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Antibiotics Could Increase Type 1 Diabetes Risk

| September 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have talked before on The Real Diabetes Truth, here and here, about the way a healthy population of gut bacteria could help prevent type 1 diabetes. And how giving babies a probiotic supplement in their first four weeks of life could guard against this auto-immune form of the illness. Now, studies suggest the opposite […]

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Drug-Free Ways To Help Avoid Diabetic Complications?

| September 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post I told you about a new study that shows blood sugar-lowering drugs actually do little to help prevent the common diabetic complications of type 2 diabetes. These include heart attack and stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and damage to nerves and blood vessels that could lead to amputation. The good […]

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Tight Blood Sugar Control Won’t Help Prevent Diabetic Complications

| September 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Two years ago, I opened a blog post on The Real Diabetes Truth here with the words “Diabetes isn’t just about blood sugar control”. That is still my fervent view, even though tight control of blood sugar levels, through the use of prescription drugs, is the mainstay of conventional treatment. For instance, the latest guidelines […]

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Could Caralluma Help You Lose Potentially Dangerous Belly Fat?

| September 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how animal studies suggest a herb called Caralluma fimbriata could help protect your kidneys and may also aid blood sugar control. So far, there have been only a few human clinical trials of this herb – but what they show is that it could help weight loss […]

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An Indian Herb That Could Protect Your Kidneys

| September 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last couple of blog posts, I have been talking about potential problems that diabetics may experience with their kidneys, like chronic kidney disease, which is often a complication of type 2 diabetes. But high blood pressure and being overweight can also cause this kind of kidney problem – so it is important to […]

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Diabetes Drugs Could Damage Kidney Function

| September 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

People with type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease as a diabetic complication, due to high blood sugar levels damaging the blood capillaries in the kidneys that are vital to their filtering function. But recent findings suggest that this might not be the end of the story. Antidiabetic medications could also […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease May Cause Diabetes

| September 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

It is well-known that chronic kidney disease is one of the commonest complications of type 2 diabetes. In fact, diabetic kidney disease (also called diabetic nephropathy) is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease worldwide. Now though, researchers have discovered that the opposite is also true – having chronic kidney disease could itself cause type […]

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