Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced, a condition called insulin resistance. The resultant high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). 

Diabetes Complications – If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can cause problems with other body functions, such as your kidneys, nerves, feet, and eyes. Having diabetes can also put you at a higher risk for heart disease and bone and joint disorders.

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Sweetened drinks, including diet drinks, may raise diabetes risk

“Drinking more than two sugary or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day greatly increases the risk of diabetes, research has shown,” The Guardian reports. 

A 10-minute walk after every meal ‘effective at controlling diabetes’

“Short stroll after meals better for blood sugar than walks at other times,” The Daily Telegraph. To see whether taking a 10-minute walk after a main meal resulted in lower blood glucose levels.

 

Could a very low calorie diet ‘cure’ type 2 diabetes?

“Dieting for just eight weeks can reverse your diabetes,” the Daily Mail reports. A small study of 30 people with type 2 diabetes found eight weeks on a very low calorie diet.

 

High blood pressure: does it lead to diabetes?

“Study gives strongest link yet between blood pressure and diabetes,” says The Guardian. At first glance these might be considered two unconnected conditions but are connected.

 

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