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Diabetes
October 27, 2017

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease which presents as high levels of sugar in the blood. This is either because there isn’t enough insulin being produced, or because the body’s cells don’t respond properly to insulin, or both. What Causes Diabetes? Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas, and which is responsible for controlling blood sugar. People who are diagnosed with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot convert sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy. This is due to: The pancreas not making enough insulin The cells not responding…
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Food & nutrition
May 29, 2016

Is coffee good for you?

You use it to kick-start your day, as a reason to meet a friend – and even have a favourite way of drinking it: coffee is very much part of our lives, and here are 5 reasons why that’s a good thing. (more…)
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Diabetes
April 7, 2016

World Health Day 2016 – Diabetes

What do Vanessa Williams, Randy Jackson, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks and Aretha Franklin have in common – other than being famous? Diabetes. (more…)
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Diabetes
March 8, 2016

3 Different types of diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. There are three major types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Diet is very important for a diabetic, and should be well-balanced and rich in high-fibre carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. In this article, we look at the different types of diabetes and what to eat if you've been diagnosed. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood. In this form of the disease, the body makes little or no insulin, so daily injections of insulin are needed. The…
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