Tag: "Diabetes"

Data Fabrication Could Be Rife In Drugs Trials

| June 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

These days, the gold standard of evidence-based medicine is the double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. If a drug or natural compound doesn’t show a positive effect in such a trial, it is unlikely to be approved as a conventional treatment. But a bombshell paper now claims the results and data of such trials may often be […]

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In Future, ‘Sugar Sponges’ Could Help Control Diabetes

| June 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Conventional diabetes treatments are a pain, involving risks of hypoglycaemia and drug side effects, and the hassle of daily insulin injections. But now, Chinese scientists have come up with a different approach – a microscopic “sugar sponge” that mops up glucose when blood sugar levels are high and releases it when they are low. Researchers […]

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Stroke Cases Set To Rise, Boosted By Diabetes

| June 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

The incidence of strokes in the UK will rise by 44 per cent within 20 years, according to a new report from King’s College London. The Burden of Stroke in Europe predicts a rise from 43,000 strokes in 2015 to 62,000 in 2035, due to an ageing population and ever-increasing rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes.1 […]

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Yoga Shown To Improve Blood Sugar Levels After Just 10 Days

| June 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Yoga is known to improve flexibility, strength, posture and mood. But did you know it could also help keep your blood sugar under control? Research shows people with diabetes who regularly do yoga have healthier blood sugar levels than those who don’t. And you could see the benefit in just 10 days, according to a […]

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Beer Could Be Worse For Your Waistline Than Sugary Drinks

| June 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

On a hot summer’s day, after mowing the half-acre prairie around my house (it doesn’t deserve to be called a lawn), I reckon I’ve earned a cold beer. But recent research suggests that glass of beer could have an expanding effect on my waistline. Of course, we know that people who habitually drink a lot […]

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Invokana Doubles The Risk of Foot Amputation

| June 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Three years ago, I warned Real Diabetes Truth readers here that Invokana, a diabetes drug that had just been launched in the UK, could turn out to be the worst yet in terms of dangerous side effects. And now, my suspicions have been confirmed by EU and USA regulators, who have ordered that the drug must carry […]

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Could A Ketogenic Diet Combat Cancer?

| May 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Naturopathic therapists have long held that sugar can feed cancer. And, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post here, recent research findings show that high blood sugar levels really do trigger a rapid growth in cancer cells. These cells can sense when blood sugar levels are high and turn on a metabolic switch, allowing them […]

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Omega-3 Via Breastfeeding Could Cut Type 1 Diabetes Risk

| May 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

I mentioned in an earlier blog post here some steps that parents can take to reduce their children’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Now there is something else to add to that list – make sure your kids get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, starting off by providing them via breast milk. Research suggests that breastfeeding […]

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Should Diabetics Fast During Ramadan?

| May 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Next week, at sunset on 26th May, more than a billion Muslims across the world will start to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan – a central feature of which is fasting each day from sunrise to sunset. But, if you are Muslim and have diabetes, should you fast, and if so, what precautions should […]

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Reducing Salt May Not Lower Your Blood Pressure

| May 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

We have heard the same message for decades: “Too much salt can raise your blood pressure.” This mantra is repeated by NHS Choices, The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes Today and just about every other official source of dietary advice. But cutting down on salt probably won’t lower your blood pressure – and could even increase […]

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Why diabetes raises heart attack risks

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

It is common knowledge that having diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Consistently high blood sugar levels are also known to damage blood vessels, contributing to heart disease. But exactly how sugar causes this damage has always been something of a mystery. Now, researchers have worked out what goes on when the small […]

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Any Healthy Diet Helps Prevent Diabetes

| April 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Not long ago, official advice was telling us diet, including sugar consumption, was not a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Of course, now we know better – but with more knowledge has come diet after diet… all claiming to reduce diabetes risk. So, to stay healthy, should you go for the low-carb, low glycaemic […]

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Depression – The Dark Side of Diabetes

| April 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Having diabetes puts you at increased risk of becoming depressed. In part, this may be due to the effect your condition has on your quality of life and your hopes for the future. But in addition, the damage high blood sugar does to your brain can disrupt levels of neurotransmitters, so affecting your mood. It […]

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Insulin Pumps Could Benefit More People With Diabetes

| April 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

For people with type 1 diabetes and, increasingly, those with type 2 as well, daily multiple injections of insulin are a constant reminder of their condition and can restrict social or work-related activities. But there is another option. Insulin pumps, which regularly measure blood glucose levels and automatically deliver the right dose have been available […]

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