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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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Exercise tips for type 2 diabetes patients with diabetic retinopathy
  • 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
  • [02 October 2017]
  • Reversing type 2 diabetes can be as easy as losing weight
  • There's a widespread belief that type 2 diabetes is a “progressive and incurable disease”, but many doctors and patient's don't realise that reversing type 2 diabetes can be as easy as losing weight. This is according to a new report published in the BMJ. The thrust of the report is that greater awareness, when combined with better monitoring and recording of remissions could lead to many m... ››› more
  • [18 September 2017]
  • Prevent and treat type 2 diabetes by eating chocolate (yes, really!)
  • It may sound crazy enough to laugh off, but you can prevent and treat type 2 diabetes by eating chocolate. This goes according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. According to the researchers behind the study, certain compounds found in cocoa help your body release more insulin - the hormone that manages the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in type 2 di... ››› more
  • [12 September 2017]
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