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Is Your Blood Pressure High?

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ShareHypertension has few symptoms until it has started to cause damage. Hypertension (HT) affects one in four adults and once we reach 75, over two-thirds of us. It’s diagnosed when your blood pressure is consistently 140/90 mmHg or higher (the figures reflect arterial pressure during/ between heartbeats and ideally should be around 120/80 mmHg). Sudden blood pressure rises can occur in …

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Diabetes Basics and a Certain Degree of Order

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Share Finding out you have diabetes can be scary. People with diabetes can live long healthy lives. Let’s go over some basics. This is diabetes made simple. When we eat, food travels to the stomach. Food is made up of three basic components. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, otherwise known as glucose. Here’s …

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Three Most Dangerous Foods for Diabetics

Share Choosing the right foods when you are a diabetic is an ongoing struggle. You have to think about, “how will this affect my blood sugar levels; how much of this can I have and is this good for me?” – along with many other questions that come to mind when you are choosing what to eat. You are probably …

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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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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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