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November 22, 2017

Fruit and Diabetes

We have all heard it before.  A person diagnosed with diabetes that says “someone” told them that they are no longer allowed to have fruit because they have diabetes and it is too sweet.  But is this really the case?
November 14, 2017

Diabetes awareness – 10 tips for a balanced diet

Up to 70% of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Working with a dietitian will help you identify the changes you need to make to your diet to achieve this.
November 29, 2016

Weight loss and Diabetes

If you are overweight or obese and have diabetes, losing weight can help improve insulin resistance and give you better sugar control. The weight loss that will help you see a difference needs to be approximately 5 to 7 % of your actual body weight. For example, if you weigh 110 kg, you would need to lose between 5.5 – 8 kg before you see any benefits.
November 25, 2016

Diabetes and Exercise

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or if you are at risk for diabetes, having exercise as a part of your lifestyle will certainly improve your condition and reduce complications.
November 24, 2016

Easy ways to improve your fiber intake

Since one of the many benefits of fiber includes controlling blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, it seemed fitting to post an article about it during diabetes awareness month.
November 16, 2016

Natural sugar vs. Added sugar

So why do you find yourself craving more sugar after eating food and drinks high in sugar? This is because sugar activates the brain's reward system. The reward system is a series of clinical pathways which entices you to want more.
November 15, 2016

Which forms of sugar are better?

Since dietary management of diabetes is mostly centered around sugar, I will be including a few posts on this topic this month. Sugar is found in many of our foods. It is one of the body’s main energy sources so we need to include some sugar as a part of a healthy, well balanced diet.
November 11, 2016

Top Tips for Managing Diabetes

November marks Diabetes awareness month so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to post on this topic. People diagnosed with diabetes are often told to be on a “diabetic diet”. But the dietary management of diabetes is the same as managing a healthy body weight so it seems unnecessary to give it an exclusive name and single out diabetes.
August 14, 2016

Understanding PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that recently appears to be occurring more frequently in women. It is a complex condition that is difficult to diagnose since there are so many symptoms associated with it. Many of the symptoms are due to high levels of androgens circulating in the body. Androgens are “male” hormones, and the main one is testosterone. The high levels prevent ovulation and affect the menstrual cycle. This weight gain leads to insulin resistance which could subsequently cause diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities and heart disease. This is where your diet can help you. By reaching your ideal body weight, you can prevent insulin resistance and any other resulting conditions. It is important to remember that insulin resistance is a physiological state that can be corrected, and is not a chronic condition.