Category Archives: Diabetes Health

Age of type 2 diabetes associated with cardiovascular & mortality risk

Age of onset of diabetes and CVD

The journal Circulation has published a new study. The study compared the age of diagnosis with type 2 diabetes and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The authors claim an earlier onset of diabetes increases the risk of suffering adverse cardiovascular events e.g. stroke, heart attack. The researchers collected data from the national diabetes register in Sweden (where the study was

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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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I eat healthy but have suboptimal glucose levels. Why?

Blood glucose levels

Many patients I see have perfectly healthy diets but unfortunately suffer with suboptimal glucose levels. This can be frustrating for the patient. Especially as they are doing their best to control their diabetes but to no avail. When I see these patients in clinic they can be quite downbeat. It seems regardless of the dietary changes they make the glucose

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Diabetes UK Guidelines Updated 2018: Everything you need to know

Diabetes UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom made up of 300,000 supporters, 5,000 volunteers and 6,000 healthcare professionals. They are a terrific resource for those diagnosed with all types of diabetes and provide information and support for these people. Diabetes UK also assist healthcare professionals by providing many patient resources and best practice guidelines. They have now

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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 gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, as well

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