Type 2 diabetes: Swap fruit juice for whole fruit to avoid high blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition which happens when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. If left untreated, diabetes can cause serious complications involving the heart, eyes, nerves and kidneys. However, problems can be avoided by treating and keeping the condition under control. While people with diabetes don’t have to […]

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign in your gums could indicate poor blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body doesn’t respond to insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The condition is often caused by a person being overweight or obese, but many people won’t realise they have it because symptoms don’t tend to make you […]

Diabetes type 2 – the ‘superdrink’ to have with your breakfast to prevent high blood sugar

Diabetes is a common condition that affects about 3.7 million people in the UK. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin. Common diabetes symptoms include unexplained weight loss, having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than normal, and passing more urine than normal. But you […]

Type 2 diabetes: How to reduce the risk of developing the condition

Type 2 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition, which causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. This happens when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin. Insulin is needed to allow glucose in the blood to enter the cells and fuel the body […]

Type 2 diabetes: Can you guess how many teaspoons of sugar equate to the UK's RDA?

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. Diabetes is a lifelong condition, but can be controlled by making simple lifestyle changes and taking medication. If not controlled, type 2 diabetes can lead to serious complications with the heart, nerves, eyes and kidneys. So how much sugar is […]

Type 2 diabetes: Five food swaps to make at breakfast to prevent and control the condition

Type 2 diabetes is common in the UK. Causes often include being overweight or obese or having a close family member with the condition. Those diagnosed with the condition or those looking to prevent it developing are advised to make simple changes to their diet, such as counting the amount of carbohydrates they eat. Choosing […]