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
When your blood sugar levels soar through the roof and plummet through the floor on a regular basis, you're at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
In fact, you're likely to be pre-diabetic if your diet isn't on track and you eat too many simple carbs and refined sugars.
The sad truth is, you probably don't realise the damage it's doing to your health. And it might be too late when you fina... ››› more
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
A study in 2006, posted in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that cinnamon is particularly helpful in treating diabetics suffering from elevated blood pressure.
And while the link wasn't clear in this early study, further studies showed that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels. This is particularly important if you have diabetes!
When you eat food-containing s... ››› more
If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, you need to pay close attention to your heart health. But being a woman means you have to pay even more attention to this aspect of your health!
Researchers at the Queensland University in Australia recently confirmed women are more susceptible to heart problems related to their type 2 diabetes than men of the same age. Shockingly, as a woman, you're around ... ››› more
Millions of people around the world suffer from diabetes. And if you're one of them, you're probably trying hard to control your blood sugar. But have you give much thought to your kidneys?
If you haven't, we can't blame you. There's seems to be little connection between the kidneys and your blood sugar. But in actual fact, there's a closer link between them than you think. It's because of wh... ››› more
Despite type 2 diabetes being a silent epidemic taking over the globe, you don't HAVE to become a statistic, says The American Diabetes Association. Research shows that you can lower your risk of diabetes 58% by doing just two things differently every day:
1. Make appropriate changes to your diet to improve your overall health and lose weight.
2. Start exercising! Even moderate amo... ››› more
Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes is like a ticking time bomb inside your body. It's a disease that affects every organ in your system and it's just a matter of time before the clock reaches 00:00. And this could be fatal.
Do you see how important it is to properly manage your health when you're a diabetic? And it's easier than you thought possible to do so!
All you need to do is keep a log o... ››› more
Like with fats, there are good carbs and bad carbs. Bad carbs are the ones that contain simple forms of carbohydrates. This means your body processes them quickly, leaving you with a rapid spike in your blood sugar. And because you have type II diabetes, your body can't deal with this much sugar all at once.
The good types of carbs are the ones that take a long time to digest. They contain co... ››› more
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