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Sugars: Types, Health Effects, Sources and Food Labeling

Sugars are simple carbohydrates that either occur in foods naturally or are added to foods and beverages during processing to give them a sweet taste or other properties. Along with starches (another form of sugar, but with a larger molecule), they provide the main source of energy to the body. In most people’s minds, sugars are synonymous with sweets, although some varieties do not taste sweet. Those that have a sweet taste often serve to […]

Diabetes – Signs, Diagnosing, Treatments and Monitoring

Diabetes, characterized by high blood glucose level, happens to be far more common than most people realize. It is estimated that at least 5% of the population in westernized word have the disease and by 2035 this ratio is projected to rise to 10% or one person in ten. Furthermore, additional 3% have some degree of glucose intolerance, which can potentially lead to diabetes. Yet, almost half of the people who have diabetes do not […]

Basic Rules for Coping with Diabetes

Although most of us tend to view a diagnosis of cancer as a death sentence, diabetes is usually regarded as just another chronic modern-day malady. But, millions of people with diabetes face the risk of multiple complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and irreversible damage to their nervous system. Many have to undergo limb amputations as the disease messes with their circulation. Sadly, diabetes is not the minor ailment many of us believe. In […]