A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes In Near Future

Every time I come through a news like this, I got very excited and I know we all diabetics do. We all are waiting for a permanent cure, Fingers crossed. Scientists believe they’re close to a cure for Type 1 diabetes Scientists believe they’re closing in on a cure for Type 1 diabetes, and perhaps making daily insulin shots a thing of the past for patients, according to studies…

Barley Could Be The Key To Losing Weight And Warding Off Heart Disease And Diabetes

Is BARLEY the latest superfood? Grain reduces appetite and blood sugar levels – ‘helping prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease’ Barley found to rapidly improve people’s health – in just three days Reduced blood sugar levels and in turn, the risk of diabetes, experts say Cereal also reduces a person’s appetite and risk of cardiovascular disease Special mix of dietary fibers stimulates growth of ‘good’…

Smartphone Application Referred As An Artificial Pancreas

Researchers at the University of Virginia will head a $12.7 million project studying so-called “artificial pancreas” technology, in this case a smartphone application that wirelessly reads a sensor measuring a person’s glucose level and that tells an insulin pump to deliver the correct dose of insulin. Such technology, under development by several companies, is referred to as an artificial pancreas because it does the work…

On-the-go Snacks to Stabilize Blood Glucose

Are you sticking to three healthy meals per day but still having a hard time stabilizing your glucose numbers? Many of my clients find it surprising that I recommend they actually eat more frequently than just three times per day. It seems counterintuitive to them – they think that if they’re trying to improve their eating habits they should be eating less not more. In…

How to Support a Partner with Diabetes

Very nice article and must read for non-diabetic partners of diabetics. 6 Ways to Support a Spouse With Diabetes Experts and people who’ve been there offer tips on how to support a partner with diabetes — without nagging. When Gerri Weiss’s husband, Michael, learned 22 years ago that he had type 1 diabetes, she faced what she calls one of the toughest challenge of her…

Natural Happiness Enhancers

Try to eat two or more of these natural happiness enhancers every day for a healthy mind and body. My personal favourite is avocado shake. SPINACH It’s rich in iron: a great energy booster that wards off fatigue and aids concentration. It’s also a good source of vitamin B6 and folate, which support the brain’s ability to produce mood-boosting neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. SWEET POTATOES…

Do you Believe Cinnamon for Diabetes?

Cinnamon for Diabetes? A Half Teaspoon A Day Could Help Control Cholesterol Researchers have been investigating a number of powerful natural agents that can help you stabilize your blood sugar, and once again, cinnamon has proven itself as a viable contender in the fight against diabetes, as the study in Diabetic Medicine reveals.(1) One of cinnamon’s most impressive health benefits is its ability to improve…

Sweet Potatoes are a Low-Glycemic Index (GI) Food

As healthy food goes, it’s hard to beat the sweet potato. Packed with important vitamins like A, C and B6, sweet potatoes have good antioxidant properties. They’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium and iron. Now, recent research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has confirmed that sweet potatoes are a low-glycemic index (GI) food, which could be good news for…

Grape Fruit the Key to Tackling Diabetes

THAT bitter taste from a spoonful of grapefruit could hold the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. Researchers say grapefruit and other citrus fruit contain a powerful antioxidant which helps the liver to burn fat instead of storing it after eating while increasing the production of insulin. This mimics the process in long periods of fasting where fatty acids are broken down instead of carbohydrates.…

Bad and Good Foods for Diabetics

If you have diabetes, in many ways your diet is your medicine. As diabetes educators, we help patients understand what food and beverage choices are best to avoid. When foods are high in carbohydrates, fat and sodium, they increase your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, heart disease and uncontrolled sugar. Top 10 offenders 1. Sweetened drinks. These include regular pop/soda, fruit…