Mark Green


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Effect of alcohol on blood glucose levels

What is the effect of alcohol on glucose levels? When I run education classes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes I always touch on the subject of alcohol. Suddenly everyone seems to perk up during this segment of the session – god knows why :). During the …

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Are vegan diets a healthy option?

Vegan diet and diabetes Veganism has become a very popular dietary trend recently with many people subscribing to this way of eating. Vegan has almost become synonymous with healthy. As a result, I wanted to write today about the pro’s and cons of such …

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What you need to know about Sweeteners

Can I eat Sweeteners? Will sweeteners increase my blood sugar levels? Aren’t sweeteners bad for you? I’d rather have real sugar than sweeteners as sweeteners are artificial. These are some of the common questions and statements I come across when runni …

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Why cholesterol is important and how to lower it with lifestyle choices

Although blood glucose levels tend to be the primary concern in diabetes, there are a number of other systems which may be effected secondary to the diabetes. One of the most important considerations is your cardiovascular health. I have previously dis …

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Everything you need to know about gestational diabetes and diet

One part of my day job is acting as the specialist dietitian for the gestational diabetes clinic. I therefore see quite a lot of women post diagnosis and of course it can be an anxious time for these women. They often present with a number of questions …

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Type 1 Diabetes & Exercise. How to improve glycaemic control

Of all the difficulties I encounter when helping patients, no challenge is tougher than helping type 1 individuals to manage their blood glucose levels around exercise. When referring to type 1 diabetes and exercise I am specifically referring to those …

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Type 2 Diabetes and The Key To Weight Loss

From the comments I have received on my Facebook Page regarding type 2 diabetes, many of them have focused on the considerations for weight loss. Therefore, I said I would write an article on the key considerations for weight loss in type 2 diabetes. W …

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Physical Activity and Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes

Physical activity (PA) and exercise are key components for effective management of type 2 diabetes. For the purposes of this article I am defining physical activity as any task resulting in an increased heart rate such as walking, gardening, manual lab …

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