Menopause starts from about six years before your period stops. During menopause, the hormones progesterone and oestrogen affect how your cells respond to insulin and can trigger fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.
It's also often a cause for weight gain. Women typically reach their maximum body weight during menopause, with an associated increase in body fat.
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Receiving the news that you have diabetes can be an overwhelming experience. You may stare blankly at your doctor as he rattles off a whole lot of instructions that could turn your life 'upside down' overnight.
If your check-up appointment is coming up, print the questions below to help you overcome the 'shock' factor and get all the information you need from your doctor during the consultation... ››› more
One of the most common complications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is neuropathy, of which the main symptom is nerve pain.
Taking painkillers comes with adverse side effects so while addressing the underlying cause - the diabetes itself - it's a good idea to find a natural long-term treatment for the pain.
Read on below for five proven treatments for nerve pain... Five natural treatmen... ››› more
People with high blood pressure who have Type-II (adult onset) diabetes, usually have insulin resistance/ hyperinsulineamia.
Insulin resistance refers to the impaired use of insulin by cell membranes. And, hyperinsulinaemia occurs when the pancreas
overproduce insulin in an attempt to overcome insulin resistance.
Hyperinsulinaemia is a known cause of high blood pressure.
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It's that time of year again when all you want to do is relax, eat, drink and be merry...
But, when you're watching your blood sugar, it can be a stressful and frustrating time.
Well, today, I have a special hack to share with you that could reduce blood sugar spikes after meals by as much as 75%!
And, no, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the delicious food!
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Are you or a loved one battling with diabetes or pre-diabetes? If so, you'll be pleased to know the science backing curcumin is mounting by the day.
In a recent study, published in Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications, it was shown to be 400 times more effective than metformin in improving insulin sensitivity and helping reverse type 2 diabetes.
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Are you having a hard time losing weight because you simply can't do without something sweet in the day?
Or, perhaps, you're struggling to manage your blood sugar, for this same reason?
Now, you can finally relax! Take a look below for GUILT-FREE sweet delicacies that won't spike your blood sugar or hinder your weight loss efforts! Sweet treats that are actually GOOD for you!
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If you're familiar with watching everything you eat, or counting and weighing your food, you'll be pleased to know that there are foods that you can eat without worry that your blood sugar will spike.
Add them to your meals, or snack on them when you feel peckish. Read on to discover what they are... 10 Super ingredients to have in your kitchen all the time that will help keep your blood sugar... ››› more
If you're pre-diabetic, your pancreas still produces enough insulin in response to the carbohydrates you eat. But, the insulin is less effective in removing the sugar from the bloodstream. As a result, your blood sugar remains high.
This condition is called insulin resistance.
Pre-diabetes doesn't mean you'll definitely get diabetes, but it's a serious warning that if things don't change, yo... ››› more
When you heard your diabetes diagnosis, you probably felt like the millions of others who had heard it before you: helpless and at a loss as to what to do.
You were told you'd have to be on medication for years to come. You were made fearful of sugar and carbs, and the deadly implication they would have on your health for the rest of your life.
But I'm here to tell you that there is hope f... ››› more
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