Category Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

Intriguing Cochrane Study Findings on Cardiovascular Disease

low glycaemic index

This week I stumbled upon a new publication in the Cochrane Library. This particular publication looked at the link between following a low glycaemic index diet and cardiovascular disease rates. The reason this study caught my eye was because it appeared to contradict usual dietary advice on this topic. Conventional thinking would associate low glycaemic index carbohydrates with improved cardiovascular

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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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8 reasons you should be eating carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates

I know, I know, but carbohydrates increase blood glucose levels I hear you say. Well this post is for the carb haters out there. I’m going to explain why carbohydrate containing foods aren’t actually bad and how you can still include them in your diet. Carbohydrates get a bad rep. They are the primary nutrient that increase blood glucose levels

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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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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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Diabetes and physical activity recommendations. How much is enough?

diabetes and exercise

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 you exercise your body doesn’t need insulin to use the glucose in your blood for energy. Glucose

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