Posts: Diabetes

26 03, 2019

The microbiome: A new targeted approach for treating diabetes

By |2019-03-26T10:39:31+10:00March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

People with diabetes and obesity have altered gut microbiomes, with more detrimental Firmicutes at the expense of beneficial Bacteroidetes1,2. Firmicutes are proinflammatory, promote harvesting and storage of fat and can cause glucose intolerance3. It is now recognised that the microbiome is a significant contender in the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases, including metabolic ones like diabetes4.

People […]

14 11, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine can prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes

By |2019-07-16T16:33:44+10:00November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

World Diabetes Day, held annually on November 14, was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Today, diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.

But by adopting healthy lifestyles, including consuming a nutritious diet and exercising […]

8 11, 2018

Type 2 diabetes and nutrition

By |2019-02-21T10:52:20+10:00November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The relationship between diabetes and nutrition is often oversimplified and equated with an excess of ‘sugar’ or glucose in the diet, by clinicians and laypeople alike. Unfortunately, this widely held belief and the resulting dietary choices are contributing to the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes and poor outcomes for patients with diabetes. […]

22 02, 2017

Putting on just half a stone in a decade can raise the risk of developing diabetes by half

By |2017-02-23T12:07:50+10:00February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Putting on just half a stone in a decade can raise the risk of developing diabetes by half

Putting on just half a stone over a decade can raise your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half, research has found. Those who are a healthy weight run the risk of becoming diabetic simply by allowing the weight to creep on over the years. Read more

18 02, 2017

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

By |2017-02-23T12:09:00+10:00February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Read more

14 02, 2017

Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

By |2017-02-23T12:09:43+10:00February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high […]

6 10, 2016

Can plastics cause obesity and/or diabetes?

By |2019-02-27T11:55:33+10:00October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

A review of the data leaves the door open on an answer.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are some 80,000 man-made chemicals floating around planet earth since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.

Some of these, including lead, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and pthalates have been classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) because […]