30 August 2018 | Editor
Of the different food types we eat, sugar is the simplest for the body to create energy from. So it’s logical to think that a sugary snack is the quick fix solution when you’re feeling tired.
But the reality is that high blood sugar leads to you feeling less energised, as well as increasing your chance of weight gain, aging your body’s cells and causing medical conditions like diabetes. Let’s look at why.
27 June 2017 | Editor
Health bloggers and clean-eating advocates frequently extol the benefits of quitting sugar - but is it actually desirable and what are the actual benefits of limiting the amount of sugar you eat?
Entirely eradicating all sugar from your diet would be extremely difficult. You can ditch fizzy drinks, cakes and stop adding sugar to your tea, but as long as you've still got bread, milk, fruit ready meals, condiments, and a thousand other innocuous-looking foods in your shopping basket, you'll still be consuming sugar.
10 May 2017 | Editor
According to news originating from Cambridge, United Kingdom, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the onset of diabetes. This article summarises how Vitamin D Helps maintain the normal release of insulin.
3 April 2017 | Editor
25 September 2015 | Editor
Did you know why krill oil is such a fantastic health supplement?
A fast growing number of people are aware of the need to supplement their diet with omega 3 essential acids (EFAs) to supports different areas of health including heart, brain and joints. There is a vast array of alternative products so which is the most effective and best value for money?
20 September 2015 | Editor
A "worryingly high" number of children with type 1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term health complications, including blindness, a report says.
And charities say this leaves "great concern" for their future health - some patients show early markers of eye, heart and kidney disease.
Data from England and Wales suggests more than 1,000 new cases were recorded in people under-25 last year.
19 September 2015 | Editor
Women with type 1 diabetes face a greater risk of dying from a range of diseases compared with men with the same condition, research suggests.
This is particularly the case when it comes to heart disease, Australian scientists report.
They say their findings could have "profound implications" for how women with the condition are treated.
17 September 2015 | Editor
Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity is warning.
Diabetes UK says the disease is the fastest growing health threat of our times and current care models are not working to get on top of the problem.
The NHS spends a tenth of its budget on diabetes, but most goes on managing complications not preventing them.
The government says it is focusing on early intervention.
17 September 2015 | Editor
The case of a three-year-old girl in the US who developed type 2 diabetes has driven doctors to raise fresh concerns about diet in childhood.
The child had a version of the illness more commonly seen in older people.
She weighed 35 kg (5.5 stone) when she saw specialists. And experts believe an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise played a large role in her condition.
The case is being discussed at this month's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
20 July 2015 | Editor
Picnics and ball games, beach getaways with the family, and dinner on the patio—there is much to look forward to about summer, even when managing serious conditions, like diabetes. When living with diabetes, it’s vital to safeguard your health during the warmer months, but with a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your time in the sun.