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  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Three tasty snacks that stabilise your blood sugar levels
  • Whether you have type 2 diabetes or not, high blood sugar levels are bad for your body. For this reason, you have to choose carefully when it comes to the foods that you snack on... High-fibre, slowly digested healthy snacks are your best bet because they keep hunger and hypoglycaemia at bay while producing a steady release of blood sugar to help keep your blood sugar levels stable. Here are fo... ››› more
  • [24 August 2017]
  • Low blood sugar levels? Here's what to do
  • Although type 2 diabetes is characterised by blood sugar levels that are too high, some people take insulin and other medications - such as sulfonylureas - that can sometimes drive their blood sugar levels too low. Low blood sugar levels, called hypoglycaemia, is generally when your blood sugar levels are less than 70mg/dL. The normal range for fasting blood sugar is 70 to 99 mg/dL. However, th... ››› more
  • [14 August 2017]
  • Four benefits of checking your blood sugar levels every day
  • One study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that looked at the blood glucose monitoring habits of 18 patients with type 2 diabetes over a three-year period found that eight of these patients developed “monitoring fatgue” and weren't checking their blood sugar levels regularly. According to the study, these patients stopped testing their blood sugar levels every day bec... ››› more
  • [10 August 2017]
  • Keep your blood sugar levels in check by eating these foods
  • If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably already know that you can keep your blood sugar levels steady by focusing on the amount and type of carbohydrates you put on your plate throughout the day. But did you know that another way to keep your blood sugar levels in check is to simply eat certain foods? Read on for the best foods for healthy blood sugar levels that will also make you happy and ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2017]
  • Type 2 diabetes patients can manage their blood sugar with broccoli
  • A new study conducted by Sweden-based Lund University researchers has discovered that type 2 diabetes patients can manage their blood sugar with broccoli sprout extract. The researchers said the findings could offer a much needed alternative to address type 2 diabetes, which has become a worldwide epidemic. For the full scoop on these new findings, keep reading... Most type 2 diabetes patien... ››› more
  • [19 June 2017]
  • Fight type 2 diabetes by choosing high-fat over low-fat dairy!
  • You may be surprised to hear that researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that consuming high-fat dairy offers significant protection against developing a number of metabolic problems, including the onset of type 2 diabetes. What's more, in their study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers found that people with a fatty acid known as trans-pal... ››› more
  • [12 June 2017]
  • 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]
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