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Blueberries + cherry laurel fruit caused dangerously low blood sugar

For anyone into natural diabetes remedies, there was an interesting case study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology in 2014. As with anything else on this website, do NOT try this without medical supervision. In fact, don’t try it at all. According to the report, a 75-year old man was brought to the emergency room after […]

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Soybeans prevent diabetes

Today, we look at the effects of soy versus red meat, as compared in a study published 2014 in The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers in The Netherlands examined the effects of two different diets, differing in protein source, on insulin sensitivity and various risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. The two diets were as follows: […]

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Is dairy worse than red meat for diabetics?

A study published 2015 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the health effects of dairy (milk products) or red meat. Forty-seven overweight and obese men and women, some of whom had prediabetes, were given three diets: A red meat diet containing at least 200 grams (7 ounces) of red, lean, unprocessed, meat per day […]

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Insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes makes you fat

Insulin therapy (or treatment) is when you take insulin from outside sources, such as injections, in order to reduce blood sugar. Apart from the fact that injecting insulin is uncomfortable and burdening, it also makes you gain weight. Here’s a closer look at the effects and side effects of insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes. […]

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Resveratrol: natural supplement with multiple benefits in type 2 diabetes

You’ve probably heard of resveratrol, a natural compound, found in red wine, that has various health and anti-aging effects. More and more research demonstrates that resveratrol is good for type 2 diabetics. A recent meta-analysis published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, examined six studies lasting 1 to 6 months, that involved 196 type 2 […]

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How many meals per day should diabetics eat?

Research has shown that not only the composition of your diet, but also the timing and distribution of meals, affect your blood sugar control and overall health. To put it short, more meals per day seem superior for blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics. In a study published 2014, the health effects of 6 […]

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Vitamin C reduces blood sugar in type 2 diabetes

Is vitamin C good for diabetics? Yes, as evidenced by a recent study published in Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Researchers collected all studies that looked at vitamin C supplementation in type 2 diabetics, compared to placebo. This type of study, where results of other studies are pooled and analyzed together is called a […]

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