Does a Plant-Based Diet Help to Control Your Diabetes?
Nutrition and exercise

Does a Plant-Based Diet Help to Control Your Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, the chances are high that you have been told repeatedly that your food choices play a critical role for good diabetes management. Healthy eating helps to control your blood sugar levels, manage your weight and control risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure and high blood fats. The key…

Do Plant Diets have an Impact on Diabetes?
Nutrition and exercise

Do Plant Diets have an Impact on Diabetes?

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Time to celebrate Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s and other wonderful holiday occasions, as we say ‘farewell’ to a very challenging year. Time to see, even if virtually, family and friends, laugh and share tender moments. The well-earned celebration often revolves around food. People with diabetes know…

Exercise Guidelines For People With Type 1 Diabetes
Nutrition and exercise

Exercise Guidelines For People With Type 1 Diabetes

Regular exercise is an important part of good diabetes management as it lowers blood glucose levels and boosts the body’s sensitivity to insulin, countering insulin resistance. Recent research suggests that exercise can even slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Balancing Glucose Levels and…

How Does Exercise Help Prevent Heart Disease?
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How Does Exercise Help Prevent Heart Disease?

People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage the blood vessels and the nerves that control the heart and blood vessels. The longer you have diabetes, the higher the chances that you will develop heart disease. People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease at a younger age than someone who…

The Role of Antioxidants in Diabetes
Eye health | Nutrition and exercise

The Role of Antioxidants in Diabetes

People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing serious health problems, including diabetic retinopathy – one of the leading causes of blindness in the global working age population. Early detection through regular eye checks is critical to prevent diabetic retinopathy, which is linked to high levels of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and…

Why is Gut Health Important?
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Why is Gut Health Important?

Hippocrates said that “All disease begins in the gut”. Although the ancient Greek physician’s adage may not be entirely true, evidence shows that many chronic metabolic diseases do begin down there. It’s all too common to overlook the health of the gastrointestinal system, even though it contains ten times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of our body combined. Each one of us…