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Diabetes
January 13, 2020

Which vegetables are best for diabetes?

When you’re planning your diabetes diet, you need to pick the right foods to keep your blood glucose stable.
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Diabetes
June 16, 2019

Do you have insulin resistance?

nsulin resistance can very easily lead to Type 2 diabetes. So how do you know that your body is becoming insulin resistant? Here’s what you need to know.
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Diabetes
October 8, 2018

What diabetics need to know about hypoglycemia (hypos)

Your brain is in charge of your body because it helps you to do almost everything. For it to function properly, it needs energy that comes from glucose (sugar). When it can’t get the supply it needs, your body goes through a condition called hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), also known as 'hypo', is when there isn’t enough glucose in the blood. It isn’t a disease but could be a sign of an underlying health problem. Common signs of a hypo include sweating, trembling, hunger, irritability, anxiety, heart palpitations, dizziness, tingling, weakness and a pale face. One of the most…
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Diabetes
January 8, 2018

The deadliest hormone-problem in the world

Diabetes is taking over the world, growing at scary rates. Recent statistics show that here in Africa diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic condition. In fact, more people die every year due to complications from Diabetes, than from violent crimes! The single hormone responsible for the pandemic Many people misunderstand diabetes. You don’t get diabetes like you get a cold or the flu: it’s not something that happens to you. A more accurate way to describe the condition, would be: “Your body’s insulin is not working properly.” Insulin is the hormone responsible for regulating the amount of glucose (sugar) in the…
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Diabetes
November 14, 2014

The other side of diabetes: Facts you might not know

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world and without a radical change in our lifestyle, it’s only going to get worse. Today is World Diabetes Day and the aim is educate people about the ins and outs of diabetes. But instead of looking the causes and symptoms, which you can find here, let’s look as some lesser known facts you might not know about. (more…)
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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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