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'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
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
Certain medications, including aspirin, warfarin, and others can lower blood sugar. Alcohol. Exercise. Stress. An injury on the sports field. Or even a bad cold. These could all cause an unexpected dip in blood sugar.
Keep reading to find out how to quickly lift your blood sugar if this happens...
Typical signs and symptoms of low blood sugar levels...
Low blood sugar levels are usua... ››› more
If you or your doctor suspect you may be pre-diabetic or have full-blown diabetes, he will probably do an A1C test. It's an easy finger prick test that doesn't require you to fast.
If you're pre-diabetic, the result will fall in the 5.7% and 6.4% range, and if you're diabetic, it will e 6.5% or over.
Unfortunately, a recent study showed that this test is inaccurate 73% of the time. Find out ... ››› more
You've heard it all by now - what to eat, mostly what not to eat - and it's driving you crazy. All you want is to get on with your day without all the fuss and the stress.
Well, a recent study found that if you make a particular breakfast choice, you'll not only avoid a sugar spike straight after your first meal of the day, you'll also set yourself up for success for the rest of the day too...... ››› more
If you're feeling like you're losing the battle against your blood sugar spikes, you'll be pleased to know that you can add a simple vitamin to your daily regimen instead, to get them back on the narrow path.
This is a sigh of relief for those people who have been holding out, trying to avoid having to start taking diabetes drugs, or having to increase their dosages if they're already on them. ... ››› 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
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
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