Archive - April 2016

9 foods that are surprisingly sugary

There can be a lot to think about when you have diabetes, particularly regarding your food intake and how it will affect your blood glucose levels.

Unfortunately, you might still encounter some pitfalls as you scrupulously study nutrition labels in supermarkets, and you might find that some products are surprisingly sugary.

It can be downright annoying when you discover that you have bought or consumed a product that actually contains more sugar than you thought it did.

That is why we’ve compiled a list of nine surprisingly sugary foods that should either be avoided, or consumed sparingly at most.

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What is feline diabetes and how could it affect your cat?

Cats and kittens can be a handful. They stand on our laptops while we are trying to work, and wake us up by tickling us with their tails, but they constantly claim our hearts with their fluffiness.

Unfortunately, some owners find out that their cat has developed feline diabetes, and have to make extra sure that their pets are fit and healthy.

The earlier the condition is spotted, the better. Do you know how to tell if your cat is running high blood sugar levels?

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Former Team Novo Nordisk cyclist Joe Eldridge discusses his type 1 diabetes management

Joe Eldridge dreamed of becoming an athlete as a youngster and refused to let type 1 diabetes stop him from becoming a professional cyclist. Now retired, Joe is focused on sharing his story with others and hopes to inspire other people with diabetes to pursue their dreams.

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What are the 6 stages of sugar withdrawal?

Sugar features prominently in modern life. Many of us love it despite knowing it does bad things to our bodies.

Those with diabetes who have trekked the long, bitter journey to sugar-freedom will be well acquainted with the difficult stages of sugar withdrawal but will ultimately know that the fight is well worthwhile.

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Buyer beware: Health foods that are often unhealthy

Looks can be deceiving and this is especially true in the world of health foods. Health has become big business and many companies are trying to capitalise on this.

The trouble is, many of these companies are trying to profit by making unhealthy processed food appear healthy. It’s a classic case of wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Want to know which foods to watch out for?

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Starbucks customer reportedly finds ‘diabetes here I come’ written on his drink

You know how Starbucks like to write your name on your drink, but never get it right?

Well, over in America, a Starbucks customer in St Augustine, Florida got a lot more than he bargained for.

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11 quick responses for ridiculous comments about diabetes

We’ve all been asked ridiculous things about diabetes, whether they are silly comments or full-on stupid questions.

Quite often, this isn’t the other person’s fault. They just don’t know any better. But responding to these silly comments or stupid questions can take time, especially when you try to form a cohesive, well-thought-out answer.

This is why we decided to concoct some short, concise responses to some of the more ludicrous comments that regularly get made about diabetes.

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