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Diabetes treatment
It seems obvious that a healthy diet should be a part of anybody’s lifestyle, especially in the case of diabetes. Much is said and written on the topic, with different arguments. Some are on a crusade based on eliminating processed foods. Others just recommend the acclaimed Mediterranean diet represented by olive oil. Finally, the influence...
The pancreas of a person without diabetes secretes an amount of insulin continuously throughout the day and, additionally, after each meal, a larger amount to metabolise the carbs consumed. These two components are substituted by long-acting or intermediate-acting insulins and fast-acting insulins, respectively. Additionally, there are premixed insulins that include both fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulin...
Physical exercise is one of the foundations of diabetes treatment. It has numerous positive effects, from reducing cardiovascular risk factors to improving quality of life. Nevertheless, as with any treatment, it can also have some adverse effects. Hypoglycaemia is definitely the one that causes most concern for people with diabetes. Simply put, it could be...
Different factors can affect blood glucose (sugar) levels in people with diabetes, such as physical activity, stress, illness, etc. and in the case of women, their menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle involves hormonal changes that can alter glucose levels and modify insulin needs. The hormones responsible for these changes are oestrogens and progesterone. How do...
A snowfall gives you the chance to escape to the mountains for the weekend and go skiing, snowboarding or simply enjoy the warmth of an open fire. We know that the cold can be a challenge, especially when you have diabetes. Low temperatures generate a higher caloric intake to keep the body warm, which means...
The Christmas festivities are usually a marvellous occasion to share days of celebration with many friends and relatives. Excessive meals have a special leading role, which normally take centre stage of all events and gatherings.  Being able to make the most of the Christmas holidays while keeping blood sugar levels under control becomes a whole...