New study says sweeteners increase the risk of stroke. A review

A new study published in the Stroke journal has linked the intake of artificial sweeteners with an increase in the incidence of stroke. Historically, sweeteners have been recommended as a risk free replacement for sugar. Patients with diabetes are perhaps more likely to make the switch from sugar to sweeteners because the effect on blood glucose levels is negligible. This

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Type 2 diabetes remission diet – An off the record discussion on the pros and cons

type 2 diabetes remission diet

Since originally blogging on the type 2 diabetes remission a while back (find it here) I’ve been getting many more enquiries about this. This is in no small part to the media coverage on the diet.  It makes sense really. If you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the past you wouldn’t have received any information about a possible

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Do Keto Diets Work

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Do Keto Diets Work?? Ketogenic (or keto diet) diets are one of the latest dietary trends to sweep the diet market. The idea is you reduce your carbohydrate intake to below 50g per day allowing your body to shift mostly to fat as it’s primary energy source.  During usual metabolism the muscles and organs use a combination of glucose and

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What you need to know about saturated fat and CVD

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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. This is because diabetes significantly increases your risk of developing cardiovascular complications.  Usually I go through the spill of reducing

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

Metabolic Syndrome

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 in patients. The idea being, long term consequences can be reduced if we can lower these markers early. Lifestyle modification

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

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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 prescribing such diets for you. Frankly, questions are good. We like questions and being challenged. This

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