Tag Archives: "Type 2 Diabetes"

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

This weeks blog is all about intermittent fasting. It’s been a hot topic for a number of years now but rarely see a balanced argument discussed. Therefore, I looked into the proposed benefits for you to help put the science back into nutrition. What is …

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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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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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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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How to treat a hypo

Recently in clinic I’ve come across a few patients taking insulin or sulphonylureas (e.g. Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Gilbenclamide, Glipizide, Tolbutamide) who do not know how to treat a hypo. This is very important for this patient demographic because e …

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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 …

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Should crash diets be part of NHS treatment?

Should crash diets or fad diets be available on the NHS? This is always a controversial one that splits opinion. I suspect I could start full scale warfare just within my dietetic department by mentioning this topic. Some are staunch believers crash di …

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How to eat sugar and not spike your glucose levels – Have your cake and eat it

If you ask people what do people with type 2 diabetes need to avoid the most common answer is sugar. This isn’t actually what we recommend in practice because we think people should be entitled to enjoy the odd treat like any of us. That said, people w …

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