Diabetes

Diabetes diet and obesity

A properly structured diabetes diet has an important role to play in managing blood glucose levels and reducing obesity. Patients with type 2 diabetes will find that a diabetic diet is integral for weight management, especially for those who are overweight or obese. Learn more about diabetes and diet here.

Belly fat may raise risk of diabetes

Researchers have found that people who are genetically predisposed to an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

City life may increase your diabetes risk

Less exercise and bigger waistlines in city dwellers may set the stage for an explosion of diabetes. Health-e News documents what people have for lunch in Downtown, Johannesburg.

Fat-lowering drug no help for diabetic hearts

Adding a drug that lowers blood fats known as triglycerides to cholesterol-fighting statins provided no additional protection from heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to data from a large study.

The glycaemic index and diabetes

One of the most important applications of the glycaemic index is its use in the control of blood sugar and insulin levels in diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

Cooldrink fuels rise in diabetes

Increasing consumption of sugary soft drinks has contributed to 130 000 new cases of diabetes and 14 000 new cases of heart disease in the last decade.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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