How to control COPD

COPD is an incurable disease that, like diabetes, gets progressively worse over time. If you are diabetic your chances of developing COPD are at least 50% greater than those of a healthy person. Here’s what you can do about it. Continue reading “How to control COPD”

Why you should eat a plant-focused diet

The evidence is mounting that a plant-focused diet is best for managing diabetes. But there are a huge variety of diets in this category. Here’s the rundown, along with the proven benefits and a few practical pointers on switching to a plant-based diet. Continue reading “Why you should eat a plant-focused diet”

How to avoid the dangers of blue light

The ubiquitous use of smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs at work and at home is exposing us to more and more blue light. But what exactly is blue light? Does it really harm our eyes? And what can we do to prevent its pernicious effects? Continue reading “How to avoid the dangers of blue light”

Diabetic Retinopathy – the Hard Facts

Diabetic retinopathy affects 80% of people who have been diabetic for 20 years or more. The disease accounts for 12% of all new cases of blindness each year in the West and is the leading cause for blindness in persons aged 20 to 64 years. Here are the symptoms, causes and treatments for diabetic retinopathy and how you can avoid going blind. Continue reading “Diabetic Retinopathy – the Hard Facts”

How to eat on-the-go

Is it possible to follow the Beating Diabetes diet when you are so rushed that you don’t have time to eat breakfast at home while lunch and dinner are ingested in a local eatery? Here are a few suggestions for staying on diet. Continue reading “How to eat on-the-go”

Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?

The health and nutrition industry has been all agog for some years now about chia seeds, one of the so-called superfoods. But can they really reverse type 2 diabetes? Are they as healthy as they are hyped up to be? Do they have any negative side-effects? How should you eat them? Continue reading “Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?”

Why your metabolic age matters

Metabolic age is a word that is bandied about a lot by fitness gurus. But what is metabolic age and what does it signify? If it is too high, how can you improve it? And is it relevant when you are trying to beat your diabetes? Continue reading “Why your metabolic age matters”

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

So 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”

How diabetes can damage your kidneys (and what you can do about it)

Your kidneys contain millions of minute blood vessels that filter waste products from your blood. But diabetes can damage these amazing organs, so they lose their filtering ability. How is kidney disease caused and what can you do to prevent or reverse the damage? Continue reading “How diabetes can damage your kidneys (and what you can do about it)”