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Smart Eating for Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that cannot be cured , and persisting high blood sugar levels can harm the kidneys, eyes, nervous system, blood vessels and the heart in the long run. The most important thing for people with diabetes is to try their best to maintain normal blood sugar levels . To achieve this, you need to have a ... Read More »

Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned

(NHS Choices) – “The risk from saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a cardiologist,” BBC News reports. In an opinion piece, a doctor specialising in heart disease writes that warnings oversaturated fats are misguided. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Aseem Malhotra argues that advice to avoid saturated fats ... Read More »

Understanding Diabetes: 1. What is Diabetes?

The prevalence of diabetes is ever increasing, but the awareness of diabetes management is still remained at “You are okay if you do not eat sweet food.” Is it really that simple? Diabetes is a chronic disease with which sufferers must control their diet and may change their life style appropriately; otherwise high blood glucose levels damage nerves and blood ... Read More »

Diet Related Health Facts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong people nowadays are becoming more concerned about their diet and health, as their increased awareness of the relationship between diet and diseases. What is the current health situation in Hong Kong? Let’s look at some relevant factual information released by the Department of Health. According to the “Health Facts in Hong Kong 2013 Edition“, among the ten leading ... Read More »

Dietitians in Hong Kong – Where Are We?

These days, more and more people are concerned about their diet and nutrition. Many people will turn to nutritionists for food advice, as they don’t even know the existence of Dietitians in Hong Kong. Actually, dietitians have been around in Hong Kong for more than two decades. But where are they? I write this article simply to help you locate ... Read More »

Insulin Resistance: Are You Knocking On The Door Of Diabetes?

Understanding insulin resistance (IR) Insulin resistance, also called prediabetes, is a health condition with which the cells in your body are not adequately sensitive to the normal amount of insulin secreted by your pancreas, resulting in temporary high blood sugar levels after eating or drinking. Your pancreas tries to produce more insulin to lower your high blood sugar levels. The ... Read More »