Tag Archives: "diet"

Arthritis and Diet

A useful summary of some of the helpful and not so helpful dietary changes arthritis suffers can make Many people suffer the debilitating affects of arthritis – both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.  There are many claims around what can and cant help.  Below I have summarised some of the evidence there is for the most popular […]

Should I be following a low carb diet with type 2 diabetes

  Hey all, Should I follow a low carb diet? This has been a topic that has come to me quite frequently recently. It makes sense. Carbohydrates are the foods which spike glucose levels. Therefore, following a low carb diet should prevent spikes in your glucose levels. The question really is though, do you need […]

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 diabetes or not, I think we can all […]

Do we really need a sugar tax?

You may have seen a recent article appear in several national newspapers regarding doctors calling for a sugar tax to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you missed it, here’s a link to one of them.  Of course with any national press you have to read the article with a small amount of scepticism. Usually you […]

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 including type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, gallstones and […]

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. What I didn’t want to do however is provide the same […]

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 discussed the various health checks you should regularly get here. Of these considerations, cholesterol levels […]

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 running diabetes education sessions for patients. In fairness the topic is confusing with so many […]