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”

Is there really a link between dietary fat and heart disease?

In Good Food, a recently-published book, the eminent physician Dr John McKenna cast doubt on the long-held consensus that there is a link between dietary fat and heart disease. But does this opinion stand up to scrutiny? And if it does, what does this imply for the low-fat diet I and many other type 2 diabetics are using to beat our diabetes? Continue reading “Is there really a link between dietary fat and heart disease?”

Controlling your blood glucose levels is vital

Getting your diabetes under control is vital if you want to enjoy a normal life and live to a ripe old age because … if you don’t control your blood glucose levels you will probably end up with several awful health problems such as … heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, diabetic neuropathy, amputated feet, digestive problems, blindness, or a variety of infections. Continue reading “Controlling your blood glucose levels is vital”