Tag: "high blood pressure"

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 Patient.com, 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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Diabetes: When Less Medication Means Better Health

| November 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Anyone taking medication to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down, or to control their cholesterol levels, has probably been told that they will need to stay on it indefinitely. Of course, as we have said many times on The Real Diabetes Truth, there are many natural ways of treating these conditions and reducing […]

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Traffic Noise Linked To Central Obesity

| July 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Do you have a spare tyre? Central obesity, commonly referred to as ‘middle-age spread’, does indeed increase with age and is more often seen in men than in women (who tend to accumulate fat on their hips and thighs). Easy to gain, but hard to shift, this midriff bulge is more than just an extra […]

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High Uric Acids Levels Could Cause Metabolic Syndrome

| September 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

It has been known for many years that gout, a painful, inflammatory condition that usually affects the toes and feet, is caused by an excess of uric acid in the bloodstream. What has more recently come to light, however, is uric acid’s involvement in the development of metabolic syndrome and the complications of diabetes. Gout […]

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Berries Help Control Weight And Blood Sugar

| February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Anyone who has been to Scandinavia, or has simply visited an Ikea store, will know that lingonberries are something of a staple food in those northern lands. These distant relatives of the cranberry grow abundantly in the wild and are usually made into a tasty jam. Now, scientists have found that lingonberries may have an […]

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Being ‘Fat But Fit’ Carries No Additional Heart Disease Risk

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

You’ve heard the message a thousand times … ‘fat is fatal’. Being overweight or obese inevitably raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes and other serious health problems. Or does it? Just because something is repeated so often that we all take it for granted doesn’t necessarily mean that it is true! New research from […]

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Blood Pressure Drugs: Hidden Dangers Of ACE Inhibitors

| September 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is common in people who have diabetes, particularly if they are overweight. In fact, up to 80 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes will develop high blood pressure at some stage. For type 1 diabetes, the figure is in the region of 30 per cent. Unfortunately, diabetes […]

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Air Pollution Can Cause Insulin Resistance And Diabetes

| June 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

You already know that what you eat and drink can affect your risks of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity. But have you thought about what you breathe in? Surprisingly, scientists are discovering that air pollution might influence the development of insulin resistance and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As I pointed out in […]

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Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Raise Breast Cancer Risk

| May 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

If you have been following The Real Diabetes Truth, you will know that diabetes is a complex condition that pervades many areas of health that were once thought to have little to do with one another. As well as the well-known associations of diabetes with heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity, it has long […]

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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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Oral Insulin Capsules Herald A Diabetes Breakthrough

| October 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

At present, the only way for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to take insulin is by injection. Insulin injections can be a harrowing experience and anybody who has to use them would love to be able to just swallow a capsule instead. Developing an oral form of insulin has been a “holy […]

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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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Dangers Of Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

| September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome, you will already know that it is important to keep your blood pressure well controlled. Having high blood pressure is one of several risk factors that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke or other complications. For many doctors, writing a prescription for a blood […]

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Diabetes Drugs Spell Big Profits For Big Pharma

| September 4, 2012 | Comments (2)

Last month, the Health and Social Care Information Centre issued its report on the prescription of diabetes drugs in England1. It revealed that the number of prescriptions written topped 40 million for the first time last year — a rise of nearly 50 per cent in six years, at an eye-watering cost of £760 million. […]

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