When researchers discovered the hunger hormone ghrelin many years ago, they thought that blocking its effects would help reduce appetite and thus stimulate weight loss. However, past studies found that targeting this hormone alone did not promote weight loss nor curb the appetite. Now, a recent study found that a certain protein called LEAP2 disrupts ghrelin’s system. […]
Omega-6 fatty acids, commonly found in foods such as seeds, nuts, and edible oils, are well-known to play an important role in normal growth and development as well as brain and heart health. But could omega-6 fatty acids also help prevent diabetes? In a recent study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, researchers examined the […]
Albumin is a protein normally abundant in the blood and rarely found in the urine. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at a higher risk of having high levels of urinary albumin, due to the rapid increases of passing albumin associated with puberty. This is an important health concern as abnormally high levels of urinary […]
In a recently published study in PLOS Medicine, a team of researchers investigated a new way to determine whether a patient may be developing type 2 diabetes. They believe that through early detection, patients may be able to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes through behavioural changes in diet and exercise. Since the development of type […]
Weight loss and diet is important for those at risk of diabetes. But which diet for weight loss is best for those who suffer from diabetes? To answer this question, a recent clinical trial called The Diabetes Prevention Program investigated physical activity and diet of diabetic patients. The researchers aimed to find connections between micronutrients […]
Obesity is a global epidemic prevalent in most developed countries. Over the years, many diet and exercise regimes have been designed to tackle obesity. Despite numerous variations in lifestyle changes, many diet and exercise plans have not been successful in treating the obesity epidemic. This suggests that a uniform treatment may not be applicable to […]
Gestational diabetes mellitus, also known as GDM, is a form of diabetes that is associated with the onset of pregnancy. It is a condition that is reported to affect up to 14% of pregnancies, with symptoms affecting both mother and child. This disease is characterized by hyperglycemia, high blood sugar levels, as a result of […]
Do not skip or miss meals. This can lead to large fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.
Raw red onion was found to be effective at reducing blood sugar in people with diabetes. Glucose readings in type 1 and type 2 diabetics fell and remained lowered for four hours after eating. Aim for 20-25 mg of raw onion daily.
Minimize all sugars – including sugar from fruit. Eat fruits whole, limit fruit intake and avoid fruit juices.