Tag: "blood sugar levels"

Gut Bacteria And Metabolic Health

| March 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Do you know that you are only one tenth human? No, I haven’t been watching “The X-Files”. While we each have around 10 trillion body cells, another 100 trillion microbial cells reside in our intestines. And they are not just passengers. More and more, scientists are discovering just how intimately our gut bacteria – collectively […]

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Barley Helps Lower Blood Sugar And Insulin Levels

| March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Barley is a wonderful grain. And not solely because it has provided mankind with the pleasures of both beer and Scotch whisky! Making barley a regular part of your diet (and I’m talking about the natural, whole grain kind now) could help to lower LDL cholesterol and blood fat levels, reduce the visceral fat around […]

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Low Blood Sugar Causes Cardiovascular Problems

| November 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome, you will no doubt have been told of the risks involved in allowing your blood sugar level to remain consistently high. Too much glucose in your blood is a slow-acting poison, eroding the ability of your pancreas to produce insulin, attacking blood vessels to cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular […]

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GLP-1 Agonists Could Raise Blood Sugar Levels

| November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

In April this year, I wrote here how diabetes drugs called GLP-1 agonists could increase the risk of colon cancer, adding to earlier evidence linking them with acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid tumours. Despite these obvious dangers, your doctor might still be convinced that the benefits to be gained from these drugs outweighs their […]

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The Herb That Can Boost Your Memory And Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

| April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s a well-known fact that diabetes and memory loss are closely linked, and poorly controlled diabetes can cause memory loss. In a previous article on Real Diabetes Truth, nutritionist Martin Hum wrote about the findings of a study that has found that people who develop diabetes in middle age are more likely to have brain […]

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Diabetes: Your Christmas And New Year Survival Guide

| December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The festive season can be one of the more challenging times of year for people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Let’s face it, the entire period revolves around food and drink – and much of it is the sort you need to avoid. While people who are on weight loss diets can get away with […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Insulin Sensitivity

| September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

There now seems to be little doubt that eating fish is good for us and particularly good for those of us who have diabetes. As I pointed out in The Real Diabetes Truth on 6 March 2012 and 3 April 2012, population studies have previously linked high fish consumption, and the omega-3 fatty acids found […]

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Artificial Sweeteners Affect Blood Sugar Levels

| July 25, 2013 | Comments (2)

Millions of people pop artificial sweeteners into their tea or coffee every day, believing that by substituting them for sugar they are taking a positive step towards weight control and good health. But evidence is gradually mounting that artificial sweeteners may not be such a healthy option. In The Real Diabetes Truth on 12 September […]

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Why Your Liver Could Be Dictating Your Blood Sugar Levels

| June 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

High blood sugar levels are characteristic of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Together with high levels of the hormone insulin, they are responsible for most of the damage that these conditions do to the body. Being careful about what you eat and drink and taking regular exercise can go a long way to keeping your blood […]

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Protecting Heart Health In Diabetes

| June 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Coronary heart disease, caused by the clogging up of the little arteries that supply the heart muscle itself, is one of the major complications of diabetes. If you have diabetes (whether type 1 or type 2), you will know all too well that reducing your risk of heart disease is one of the most important […]

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Diabetes Clinical Trials Ignore Heart Disease Risks

| May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cardiovascular complications, including heart disease and stroke, are the biggest worry for anybody who suffers from diabetes. And the amount of research being carried out into diabetes worldwide is staggering, amounting to thousands of research studies every year. So, you might think that the result of all this effort would be some real breakthroughs in […]

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Diabetics Can Safely Cut Their Injected Insulin Medication

| February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I wrote about the dangers of diabulimia. This “eating disorder” can occur when people with diabetes who need to inject insulin miss their shots in order to prevent weight gain. A far safer and healthier way to control your weight is to follow a low GL diet and follow a […]

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Saturated Fat: Wrong Kind Of Fat When Pregnant Raises Baby’s Diabetes Risk

| February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Eating the right combination of fats – saturated fat, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat – is essential to having a healthy pregnancy. When a woman becomes pregnant, or when she plans to have a baby, she is likely to stop drinking alcohol, eat proper meals and take a supplement of folate. These actions help to ensure a […]

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New Research Offers Hope Of A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

| January 17, 2013 | Comments (1)

If you have type 1 diabetes, you will be well aware that it is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system’s T-cells (a type of white blood cell) mistakenly identify the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas (beta-cells) as “foreign” and mount an attack against them. Because people with type 1 diabetes can’t produce enough […]

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