DIET guru Michael Mosley is on a mission to get Britain fit with the blood sugar diet.But who is the doctor, and what are his most famous meal plans? Here’s what we know…Dr Michael Mosley is a British TV presenter, journalist and scientist – who you may recognise from his regular appearances on The One Show.He was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, on March 22, 1957 – and hasn’t always been destined for a career in science.Michael studied Oxford’s prestigious Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course, before working as a banker for two years.He then moved onto medicine, and studied at London’s Royal Free Medical School, now part of UCL, with the aim of becoming a psychiatrist.When he graduated as a qualified doctor, Michael decided this wasn’t for him – and joined the BBC’s trainee scheme, as a producer, in 1985.He’s been working as a documentary maker and award-winning science journalist ever since. Most … [Read more...] about Who is Dr Michael Mosley and what is the Trust Me I’m A Doctor host’s blood sugar diet?
A wearable sensor that monitors blood sugar levels will soon be available on the NHS for people living with type 1 diabetes. The Freestyle Libre patch uses flash glucose monitoring technology to ease the task of checking blood glucose levels, by replacing finger-prick testing. The £2 coin-sized device, which is placed on the back of users’ arms, sits just under the skin and stores blood sugar levels throughout the day. Users can access their readings with an accompanying scanner, which is used to “flash” the sensor. Alternatively, users can download an app to display the readings. Campaigners say the technology will revolutionise the way people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition, but they urged local NHS commissioners to make the device accessible nationwide to avoid a “postcode lottery”. “Today’s announcement is good news for people living with type 1 diabetes. But it is vital that the technology actually reaches those who want … [Read more...] about Wearable sensor to replace blood sugar needle tests available soon on NHS
DIET guru Michael Mosley is on a mission to get Britain fit with the blood sugar diet.But who is the doctor, and what are his most famous meal plans? Here's what we know...Dr Michael Mosley is a British TV presenter, journalist and scientist - who you may recognise from his regular appearances on The One Show.He was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, on March 22, 1957 - and hasn't always been destined for a career in science.Michael studied Oxford's prestigious Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course, before working as a banker for two years.He then moved onto medicine, and studied at London's Royal Free Medical School, now part of UCL, with the aim of becoming a psychiatrist.When he graduated as a qualified doctor, Michael decided this wasn't for him - and joined the BBC's trainee scheme, as a producer, in 1985.He's been working as a documentary maker and award-winning science journalist ever since. Most recently, he's been presenting Trust Me I'm A Doctor.While presenting … [Read more...] about Who is Dr Michael Mosley and what is the Trust Me I’m A Doctor presenter’s blood sugar diet?
A HOSPITAL has apologised in the High Court to the family of a six-year-old girl who died three days after she was brought to A&E suffering from low blood sugar.Little Aibha Conroy, who had previously attended University Hospital Galway and diagnosed with hypoglycaemia but was not referred for specialist care, was again admitted on December 11, 2011, with low blood sugar.Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told Aibha from Gowla, Connemara had a cardiac arrest in the A&E, was ventilated and intubated and transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.However her life support was disconnected after three days and she passed away on December 14, 2011.The apology was read out in the High Court on Friday as part of the settlement of an action by Aibha’s parents and younger sister against the HSE over the little girl’s death.University Hospital Galway said it deeply regretted and apologised to Kathleen and John Conroy and their family “for the failure to refer Aibha … [Read more...] about University Hospital Galway offers ‘heartfelt’ apology to family of six-year-old girl who died three days after suffering from low blood sugar
OBESE diabetics or those at risk of developing it should swap three meals a day for six, scientists say.Smaller platefuls eaten more often helped testers stick to diets and stabilised blood sugar levels.The findings emerged from a study of 47 obese dieters who were pre-diabetic or had the type 2 version.They were split into two groups.One ate three daily meals and the other six.All were given the same total calories for six months.Those eating more often were less hungry and their bodies better able to control blood sugar.Dr Lead researcher Dr Emilia Papakonstantinou from the Agricultural University of Athens, said: “Using a six-meal pattern instead of three-meal, while containing the same overall calories, improved blood sugar control and reduced hunger in obese people with prediabetes or full-blown diabetes.“These results suggest that increased frequency of meals, consumed at regular times, may be a useful tool for doctors treating subjects with obesity and diabetes … [Read more...] about Obese diabetics need to eat ‘SIX times a day’ instead of three to help stabilise blood sugars, experts warn
A DRUG used to treat diabetes has been hailed a game changer after experts found it not only slashes blood sugar levels but can also protect against heart and kidney disease.The drug, taken once a day, lowers blood pressure and combats obesity, one of the main causes of type 2 diabetes, a new study shows.Canagliflozin, sold under trade name Invokana, reduces the overall risk of heart disease by 14 per cent and slashed the risk of hospitalisation for heart failure by 33 per cent.And researchers from The George Institute for Global Health, found it also had a "significant impact" on the progression of kidney disease.Professor Bruce Neal described the findings as "exciting", adding they offer real hope to people with type 2 diabetes.He said: "Coronary heart disease is the biggest killer by far for people with type 2 diabetes."Our findings suggest that not only does canagliflozin significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, it also has many other benefits too."We found it also reduced … [Read more...] about Drug that lowers blood sugar to combat type 2 diabetes ‘also helps fight obesity and heart disease’
THERE's a new era of medical therapy dawning - and it may come as a bit of a surprise.Poo transplants are poised to help combat a range of conditions, from deadly superbugs to obesity - and now diabetes is in the firing line.A new study suggests the technique could help eradicate the potentially life-threatening condition - with a little help from a compound found in red wine.Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant, found in the skin of red grapes and red wine.The natural compound has been found to boost exercise performance, reduce blood pressure, improve heart health and earlier this week a study found it could delay brain ageing.But, now a team of scientists at the University of Alberta, believe it - combined with a poo transplant - could help beat diabetes.The discovery could offer hope to the 4.5million people in the UK living with diabetes.Experts estimate another 1.1million could have the condition but have not been diagnosed.Past studies in obese patients has shown those treated … [Read more...] about Could poo transplants CURE diabetes? Procedure ‘brings blood sugar levels back to normal in just two weeks’
THERESA MAY was seen with a diabetes monitoring patch on her arm as she trod the red carpet at a glitzy awards show last night.The Prime Minister, who was diagnosed with diabetes five years ago, had the small patch visible upper on her upper arm while shaking hands with well-wishers outside the Pride of Britain ceremony.Mrs May uses the device to monitor her blood sugar, which warns her when she has to inject insulin.The PM rarely shows any outward sign of her medical condition, although in interviews she has always been open about her diagnosis and the way she treats her diabetes.At last night’s ceremony in Mayfair, Central London, Mrs May joined rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Vince Cable on stage in a striking show of unity.The trio together paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer, who was killed by a terrorist while protecting Parliament during the Westminster Bridge terror attack in March this year.The PM said: “As he stood in defence of Parliament, facing down and tackling that evil … [Read more...] about Diabetic Theresa May reveals patch which monitors her blood sugar as she walks the red carpet at awards ceremony
For some time, nutritionists have suspected that artificial sweetener - often used as a substitute for sugar in coffee or added as an essential ingredient in diet sodas - does not help people lose weight. However, scientists have struggled to understand why this is the case. Now, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found a lead. The results of their study on this subject was published in the journal "Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism". Richard Hodin's team investigated a sweetener called aspartame (which has the EU ingredients code E951). Along with the salt aspartame-acesulfame (E962), it is among the most commonly used sweeteners in the world. Food producers add Aspartame to products that claim to contain "zero-sugar", such as soda drinks, sweets like bubble gum, ready-made dairy products, baked goods and instant coffee. Switching off the diet-effect Why does aspartame not aid weight … [Read more...] about Sugar-free products stop us getting slimmer
Sweden’s Cecilia Wikström says she was horrified at the suffering forced upon impoverished Cambodian villagers by some of the country’s wealthiest businessmen-politicians. After visiting several sugar concessions in southern Cambodia, Ms. Wikström says people have been "physically, mentally and psychologically" wounded. She says the problem is "blood sugar" from Cambodia, which is being exported to Europe and all over the world. On her visit she met numerous villagers who had been beaten and evicted from their land - in many cases without compensation or judicial recourse. She refers to it as "shameful" and believes the EU must do something to stop it. The sugar barons are members of Cambodia’s political elite who have in recent years benefited from huge land concessions, which they have planted with sugar cane. "Everything but Arms" Around a year ago Cambodia sent its first shipment of 10,000 tons of sugar to the EU under the "Everything but … [Read more...] about Cambodian “blood sugar” condemned by EU parliament member