Type 1 Diabetes Was A Death Sentence Before Insulin

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Sir Frederick Banting, the scientist who co-discovered insulin as a treatment for diabetes, is being celebrated by Google on what would have been his 125th birthday. The Canadian scientist, along with his colleague Dr Charles Best, spent years experimenting with ways to extract insulin from the pancreas, which had previously been thought to be an impossible task. In 1921, […]

Lupin Seed Extract To Regulate Blood Glucose Levels

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Curtin University researchers say they are close to developing a food supplement which could prove more potent than some pharmaceutical drugs in tackling diabetes. Research team leader Professor Philip Newsholme said lupin seed extract was being used in laboratory trials to regulate blood glucose levels. He said research had shown broken down lupin seed could […]

An Extremely Simple Diet May Be Able To Reverse The Effects Of Diabetes

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Diabetes affects almost 10 percent of the American population (29.1 million people) according to the American Diabetes Association. As such, any news indicating that there is a possible cure is good news. Scientists at the University of Southern California have indicated that an extremely simple diet may, in fact, be able to reverse the effects […]

‘Sitting Less’ Program For Better Blood Sugar Control

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For people with type 2 diabetes, better blood sugar control may be as easy as getting up off the couch and standing every so often, or taking a leisurely walk, a new study shows. Dutch researchers noted that “moderate to vigorous” exercise is often recommended for people with diabetes — but most patients don’t comply […]

Simple Steps For Beating Diabetes And Maintaining Healthy Weight

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The World Health Organisation has declared its slogan for 2016 as ‘Beating Diabetes’ and rightly so. Reports show that the incidence of diabetes is increasing by the day with developing countries like India leading the way. About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years. […]

Foods You Can Eat To Control Your Blood Sugar

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When you have type 2 diabetes, what you eat can help you control your blood sugar, stave off hunger, and feel full longer. “Diabetes is when your blood sugar or glucose levels are higher than normal. It’s carbohydrate foods like breads, cereals, rice, pasta, fruits, milk, and desserts that can cause this rise,” says Maggie Powers, […]