Tag Archives: "Diabetes Health"

What you need to know about saturated fat and CVD

The effect of saturated fat on CVD outcomes. The debate put to bed Introduction What’s the truth about dietary saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease risk (CVD) risk? This is a topic we cover during my frequent diabetes education sessions. Thi …

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Do you have the metabolic syndrome and what you can do about it.

NHS Choices defines metabolic syndrome as a medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Metabolic syndrome is a hot topic in diabetes right now with CCG’s trying to reduce glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol …

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What is type 3 diabetes

Type 3 diabetes Type 3 diabetes starts with an organ in the body called the pancreas. The pancreas is only about 6 inches long but its functions are vital for survival. The pancreas has two primary functions. Its first role is to release enzymes into t …

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Can I get type 2 diabetes if I am type 1?

Wooa, this is some mind blowing stuff. Type 2 diabetes upon type 1 diabetes. Can this be real? Can someone with with type 1 diabetes develop type 2 diabetes also? Surely you are either type 2 or type 1 right? I’m here to tell you this is a real thing. …

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Obesity – What causes it and what can we do about it?

Todays’ video – below – is about obesity – I know again. But it continues with my recent theme and lends itself well to anyone who struggles with their weight. Obesity is a topic which comes up time and time again in my practice. Whether you have diabe …

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I eat healthy but have suboptimal glucose levels. Why?

Many patients I see have perfectly healthy diets but unfortunately suffer with suboptimal glucose levels. This can be frustrating for the patient. Especially as they are doing their best to control their diabetes but to no avail. When I see these patie …

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The Obesity Problem

The Obesity Problem Did you know over a quarter of people in the UK are obese? About 2/3 are overweight. Obesity is big news in healthcare and is the primary cause of type 2 diabetes. Obesity is directly linked to a number of different illnesses includ …

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Are your glucose targets correct?

Glucose targets is one of the most important topics I cover with my patients because it is the foundation of how we manage their diabetes. Let me me ask you a question. Have you ever been told your glucose target should be between 4-7mmol/l? If I had £ …

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New article suggests 5 types of diabetes?

Types of diabetes You may have seen the recent national newspaper articles saying there are now 5 types of diabetes. No wonder people get confused but actually in this case there is something to it. All people with diabetes have problems controlling th …

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No more finger prick testing? The Freestyle Libre

The Freestyle Libre “My fingers are red raw” Marci says through sighed words. Marci has been testing her blood glucose levels through finger prick testing for 10 years now. She type 1 diabetes and has to test her blood glucose levels a minimum of four …

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