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  • Your daytime naps could indicate risk of type 2 diabetes...
  • If you often takes naps during the day to recharge your energy levels, you might want to pull your head out from under the covers! A new meta-analysis presented at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Annual Scientific Session suggests that people who take regular naps have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart problems. For the full findings, read on… Study links daytime f... ››› more
  • [15 January 2018]
  • An unhealthy diet abundant in fat promotes diabetes mellitus!
  • Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany may have found a new way to treat diabetes mellitus - a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood. In a new study, they found that a stress protein found in muscle has an effect that promotes the blood sugar disorder. They believe that this finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approa... ››› more
  • [30 December 2017]
  • There's a new type 2 diabetes villain in town - salt!
  • You already know that people with type 2 diabetes are advised to follow a low-salt diet. But here's something you've never heard of before: Eating too much salt can actually increase your risk of developing the condition in the first place! As it turns out, consuming less of the white granular stuff doesn't only help you lower your blood pressure, subsequently reducing your risk of heart attack... ››› more
  • [14 December 2017]
  • Eating breakfast lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • A body of research suggests that eating breakfast is key to maintaining a healthy weight, humming metabolism and good overall health. Now, a new small study published in the Journal of Physiology has found that eating a substantial morning meals also lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study demonstrate that eating breakfast directly affects how fat cells functio... ››› more
  • [04 December 2017]
  • Seven effects that type 2 diabetes can have on your body
  • Approximately 3.5 million South Africans - that's around 6% of the population - suffer from type 2 diabetes. Diagnoses are on the rise and the blood sugar disease has quickly become one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. It's no wonder diabetes is being called an epidemic! Curious about how type 2 diabetes can affect your body? Read on… Our unhealthy lifestyles can b... ››› more
  • [28 November 2017]
  • The newest injectable type 2 diabetes drug - what you need to know
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new injectable drug for adults with type 2 diabetes called Adlyxin (lixisenatide). The once-daily injection is to be used in combination with a diabetic diet and regular exercise to keep patients' blood sugar levels steady. Keep reading for more information that can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes-related complications such as... ››› more
  • [20 November 2017]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
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