Prediabetes, also called borderline diabetes and impaired glucose intolerance, is a condition in which your blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. However, if you leave prediabetes untreated, it can develop into type 2 diabetes.
It's estimated that five million South Africans have prediabetes - and that number is expected to rise. If you're one of them, yo... ››› more
The health benefit of olives - and associated natural products, such as olive oil - are well-established as well as well-understood. They boost your brain health, prevent heart disease and stroke, have anti-cancer properties and more…
Now, researchers have finally discovered how the specific compounds and biochemical interactions in olives also contribute to medical and nutritional benefits,... ››› more
The Paleo diet, which is rich in vegetables, meat and healthy fats, and contains no dairy, grains or processed sugar, has grown very popular over the past few years. With all your favourite celebrities embracing this dietary lifestyle, you'd think it's a sure-fire way to lose weight and stay healthy. But not necessarily…
Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia have revealed... ››› more
Breakthrough! A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has found a link between insulin resistance - caused in part by physical inactivity and obesity - and accelerated cognitive decline.
According to the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced a more rapid decline in memory and execut... ››› more
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
I started the new year with a resolve to clean up my diet not only to slim down, but also to improve my mood, for greater vitality, to boost my digestive health and for clear, glowing skin. However, there's one food that I just can't seem to ditch - sugar!
It seems that no matter how hard I try, I often find myself sneaking chocolate bars into my shopping basket or munching on leftover cake aft... ››› more
Are you one of those people who are blessed with a fast metabolism? You know, one of those who can eat just about anything - milkshakes, burgers, chips, you name it - and not put on any weight?
Before you nod and go, “yup, I'm one of those lucky ones!”, think again!
A spanking new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that four in every ten “skinn... ››› more
Have you ever thought about the complications of diabetes?
Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes puts you at added risk for heart disease and stroke.
But there's an easy way to lower your risk: Manage your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure well. And, the best way to do this is to choose foods wisely, exercise daily and manage your stress effectively.
One of the biggest fears type 2 ... ››› 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 new study involving 891 middle-aged, pre-diabetic, men showed that weight loss can boost low testosterone levels by 50%. And could even help deter type II diabetes.
Let's have a look…
Researchers prove that low testosterone is linked to type II diabetes
Researchers divided 891 men into three groups. One group received the diabetes drug metformin. One group underwent lifestyle changes t... ››› more
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