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Research On Metabolic Stress Looks Hopeful.

A recent study at The University of Iowa has found that gentle stress on the muscle metabolism may be a preventative factor in obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The tests on mice discovered that when a type of metabolic stress was triggered, this increased levels of a hormone called fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21). (more…)

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Sick Day Rules For Diabetes – How to Avoid DKA When Ill

When someone with diabetes talks about sick day rules, it’s referring to knowing what to do when you’re ill. Knowing the information, having it ingrained in your psyche, will stop any panics when a sick day happens and allow you to cope with it in the most efficient way.

The first thing to remember is always to take your insulin. (more…)

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Champion Athlete Carries GlucoRx Message

Leading by example is always the best approach when trying to get across the message of how lifestyle, food and health are inter-related. With that in mind, when the opportunity came along to sponsor champion sprinter Rion Pierre, we were delighted.

Rion is an ideal person to be involved with GlucoRx as his path could have been so different. He’s changed his outcome through positivity against adversity and a healthy lifestyle – the exact message we try to get across. (more…)

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Can Eating Fresh Fruit Prevent Diabetes?

While most people are aware of the benefits of fresh fruit (and vegetables), many diabetics avoid fruit due to the high sugar content. This study set out to see if it was possible for them to reverse their thinking, and include fruit on a more regular basis.

A recent study led by Huaidong Du at the UK’s University of Oxford looked at this subject; they came up with some interesting conclusions.

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How High Blood Sugars Can Damage Your Brain

Some of the effects of diabetes are more apparent than others, and the effects of the disease on the brain fall into the category of those that may not be detected immediately – especially if they relate to high blood sugars.

The brain is a highly sensitive organ. It is finely-tuned to react to a myriad of stimuli, including the amount of sugar (glucose) it may receive as fuel.

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Can People With ‘Healthy’ Lifestyles Still Develop Diabetes (Or Other Chronic Conditions)?

Many people living a ‘healthy’ lifestyle may develop diabetes, but the key to knowing why, is to look back a little further and examine their understanding of what ‘healthy’ really means.

According to colleagues in the medical diagnostics field, this is a common issue they see over and over again. A patient informs them that they’re healthy… they lift weights or do cardio or exercise daily. Perhaps the story from other people is how they take supplements and only eat organic, lean meat. And then, when their test results return with high cholesterol and raised blood pressure, or elevated glucose levels, they’re surprised. How could it be? Me – a predisposition for diabetes? Surely not…

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GlucoRx Support Tanzanian Diabetic Charity

As a socially-responsible company, it’s always a real pleasure to be able to do something for others – especially when it relates so directly to our business expertise.

 

And that’s how ten employees from GlucoRx found themselves running in the Surrey Half Marathon recently, to raise funds for the charity, ‘Health Amplifier’.

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Can A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Help Control My Diabetes?

In short – it’s a yes!

For Type 1 diabetics who don’t need to lose weight, then Diabetes UK advise that studies have shown no particular benefits. However, for Type 2 diabetics (or Type 1 who want to lose weight), it’s a definite yes. Controlling your carbohydrates is not only beneficial in the short-term, but can ultimately eradicate Type 2 diabetes without medication.

Reaping these benefits requires discipline and an understanding of how carbohydrates work in the body, so read on to learn about beneficial carbohydrates, and how changing your diet could be the key to your improved health.

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How Lifestyle Changes can Reduce the Burden of Diabetes

With changes in diet and exercise routines, there’s been a corresponding rise in cases of type 2 diabetes over the past few years. There’s no doubt that, despite the plethora of programmes on television showing us how to live healthily, the majority of the population simply are not.

It’s great news that the recent budget proposes to increase levies on manufacturers of sugar-laden soft drinks (with many of them opting to reduce sugar content as a result), but it’s only a tiny start. Prevention is always going to be better than a cure, and ultimately it falls with the individual to make the changes. This requires more regular exercise and a healthier diet.

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