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  • 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]
  • Slash your risk of type 2 diabetes by consuming more antioxidants
  • Slash your risk of type 2 diabetes by consuming more antioxidants
    Eating more antioxidant-rich foods can help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. This effect is contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages as well as moderate consumption of alcohol. Keep reading for the full findings… Previous studies have tied eating fr... ››› more
  • [15 November 2017]
  • Four tips to stabilise your blood sugar levels after a sugar binge
  • Four tips to stabilise your blood sugar levels after a sugar binge
    You may aim to have sweet treats in moderation to prevent spiking your blood sugar levels, but from time to time, it's impossible to avoid a sugar binge. We're talking a family-sized bag of M&Ms or a half-dozen box of doughnuts… If you have a sweet tooth, you're familiar with the stomach ache or shaking feeling - not to mention the crash - that comes after a particularly large serving of swe... ››› more
  • [06 November 2017]
  • Three type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms that usually arrive without warning
  • Three type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms that usually arrive without warning
    While there's no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, watching out for tell-tale signs and symptoms can help you notice that something is wrong sooner. Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually arrive without warning. You may suddenly notice that your breath smells fruity, experience unexplained weight loss or have bad abdominal pain. These are all warning signs that your immune system has gone aw... ››› more
  • [06 November 2017]
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