Diabetic Retinopathy – the Hard Facts

Diabetic retinopathy affects 80% of people who have been diabetic for 20 years or more. The disease accounts for 12% of all new cases of blindness each year in the West and is the leading cause for blindness in persons aged 20 to 64 years. Here are the symptoms, causes and treatments for diabetic retinopathy and how you can avoid going blind. Continue reading “Diabetic Retinopathy – the Hard Facts”

How to eat on-the-go

Is it possible to follow the Beating Diabetes diet when you are so rushed that you don’t have time to eat breakfast at home while lunch and dinner are ingested in a local eatery? Here are a few suggestions for staying on diet. Continue reading “How to eat on-the-go”

The benefits of Fava or broad beans for diabetics

Find out more about these highly nutritious beans. Continue reading “The benefits of Fava or broad beans for diabetics”

Flaxseeds V Chia Seeds ― which are more nutritious?

Flaxseeds or linseeds have been eaten for thousands of years. But how nutritious are they? What is the best way to eat them? And how do they compare with chia seeds? Continue reading “Flaxseeds V Chia Seeds ― which are more nutritious?”

Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?

The health and nutrition industry has been all agog for some years now about chia seeds, one of the so-called superfoods. But can they really reverse type 2 diabetes? Are they as healthy as they are hyped up to be? Do they have any negative side-effects? How should you eat them? Continue reading “Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?”

How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse

So the doctor says you have pre-diabetes. You are scared and so you should be … you know the consequences should your pre-diabetes morph into actual diabetes. But you can avoid developing full-blown type 2 diabetes with a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Here’s how … Continue reading “How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse”

How diabetes can damage your kidneys (and what you can do about it)

Your kidneys contain millions of minute blood vessels that filter waste products from your blood. But diabetes can damage these amazing organs, so they lose their filtering ability. How is kidney disease caused and what can you do to prevent or reverse the damage? Continue reading “How diabetes can damage your kidneys (and what you can do about it)”

Why diabetics should check their vitamin B12 levels regularly

B12 is an essential vitamin. But some people have difficulty absorbing it into their body and need supplementary B12. Here are the facts about vitamin B12 … why it is vital … where you get it from … how much you need … what a lack of B12 does to your body … how to treat a deficiency Continue reading “Why diabetics should check their vitamin B12 levels regularly”

The link between gout and diabetes

Is there a link between diabetes and gout, that intense pain you feel in your joints? What is gout and how is it caused? And, if you are diabetic, what is the best way to treat your gout and avoid debilitating attacks? Continue reading “The link between gout and diabetes”

How diabetics can beat lung cancer

The overall survival rate for lung cancer patients who have type 2 diabetes is much worse than for patients who are not diabetic. A recent study suggests that foods high in plant pigments can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Here’s what you need to eat. Continue reading “How diabetics can beat lung cancer”