Tag Archives: "diabetes"

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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Diets for lowering Glucose Levels? Is the media failing you?

Diets for lowering glucose levels. Is the media failing you? There’s been a lot of media coverage in recent times about diets for lowering glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. People are asking questions of the NHS and dietitians as to why we aren’t pres …

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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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Diabetes and physical activity recommendations. How much is enough?

The department of health describes physical Inactivity as a silent killer. The benefits of physical activity are well known and it is an important part of being healthy and fit. Exercise can also have a positive impact on blood glucose levels too. When …

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Preventing erratic glucose levels in type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a tricky condition to manage. Improving blood glucose levels can be difficult. It truly is a 24 hour condition that requires attention every single day. This makes it difficult for some patients to manage, particularly if their gluco …

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The Truth about HIIT –

MY problem with HIIT High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been the buzz in the fitness industry for a number of years now. The principle is simple. High intensity exercise pushes you out of your comfort zone for short periods of time. In turn, y …

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Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes? Now is the time to act

Newly Diagnosed Type 2 diabetes? Here’s my latest blog in video format. If you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now is the time to act. Countless times I come across patients told nothing more than they have diabetes.  No further emphasis …

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Type 2 diagnosis and not overweight? What you should do.

If you follow along with my blog posts you will know I frequently refer to the best treatment for type 2 diabetes being weight loss. It isn’t lost on me however that not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight. Some people truly do suffer with the …

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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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