For most people, stress is simply annoying. If you have diabetes, it can be dangerous. That's because your blood sugar levels rise when your stress levels are high.
When you're under stress, you may need to take more insulin or other medications to stabilise your blood sugar levels. Being sick or physically injured can do the same. And your response to stress can make things even worse…
Fo... ››› more
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
Can you believe that an estimated 86 million people in the United States alone have prediabetes - a condition in which your blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough for type 2 diabetes diagnosis? Well, it's true.
Furthermore, about 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes - and eight million of them don't even know it. While there's no magic way to prevent prediabetes or ... ››› more
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
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
You may aim to have sweet treats in moderation to prevent spiking your blood sugar levels, but from time to time, it's impossible to avoid a sugar binge. We're talking a family-sized bag of M&Ms or a half-dozen box of doughnuts…
If you have a sweet tooth, you're familiar with the stomach ache or shaking feeling - not to mention the crash - that comes after a particularly large serving of swe... ››› more
While there's no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, watching out for tell-tale signs and symptoms can help you notice that something is wrong sooner.
Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually arrive without warning. You may suddenly notice that your breath smells fruity, experience unexplained weight loss or have bad abdominal pain.
These are all warning signs that your immune system has gone aw... ››› more
If you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels is critical. Your doctor or dietician may advise that you opt for foods that are low in sugar and carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar in check. They may also recommend foods that help control blood sugar spikes. One food that meets both of these requirements is the avocado…
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a... ››› more
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
High blood sugar levels can predispose you to health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For many people, high blood levels of glucose and insulin are the primary culprit in the accumulation of body fat.
Foods like vegetables, greens, melon, berries, whole grains, healthy fat and protein are well-known to help control blood sugar levels. Now, researchers that green tea is also e... ››› more
Disclaimer: Copyright 2018, Fleet Street Publications (Pty) Ltd. The information contained herein is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this publication. We do research all our recommendations and articles thoroughly, but we disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or omissions found in this publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means of electronic or mechanical, including recording , photocopying, or via a computerised or electric storage or retrieval system without permission granted in writing from the publishers.