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  • Drinking and type 2 diabetes: What you need to know
  • Drinking and type 2 diabetes: What you need to know
    Studies have proven that an alcohol-containing drink a day may help your heart. But what about if you have type 2 diabetes? If you're diagnosed with the disease, is it okay to have a beer while watching a sports game or a glass of wine with dinner? The short answer is yes, if your blood sugar is under control and you don't have any complication that are affected by alcohol, such as high blood s... ››› more
  • [22 August 2017]
  • Three science-backed benefits of chia seeds in diabetes
  • Three science-backed benefits of chia seeds in diabetes
    Chia seeds are said to enhance your health with their super-nutrients, but does this include diabetics? Of course it does! In fact, chia seeds are one of the best superfoods that diabetics can eat. The tiny, dark, nutty-flavoured seeds pack a punch of antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats but aren't high in carbohydrates, making them an ideal addition to a diabetic diet. Let's take a look at thr... ››› more
  • [17 August 2017]
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can lower your risk of diabetic retinopathy
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can lower your risk of diabetic retinopathy
    You're probably already familiar with some of the ways that omega-3 fatty acids help your health. To recap: These fats curb joint pain and stiffness, reduce elevated triglyceride levels, relieve depression and stave off Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new report published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology has found yet another reason to get enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. According to the ... ››› more
  • [16 August 2017]
  • Low blood sugar levels? Here's what to do
  • Low blood sugar levels? Here's what to do
    Although type 2 diabetes is characterised by blood sugar levels that are too high, some people take insulin and other medications - such as sulfonylureas - that can sometimes drive their blood sugar levels too low. Low blood sugar levels, called hypoglycaemia, is generally when your blood sugar levels are less than 70mg/dL. The normal range for fasting blood sugar is 70 to 99 mg/dL. However, th... ››› more
  • [14 August 2017]
  • Four benefits of checking your blood sugar levels every day
  • Four benefits of checking your blood sugar levels every day
    One study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that looked at the blood glucose monitoring habits of 18 patients with type 2 diabetes over a three-year period found that eight of these patients developed “monitoring fatgue” and weren't checking their blood sugar levels regularly. According to the study, these patients stopped testing their blood sugar levels every day bec... ››› more
  • [10 August 2017]
  • Understanding why carbohydrates are so important in type 2 diabetes
  • Understanding why carbohydrates are so important in type 2 diabetes
    Carbohydrates are so important in type 2 diabetes. The right kind of carbohydrates - and spacing them out evenly throughout the day - can prevent your blood sugar levels from elevating too high, too fast. Furthermore, about 90% of the carbohydrate calories you digest end up as glucose, so they have a much larger impact on your blood sugar levels than protein or fat. Keep reading for more on wh... ››› more
  • [07 August 2017]
  • Five signs you should go for a diabetes test
  • Five signs you should go for a diabetes test
    As you age, you'll notice that your eyesight and hearing may not be as sharp as they used to be. You may even be a little grouchier. While these changes are normal, they can sometimes be signs that you should go for a diabetes test. So the question is: Should you go for a diabetes test or not? The American Association of Diabetes Educators recommends that everyone 45 and older goes for a diabet... ››› more
  • [04 August 2017]
  • Keep your blood sugar levels in check by eating these foods
  • Keep your blood sugar levels in check by eating these foods
    If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably already know that you can keep your blood sugar levels steady by focusing on the amount and type of carbohydrates you put on your plate throughout the day. But did you know that another way to keep your blood sugar levels in check is to simply eat certain foods? Read on for the best foods for healthy blood sugar levels that will also make you happy and ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2017]
  • Your brain produces this sugar linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • Your brain produces this sugar linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity
    Most of us understand fructose as a fruit sugar found in fruits, vegetables and many processed foods that affects our brain and eating behaviour. We also know that this type of sugar plays a role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. Now, scientists from Yale University in the United States are reporting that your brain naturally produces fructose, so they set out to investigate if it affects type 2... ››› more
  • [25 July 2017]
  • The rise in type 2 diabetes may be due to air pollution
  • The rise in type 2 diabetes may be due to air pollution
    It's no secret that type 2 diabetes is on the rise, but what's the reason behind it? According to an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester and other institutions, one potential reason may be air pollution. The scientists published these findings in the journal Environment International. To learn more about the possible link between type 2 diabetes and air polluti... ››› more
  • [17 July 2017]
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