Diabetes

LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIETS IN DIABETES

Medical nutritional therapy is a vital part of preventing diabetes and managing it1. It aims to promote the enjoyment of a variety of nutrient dense foods, in appropriate portion sizes, in order to: Achieve glycaemic, blood pressure and lipid goals; Achieve and maintain body weight goals and Delay or prevent complications associated with diabetes1. Nutritional […]

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SLEEP AND DIABETES

Chronic sleep loss is very common in today’s society due to living in a fast-paced environment. As a result people are experiencing fewer hours of sleep per day and reporting increased levels of fatigue, tiredness, stress and excessive daytime sleepiness1. In the sixties American adults reported sleeping an average duration of between 8.0 to 8.9 […]

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FAMILY AND DIABETES

There are currently around 425 million people around the world living with Diabetes1. In South Africa, statistics from 2017, reported that there were 1,826,100 adults living with diabetes2. Most of these diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes, which is can be prevented through leading a healthy lifestyle. Although these statistics are extremely high, the actual […]

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DAIRY AND DIABETES

There have been numerous media reports and noise from organisations that claim dairy has an adverse effect on your health. According to these reports, the health consequences include increased risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes1. This stream of inconsistent (and often misleading) information has led the […]

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