If your life is hectic and you always feel like you're trying to catch up on sleep, don't be too quick to actually do it.
Sleeping in makes your body processes malfunction and this can cause your blood sugar levels to spike.
Which isn't supposed to happen when you sleep!
In fact, your blood sugar levels should be at their lowest because your body uses all the excess as you sleep.
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If you want to improve your health, you need to sleep.
David Lombrozo found this out the hard way.
He says ever since he was a kid he didn't sleep a lot, but when he started his own business, he slept even less.
And while he was losing out on one thing, he gained another: Weight.
This affected the quality of the little sleep he got because it made him snore and wake himself up.
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It's not just type 2 diabetes you need to worry about anymore, reveal experts.
Prediabetes should petrify you too!
“What's prediabetes?” you ask.
Well, it's the precursor of diabetes and 30% of people develop type 2 diabetes within five years of developing prediabetes.
So why do you need to be so worried about this condition?
It's simple: You probably don't know you have it... ››› more
Every year, World Diabetes Day takes place on the 14th of November.
But this year is a little different to the previous ones.
This because the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is starting a three year campaign that will run until 2016. It focuses on healthy living and diabetes.
If you think you don't have to take notice right now because you don't have type 2 diabetes, think aga... ››› more
The National Institutes of Health say there's a need to rethink traditional chemical medications. They could be too costly in the future to treat the ever-growing number of people with type 2 diabetes. So it's important to consider more cost effective means of supporting this disease epidemic.
This means it's up to Mother Nature now! She needs to provide us with alternatives. Researchers are ... ››› 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
When your blood sugar is high, you take more meds. When it's low, you drink a glass of fruit juice or eat 15g of quick-digesting carbs to recover. Sounds easy enough, but boy is it hard to get it 100% right when you're controlling your diabetes!
With type II diabetes, your blood sugar can swing from pillar to post. But don't despair, There's help at hand with the plethora of information on diab... ››› more
It's a daily struggle to get your children to eat healthy foods and protect them against developing type II diabetes. This because they'd rather eat sweets, chips and chocolate instead of broccoli, carrots and spinach. And who can blame them? But it's essential for them to grow up big and strong and diabetes free.
But telling them how good these foods are for their health might just be the on... ››› more
Fenugreek seeds provide a variety of health benefits. But one of the most significant changes in patients taking Fenugreek is in their body's ability to control their fasting blood sugar. In fact, a study reported on by the National Institutes of Health indicated that patients with type II diabetes have a massive 25% improvement in their fasting blood sugar after treatment with Fenugreek.
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If you're afraid to eat fatty foods because you think they're unhealthy, think again! There are foods that contain high amounts of fats that are actually good for you. New research shows that one type of fat in particular is able to substantially lower your risk of type II diabetes. Read on to discover the secret to improving your health…
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