When you have diabetes, your diet is a vital part of your treatment plan.
But, with so many myths out there regarding the correct diabetes diet, how do you separate fact from fiction?
Read on to discover the truth about diabetes diets as we dispel the myths. Revealed: Three diabetes diet myths...
Myth 1: You can adjust your diabetes drugs to cover whatever you eat
If you use insuli... ››› more
A new study conducted by Sweden-based Lund University researchers has discovered that type 2 diabetes patients can manage their blood sugar with broccoli sprout extract.
The researchers said the findings could offer a much needed alternative to address type 2 diabetes, which has become a worldwide epidemic. For the full scoop on these new findings, keep reading...
Most type 2 diabetes patien... ››› more
You may be surprised to hear that researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that consuming high-fat dairy offers significant protection against developing a number of metabolic problems, including the onset of type 2 diabetes.
What's more, in their study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers found that people with a fatty acid known as trans-pal... ››› more
Study findings presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 reveal that a combination of normal levels of vitamin A and a high-fat diet is a recipe for type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, this combination may negatively impact the expression of your liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism and result in obesity and type 2 d... ››› more
You're diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You're at a birthday party and the cake is served. What do you do - reach for a slice or politely say, “no thank you”? Can you have your cake and eat it too?
We turn to Leanne Katzenellenbogen, a dietician and nutritionist based in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the answer...
Diabetics can have a cheat meal every now and again – as long as they follo... ››› more
Everyone's talking about coconut, kale, acai berries, spirulina and pitaya right now - but there's an old-timer in the book of superfoods that I recently discovered is just as great as all these new ones. Say hello to grapefruit!
Yup, grapefruit is totally a superfood. The slightly sour-tasting fruit is super-hydrating as well as filling, plus it's low in sugar which ranks it at the bottom end ... ››› more
Are you diabetic? Well, then, it's time to expand your dietary vocabulary - starting at the beginning of the alphabet with “A” for anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants that give foods like cherries and blueberries their rich, vibrant colouring.
In 2014, a study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that foods rich in anthocyanins helped stabilise and lower blood sugar... ››› more
You're busy, you're not hungry, you're trying to lose weight, or your blood sugar is too high, so you skip meals. But as a diabetic, this is dangerous and may actually increase your blood sugar!
It's tempting, and it even sounds logical, but skipping meals is not a shortcut to weight loss or blood sugar control.
Instead, you need to eat regularly to enjoy the rewards!
Rewards? What rewards... ››› more
When your doctor handed you the prescription for the meds to keep your blood sugar under control, you probably never even thought to question him about what they would actually do to your health.
But you should have.
That's because a new study by researchers from the University Health Network reveals your heart failure risk increases 14% when you take certain diabetes drugs. They found a D... ››› more
Hearing those words come out of your doctors mouth isn't easy, "you have type 2 diabetes".
The should haves and could haves start rolling around in your brain and you wish you could turn back the clock. Back to a time where you were healthier and more in control.
Unfortunately, it's not that simple.
What is, is keeping your symptoms at bay and your health in check despite living with t... ››› more
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