- Testing for type 2 diabetes is easier than ever with these tests
- For centuries, doctors have been diagnosing type 2 diabetes by dipping their pinkie finger into a urine sample and picking up on very high sugar. Some doctors still use urine tests to pick up type 2 diabetes, but nowadays there are easier ways to diagnose the blood sugar disorder.
Almost all diabetes tests are now conducted on blood samples, which are collected in a visit to the doctor, or an o... ››› more
- [07 June 2017]
- Prevent type 1 diabetes by consuming more of these fatty acids
- A new international study by researchers at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found that you can prevent type 1 diabetes by consuming more short-chain acids acetate and butyrate.
For more on how these short-chain fatty acids can help prevent the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes in which your pancreas produce little to no insulin (the hormone that regulates your blood su... ››› more
- [01 June 2017]
- Type 2 diabetes is caused by vitamin A and a high-fat diet
- Study findings presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 reveal that a combination of normal levels of vitamin A and a high-fat diet is a recipe for type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, this combination may negatively impact the expression of your liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism and result in obesity and type 2 d... ››› more
- [30 May 2017]
- Canadian researchers discover a specific component of bacteria that helps lower blood glucose and allows insulin to work better during obesity
- You've heard of probiotics and prebiotics and how they benefit your gut health. Now, it's time you learn about post-biotics, or the by-products of bacteria.
According to a new study conducted by researchers at McMaster University in Canada, post-biotics help lower blood glucose and allow insulin to work better during obesity. In turn, this combats prediabetes before type 2 diabetes develops. He... ››› more
- [10 May 2017]
- These no-bake chocolate brownies topped with ganache are so low in sugar that even diabetics can indulge in them!
- Chocolate and hazelnut is a winning combination - wouldn't you agree? If you do, you'll love this guilt-free recipe we've got up our sleeve for no-bake brownies made with hazelnuts, shredded coconut and cacao powder, topped with rich ganache!
These brownies don't take a whole lot of time or ingredients to whip up - plus, because they're so low in sugar, they're suitable for diabetics, too! The ... ››› more
- [28 April 2017]
- Want to bust that sugar craving? Here's what you should snack on...
- If you've ever attempted eliminating sugar from your diet, you know how tough it can be - especially when the cravings for something sweet strike!
But did you know that there are a number of foods you can eat when you're craving sugar that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are nine of them.
Nine foods that will curb your sweet tooth
#1: Chia seeds
Chia seeds are full of fibre and a... ››› more
- [06 April 2017]
- Even diabetics can indulge in their sweet tooth with this low-carb, low-sugar berry smoothie
- If you have type 2 diabetes and have been suffering through your sweet cravings up until now, good news: You no longer have to!
Yes, it's totally possible to satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. No, I'm not about to suggest that you eat boring old fruits. Rather, I'm sharing a sweet and delicious delicious recipe for a low-carb, low-sugar smoothie that your ha... ››› more
- [28 March 2017]
- Is it risky for diabetics to have the odd cheat meal? A dietician explains...
- You're diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You're at a birthday party and the cake is served. What do you do - reach for a slice or politely say, “no thank you”? Can you have your cake and eat it too?
We turn to Leanne Katzenellenbogen, a dietician and nutritionist based in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the answer...
Diabetics can have a cheat meal every now and again – as long as they follo... ››› more
- [27 March 2017]
- Hold the salt! Study shows that a high salt diet puts type 2 diabetics at double the risk of stroke and heart attack
- Do you have type 2 diabetes? Do you eat a diet high in smoked, cured, salted or canned meat and fish such as bacon, cold cuts, ham, sausages, sardines and anchovies? How about frozen breaded meats and dinners, canned entrees and salted nuts?
If you answered, “YES, YES, YES!”, here's some bad news - a recent Japanese study revealed that people with type 2 diabetes who follow a high salt diet... ››› more
- [14 March 2017]
- French study warns that a high intake of omega-3s can increase your risk for diabetes! Here's the right (and wrong) way to consume these fatty acids
- You know that omega-3s are critical to both your brain and heart health. However, a new French study hints that a high intake may increase your risk for diabetes. What does this mean, exactly? The researchers aren't quite sure...
However, what they were able to conclude is that how you get your omega-3s matters. Read on for more about the study plus eight dos and don'ts of consuming omega-3s.
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- [13 March 2017]
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