‘Sitting Less’ Program For Better Blood Sugar Control

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 with that advice. This small new study suggests that even…

Foods You Can Eat To Control Your Blood Sugar

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, PhD, president-elect of Health Care & Education at the American…

Diabetes Do Have History

Diabetes has been with us for a long time. Here’s diabetes history in a convenient timeline. 1552 BC – Written on a 3rd Dynasty Egyptian papyrus, physician Hesy-Ra mentions frequent urination as a symptom. This is the earliest known record of diabetes. 1500 BC — Ancient Hindu writings note that ants are attracted to the urine of people with a mysterious emaciating disease. 500 BC…

A Robot With Diabetes To Help Children Manage Diabetes

Robin, short for “Robot Infant”, is being developed at the University of Hertfordshire and can speak words including “hungry” and “hug me”. Developers said it was aimed at children aged seven to 12 to help youngsters learning to manage diabetes. Diabetes UK said it had “been watching the development of Robin with great interest”. “It’s really exciting to see this type of technology being used…

The Truth Behind These Common Myths Of Diabetes Diet

Eating well when you have diabetes can feel challenging, but the reason may not be what you think. It’s not just about temptation or willpower. The real issue may be misinformation. You can make smart choices without giving up all your favorite foods. You just need to know the truth behind these common myths. 1. Myth: People with diabetes must follow a special diabetes diet.…

A Quick Workout Routine For Better Blood-Sugar Control

The 30–Minute Fitness Blitz Think you don’t have time to work out? You do. It’s the intensity of your workout that’s key. A short–burst, high–intensity workout boosts your metabolism and tones muscles. Get moving with this 30–minute “quickie” routine that includes cardio and resistance training. If you’re new to exercise, a man over 45 or woman over 55, or have a health problem, check with…

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…