Category: Diabetes Management

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High Intake of Legumes Significantly Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition that affects around 29 million people in the U.S. and more than 400 million adults worldwide. A new study suggests that a high consumption of legumes can slash the risk of type 2 diabetes by 35 per cent. The study was conducted by researchers from the Unit of Human Nutrition at …

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New Research Shows Stevia May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Sugar is no good for you, which is why we’re seeing an increasing number of people ditch sugar for healthier alternatives. Among these sweeteners, stevia has become a popular choice, especially for people with type 2 diabetes. Stevia is a natural, no-calorie sweetener that is 200 to 400 times sweeter than refined sugar. Researchers have …

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New Drug Comes Closer to Eliminating Type 2 Diabetes

Although hereditary, type 2 diabetes is mainly thought to be brought about by a poor diet and being overweight over a long period of time. So far, there’s been no medical treatment for insulin resistance, but a new drug forged by researchers at the University of California cancelled out the condition by effectively “curing” type …

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Not Enough Gluten in the Diet May Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Gluten-free diets have never been more popular, and a low-gluten diet has benefits for people with celiac disease. But new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle 2017 Scientific Sessions suggests that a low-gluten diet can actually raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley …

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Video: Dealing With a High Blood Pressure Diagnosis When You Live a Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re a relatively healthy person, you may be surprised if you’re diagnosed with hypertension. The truth is that a high blood pressure diagnosis isn’t as uncommon as you think. The Framingham Heart Study which followed 1,300 participants ages 55 to 65 found that the lifetime risk of developing hypertension was 90 per cent. This …

obesity

Study: Despite Higher Obesity Rates, Fewer Adults Attempting Weight Loss

According to a new study published in JAMA, despite a substantial rise in obesity since the late 1980s, the percentage of people in the United States who are trying to shed weight has dropped. Researchers from Georgia Southern University believe a social acceptance of higher body weight could be to blame for this occurrence. “Socially acceptable body …

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World Heart Federation President Says Major Dietary Guidelines Not Supported By Science

Dr. Salim Yusuf, President of the World Heart Federation, said nutrition guidelines in relation to fats, salt, carbohydrates, and even vegetables are not supported by science. “Previous guidelines said reduce fats and compensate for it by increasing carbohydrates… and so essentially we’ve increased carbohydrate intake in most Western countries and this is likely damaging. We …

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6 Essential Diabetes Management Tips You Should Know About

Diabetes can be a challenging condition to manage. It takes time and effort because you need to keep in mind so many variables—diet, medication, exercise, stress and so on. You have to do everything it takes to keep your blood glucose levels in the desired range, and this is a constant balancing act. We’ve put …

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10 Ways to Stop Drinking Soda and Sugary Drinks for Water

There is nothing better that sitting back and opening up a nice ice cold Coke or one of your favorite soda beverages, hearing the noise of the fizz as you take your first sip. Even if you are a once in a while soda drinker or a once a day soda drinker it can have …

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How Much Sugar is Too Much Sugar?

Sugar has been described as “white death” and “the new smoking” in many recent publications. One striking statistic is that the average American consumes approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar on a daily basis, which is the equivalent of 35 two-pound boxes per year. The negative effects of sugar include frequent cravings for sweets, feeling …