouldn't eat more than 300 mg cholesterol per day. Things keep looking (sunny side) up! Read on ... ››› more
- [22 January 2018]
- The amazing effects of ginger on blood sugar levels in diabetics
- For centuries, people around the world have been using ginger to add a kick to their favourite foods and as a remedy for colds, motion sickness and arthritis pain. Now, it looks like ginger has benefits for your blood sugar levels, too.
A recent study conducted by researchers at Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd, Iran, showed that ginger can lower blood sugar n people with ... ››› more
- [19 January 2018]
- Your daytime naps could indicate risk of type 2 diabetes...
- If you often takes naps during the day to recharge your energy levels, you might want to pull your head out from under the covers!
A new meta-analysis presented at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Annual Scientific Session suggests that people who take regular naps have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart problems. For the full findings, read on…
Study links daytime f... ››› more
- [15 January 2018]
- Cardiovascular disease, mental disorders and other conditions tied to an unhealthy microbiome
- Who would've ever guessed that poor gut health can result in more serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and mental disorders?
Scientists are only just beginning to understand the microbiome; all of your microbes' genes. What they recently discovered is that you don't have to be experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms to have poor micrbiome health.
Read on for eight chronic... ››› more
- [04 January 2018]
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