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Blood Sugar Health


You are what you eat, and this is especially true for people with diabetes. If you are a diabetic, you already know the drill. You know what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat can cause a spike in your sugar levels. For better or worse, diet and diabetes go together, like the Force and Jedi..... Read more >>


This year’s World Diabetes Day theme is ‘Healthy Living and Diabetes’.
World Diabetes Day, which is commemorated annually on Nov 14, was initiated in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat.... Read more >>

Sugar havoc on limbs

Nerve damage due to diabetes can ultimately lead to ulceration and amputation of the toes, feet and lower limbs.
A FEW days ago, the world commemorated World Diabetes Day (WDD), which falls on November 14 every year. The first such Day was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to the... Read more >>

Sweet Alternative

The skinny on sugar-laden beverages.
YOU'VE heard the saying "you are what you eat". What about "you are what you drink"? What you drink can be as harmful to the body as what you eat, and there isn't a shadow of a doubt that consuming too many sugar-laden beverages can... Read more >>

The sweet deadly life

Excessive use of sugar is a public health crisis and everyone has to make a conscious effort to limit their consumption.
THE word sweet is not only associated with sugar, but also connotes something pleasant or desirable, eg la dolce vita, which... Read more >>

Limiting nerve damage

Nerve damage from diabetes is one of the complications of diabetes.
World Diabetes Day (Nov 14) should be a constant reminder that this life-wrecking disease can destroy our lives as well as the lives of our loved ones... Read more >>

A nervy affair

Peipheral neuropathy as a result of diabetes can lead to loss of limbs
FOR the past three months, Peter Davies, a 55-year-old diabetic, has been experiencing loss of feeling and numbness in his hands and feet. This feeling can occur any time of the day, even when he's sitting down watching television... Read more >>

Beware nerve damage

Preventing or slowing down the rate of nerve damage that occurs with diabetes is important
CAN't remember the last time you said "ouch"? Do you seem to have lost your senses or have a delayed response when touching something hot or sharp? Read more >>

Living the sweet life

Tips on coping with high blood sugar levels
MOST people who are diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes are often told about the long-term complications - heart attack and stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and limb amputations... Read more >>

Sweet Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an ordinary kitchen spice with a surprising health benefit
An estimated one in 10 middle-aged Malaysian has diabetes. But that's not what worries experts the most. Add to those figures another one in five has what doctors call pre-diabetes. ... Read more >>

The Diabetes Menace

DIABETES or diabtes mellitus is a chronic disorder of glucose (sugar) metabolism
DIABETES or diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of glucose (sugar) metabolism caused by inadequate production or use of insulin, a hormone produced in specialised cells (beta cells in the islets of langerhans) in the pancreas that allows the body... Read more >>

Help for Sugar Highs

Medicinal plants for healthier blood sugar management
IN conjunction with World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14 each year, (to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922) this article will focus on two herbal plants, cinnamon and banaba, which have been... Read more >>

Controlling Diabetes

For those with pre-diabetes and diabetes, there are various nutrients the body needs in larger amounts.
World Diabetes Day falls on November 14 this year. The first such world diabetes event was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming rise in cases of diabetes... Read more >>

Managing Diabetes With Supplements

Diabetes is a serious disease.
DIABETES IS A SERIOUS DISEASE caused by excessive blood glucose (sugar) level due to the body's inability to use, produce or metabolise insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body to use glucose for energy... Read more >>

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