Tag Archives: "diabetes"

Helping you to understand Ketones

Ketones metabolism is a normal physiological process in the body. They help give the body much needed energy and are made through normal fat metabolism. Some patients I meet have no clue about ketones whereas others have a solid understanding. Some peo …

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Understanding Cholesterol

If you have diabetes, you’ll hear your healthcare team talking to you about cholesterol quite a lot. This is because high cholesterol is more likely in diabetes and high cholesterol is not good for cardiovascular health. We also know high glucose level …

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Managing Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes

Managing exercise in type 1 diabetes is challenging. In normal metabolism the body pretty much turns off your insulin production during exercise. This is because it relies on GLUT-4 receptors to take glucose into the cells to fuel the exercise. Think o …

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How eating cereals can lead to weight gain

I recently visited some friends for an over night stay. Obviously, breakfast was served in the morning but it was a change from my usual 3 eggs and 2 toast. I’d been talked into a run with my friend that morning and so when we got back I had a bit of a …

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One thing causing high glucose levels no one tells you

When we think of high glucose levels and diabetes, people automatically jump to the big 3. Insulin, the pancreas and carbohydrates. Yet, did you know there is forth culprit which is just as responsible for increasing glucose levels? The liver has a tre …

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How to prevent post meal glucose spikes in type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes have had it tough over the years. They still do. It’s not an easy disease to manage. Yet, it is manageable. 10 years ago the only way to know what was happening with your glucose levels all day was to finger prick test a who …

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Lower your glucose levels by knowing this

The only way to be able to fix a problem is to understand what is wrong in the first place. Most patients I meet have not had what is happening in their body fully explained to them. If they can’t understand what is happening to them, how are they supp …

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Should you be following the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet Imagine a time before, cars, supermarkets, agriculture, heck, before houses existed. You’d spend the day roaming the planes of the land or the coast of the seaside in the endless pursuit to find food for yourself and your tribe. You’d ga …

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Type 2 Diabetes Remission Study 2 years on

The 2 year follow up results have been published for the type 2 diabetes remission study. If you’re not familiar with the study or diet, I’ve blogged about it previously here to bring you quickly up to speed. I’ve also done a complete review of the die …

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Portion sizes explained

I think one of the most commonly misinterpreted parts of UK dietary guidelines is portion sizes. As dietitians we generally take the stance that nothing is off limits assuming the portion and frequency is correct. Of course, this is in the context of h …

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