Category: Diabetes

Ultrasound Lowers Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes

| August 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Researchers at Japan’s Tohoku University have found that ultrasound, a painless, non-invasive form of therapy, can help lower blood pressure, even when the usual drugs don’t work. According to the medical website, around 30 per cent of people with type 1 diabetes and 80 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes develop high […]

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Wheat Could Be Your Worst Enemy

| August 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

These days, most people in western cultures eat a wheat-based diet. Often, every meal and snack contains wheat in some form or another. In addition to bread, breakfast cereals, pasta and all those other wheat products, thousands of processed foods contain added gluten, a protein complex isolated from wheat. It’s bad news for people with […]

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Real Butter Is Back On The Menu

| August 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

For decades, we were told that butter was bad for us. Like other saturated fats, it was going to clog up our arteries and give us heart attacks. Our television screens carried endless adverts for look-alike spreads that claimed to be healthy alternatives to butter. Most of us were brainwashed by hearing this dogma repeated […]

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Junk Food Sports Sponsorship Damages Children’s Health

| July 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

With Euro 2016, the Rio Olympics and a full calendar of international tennis, cricket and cycling, this is another great summer of sport. Big events like these encourage children to take part in sporting activities and get fit. But they are also massive marketing opportunities for junk food and beverage companies. It has been questioned […]

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Obesity Alters Sweetness Perception

| July 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Most of us have something of a sweet tooth, but if you are at risk of obesity your sweet tooth could pose a serious health risk. Sweet foods are naturally attractive, since in nature sweetness is associated with ripe fruit, an important source of vitamins, minerals, beneficial phytochemicals and fibre. But modern food production has […]

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Could Anxiety Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

| July 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post I reported on recent findings that brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease may also trigger type 2 diabetes, and that teenagers with type 2 diabetes have less grey matter in crucial brain areas and poorer cognitive function. Could it be that something in our modern lifestyles is to blame? When I […]

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Diabetes: Take Charge Of Your Own Health

| February 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post I described how the latest Parliamentary committee review paints a depressingly familiar picture of inadequate NHS resources for diabetes patients in England. Too few specialist medical staff, too few people with diabetes getting the regular tests they need, and, despite good intentions, too little being done to prevent new cases […]

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Spirulina And Klamath Algae Fight Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

| January 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how chlorella, a type of blue-green algae, can reverse insulin resistance, prevent after-meal blood sugar spikes and slash the risk of cardiovascular disease. But chlorella isn’t the only type of algae with incredible antidiabetic and other health-promoting properties. In a study involving type 2 diabetes patients, taking […]

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Cinnamon: The Christmas Spice That Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels

| November 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become damagingly high because the hormone insulin is not regulating it properly. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood when the pancreas (a gland situated behind your stomach) is found to produce little or no insulin, and as a result type 1 diabetics require daily injections of insulin. […]

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Tresiba: Another Useless And Potentially Dangerous Diabetes Drug

| July 9, 2015 | Comments (7)

People with type 1 diabetes need to use insulin medication daily and, as I pointed out in an earlier post here, more and more type 2 diabetics are also being prescribed insulin. Developing new ‘insulin analogues’ – drugs that do the same job as insulin in the body – has become a major growth area […]

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The Truth About Pre-Diabetes

| July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Pre-diabetes is one of those ‘invented’ medical conditions, based on a set of symptoms that are entirely avoidable (and reversible) through lifestyle changes. However, instead of driving the message home that prevention is better than cure, the mainstream has ‘created’ this condition in order to push more diabetes drugs. Also commonly referred to as borderline […]

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FDA Warns Against New Horrific Side Effects Of SGLT2 Inhibitors

| June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Previously we’ve told you about the dangers of a class of diabetes drug called SGLT2 inhibitors, which promised to be a cure all for diseases plaguing many of the world’s population, like diabetes, heart disease or cancer… So, we’re talking BIG MONEY in the pockets of Big Pharma. In fact, SGLT2 inhibitors were supposed to […]

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A Widely Used Class Of Drugs Raises Dementia Risk

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you have diabetes and you’re feeling a bit low, you’re in good company. Around one in every four people with diabetes suffers at least one episode of depression, with women being more susceptible than men. In fact, diabetes is known to be closely linked with both depression and dementia. According to the latest research, […]

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High Insulin Use Linked To Increased Death Risk

| January 15, 2015 | Comments (1)

The number of people with type 2 diabetes who use insulin medications has rocketed in recent years – from 37,000 people in 1991 to 277,000 in 2010 – and, as I mentioned here, more prescriptions for insulin are currently written for people with type 2 diabetes than for those with type 1. But now, worrying […]

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