Tag: Diabetes

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Are artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes?

A new study on artificial sweeteners has been published in the scientific journal, Nature. Since its publication, my News Feed has been full of articles encouraging people to give up artificial sweeteners because of this study. As I’ve always disliked knee-jerk reactions to alarmist news, here are some details to help you clearly understand the […]

How can the burden of diabetes be reduced?

3 June, 2014 No Comments

Prevention Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. To help prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications, people should: achieve and maintain healthy body weight; be physically active – at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity on most days. More activity is […]

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What are common consequences of diabetes?

2 June, 2014 No Comments

Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke). Combined with reduced blood flow, neuropathy (nerve damage) in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers, infection and […]

What are the risks of diabetes in children?

1 June, 2014 No Comments

The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. About 350 million people worldwide have the illness, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves […]

What is Diabetes ?

30 May, 2014 No Comments

Key facts 347 million people worldwide have diabetes*. In 2004, an estimated 3.4 million people died from consequences of high fasting blood sugar. More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries . WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Healthy diet, regular physical activity, […]

Does your partner have type 2 diabetes? You could also be at risk

15 April, 2014 No Comments

A new research from McGill University Health Center (MUHC), published in the journal suggests that if a person has type 2 diabetes, their spouse has 26% increased risk of developing the condition. The investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing six studies, conducted in different parts of the world, involving a total of 75,498 couples. […]

Meet Jacques, controlled diabetes and breathing easier!

21 November, 2013 No Comments

“I am a man in his fifties whose health was not always as good as it is now. In February 2013, I was suffering from several major health problems: medically treated diabetes, very high blood sugar level, high pressure, very overweight… I was not at all in shape. I felt constantly tired and irritable, and […]

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Inspired testimonials for our Diabetes Menus

13 November, 2013 No Comments

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Be inspired by these testimonials: ______________________________________________________________ I greatly appreciate all the time saved since I don’t have to do the research. One of the things I appreciate the most is the serving choice. We are only 2 in this family. I am proceeding slowly in trying the new recipes but […]

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What does 200 Calories look like?

Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like? Browsing through the web, I found a very enligthning video from ASAP Science that features 200 calorie servings of all your favourite foods, from apples to Big Macs, from wine to pizza.

Worried about diabetes? Walk after every meal

Going for a brisk walk after every meal may be an effective means of keeping diabetes at bay in older adults, a new study suggests. Earlier research has indicated that maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise can help to prevent diabetes in people who are prone to the condition. But the article published […]

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One sugar-laced soda a day raises diabetes risk by 22 per cent

30 April, 2013 No Comments

All it takes is one can of soda to increase risk of type 2 diabetes by 22%, according to a large European study published last week in Diabetologia. Using data from 25,000 people, in 8 European countries, over 16 years, researchers found that every extra 12 fluid ounce (340 mL) serving of sugar-sweetened beverage – about […]

Top 10 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

2 January, 2013 No Comments

We have prepared the list of our best diabetes-friendly recipes. See which ones were both best rated and most often saved in the cookbooks of our 450,000 members. If you are surprised to find among these “super-healthy” recipes, two delectable desserts and one yummy pasta dish, please note that they fit perfectly well in a […]