High blood sugar levels can predispose you to health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For many people, high blood levels of glucose and insulin are the primary culprit in the accumulation of body fat.
Foods like vegetables, greens, melon, berries, whole grains, healthy fat and protein are well-known to help control blood sugar levels. Now, researchers that green tea is also e... ››› more
Prediabetes, also called borderline diabetes and impaired glucose intolerance, is a condition in which your blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. However, if you leave prediabetes untreated, it can develop into type 2 diabetes.
It's estimated that five million South Africans have prediabetes - and that number is expected to rise. If you're one of them, yo... ››› more
A major part of keeping your diabetes under control is staying true to a diabetic diet. The general rule to follow is to steer clear of foods that are high in sugar, however, some foods and drinks that seem like diabetic-friendly choices may even contain hidden sugar.
But it's not just sugar you need to watch out for - increased carbohydrates and fats can also contribute to blood sugar spikes. ... ››› more
Sodium intake is tied to an increased risk of developing two types of diabetes mellitus - type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA), a form of type 1 diabetes, in adults. This was uncovered at a recent European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.
Previous studies have suggested that excessive sodium consumption can boost your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, possibly t... ››› more
Living with diabetes means you have to know the amount of carbohydrates everything you eat and drinks contains, and how they may affect your blood sugar levels.
When it comes to the best drinks for a diabetic diet, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends zero-calorie or low-calorie drinks to prevent blood sugar spikes.
Read on for three examples of these drinks, which will help y... ››› more
How often you test your blood sugar levels depends on a number of different factors. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that you test your blood sugar levels at least three times a day if you need multiple insulin injections every day.
If you have type 2 diabetes, how often you test your blood sugar levels should be dictated by your particular needs and goals, the ADA says. Thi... ››› more
The health benefit of olives - and associated natural products, such as olive oil - are well-established as well as well-understood. They boost your brain health, prevent heart disease and stroke, have anti-cancer properties and more…
Now, researchers have finally discovered how the specific compounds and biochemical interactions in olives also contribute to medical and nutritional benefits,... ››› more
Medicinal treatment against diabetes mellitus may reduce your risk of getting Parkinson's disease by 35%. This is according to a study conducted by researchers at the Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Bergen in Norway.
“We've made an important discovery, which takes us a step further towards solving the Parkinson's riddle,” said researcher Charalampos Tzoulis who led the ... ››› more
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
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
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