- Exercise tips for type 2 diabetes patients with diabetic retinopathy
- Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which the blood vessels in your eye can swell, leak or even bleed. If you're a type 2 diabetes patient with diabetic retinopathy, you may be concerned that exercising can affect your eyes...
Truth it, neither aerobic exercise nor strength training have been shown to worsen diabetic retinopathy, eye swelling or vision in people with moderate vision problems... ››› more
- [02 October 2017]
- Three tips to make testing your blood sugar levels less painful
- In order to test your blood sugar levels at home, you need to prick your finger to obtain a drop of blood. While some people say it hurts but they've gotten used to it, others say they find it almost painless.
It's up to you to decide whether or not you find testing your blood sugar levels painful. But here are three methods to avoid sore fingers...
Three methods to make testing your blood s... ››› more
- [26 September 2017]
- Three diabetic diet tricks for better health
- When it comes to a diabetic diet, you need goals that encourage you to succeed rather than set you up to fail. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, a psychologist and investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston in the United States thinks goals have to be “small and well spelled out”.
“Everyone has the experience of going to a healthcare practitioner and being told something vague: ‘You know, yo... ››› more
- [21 September 2017]
- Reversing type 2 diabetes can be as easy as losing weight
- There's a widespread belief that type 2 diabetes is a “progressive and incurable disease”, but many doctors and patient's don't realise that reversing type 2 diabetes can be as easy as losing weight. This is according to a new report published in the BMJ.
The thrust of the report is that greater awareness, when combined with better monitoring and recording of remissions could lead to many m... ››› more
- [18 September 2017]
- Three quick and easy diabetic diet breakfast ideas
- For most of us, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you're on a diabetic diet to control your blood sugar levels, a morning meal is a must!
“The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast' that results during sleeping hours,” explains Kelly Kennedy, a dietician from Everyday Health. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates ... ››› more
- [14 September 2017]
- 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]
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