Tag: "low glycaemic load"

Drug-Free Ways To Help Avoid Diabetic Complications?

| September 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post I told you about a new study that shows blood sugar-lowering drugs actually do little to help prevent the common diabetic complications of type 2 diabetes. These include heart attack and stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and damage to nerves and blood vessels that could lead to amputation. The good […]

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The Official Dietary Guidelines For Diabetics Have It All Wrong

| July 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

New figures show that the UK has the third highest rate of obesity in Western Europe, with 67 per cent of men and 57 per cent of women being overweight or obese1. At the same time, the number of people with diabetes in the UK has climbed to almost three million, with 90 per cent […]

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Fluorine Compounds Can Cause Diabetes

| January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

In an earlier blog post, I mentioned the important role that environmental pollutants (like fluorine) play in the development of type 2 diabetes, by slowing down the metabolism, contributing to weight gain and inducing insulin resistance. In fact, a 2012 study showed that diabetes is only linked with being overweight in those people who have […]

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Avoid Potentially Disabling Diabetic Foot Ulcers

| March 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

One of the most frequent complications of diabetes is neuropathy or nerve damage, which can cause diabetic foor ulcers. The commonest type of diabetic nerve damage is called peripheral neuropathy and affects the nerves in the feet and legs. This type of neuropathy can lead to a condition called diabetic foot ulcers and other problems […]

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Too Much Insulin Makes You Fat

| January 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The results of a recent animal study have shown that obesity may result from chronically high insulin levels, not the other way around. These findings challenge the widespread view among doctors that rising insulin levels are a secondary consequence of obesity and insulin resistance. The new study, at the University of British Columbia, showed that […]

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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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10 Ways To Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

| August 8, 2012 | Comments (26)

I have posted more than 30 items of advice on the Real Diabetes Truth blog since the beginning of this year, so I thought now would be a good time to look back and summarise the main messages that have emerged. Below are my ‘top ten’ ways to avoid, or better manage, both type 1 […]

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Chinese Economic Boom Drives Diabetes Time Bomb

| August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

We are used to thinking of diabetes as a problem of western civilisation, so I was shocked to see a report recently that showed Chinese children have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States. This massive rise in the incidence of diabetes is matched by increases in […]

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Artificial Pancreas Gives New Hope To Type 1 Diabetes Sufferers

| May 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

These days, it’s hard to keep up with technological advances and the latest “smart phones” seem to be able to do everything except wash the dishes (although there’ll probably be an “app” for that, too, soon!). But seriously, a research team at the University of Virginia in the US has now re-configured a standard smart […]

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How Dietary Fibre Could Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

| April 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Growing up in the 1960s, my brother and I were constantly being encouraged to eat up our vegetables, being told that they provided “roughage” that would “keep us regular”. Then, in the 1970s, science started to reveal the value of “dietary fibre” not only for preventing constipation but also for reducing cholesterol and lowering the […]

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Dietary Changes Can Benefit Type 1 Diabetes Sufferers

| February 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Around 90 per cent of diabetes sufferers have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic problem that usually involves insulin resistance. There is plenty of information around for type 2 diabetics to help them manage their condition with diet and lifestyle. However, if you are part of the 10 per cent minority with type 1 diabetes, you […]

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