Can you believe that out of the 25 million Americans that have diabetes, approximately 25% don't know it?
When you consider this statistic, it's no wonder that diabetes is responsible for more deaths each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined, s the American Diabetes Association reports.
Getting tested for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes is quick and easy. Read on for four more reasons t... ››› more
If you think that high blood sugar is something only diabetics should worry about, you couldn't be more wrong! Anyone can experience blood sugar spikes when they eat certain foods. And it's not just soft drinks, chocolate and cake that cause these dangerous spikes!
The real danger comes in when your blood sugar levels stay elevated for extended periods of time. This can lead to diabetes or othe... ››› more
When you're healthy, insulin - the hormone produced by your pancreas - shuttles glucose into your cells so your body can convert into energy.
But, when you develop type 2 diabetes, your pancreas doesn't produce insulin the way it should anymore. As a result, glucose from the food you eat gets trapped in your bloodstream instead of going to your cells where it's really needed.
Besides feelin... ››› more
When you're first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you go through a range of emotions. You feel angry, sad, depressed and eventually you come to realise that living with type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily a death sentence.
And, as time goes by, you may even start slacking on your management of diabetes. But there's a real risk of damaging your organs beyond repair if you do this!
Here are the... ››› more
There are lots of changes your body goes through when you reach “that” age. From increased appetite to mood swings, fatigue and even more yeast infections, it's easy to write these signs off as menopause.
You could be suffering from the fourth largest killer of women over 55.
You see, what you don't realise is they might actually be signs you've become diabetic without reali... ››› more
We already know exercise is a must if you want to control your blood sugar and prevent type II diabetes. But when and how you exercise is also important. A recent study showed short bursts of exercise are more beneficial for people with insulin resistance than one longer exercise session. Let's have a look…
Daily insulin injections are a distant ... ››› more
Receiving a diagnosis of any kind can be a shock to patients. And, type II diabetes is no different.
You'll need to accept your lifestyle will change going forward. But, more importantly, you need to appreciate that type II diabetes isn't a death sentence. There's a lot you can do to control your diabetes and live a long, happy life.
Here are three tips to help you cope better with your type ... ››› more
The idea of being at risk for type II diabetes can be scary. Here's what to look out for…
Here are nine signs you’re heading for type II diabetes!
Do you suspect you may be at risk for type II diabetes? Take a look at these symptoms:
Hunger pangs outside of mealtimes
Dark pa... ››› more
You've just received the news: ‘You have type II diabetes'. Your head is spinning, you're overwhelmed with all the information on diabetes. But mostly, you feel trapped in a body that's no longer your perfect sanctuary.
Here's how to cope…
Prioritise your diabetes support to help you cope with your new diagnosis
The first thing you need to do is stop yourself from panicking. Accept yo... ››› more
As irony would have it, type II diabetes can rob you of sleep.
This because you need to get up numerous times in the night to wee.
But, if you don't get enough sleep, this can also lead to type II diabetes! Here's what you should know…
Daily insulin injections are a distant memory for Catherine Downs now...
In fact, the 56-year old diabe... ››› more
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