- You've been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes - here's what you can eat
- You've just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and feel like you're facing what seems like an endless list of new tasks that you to need to incorporate into your everyday lie - testing, injections, monitoring, treating a hypo and the list goes on. Needless to say, it can be very overwhelming!
One of the first question you're likely to ask is what you can eat. But, with so much to take in and l... ››› more
- [13 September 2017]
- Peanut butter can help stabilise your blood sugar levels and prevent spikes
- While peanut butter isn't a solution for high blood sugar levels, including this tasty nut butter in a healthy diet may help stabilise your overall blood sugar levels and prevent blood sugar spikes.
This is fantastic news, especially if you have type 2 diabetes or a risk of developing the blood sugar disorder. Read on to learn more about the blood sugar benefits of peanut butter.
The nutrien... ››› more
- [13 September 2017]
- Prevent and treat type 2 diabetes by eating chocolate (yes, really!)
- It may sound crazy enough to laugh off, but you can prevent and treat type 2 diabetes by eating chocolate. This goes according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
According to the researchers behind the study, certain compounds found in cocoa help your body release more insulin - the hormone that manages the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in type 2 di... ››› more
- [12 September 2017]
- Three factors that are driving your blood sugar levels through the roof
- Is it a lack of willpower that's steering you into the chocolate aisle and leading you to make food choices that are drive your blood sugar levels through the roof? Or is it something else? Believe it or not, it's the latter.
There are many seemingly unlikely culprits that can trigger a powerful desire for much more sweet stuff than your body is actually craving. Some sugar triggers are more su... ››› more
- [08 September 2017]
- The Paleo diet can lead to prediabetes - here's how
- The Paleo diet, which is rich in vegetables, meat and healthy fats, and contains no dairy, grains or processed sugar, has grown very popular over the past few years. With all your favourite celebrities embracing this dietary lifestyle, you'd think it's a sure-fire way to lose weight and stay healthy. But not necessarily…
Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia have revealed... ››› more
- [06 September 2017]
- Juices and smoothies can help you reverse type 2 diabetes in one week
- Approximately 347 million people around the globe have type 2 diabetes - that's almost 5% of the UK population and 10% of the US population. It would seem obvious that if type 2 diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar, then lowering blood sugar is an effective strategy for cutting risk of heart disease and death. But it isn't that simple…
Elevated blood sugar is only a symptom of type 2 dia... ››› more
- [04 September 2017]
- Four signs of diabetes complications you shouldn't ignore
- When your blood sugar levels are consistently out of whack, your risk of health problems throughout your body, including your heart, kidneys, blood vessels, nerves and eyes drastically increases.
In the long term, these health problems could lead to disabling, even life-threatening, conditions. That's why if you have type 2 diabetes, managing your blood sugar is an absolute must!
Knowing the... ››› more
- [01 September 2017]
- Three common type 1 diabetes complications in different areas of the body
- In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produce little to no insulin - the hormone that regulates the use of glucose for energy. This leads to high blood glucose, also known as hyperglycaemia, as glucose builds up in the bloodstream.
Lifelong insulin therapy, which lowers blood glucose and allows the body to use glucose for fuel, is the main treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, even with treatment,... ››› more
- [30 August 2017]
- Fibre: One of the most important parts of any diabetic diet
- If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that the quality of your food is as important as the quality. And fibre tops the list!
Fibre is an important part of any diabetic diet because it doesn't raise your blood sugar levels and it can't be digested. Even better, it can blunt the harmful effect that carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels. Why, you ask? Because your intestines take a bit longer ... ››› more
- [29 August 2017]
- Three tasty snacks that stabilise your blood sugar levels
- Whether you have type 2 diabetes or not, high blood sugar levels are bad for your body. For this reason, you have to choose carefully when it comes to the foods that you snack on...
High-fibre, slowly digested healthy snacks are your best bet because they keep hunger and hypoglycaemia at bay while producing a steady release of blood sugar to help keep your blood sugar levels stable. Here are fo... ››› more
- [24 August 2017]
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