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Diabetes
June 18, 2014

Could you be suffering from Diabetes?

Insatiable thirst? Frequent trips to the toilet? Both of these are warning signs of diabetes, which is caused by high blood sugar. Symptoms can develop very quickly, over a few days or weeks, so if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s time to see your doctor for a check-up. (more…)
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Diabetes
January 25, 2014

Metabolic syndrome? What’s that?!

It’s a health condition that everyone’s talking about, but very few people actually know what it is. And although metabolic syndrome was only identified less than 20 years ago, it has become as widespread as pimples and the common cold. Metabolic syndrome isn’t a disease in itself - it’s actually a cluster of risk factors which include insulin resistance, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels and abdominal fat. Obviously, having any one of these risk factors isn't good, but when combined, they set the stage for some serious health problems. Together, these risk factors double your risk…
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Diabetes
January 23, 2014

Could you have diabetes?

Unquenchable thirst, frequent trips to the toilet, increased appetite and significant weight loss are often early warning signs of diabetes. Diabetes is a problem of high blood sugar - either the body produces too little insulin, or the tissues don’t respond to insulin in the way they are supposed to. The end result is excess sugar in the blood, while body cells are starved of their fuel and ‘go hungry’. If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms it’s very important that you make an appointment with your doctor to get tested. (more…)
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DiabetesPregnancy
December 11, 2013

Can my pregnancy give me Diabetes?!

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. It’s a fairly common complication of pregnancy and affects approximately 4% of all pregnant women. Here's what you need to know about it. Who gets gestational diabetes? You may be at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes if you: Have high blood pressure or other medical conditions Have given birth to a large baby before Are obese when you become pregnant Are older than 30 years of age Have given birth to a baby who was stillborn or suffering from certain birth defects Have had gestational diabetes in previous pregnancies Have a…
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Diabetes
December 3, 2013

The best drinks for type 2 diabetes

In healthy people, insulin is produced by the pancreas: When you eat or drink, food is broken down into smaller parts, some of which is a form of sugar. Insulin acts like a key: unlocking cells so that sugar can move from the blood into the body tissues, to be used for energy. Diabetes is a problem with the function of insulin: either the key (insulin itself) isn’t working, or the lock (the cell) struggles to let sugar into the cell. When you have “high blood sugar” - the body produces too little insulin, or the tissues don’t respond to…
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