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  • Testing for type 2 diabetes is easier than ever with these tests
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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]
  • Want to bust that sugar craving? Here's what you should snack on...
  • 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]
  • Is it risky for diabetics to have the odd cheat meal? A dietician explains...
  • 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]
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