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Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet

Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet...

Results from a study that compared a low-carb diet to a low-fat diet have just been released. Weight loss between the two diets was approximately the same, however, people on the low-carb diet had lower blood pressure and better cholesterol levels than those on the low-fat diet.

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Diabetics: look after your feet!

Diabetics: look after your feet!...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on March 12, 2010 | 5 responses | permalink

After spending a morning in a Sydney Hospital Wound Clinic and seeing some nasty diabetic foot wounds, I needed to share this important information on diabetic foot care.

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Diabetes animation video: What, why and the effects

Diabetes animation video: What, why and the effects...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News on February 23, 2010 | 6 responses | permalink

I found the following video simply explained the complex topic of diabetes. The first half of the video explains what diabetes is by showing animations of what happens with glucose and insulin after eating. It then explains the complications of diabetes with another series of animations.

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You can delay Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes

You can delay Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on November 18, 2009 | 12 responses | permalink

Yes! You can delay diabetes with lifestyle changes

I am always interested in studies that run for 10 years. You know its results have stood the test of time!

This study compared the diabetes risk after 10 years of those who made lifestyle changes, those who took the daily medication Metformin, and those who made no changes.

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How does type 2 diabetes affect different parts of your body?

How does type 2 diabetes affect different parts of your body?...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on November 12, 2009 | 5 responses | permalink

Diabetes affects the whole body, including the heart, eyes and kidneys. This video explains what diabetes does to the body.

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Maths skills important to diabetics

Maths skills important to diabetics...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on October 21, 2009 | no responses | permalink

What does maths have to do with diabetes? A study shows that managing diabetes is connected with the ability to work with numbers.

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How to deal with cravings

How to deal with cravings...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on October 6, 2009 | no responses | permalink

I find late afternoons the hardest to resist chocolate and sweets. This video gave me great ideas on how to deal with my cravings.

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Choosing healthy snacks

Choosing healthy snacks...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on September 25, 2009 | no responses | permalink

It’s important to eat snacks to keep your blood glucose levels up and give you energy. This video has some great healthy snack choices to consider.

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What is pre-diabetes?

What is pre-diabetes?...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on September 16, 2009 | no responses | permalink

The center for disease control reports that 54 million US adults have pre-diabetes. This video shows what pre-diabetes it and how to avoid it.

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How to monitor your blood glucose

How to monitor your blood glucose...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on September 7, 2009 | 11 responses | permalink

I found a great video that explains how home monitoring of blood glucose can help you manage your blood glucose. It shows exactly how to use a blood glucose monitor.

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Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk

Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on August 18, 2009 | no responses | permalink

This study sounds more like torture! Researchers put a group of people through 2 weeks of sleep deprivation to see the impact it had on diabetes risk.

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A ring around the eye linked to diabetes

A ring around the eye linked to diabetes...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on August 8, 2009 | 5 responses | permalink

A study has shown that an eye condition called corneal arcus, characterized by a ring around the cornea, is linked diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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The link between obesity and diabetes

The link between obesity and diabetes...

We all know being overweight increases your risk of type 2 diabetes. But why? Australian scientists have discovered the link which may lead to new treatments in the future.

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Study show diabetes time line

Study show diabetes time line...

A study has shown that changes in blood glucose and insulin can be seen more than a decade before being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Link between cancer and insulin

Link between cancer and insulin...

Diabetics have been asked to continue taking insulin, in spite of a study that links Lantus insulin and cancer.

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