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  • 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]
  • Juices and smoothies can help you reverse type 2 diabetes in one week
  • Approximately 347 million people around the globe have type 2 diabetes - that's almost 5% of the UK population and 10% of the US population. It would seem obvious that if type 2 diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar, then lowering blood sugar is an effective strategy for cutting risk of heart disease and death. But it isn't that simple… Elevated blood sugar is only a symptom of type 2 dia... ››› more
  • [04 September 2017]
  • Drinking and type 2 diabetes: What you need to know
  • Studies have proven that an alcohol-containing drink a day may help your heart. But what about if you have type 2 diabetes? If you're diagnosed with the disease, is it okay to have a beer while watching a sports game or a glass of wine with dinner? The short answer is yes, if your blood sugar is under control and you don't have any complication that are affected by alcohol, such as high blood s... ››› more
  • [22 August 2017]
  • Understanding why carbohydrates are so important in type 2 diabetes
  • Carbohydrates are so important in type 2 diabetes. The right kind of carbohydrates - and spacing them out evenly throughout the day - can prevent your blood sugar levels from elevating too high, too fast. Furthermore, about 90% of the carbohydrate calories you digest end up as glucose, so they have a much larger impact on your blood sugar levels than protein or fat. Keep reading for more on wh... ››› more
  • [07 August 2017]
  • Your brain produces this sugar linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • Most of us understand fructose as a fruit sugar found in fruits, vegetables and many processed foods that affects our brain and eating behaviour. We also know that this type of sugar plays a role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. Now, scientists from Yale University in the United States are reporting that your brain naturally produces fructose, so they set out to investigate if it affects type 2... ››› more
  • [25 July 2017]
  • The rise in type 2 diabetes may be due to air pollution
  • It's no secret that type 2 diabetes is on the rise, but what's the reason behind it? According to an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester and other institutions, one potential reason may be air pollution. The scientists published these findings in the journal Environment International. To learn more about the possible link between type 2 diabetes and air polluti... ››› more
  • [17 July 2017]
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