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  • The amazing effects of ginger on blood sugar levels in diabetics
  • 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...
  • 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]
  • An unhealthy diet abundant in fat promotes diabetes mellitus!
  • An unhealthy diet abundant in fat promotes diabetes mellitus!
    Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany may have found a new way to treat diabetes mellitus - a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood. In a new study, they found that a stress protein found in muscle has an effect that promotes the blood sugar disorder. They believe that this finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approa... ››› more
  • [30 December 2017]
  • There's a new type 2 diabetes villain in town - salt!
  • There's a new type 2 diabetes villain in town - salt!
    You already know that people with type 2 diabetes are advised to follow a low-salt diet. But here's something you've never heard of before: Eating too much salt can actually increase your risk of developing the condition in the first place! As it turns out, consuming less of the white granular stuff doesn't only help you lower your blood pressure, subsequently reducing your risk of heart attack... ››› more
  • [14 December 2017]
  • Eating breakfast lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Eating breakfast lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    A body of research suggests that eating breakfast is key to maintaining a healthy weight, humming metabolism and good overall health. Now, a new small study published in the Journal of Physiology has found that eating a substantial morning meals also lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study demonstrate that eating breakfast directly affects how fat cells functio... ››› more
  • [04 December 2017]
  • Stress and blood sugar levels: What diabetics need to know
  • Stress and blood sugar levels: What diabetics need to know
    For most people, stress is simply annoying. If you have diabetes, it can be dangerous. That's because your blood sugar levels rise when your stress levels are high. When you're under stress, you may need to take more insulin or other medications to stabilise your blood sugar levels. Being sick or physically injured can do the same. And your response to stress can make things even worse… Fo... ››› more
  • [01 December 2017]
  • Seven effects that type 2 diabetes can have on your body
  • Seven effects that type 2 diabetes can have on your body
    Approximately 3.5 million South Africans - that's around 6% of the population - suffer from type 2 diabetes. Diagnoses are on the rise and the blood sugar disease has quickly become one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. It's no wonder diabetes is being called an epidemic! Curious about how type 2 diabetes can affect your body? Read on… Our unhealthy lifestyles can b... ››› more
  • [28 November 2017]
  • Control your blood sugar levels by making these three food swaps
  • Control your blood sugar levels by making these three food swaps
    Can you believe that an estimated 86 million people in the United States alone have prediabetes - a condition in which your blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough for type 2 diabetes diagnosis? Well, it's true. Furthermore, about 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes - and eight million of them don't even know it. While there's no magic way to prevent prediabetes or ... ››› more
  • [20 November 2017]
  • The newest injectable type 2 diabetes drug - what you need to know
  • The newest injectable type 2 diabetes drug - what you need to know
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new injectable drug for adults with type 2 diabetes called Adlyxin (lixisenatide). The once-daily injection is to be used in combination with a diabetic diet and regular exercise to keep patients' blood sugar levels steady. Keep reading for more information that can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes-related complications such as... ››› more
  • [20 November 2017]
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