Hidden sugars and how to avoid them

Hidden sugars are the added sugars in our food products that make controlling our consumption of sugar extremely difficult. These ‘invisible’ sugars are found in the least likely places and can undermine our efforts to control our diabetes … unless we know where they are hiding. Continue reading “Hidden sugars and how to avoid them”

Why you should stop taking drugs for your diabetes

The drugs doctors recommend for diabetes come with a long-list of damaging side effects. In addition they do not increase the survival rates of people who take these drugs. Here’s why you should stop taking these drugs … and what you can do instead to beat your diabetes. Continue reading “Why you should stop taking drugs for your diabetes”

New test can measure how healthy your diet is

A new five-minute urine test can determine the nutritional quality of your diet. The test gives an indication of how much protein, sugar, fat, and fibre you are eating … great news for diabetics who wish to control their blood glucose and fat levels using diet alone. Continue reading “New test can measure how healthy your diet is”

The growing diabetes epidemic

Diabetes kills more than people around the world than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The disease is expected to become one of the top five causes of death globally by 2030. Here are the facts. Continue reading “The growing diabetes epidemic”

Do you know your carbs?

Most of us get at about 50 percent of our energy from the carbohydrates in our food. But what are they and what is the difference between carbs and sugar? And how do carbohydrates affect our efforts to control or reverse our diabetes? Continue reading “Do you know your carbs?”

How to Stay on Diet While on the Go

You’ve probably sussed it out by now: diet is the key to beating your type 2 diabetes, ie you can keep your blood glucose levels under control by avoiding certain foodstuffs. Easy enough to do at home. But what can you eat when you are out and about? Continue reading “How to Stay on Diet While on the Go”

Nine (9) Fruits You Should Treat with Extreme Caution

Eating a diet that is low in sugar and low in fat is essential to beating your diabetes. Most fruit fit the bill. However there are certain fruits you must treat with caution or avoid altogether. Here are nine of them. Continue reading “Nine (9) Fruits You Should Treat with Extreme Caution”

Diabetes and a healthy mouth

Being diabetic increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, thrush, dry mouth and burning mouth syndrome. So what do you have to do to maintain the health of your mouth? Continue reading “Diabetes and a healthy mouth”

Diabetes, Sugar and Heart Disease

Diabetes, sugar and heart disease are inextricably linked. To reduce the risk of heart disease you need to control your diabetes. This in turn means reducing your intake of sugar. But what is the maximum amount of sugar you should ingest daily to minimise your risk of heart disease? Continue reading “Diabetes, Sugar and Heart Disease”

Should Diabetics Eat Chocolate?

If you have type 2 diabetes then fat is bad for you and you have to reduce your sugar intake as much as possible. Chocolate is full of fat and sugar. But can type 2 diabetics still eat chocolate? Strangely, the answer is ‘sort of’. Continue reading “Should Diabetics Eat Chocolate?”