Diabetes

Diabetes diet and obesity

Artificial sweeteners may increase diabetes risk

Artificial sweeteners are widely used by the health-conscious and diabetics worldwide as an alternative to sugar, however, a new study indicates that they may actually increase glucose intolerance, therefore raising blood sugar levels.

Sugary drinks could fuel diabetes

New research results have confirmed once again that by having just one 350ml sugar-sweetened cold drink a day, you increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 20%.

Dishing up the facts on diabetes

The number of people developing diabetes is steadily increasing, but the good news is that certain lifestyle choices can dramatically decrease one’s risk of developing the most common type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes and diet - the basics

Diabetes mellitus is one of the so-called diseases of lifestyle that is starting to occur more and more frequently in South Africa.

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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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