Do you crave something sweet after your meals?
What about your food choices mid-afternoon when your energy levels take a dip... Do you reach for something sweet most of the time?
It's no surprise! Did you know that sugar is one of the most addictive substances you could have?
That's right! It activates the same pleasure centres in the brain that drugs do. This has been proven through br... ››› more
Women, especially, are more prone to diabetes in mid-life - when they reach menopause.
The increased age, weight gain that normally accompanies menopause and the hormonal changes in the body all seem to compound to increase the risk of diabetes.
And, if your blood sugar gets out of control, you have a higher risk for diabetes complications. It's important to get your blood sugar levels... ››› more
If you enjoy a drink at the end of the day to help you unwind, you'll be pleased to know that two kinds of alcoholic drinks have been found to help prevent diabetes!
Keep reading to find out which drinks... Do you need to consider changing your sundowner?
In a recent study out of Denmark, involving over 70,000 participants, the researchers followed their drinking habits and tracked their bio... ››› more
Diabetic retinopathy is when the retina is damaged from continued exposure to high blood sugar.
When this happens, the tiny blood vessels in your retina start to grow out of control. But unlike healthy blood vessels, these have weak walls which eventually burst. The blood that leaks into the eye as a result causes the macula to thicken - which leads to blurry vision.
The web of blood vesse... ››› more
If you're pre-diabetic or diabetc, you'll know how important managing your blood sugar is for your health.
And, you'll also know that certain foods send your blood sugar levels soaring while others can help you keep them in the green band.
And this African grain is one of these - find out below what it is and what the studies say... This versatile grain can help you regulate your blood sugar... ››› more
There's an all-natural, great tasting, completely underused treatment
that can help prevent type 2 diabetes as well as help treat existing diabetes.
It's non-prescription, cheap, unpatentable cinnamon! The risks involved with this treatment are small, and it's well worth considering both for current diabetics and for those at risk for the disease. Just a spoonful of cinnamon can help regulate ... ››› more
There's a definitive relationship between diabetes and stress. Stress can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being, as well as your health.
It doesn't matter what you're stressing over - finances, work, family or coping with a recent diabetes diagnosis. When your mind is elsewhere, you might drink more alcohol and exercise less, or forget to check your blood sugar levels and admini... ››› more
Not everyone has diabetes, but even if you have slightly elevated blood sugar or have stubborn fat that won't budge around your waist, there's one vitamin you should take every day.
It has been shown to lower blood sugar levels - which is important to prevent insulin resistance (when your cells don't recognise insulin anymore). Manage your blood sugar with the help of this vitamin
In a recen... ››› more
You may be surprised at the fact that your liver could be causing your high blood sugar. When you think of diabetes, you think of high blood sugar - but your liver plays a major role in this too... Your liver and diabetes...
One of the roles of the liver is to sponge up the excess sugar (glucose) you eat and drink before it makes its way into your bloodstream.
But if your liver is fatty, i... ››› more
So you've decided to have baby… That's wonderful! But it also means your risk of developing sugar diabetes just went up. At least that's the case for one in every 12 or so pregnancies. Don't let this happen to you. Avoid this by making these two easy diet changes today…
Change the way you eat to avoid sugar diabetes complicating your pregnancy
It’s every pregnant woman’s nightmare. ... ››› more
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