10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job

Prolonged sitting has been linked to everything from increased hunger and inflammation (which both lead to obesity and belly fat) to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” now you know where it stems from

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we stretch our legs, step out for air, or take a walk around the block. Basically, we do anything we can to get the blood moving, because sitting all day […]

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says study

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes tend to have high birth weights. Women who have gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later. Their babies are also at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as obesity

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says studyThe amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 per cent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of […]

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic child

As the children gear up for their examinations, I would like to talk about something which isn’t spoken so openly. While each parent and each child prepares for these set of examinations with all their heart, mind and soul, a lot of us are still unaware of the situations that some of these kids with type 1 diabetes and their parents go through

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic childAs the semester exams in school are quickly approaching. Today, I want to speak with you about exams and type 1 diabetes and how children are affected by them. See basically, type 1 diabetes is a very taxing disease, it is difficult for the children to fight disease day by day, taking insulin shots three […]

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds study

The researchers wanted to see whether white button mushrooms could influence the production of glucose in the body, and if so, how. The findings have been reported in a paper now published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds studyA new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They wanted to investigate the […]

Can a person have hypoglycaemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycaemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. It is more common in people with diabetes, but it can affect others

Can a person have hypoglycaemia without diabetes?Hypoglycaemia occurs when blood sugar levels drop below 70 milligrams per decilitre (mg/dl). Severe hypoglycaemia can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment. Treatments focus on returning blood sugar to safe levels. Blood sugar/ glucose, is the body’s primary source of energy. When levels fall too low, the body does not have enough […]

Blood sugar spikes hit diabetic highs even in healthy people, reveals study

A new study, conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California, reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise healthy people. Paying closer attention to these spikes could prevent diabetes and some of its complications

Blood sugar spikes hit diabetic highs even in healthy people, reveals studyAbnormal blood sugar levels are a hallmark of this metabolic disease. To measure these levels, physicians use two main methods: they either take fasting blood sugar samples, which informs them of the level of sugar in the blood at that specific point; or they measure levels of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C). The glycated haemoglobin test is […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels

Lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol, keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or enhance the effect of your medications. Here are three lifestyle changes to get you started

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levelsBy lowering your blood LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol level, even if it is normal, you help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. It’s especially important if the LDL level is above 130 milligrams per decilitre. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level, your heart attack risk potentially falls by 20% to 30%. There […]

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New research finds that a shift in diet to incorporate more fibre could encourage specific types of gut bacteria, reducing the symptoms of diabetes and aiding weight loss

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteriaA diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes, and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two different diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over […]

Type 2 diabetes: Scientists develop pill to mimic bariatric surgery

Researchers have engineered a material that temporarily coats the small intestine and reduces the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream during digestion

Type 2 diabetes: Scientists develop pill to mimic bariatric surgeryA tablet has been developed which researchers believe replicates the weight loss benefits of having a gastric band fitted. A gastric band is a type of bariatric surgery for people who are very overweight. The procedure involves putting an adjustable ring around the top of a person’s stomach so it holds less food so the […]
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