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A Layman’s Guide to Blood Sugar Levels

A Layman’s Guide to Blood Sugar Levels What do you know about blood sugar levels? Depending on your experience, you may associate them with kids who have had way too much candy and are frantically running around the house. Or, if you suffer from diabetes, you probably think of regularly jabbing yourself with a needle to make sure you don’t need to immediately consume a candy bar. It can be a confusing topic if you don’t know the terms or […]

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health Magnesium is one of the essential minerals in our body. It provides more than 300 biochemical reactions in our organism to work well, thus supporting our muscles, nerves, immune systems, heart and bones to perform optimally their daily activities. Furthermore, hundreds of studies prove that magnesium can prevent many diseases and ill bodily functions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, diabetes etc. Magnesium is, also, responsible for proper consumption of other […]

New Diabetes Type 2 Pill Launched

New Diabetes Type 2 Pill Launched A new diabetes type 2 pill launched today to help control blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetes the body does not produce enough insulin for the body to function properly and approximately ninety percent of all cases of diabetes in the world are of type 2. Using conventional methods some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and […]

The Important Foods for Diabetes

The Important Foods for Diabetes There are some foods that can help the health of your body and if you are looking for foods for diabetes then you want ones that will not increase your blood sugar. It is important that you consider the food that you are consuming and if it is a high glycemic number, above 15, then it will be having an effect on your blood sugar. It is important for diabetics to control the sugar in […]

Eat Nuts Every Day

Eat Nuts Every Day

Eat Nuts Every Day Eat nuts every day and live longer, that’s the results of a study that looked at eating nuts and links to various diseases and longevity. Data was analysed over a thirty year period and from over 120,000 people. There appeared to be no difference between tree growing nuts such as cashew nuts and ground growing nuts such as peanuts. Just a handful a day appears to be enough to bring about these benefits. The data also […]

High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training Can  high intensity interval training be the answer you have been looking for? High intensity interval training or HIIT, is a regimen where you exercise at maximum for around twenty seconds and then have a rest or exercise at a lower rate. You repeat this a number of times. There appear to be many variations but the best one I have come cross for people who do not generally have the time to exercise properly is […]

Diabetes Is On The Rise

Diabetes is on the rise according to a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is not surprising since most people in the West continue to be overweight, lack exercise and by enlarge eat the wrong diet. Furthermore the onset of diabetes, if not immediately controlled, can lead to many years of  insulin injections and also a host of other diseases such as kidney failure. “The report shows that between 1995 and 2000 the prevalence of […]

Diabetes Type 1 & 2

DIABETES TYPE I Type I diabetes is a disease that develops when the body does not make enough insulin. The food we eat breaks down into glucose and is transported by the bloodstream. Insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas, moves the glucose from the bloodstream into the body cells. Glucose (also called blood sugar) provides the cells with the energy to do their jobs. Diabetes is diagnosed when too much glucose remains in the blood due to lack of […]

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan Keeping to a gestational diabetes diet plan is very important if you have been diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy. It is vital to your own health as well as the health of the baby that your blood sugar levels are managed and controlled during your pregnancy.   Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when women who have not been diabetic before develop diabetes during pregnancy. Most pregnant women are tested for it as a matter of routine. It […]