The research field of the gut microbiome continues to advance rapidly. Now researchers have found that using an algorithm based on a person's gut microbiome can more accurately predict their spike in blood glucose after a meal compared to a model based on the kilojoule or carbohydrate content of the food.Elevated blood glucose levels are linked with a higher risk of … [Read more...] about Gut microbes predict blood glucose response to food
Healthy eating guidelines strongly feature plant-based foods at their core for good reasons. Now research has found that following a mostly plant-based diet is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Plant-based foods are consistently linked with good health. But not all plant-based foods could be considered healthy – sugar being a shining example. A vegetarian … [Read more...] about Plant-based diets a plus for diabetes risk
The Paleo diet is today's hottest dietary trend. It's all about eating primal to mirror our cavemen ancestors as a way to optimal health. Like any popular fad, there is both truth and fiction to the claims made about the diet, but amongst all the noise, there could be some merit in trying the Paleo diet for diabetes management.The Paleo diet is simple in its idea: that … [Read more...] about The Paleo diet: does it have a role in the management of diabetes?
A diet first designed to help treat high blood pressure has shown some promising results in improving pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes.Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affecting around 8 percent of all pregnancies. The high blood sugars from the diabetes can result in the developing baby growing too large, … [Read more...] about Treating gestational diabetes with a high blood pressure diet
Diabetes is a major public health problem. Each day, 280 Australians will be diagnosed with diabetes with the total number of people in this country with either diabetes or a condition of pre-diabetes standing now at a staggering 3.2 million. Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes and is leading the world-wide explosion in this disease.There is much we … [Read more...] about How do the different dietary approaches for type 2 diabetes compare?