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?”

Asserting Control over Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a hard disease to beat. However the consequences of not doing so are horrendous: a slow, painful and messy end to your life. Here are some of the things you must do as a minimum to beat your diabetes. Continue reading “Asserting Control over Type 2 Diabetes”

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”

Flash Glucose Monitoring

All diabetics know that regularly monitoring the level of glucose in their blood is necessary if they are to control their diabetes, but many find regular testing difficult. A novel monitoring system … flash glucose monitoring … is currently undergoing clinical testing. But what is FGM and will it indeed be an improvement over traditional self-monitoring? Continue reading “Flash Glucose Monitoring”