Type 2 Diabetes

The Surprising Health Risk Linked To Artificial Sweeteners

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Replacing sugar in your diet with artificial sweeteners may not be as beneficial to your health as you think. New research has found that while switch...

Weight Loss Surgery Is 'Cost-Effective' Treatment For Diabetes, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Obese patients should be given weight loss surgery in order to cut the numbers of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, new guidelines suggest. In a ...

Tom Hanks Blames Bad Diet For His Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Tom Hanks has suggested he was to blame for his Type 2 diabetes because he was an "idiot" about his diet when he was younger. In an interview with th...

Having This In Your Breakfast Could Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you have milk, cheese or Greek yoghurt for breakfast, then you might just be onto a winner. A new study has found that a large breakfast containing...

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Emer Delaney | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

We're constantly told to watch what we eat, keep as active as we can, have a healthy lifestyle and manage our weight. But why are these messages so important and what are we all striving to achieve?

Type 2 Diabetes Could Be 'Reversed' By Making This Simple Change

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes patients could completely reverse their condition by sticking to a low calorie diet, new research has suggested. A group of 30 volunte...

Do You Have a Fibre Deficiency?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Insoluble fibre is not people food. Humans can't digest and absorb it like sugar or fat or vitamins. We don't have the enzymes that can break it down, so it stays intact, until it hits the colon where it becomes bacteria food.

Will a Sugar Tax Curb Rising Levels of Type Two Diabetes?

Chris Askew | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Askew

While a sugar tax would certainly help to improve the public's health, it is only one measure, and will not be enough on its own. We shouldn't be tempted to see it a magic bullet answer to the high rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes that we are seeing.

Drinking Coffee 'May Make You Live Longer', Study Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking three to five cups per of coffee per day may reduce risk of premature death from serious illness, scientists have revealed. Moderate coffe...

Take Control this World Diabetes Day

Elinor Crawley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elinor Crawley

Being open about having diabetes is also so important. As an actress, I used to not tell people on set that I had Type 1 diabetes because I didn't want to be seen as being difficult. But now I am more open and talk about my experience of the condition as I want to show other young people that it doesn't have to stop you following your dreams.

Weight Loss Surgery Proves Effective For Half Of Type 2 Diabetes Cases, Study Shows

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weight loss surgery could be the most effective form of treatment for Type 2 diabetes in obese patients, a new study has found. Researchers from K...

Sugary Drinks Blamed For Type 2 Diabetes Cases

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking sugary drinks could be causing nearly 8,000 cases of type 2 diabetes a year, according to research.A study led by the University of Cambridg...

Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, Treatment And How To Reduce Your Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes is a common long-term condition that causes a person's blood sugar levels to skyrocket. There are 3.9 million people currently livi...

The Diabetic Foot

Keith Vaz | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

I often maintain, that the greatest long-term threat to our National Health Service comes not from the usual range of suspects people would immediately think of, but from diabetes and obesity...

The Dual Fuelling of Britain's Childhood Obesity

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Nitin Shori

Teenagers often live in the 'here and now' and rarely think about the long-term consequences of their actions - hitting 30 seems a lifetime away. Like so many things, the implications of what they eat and how active they are has not yet hit home.

How Two Sons Saved Their Dad From Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Two sons have helped their father reverse his type 2 diabetes, ditching unhealthy habits in favour of a more active lifestyle. Geoff Whitington's t...

Why Do We Keep Eating This When It's Doing Us So Much Harm?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Sugars are added to the majority of processed foods that we eat every day, such as breakfast cereals and ready meals. Worryingly, many consumers are unaware they are used in such large quantities.

The Fight Against Diabetes and Heart Disease Must Be Fought on Many Fronts

Simon Gillespie | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Around 3.2million people have Type 2 diabetes and there are 11.5million at high risk of it. Over seven million people across the UK are living with the burden of cardiovascular disease - and every day more than 100 people will have their lives cut short by heart disease and stroke.

How To Burn Belly Fat Like A Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While some might focus on aesthetics, the big concern with belly fat is your health. Did you know that the more excess fat there is around your mi...

You Don't Have To Be Overweight To Have Type 2 Diabetes

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Diabetes and being overweight come hand in hand, every time. Right? Wrong. According to a new health study, one in every 10 people with type 2 diab...

Statins May 'Increase Diabetes Risk'

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of Brits taking cholesterol-lowering statins could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent survey. ...

What Is Type 2 Diabetes And How Can You Manage It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes is, unfortunately, an increasing health risk for many adults and teenagers. It develops when your body can’t produce enough insulin,...

How The Size Of Your Belly Will Indicate If You're At Risk Of Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone carrying extra weight around their middle should be aware they might be at risk of type 2 diabetes. According to a report from Public Health...

This Is An Unexpected Health Risk For Shift Workers

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you think of shift work, the downsides that immediately come to mind are tiredness and the difficulties of having a regular social life - but a r...

Could 'Food Capsules' Be The Key To Fighting Obesity Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Food capsules' that trick the body into feeling full could help fight Britain's obesity crisis and reduce type II diabetes, scientists have claimed. ...