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Fibre Facts for Lower Glucose Levels

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ShareFibre is found in plant-derived foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes (beans) and cannot be broken down by the body. As a result, these fibres pass through the body and carry other things off with them. Fibre helps to protect against heart disease, diabetes and contributes to gastrointestinal (GI) health by preventing constipation and helping to prevent …

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Reform Sugarmonger, Fix Your Addiction

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ShareThere you are, sitting with your eyes closed as Paul McKenna‚ the world’s most famous hypnotist, asks you to imagine how chocolate cake, your favourite indulgence, would taste mixed with cabbage, the food you hate the most. “As you bite into the cake, mix its flavour with cabbage,” he instructs you. “The texture, the taste, is cabbage and there’s some …

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Other Forms of Diabetes

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ShareThere are a range of conditions and susceptibilities that can lead to other forms of diabetes. FORMS OF DIABETES – MODY Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a group of diabetic syndromes that do not usually require insulin therapy. These are caused by a variety of genetic mutations and transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. They usually present in …

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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

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ShareThe prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases with age. It is present in 1–2% of those aged 20–40 years but this rises to nearly 20% of those aged over 60 years. Type 2 diabetes is also linked strongly to obesity. The increased prevalence relates principally to decreased levels of physical activity and increased consumption of calorie-dense food. The risk of …

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Iron Overload and Diabetes

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ShareToo much iron can be as bad as too little. The gradual build-up of iron levels in the body over many years is a hereditary condition known as haemochromatosis. It’s one of the most common genetic disorders and affects around one in 200 people especially those from a Celtic/ European background. The faulty gene causes us to absorb twice as …

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