Tag: "Martin Hum"

The Link Between Diabetes And Cancer

| May 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Diabetes isn’t just about blood sugar control. It is like a warning light flashing on a control panel, telling you that something has gone wrong in the body’s infinitely complex machinery. Over the years, researchers have discovered that there is a link between diabetes and cancer. The nature of this relationship is far from simple […]

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Resveratrol: A Potential Alternative to Diabetes Drugs

| May 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Resveratrol, a compound found in red grape skins, is well known as a powerful antioxidant and a real anti-ageing superstar. It can boost your brain power, protect your eyes and your heart, and it could help to prevent cancer, too. Now, the evidence is building that resveratrol could have particular benefits for people with type […]

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Diabetes And Depression Are Linked To Kidney Failure

| May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Diabetes can really get you down. Studies have shown that around one in every four people with diabetes suffers at least one episode of depression, with women being more susceptible than men. If you have both diabetes and depression, you may be less rigorous about keeping to a healthy diet that stabilises your blood sugar […]

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Diabetes And Poor Diet Could Cause Brain Cell Loss And Dementia

| April 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Over the last few decades, scientists have come to appreciate that diabetes affects many tissues and organs of the body, including the brain and central nervous system. As I pointed out in a blog post in January 2012, the research linking type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (dementia) has been building fast. Now, a recent […]

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Heart Failure Risks Of Diabetes Drugs Are Being Ignored

| April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

In May last year, I wrote in The Real Diabetes Truth how the vast majority of diabetes research hasn’t properly addressed the cardiovascular risks associated with diabetes drugs. Now, a leading UK heart specialist has blown the whistle on clinical trials that fail to even record the incidence of heart failure, one of the most […]

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Diabetes: Medications That Work Against

| April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Back in the 1960s, it seemed like anything was possible. The rapid advances in science that gave us heart transplants and men on the moon also promised us a disease-free future and ‘a pill for every ill’. That optimistic vision has turned out to be a mirage, because modern medicine has overlooked one basic fact. […]

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Avoiding Saturated Fat Won’t Cut Your Risk Of Heart Disease

| April 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

It seems that saturated fat may have been the biggest health con of the 20th Century. Together with cholesterol, it was claimed for decades to be disastrous for heart health. We were warned off butter, eggs, steaks and even avocados, on the grounds that these foods would clog up our arteries and kill us. Low […]

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Eating Yoghurt Could Cut The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

| March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

In an earlier blog post, I discussed research findings on dairy products and diabetes risk. While these showed some conflicting results regarding cheese consumption, fermented dairy products, such as yoghurt, did seem to stand out as having a positive effect on reducing the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Recently, a study carried out at […]

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Why Has Insulin Use By Type 2 Diabetics Skyrocketed?

| March 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Which group of patients tops the list for prescriptions of injectable insulin? Easy, you might think. It has to be people with type 1 diabetes (also called insulin-dependent diabetes). But you’d be wrong. For the first time, the number of insulin prescriptions written for type 2 diabetes has outstripped those for type 1 diabetes. Researchers […]

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Valproic Acid For Fatty Liver Disease – Another Bad Idea!

| March 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

In 1962, a French researcher discovered by accident that a chemical called valproic acid prevented convulsions in laboratory rats. Within ten years, valproic acid, along with its salt sodium valproate, had become the world’s most widely used antiepileptic drug. It has also been prescribed ‘off label’ for preventing migraines and reducing the mood swings of […]

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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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The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes And Inflammation

| February 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The evidence is mounting that type 2 diabetes is basically an inflammatory condition. In an earlier blog post, I flagged up the link between chronic inflammation and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Since then, scientists have gained a better understanding of exactly how inflammation can lead to type 2 diabetes and some of […]

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Arginine Could Help Blood Sugar Control In Diabetes

| February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

What do fish, nuts, eggs, lentils and spinach have in common? Yes, they are all healthy, nutrient-packed, low GL foods that help to keep your blood sugar levels stable. But there is something else about these foods, too – they are all good sources of an amino acid called arginine that appears to have remarkable […]

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Low Glycaemic Load Diet Cuts Risks Of Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease

| January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

When I started to contribute to The Real Diabetes Truth, more than two years ago, one of my very first posts was about diet and diabetes. In it, I explained that diet is the best tool you have for keeping your blood sugar stable and your need for insulin low – and that the way […]

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