DIABETES symptoms include frequent urination and unexplained weight loss. Here a pharmacist reveals some simple ways to control the condition. By Laura Mitchell / Published 11th September 2018 GETTY HEALTH: It is estimated that more than one in 17 people in the UK has diabetes It is estimated that more than one in 17 people in the UK has diabetes. Around 90% of people have type-2 diabetes, while 10% have type-1.Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.Common symptoms of type-2 diabetes include frequent urination, a sudden increase in appetite, moods swings and problems sleeping.One of the easiest ways to reduce blood sugar spikes is by making some simple diet and lifestyle changes.Eating a healthy, balanced diet can even help prevent the condition altogether, according to diabetes.org.uk.And certain foods such as tomatoes, salmon and Greek yoghurt can help lower blood sugar levels.However, … [Read more...] about Type-2 diabetes symptoms: Health expert shares 8 top tips on managing blood sugar levels
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Why are more young people being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Child health experts say the number of under-25s being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by just over 40% in four years. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/why-are-more-young-people-being-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes-37228125.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37228121.ece/a1227/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_baaa2c77-716c-44d2-bf9a-94983632e35a_1 Email Child health experts say the number of under-25s being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by just over 40% in four years. What do the latest figures show? The number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by 41% in four years, according to research by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The statistics show 715 people under the age of 25 received care for Type 2 diabetes from specialist paediatric units in England and Wales in 2016/17. Why is this happening? The condition, … [Read more...] about Why are more young people being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes?
THE Queen had a successful cataract operation in May, it was revealed – but what exactly is a cataract? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 8th June 2018 The Queen had been seen wearing sunglasses in public during recent royal engagements.Now Buckingham Palace have confirmed this is because she underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract in May.Queen Elizabeth had been treated as a day patient at the private King Edward VII’s hospital in London.A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “I can confirm that the Queen underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month.” GETTY WHAT IS A CATARACT? Queen Elizabeth has had a successful operation “I can confirm that the Queen underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month” Buckingham Palace spokesman What is a cataract?A cataract is “a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil”, according to a definition by All … [Read more...] about Queen eye surgery: What is a cataract? What happens during the eye surgery?
DIABETES symptoms include unexplained weight loss and excessive thirst. You can avoid the disease by adding more of this vegetable to your diet. By Laura Mitchell / Published 24th April 2018 GETTY HEALTH: Type-2 diabetes can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart disease and strokes Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. While most people with type-1 diabetes are born with it, type-2 can come on at any time.With type-2 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don't react to insulin.The hormone insulin – produced by the pancreas – is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood.Controlling your blood sugar level is very important as serious health complications like heart disease and strokes can arise if it gets too high. 13 hidden signs you could have type-2 diabetes Often hungry and thirsty? If you suffer from these 13 symptoms you should … [Read more...] about Type-2 Diabetes: Eating this green vegetable PREVENTS high blood sugar levels says expert
Your blood sugar level is in constant flux, depending on what you've eaten, when you ate it, and what you did afterwards. A finger-prick blood test can ascertain your level at any moment in the day – it's a crucial tool for diabetes sufferers, as they need to manage their body's insulin response. In people with diabetes, explains Dr Soon Song, a consultant physician and diabetologist at BMI Thornbury Hospital in South Yorkshire and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the blood glucose levels are raised both before and after a meal. “In a healthy individual without diabetes,” he says, “the body produces the correct amount of insulin from the pancreas to normalise the blood glucose level. But in diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and/or the body is not able to use the glucose effectively due to lack of responsiveness to insulin action (known as insulin resistance). “So the blood … [Read more...] about Blood sugar and glucose levels: what they mean, and what they should be