Diabetes

Natural Ways To Prevent Mealtime Sugar Spikes

October 11 2018

If you have diabetes, you may find it harder to manage your blood sugar (glucose) around mealtime. When you’re done with a meal or snack, your blood sugar will be higher and may stay higher, even a couple of hours after your meal. You may feel dizzy or have a hard time thinking or focusing,...


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10 Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

September 20 2018

When we hear “diabetes,” we tend to think of problems with producing insulin and regulating blood sugar. And that’s definitely a key part of this chronic disease, which affects an estimated 1.2 million Australians. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “Diabetes is like termites, in that it causes slow, hidden, but significant damage in the...


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7 Pre-Diabetes Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

August 28 2018

1 in 3 adults are pre-diabetic. Could you be one of them? Chances are, you think you’d be able to spot the signs you were at serious risk of getting sick. Thing is, you really might not. More than 2 million Australians are pre-diabetic, yet 90 percent of them have no idea. That’s a problem, because...


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Habits That Makes You Prone To Diabetes

August 6 2018

Diabetes is one of the leading cause deaths in the world. It is a disease that can affect everybody. Even the people that are less likely to acquire it. People that exercise every day or have a healthy body weight can still acquire it from maintaining negative habits. Staying up late or struggling to fall...


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5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

March 1 2018

Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have no idea they’re sick until a blood test shows abnormal blood sugar levels, or until their disease progresses and serious complications start to occur. “For the most part, diabetes is silent and insidious,” says Ronald Tamler, MD, director of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute. “Most of...


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4 Things Every Person With Diabetes Needs To Know About Ketones

January 22 2018

Here’s what ketones are, and why keeping tabs on them could save your life. If you have diabetes, you’ve surely heard about the importance of checking your blood sugar regularly. But you should also pay attention to ketones, especially if you have type 1 diabetes or have type 2 and use insulin. Here’s what you...


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7 Sneaky Signs You May Develop Diabetes

January 19 2018

If you were on the fast-track to developing a serious illness you’d know it, right? Maybe not. Over 2 million people in Australia are prediabetic, yet many of them have no idea. “Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is above normal but not in the range that would be considered diabetes,” says endocrinologist Dr Elizabeth Halprin....


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Got Diabetes? Here’s Exactly What To Order At 8 Types Of Restaurants

January 2 2018

Yes, you can eat out—pretty much anywhere! Here’s how to make smart choices. When you have diabetes, eating out can seem more complicated than deciphering the new tax code. But it doesn’t have to be. “People with diabetes can enjoy most any kind of restaurant,” says dietitian Jill Weisenberger. “The key is to stick as closely...


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Are You Insulin Resistant?

December 15 2017

Insulin resistance is a problem that can increase a person’s risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and so many others. It happens when there is too much insulin present in the blood as your body no longer responds to it. Since insulin is vital for the conversion of glucose into fuel that the cells...


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15 Ways High Blood Sugar Affects Your Body

November 21 2017

High blood sugar symptoms can be subtle at first; left untreated, they can have a serious impact on your health.  High blood sugar symptoms Glucose, or sugar, is the fuel that powers cells throughout the body. Blood levels of this energy source ebb and flow naturally, depending what you eat (and how much), as well...


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