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How High Blood Sugars Can Damage Your Brain

Some of the effects of diabetes are more apparent than others, and the effects of the disease on the brain fall into the category of those that may not be detected immediately – especially if they relate to high blood sugars.

The brain is a highly sensitive organ. It is finely-tuned to react to a myriad of stimuli, including the amount of sugar (glucose) it may receive as fuel.

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Can People With ‘Healthy’ Lifestyles Still Develop Diabetes (Or Other Chronic Conditions)?

Many people living a ‘healthy’ lifestyle may develop diabetes, but the key to knowing why, is to look back a little further and examine their understanding of what ‘healthy’ really means.

According to colleagues in the medical diagnostics field, this is a common issue they see over and over again. A patient informs them that they’re healthy… they lift weights or do cardio or exercise daily. Perhaps the story from other people is how they take supplements and only eat organic, lean meat. And then, when their test results return with high cholesterol and raised blood pressure, or elevated glucose levels, they’re surprised. How could it be? Me – a predisposition for diabetes? Surely not…

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GlucoRx Support Tanzanian Diabetic Charity

As a socially-responsible company, it’s always a real pleasure to be able to do something for others – especially when it relates so directly to our business expertise.

 

And that’s how ten employees from GlucoRx found themselves running in the Surrey Half Marathon recently, to raise funds for the charity, ‘Health Amplifier’.

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Can A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Help Control My Diabetes?

In short – it’s a yes!

For Type 1 diabetics who don’t need to lose weight, then Diabetes UK advise that studies have shown no particular benefits. However, for Type 2 diabetics (or Type 1 who want to lose weight), it’s a definite yes. Controlling your carbohydrates is not only beneficial in the short-term, but can ultimately eradicate Type 2 diabetes without medication.

Reaping these benefits requires discipline and an understanding of how carbohydrates work in the body, so read on to learn about beneficial carbohydrates, and how changing your diet could be the key to your improved health.

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How Lifestyle Changes can Reduce the Burden of Diabetes

With changes in diet and exercise routines, there’s been a corresponding rise in cases of type 2 diabetes over the past few years. There’s no doubt that, despite the plethora of programmes on television showing us how to live healthily, the majority of the population simply are not.

It’s great news that the recent budget proposes to increase levies on manufacturers of sugar-laden soft drinks (with many of them opting to reduce sugar content as a result), but it’s only a tiny start. Prevention is always going to be better than a cure, and ultimately it falls with the individual to make the changes. This requires more regular exercise and a healthier diet.

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Celebrity Diabetes Management – How These 3 Stars Control It

Diabetes affects people across all socio-economic and ethnic groups. And being rich and famous doesn’t have any bearing on treatment either – it still requires the person to eat well, and regularly perform their blood sugar tests. Below, several well-known names talk about diabetes and how they manage it around their busy lives.

 

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Is There A Diabetes Cure On The Horizon?

 

As advances in scientific research discover more about the workings of the condition, it gives hope to diabetes sufferers worldwide that one day there may be a ‘cure’.

 

Below, we look at the latest information and research, to assess how far away that day may be, and how to cope in the interim

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What to Eat at Christmas Without Sending Your Glucose Levels Through the Roof

Christmas is a time for food, drink and celebrations. However, Christmas food and drink often contains high levels of sugar and fat, which can make controlling your diabetes difficult. Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite Christmas foods. By making sensible choices and making sure you exercise, you can enjoy all that Christmas has to offer.

 

Alcohol

If you drink, it is likely that you will consume more alcohol than usual at Christmas. Alcohol usually contains high levels of sugar. No matter how freely the wines and beers are flowing, you should take care to avoid overindulgence. You should have a glass of water for every glass of alcohol, and avoid drinking on an empty stomach.

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