Diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2020 and the Valuable Role of Nurses

Oct 27, 2020

Diabetes is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide, regardless of age, gender and social status. Just like in recent years, we're all set to observe and participate in World Diabetes Day on 14th November, to raise awareness...

Men’s Health Week 2020: Give Him the Support He Needs

Jun 08, 2020

It’s men’s health month! In June each year, the whole world brings every man into focus and raises awareness on health issues affecting them. Because it’s rare for the male species to pause and check their health, thinking there are more important...

Triglycerides: What You Need to Know

Nov 18, 2019

Triglycerides are one of the forms of fat found in the bloodstream. They provide your body with much-needed energy for the cells to function. In normal amounts, triglycerides are essential to life itself. Triglycerides may come from the food you eat...

World Diabetes Day 2019

Oct 18, 2019

Every year, November has become Diabetes awareness month. And with that, World Diabetes Day, which will be celebrated on 14 November 2019. For the past two years, the central theme of the campaign is "Family and Diabetes", which focuses on the impact...

What is Fructose?

Jul 17, 2019

Have you seen low or no-fructose diets out there, and wondering why people are ditching the sweet stuff? After all, isn't fruit good for you? It's a complicated topic, and we're not going to try and argue for or against fructose. Instead, we've uncovered...

National Diabetes Week 2019

Jun 28, 2019

An estimated 1.2 million or 6% of Australian adults aged 18 years and over are suffering from diabetes, based on self-reported data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2014–15 National Health Survey. This includes patients with type 1...

Tips for Living with Diabetes

Jun 21, 2019

` Diabetes is a very difficult condition to have. And living with it can be a challenge. However, positivity and discipline are very helpful to be able to cope with this condition. And because there are a lot of food that are not recommended for people...

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Table

Apr 22, 2019

What is Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load? The glycemic index is a numerical value placed on foods in order to measure the impact it has on your blood sugar level. In other words, how quickly or slowly it raises it. On the other hand, the glycemic load...

Eating for Diabetes: Best Diet for Diabetics

Apr 12, 2019

When it comes to managing diabetes, many wonder how they will need to adapt to their diabetic diet. The most common myth when it comes to diabetes and food is the ?diabetes diet? that prohibits sugar and other food products. Truth be told, that is...

Diabetic-friendly Dessert: Apple and Raspberry Crumble Recipe

Apr 11, 2019

A healthy dessert recipe for diabetes is sometimes hard to find. An active lifestyle as well as a healthy eating regime is important for everyone, including those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.  For those with diabetes, this is of particular...

Coconut Sugar, The New Trend

Apr 03, 2019

Coconut sugar is the latest craze in sweeteners. Following on from the new everything coconut health buzz, food manufacturers are determined to market coconut sugar as the new sweetener alternative.  But, does it really deserve all the hype and is...

Sugar, Its Many Disguises & Danger of Excess Sugar

Jan 30, 2019

People are becoming increasingly aware of the implications of too much sugar. There is advertising everywhere, every second food product is clearly labelled and marketed with tags of "no added sugar". But, can consuming too much sugar really have health...

A Good Guide to Good Carbs: The Glycaemic Index

Aug 22, 2018

The glycaemic index (GI) is a tool that measures how much a food increases blood sugar. You can choose foods according to the GI. Identifying and choosing low glycaemic foods can help balance blood sugar levels. High glycaemic foods result in a rapid...

4 Steps to Eating Less Sugar

Jul 16, 2018

  We now know the sweet stuff ain't so good for us. But giving up sugar isn't always a walk in the park. So if you want to cut back (or cut it out entirely), try these 4 steps to eating less sugar… without losing your mind! 1. Get support Your...

3 in 5 Diabetes Patients Struggle With Mental Health

Jul 12, 2018

A study by Diabetes UK found that three in five people with diabetes also experience emotional or mental health issues. The study of 8,500 people revealed 64% of diabetes patience "often or sometimes feel down because of their diabetes." Also, one...

Diabetes 101: Types & Causes

Feb 19, 2018

Diabetes is a problem for many people today, but the causes are not well known.  For this reason, we have outlined the commonest causes of diabetes below. Types of Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that results from the destruction...

Study: Early Puberty Linked to Diabetes

Jun 01, 2017

Girls who hit puberty earlier than average could have a greater risk of developing diabetes when they're pregnant in later life. A team at the University of Queensland School of Public Health made the discovery after looking at data from an Australian...

Living with diabetes

Apr 26, 2017

Living with diabetes Living with diabetes can be a challenge.  However, having healthy and easy recipes at hand can make it easier. Here are a few guidelines for you to manage diabetes Eat regularly throughout the day Schedule healthy snacks between...

Research: Eating Right Can Help Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 22, 2017

Studies have shown that eating healthy can have the benefits of preventing diabetes.  Here's a new medical study with a conclusion that might just change your life: eat healthy. "Type 2 diabetes is one of the major consequences of the obesity epidemic.

Should We Ban 'Cake Culture'?

Jan 23, 2017

Janet in accounts is turning 40 and you know what that means…cake for everyone! Yes, surely we all look forward to birthdays in the office but some grinches are calling for coffee culture to be banned... and that’s enough to make us choke on our...

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