Could advice prescriptions help diabetes patients?

People with  diabetes who do not have their condition under control could be issued with a personal action plan by their  GP to improve their health. The new scheme, which is called an ‘information prescription’, is being launched today after trials in Yorkshire and London. It means that patients might leave their surgery with a piece of paper listing some lifestyle changes they should make rather than the more familiar prescription for medication. Health targets Diabetes UK, which is launching […]

Cinnamon and Diabetes

Can cinnamon help people with diabetes as it’s been touted to do? Results of studies into the use of the aromatic spice for diabetes have been mixed, and the American Diabetes Association discounts its use in the treatment of diabetes. WebMD took a look at the research, the safety of cinnamon, and its possible interactions with herbs and other supplements. Does Cinnamon Help Diabetes? Cinnamon comes in two varieties — Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. […]

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative. However, experts questioned the value of the findings when so many other risk factors for the blood sugar disease can […]

Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?

Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking? Some intriguing new research shows that dairy foods, perhaps even high-fat ones, may play a role in type 2 diabetesprevention. Although experts say it’s too soon to draw clear conclusions, the findings seem to run counter to current advice to people with diabetes, who are generally told to pick low- or non-fat dairy products. Recent studies on how dairy products might lower diabetes risk don’t all reach the same verdict. Nor […]

Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk

Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows. Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk in the morning or evening, said lead researcher Loretta DiPietro, chairwoman of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C. “More importantly, the post-meal walking was significantly better than […]

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