Tag: "diabetes diet"

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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Diabetics At Increased Risk Of Hearing Loss And Infertility

| December 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you have diabetes, you have probably been told about the common possible complications of the disease. These don’t make for very cheerful reading: cardiovascular disease (including diabetic myocardiopathy, a wasting of the heart muscle), diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy, diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot foot (see Real Diabetes Truth of 21 June) and an […]

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Low Levels Of Vitamin D Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk

| December 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

In Real Diabetes Truth on 26 January 2012, I wrote about the dangers of vitamin D deficiency and how important this vitamin is for people with diabetes. Low levels of vitamin D have been firmly linked with the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. I am writing again about this vital issue in […]

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Sitting For Too Long Increases Diabetes Risk

| November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Many of us have jobs that require us to sit for much of the day. In addition, most leisure “activity” also involves sitting: television, computer games, car travel and even going to the cinema or theatre. Now, scientists at Leicester University have revealed that all that sitting actually increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Eating Pulses Improves Blood Sugar Control In Diabetes

| November 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

People following a low carbohydrate diet often view with suspicion pulses such as lentils, kidney beans and chickpeas. It is true that, with the exception of soya (edamame) beans, these are all “starchy” foods that have a moderately high carbohydrate content. However, a new study has found that eating more of them, as part of […]

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Study Shows Type 2 Diabetes Starts In The Brain

| November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Anybody with diabetes or metabolic syndrome knows that what they eat will affect their blood sugar and that if they eat too much of the wrong things they will put on weight. That much is common sense, but now scientists in New York have found how overeating could cause a malfunction in insulin signalling in […]

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Gestational Diabetes Raises Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

| November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

In Real Diabetes Truth, I have so far been talking about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and about metabolic syndrome, a collection of risk factors that often precedes type 2 diabetes. But there is another kind of diabetes that I haven’t mentioned until now. It is called gestational diabetes and occurs in between five […]

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Pumpkins: A Great Food To Fight Diabetes

| October 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

At this time of the year, children are excitedly preparing for Halloween and part of the fun is to carve pumpkins into a scary lanterns. But don’t throw away all that orange pumpkin flesh, because it could help you to avoid or better manage diabetes. A portion of pumpkin has a low glycaemic load (GL), […]

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Environmental Toxins Can Cause Diabetes

| October 17, 2012 | Comments (2)

Between 1983 and 2008, the number of people in the world with diabetes shot up from 35 million to 240 million, an almost seven-fold increase. While massive efforts have been made to develop and market new drugs to treat the disease (often putting profits before patients, as I explained in my last blog post), little […]

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Chronic Inflammation Can Cause Type 2 Diabetes

| September 25, 2012 | Comments (4)

Insulin resistance is a feature of type 2 diabetes and is generally thought of as a precursor to the disease. Yet, the fact is that only about a third of people with insulin resistance go on to develop type 2 diabetes involving impaired insulin production. So what makes these people different? Genetic factors, as well […]

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Artificial Sweeteners Can Affect Blood Sugar Control

| September 18, 2012 | Comments (2)

Because eating sugar (sucrose) is a sure route to weight gain, many of us use artificial sweeteners as an alternative. People with diabetes are often advised to use these products as an aid to keeping their blood sugar levels stable. But how much do we know about artificial sweeteners and the effects they may be […]

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Gut Bacteria Linked To Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

| August 29, 2012 | Comments (2)

You may not think too often about the “bugs” that live in your gut, but you are providing a home to around one hundred trillion microbes, mainly in your colon. The “gut flora”, as they are called, include gut bacteria, fungi and various other single-celled organisms. This complex community of microbes normally exists in a […]

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Children At Increased Risk Of Diabetes And Alzheimer’s

| August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Last week I happened to see a television news item in France about flavoured syrups, which are very popular as a cheaper alternative to soft drinks. Children drink them diluted with water or milk, in copious quantities during the hot summer weather. The programme was a light-hearted one about the way manufacturers of these products […]

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Can Cheese Cut Your Diabetes Risk?

| August 16, 2012 | Comments (2)

Some national newspapers recently ran a story, based on the results of a new study, which suggested that eating cheese could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But before you rush out to stock up your fridge, let’s take a look at what the study really found and how cheese and other dairy […]

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