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”

How to use meal timings to stabilise your blood glucose

The timing of your meals can have a profound effect on how well you manage your blood glucose levels. Here are five tips for optimising the what-and-when of your daily food intake. Continue reading “How to use meal timings to stabilise your blood glucose”

Infographic: Beating Diabetes

Infographic: Defeating the Effects of Diabetes

Every minute of every single day, three people are diagnosed with diabetes. This equates to 32,000 people a week being diagnosed with the condition, which affects 5% of the world’s population … Maria O’Driscoll explains.

It is obvious that diabetes is all too prevalent. Indeed studies from the World Health Organization indicate that the problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.

Union Quay Medical Centre in Ireland (click here) has created an informative infographic overview of diabetes (see below).

The infographic touches upon the main differences between the two types, its main symptoms and what health effects it can cause.

It also unveils a series of myths related to diabetes … such as that of having ‘a bit of’ the condition, or being able to detect a decrease in your blood glucose level.

Type 2 diabetes affects 90-95% of all sufferers. But the one silver lining of Type 2 is that it can be treated with a few lifestyle and dietary changes.

Increasing your amount of exercise is one of them, and that doesn’t mean having to sweat away for hours in the gym. Even a 30-minute walk at least five days a week could lead to dramatic improvements in your health.

Likewise, dietary changes don’t absolutely have to exclude sweet foods, but rather limiting their intake. It helps if you cook your own meals, as you can control exactly what ingredients go into them … and to use smaller crockery so that you’re eating an ideal amount while still having a full plate!

Now check out the infographic for info and smart tips on beating diabetes.

Infographic on Diabetes

Find out more about Union Quay Medical Centre here.

(http://www.unionquaymedicalcentre.ie/general-practice.html)

How to exercise with diabetic neuropathy

Exercise is a great way for improving control over your diabetes. But exercising can be difficult if you have diabetic neuropathy. Here’s what you can do to overcome the limitations imposed by this debilitating medical condition. Continue reading “How to exercise with diabetic neuropathy”

The Exercise Needs of Diabetics

While not strictly necessary to beat your diabetes, exercise can be an immense help in controlling your blood glucose levels. But what kinds of exercise are best for type 2 diabetics and how much exercise do you need? Continue reading “The Exercise Needs of Diabetics”

16 Tips for controlling blood sugar

Getting your beating diabetes diet just right can be difficult. There are times when, even though you seem to be doing everything correctly, you blood glucose levels appear to be getting out of control, going too high or too low. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track. Continue reading “16 Tips for controlling blood sugar”

Exercise for Diabetics

Exercise is very important in managing type 2 diabetes. But how much exercise do you need and what is the best way to get it? Continue reading “Exercise for Diabetics”

Hi-tech devices for self-monitoring your diabetes

Glucose levels, blood pressure, food, exercise, weight and sleep quality are all interrelated. But the connections between these factors are not know with certainty. Now new hi-tech monitoring devices you can use in your daily routine are promising to show you how these factors affect each other so that you have better control over your diabetes. Continue reading “Hi-tech devices for self-monitoring your diabetes”