Tag Archives: Diabetes Awareness

November 14

World Diabetes Day Challenge!

. It’s World Diabetes Day! And here’s a challenge for you today! The Challenge Survive 24 hours without eating anything sweet!  For one day, avoid the following sweet things! Sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, rice syrup, coconut palm sugar etc Dried fruits (dates, figs, raisins, apricots etc) High sugar fruits (banana, mango, grapes etc) Fruit juice, […]

November 11

Diabetes: Minimise Your Risk!

  Before we look at how to minimise your risk to Type 2 Diabetes, let’s understand what factors are likely to put you at risk in the first place. Risk Factors Family history Lack of exercise Unhealthy Eating Obesity This means that if your parents or grandparents are diabetic (Type 2), then you are risk, […]

November 05

Diabetes: Busting the Myths

. It’s time to look at some of the common misconceptions that people have about diabetes. And then, bust those myths! ____________________________________________________________ Diabetics do not suffer any serious consequences of having high blood sugar levels. . Reality: High blood sugar levels could lead to serious health problems affecting the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and feet. […]

November 03

Diabetes: Warning Signs

Everyone, I need your help with this! It’s time to spread awareness of the four warning signs that could mean that a person has diabetes. And here they are: Easy to remember, right? While both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics may show the above four symptoms, people with Type 2 diabetes could also experience […]

November 01

Diabetes: What is it?

To understand what diabetes is, let us take a quick detour… How do the cells in our body get energy? Our body breaks down the carbohydrate component in our food into glucose. This glucose is sent through the blood stream to the various cells in the body to be burned for use as energy. It’s […]

October 31

Diabetes Awareness Month

Dear readers, This November, Sugarfree Sweetheart will be joining in the worldwide efforts to raise awareness about Diabetes. I urge everyone to participate with your questions, comments, shares, and of course, your contributions for Diabetic-Friendly Food Week, scheduled for the fourth week of November! Hey, did you know? The 14th of November is celebrated as […]