Articles: diabetes

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  1. Ayden Byle Canadian Diabetic Athlete

    by Kim Lishman

    This is a brief article about Ayden Byle, a Canadian who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes just before starting at university. He has always been athletic, and loves running. He al...

  2. Controlling Diabetes

    by June Butlin

    Diabetes is on the increase. There are approximately 700,000 people currently being diagnosed yearly in Britain, and in America it is the seventh leading cause of death.

  3. Diabetes Mellitus

    by June Butlin

    This article discusses the genetic, lifestyle and dietary causes of diabetes mellitus, which results from either a lack of insulin or the body's cells being resistant to it, and ca...

  4. How to Maintain Glucose Levels

    by Marilyn Glenville, PhD

    Almost all dieters have an underlying blood sugar imbalance. Blood sugar can be the most important factor in losing and maintaining a healthy weight. The importance of correcting b...

  5. Insulin: The Hormone That Makes You Fat

    by Dr Robert C Atkins

    Dr Robert Atkins' article is an extract from his book New Diet Revolution (Vermilion 1999) in which he discusses the hormone insulin and the role it plays in energy production, wei...

  6. Low-Carb Diets

    by Stephen Byrnes

    This topical article explodes many of the myths surrounding low-carbohydrate diets and provides heavily referenced evidence of how these diets can provide a more effective and ofte...

  7. Medicinal Mushrooms: Natural Supplement for Diabetics

    by Mr Péter Bujtár

    Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease where the body has increased blood sugar levels due to two reasons, in the majority of cases: the regulatory anabolic hormone, the ins...

  8. Obesity - The Global Epidemic

    by Nicki Woodward

    In this column, the author looks at how far the obesity epidemic has progressed, and what steps the UK government has taken to address this growing concern in the country.

  9. Reversing Diabetes - A Hypothesis!

    by Anthony Aurelius

    In this provocative article the author discusses Diabetes and adds that statistics in 2004 in the UK reveal that 1.8 million people have been diagnosed and are suffering from this ...

  10. The Atkins Diet

    by Penny Crowther

    This article focuses on the Atkins Diet and the controversy behind its philosophy, which has been a target of criticism because it goes against conventional healthy eating advice, ...

  11. The Historical Background of Insulin

    by Kim Lishman

    The author takes us back to an Egyptian papyrus, dated in 1550 BC, which details a disease that “causes the patient to lose weight quickly and frequently urinate”. In more modern t...

  12. The Illusions of Diabetic Branded Produce

    by Kim Lishman

    The author, diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic as a teenager, reports on her research into the nutritional status and the cost of a range of products described on their labels as spe...

  13. Weight Management Problems? There's an Epidemic of Undiagnosed Disease

    by Alyssa Burns-Hill

    This column warns of the risks of being overweight, namely that of contracting diabetes. According to the author more than 2½ million people in the UK are diabetic and that a maj...

  14. Yoga for Diabetes

    by Meggan Brummer

    In this overview, the author contrasts the eastern and western approaches to treatment of the various forms of diabetes and sets out what can be achieved using Yogic asanas or post...

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