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The Answer to Foot Complications in Diabetes

The GlucoRx Allpresan range of products is a real breakthrough in diabetic foot care.

 

According to a recent study by Diabetes UK, there are around 7,000 lower limb amputations in people with diabetes in England each year, and the likelihood that someone with diabetes will have a leg, foot or toe amputation is around 23 times that of a person without diabetes. They estimate that 2-2.5% of the diabetes population has an ulcer in any given week, around 60,000-75,000 people in England. (more…)

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Breaking News… In Brief…

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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