Diabetes diet and obesity

Diet has an important role to play in managing blood glucose levels. Diet is also important for weight management, especially for type 2 diabetics who are overweight or obese.

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.

Lunchtime coffee fights diabetes

Drinking coffee cuts diabetes risk, new research confirms, but you may need to enjoy your java with lunch if you want to get any benefit.

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.

Sugary colas tied to gestational diabetes

Women who drink five or more servings of sugar-sweetened cola per week before they conceive increase their risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, a new study indicates.

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