- 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
- 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
- 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]
- Avocados are good for your blood sugar levels, according to research
- If you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels is critical. Your doctor or dietician may advise that you opt for foods that are low in sugar and carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar in check. They may also recommend foods that help control blood sugar spikes. One food that meets both of these requirements is the avocado…
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a... ››› more
- [03 November 2017]
- Type 2 diabetes is reversible with a low-calorie diet
- Turns out type 2 diabetes is reversible after all. This is according to a new study that put people with the blood sugar disorder on a low-calorie diet.
The study was led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, who's spent almost four decades studying type 2 diabetes. He presented an overview of his findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (E... ››› more
- [01 November 2017]
- Balance your blood sugar levels naturally by drinking green tea
- 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
- [25 October 2017]
- Prediabetes is a warning sign that you need to change your lifestyle!
- 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
- [24 October 2017]
- Three foods you should never include in your diabetic diet
- 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
- [18 October 2017]
- Hold the salt! Study ties two types of diabetes mellitus to sodium intake
- 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
- [17 October 2017]
- These are the three best drinks for healthy blood sugar levels
- 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
- [16 October 2017]
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