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
There's a definitive relationship between diabetes mellitus and stress. If you have the blood sugar disease, when stress becomes too much it 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 mellitus diagnosis. When your mind is elsewhere, you might drink more ... ››› more
Whether you're trying to take control of your blood sugar levels to manage type 2 diabetes or simply boost overall health, we bet you're curious as to whether or not drinking fruit juice raises your levels.
The short answer is no - drinking fruit juice won't spike your blood sugar levels. Well, not as long as it's 100% fruit juice, that is. This is according to a study published in the Journal ... ››› more
Eating foods like cereal and bacon may seem harmless, but can actually increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
The blood sugar disease is caused by insulin resistance, which occurs when your body can't produce insulin properly. Insulin is the hormone that controls your blood sugar levels.
There are a number of factors that can cause insulin-producing cells to fail, including obesity, inactivi... ››› more
While smoothies are a quick and easy healthy snack or meal, if you concoct the wrong blend, your drink can spike your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling queasy rather than energised.
So which ingredients are recommended for keeping your blood sugar levels even-keeled and feelings of hunger and nausea at bay? Here are three that nutritionists recommend.
Three smoothie staples for healthy... ››› more
Research shows that sleep plays a critical role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and beating type 2 diabetes. According to a study published in the Annals of Epidemiology, if f you get less than six hours of shut-eye on most nights, you're three times more likely to have elevated blood sugar levels!
Experts say the best strategy to improve your sleep and keep your blood sugar levels st... ››› more
If you're an egg lover, we have some good news! Recent research published in the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that consuming an egg a day may lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.
This follows the USDA's announcement that it's thrown out its longstanding recommendation that you shouldn't eat more than 300 mg cholesterol per day. Things keep looking (sunny side) up! Read on ... ››› more
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