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
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
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
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…
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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.
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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
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
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
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…
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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
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