How to monitor your weight (and why you should do so)

You need some fat if you body is to function properly. But too much fat will harm your health. Most diabetics are overweight when they are diagnosed. So you need to monitor your fatness and take corrective action. Here are eight ways you can check your adiposity. Continue reading “How to monitor your weight (and why you should do so)”

How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse

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”

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”

Scared of Christmas?

As a diabetic you should be! Yuletide food is far removed from what you should be eating. Here are a few tips to help you to survive. Continue reading “Scared of Christmas?”

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”

How to lose weight effectively

Losing weight is a more complex exercise than simply reducing the amount of food you eat or increasing the exercise you do. Here are some of the factors you have to consider in order to lose weight effectively. Continue reading “How to lose weight effectively”

Stomach problems due to diabetes explained

Diabetes can damage the nerve that controls the flow of food through your digestive system. This gives rise to gastroparesis, an extremely unpleasant medical condition. What is gastroparesis and what can you do about it? Continue reading “Stomach problems due to diabetes explained”

A new trick to reduce blood sugar?

A small study conducted recently suggests that you can reduce the after-meal spike in your blood glucose and insulin levels by changing the order in which you eat different types of foods … proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Continue reading “A new trick to reduce blood sugar?”

The Problem with White Bread

Most people know that eating white bread is less healthful than eating wholemeal bread because refining the flour from which white bread is made reduces its nutritional content. But what many people do not know is that white bread may contain toxic residues of the bleaching chemicals used to make it look so brightly white. Continue reading “The Problem with White Bread”