In order to test your blood sugar levels at home, you need to prick your finger to obtain a drop of blood. While some people say it hurts but they've gotten used to it, others say they find it almost painless.
It's up to you to decide whether or not you find testing your blood sugar levels painful. But here are three methods to avoid sore fingers... Three methods to make testing your blood suga... ››› more
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are diagnosed with the condition at an earlier age, a new study has found.
This is the first time research has found a link between PCOS and type 2 diabetes. Keep reading for the full findings, as published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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You could potentially reverse type 2 diabetes through weight loss and with the long-term support of a medical professional, according to a UK trial study published online in The Lancet.
The initial findings come from an ongoing trial study called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial), which aims to find an effective and accessible way to put type 2 diabetes into remission long-term. Read o... ››› more
If you have elevated blood sugar levels but they aren't high enough for a diabetes diagnosis, it doesn't necessarily mean your health is in the clear.
According to a new US study, people with high blood sugar levels but not diabetes may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than those with normal blood sugar levels.
Read on for the full findings, as published in The Lancet Dia... ››› more
An insufficient level of vitamin C could increase the risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women, suggests new research from Brazil.
Metabolic is a collection of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and it estimated to affect around 50% of women over the age of 50. The risk of developing metabolic syndrome increases with age, however, adopting health... ››› more
You already know that you can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by cutting back on sugar and carbohydrates. But did you know that a tablespoon of vinegar can also make your blood sugar levels go down?
This is just one surprising way to slash your risk of type 2 diabetes. Read on for five more things you can do to stave off the blood sugar disease.
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When you think of the obvious culprits of added sugar in foods, soft drinks, biscuits, cake and ice cream come to mind. But these aren't the only sugar-laden foods that are contributing to our epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases…
In order to detect the hidden sugar in some of your favourite foods, you need to become a super sleuth. Keep reading to learn about five unusual... ››› more
People who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes can slash their risk of developing the blood sugar disease by engaging in higher levels of physical activity during their leisure time. This is according to researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
In their 18-year-long study, the researchers found a link between walking, jogging and running, and a lower risk of type 2 di... ››› more
If you're diabetic and a wine lover, we have some good news for you: A recent study has tied wine to healthier arteries for some diabetics.
The study found that some diabetics with plaque build-up in their arteries had less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets. Read on for more.
Study ties drinking wine to healthier arteries in some diabetics
For their study, publi... ››› more
As a diabetic, you know that one of the most challenging complications of your disease is blood vessel damage, which can lead to poor blood circulation in your legs and feet.
When your legs and feet are deprived of oxygen-rich blood, a condition called diabetic foot disease can develop, causing foot ulcers that heal very slowly or not at all. The disease can even lead to gangrene and amputation... ››› more
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