Category Archives : Diabetes

What Is Visceral Fat & How Much Of It Have You Got?

What is visceral fat? Not all body fat is equal, and visceral fat is a really nasty sort to have. Visceral fat is the fat stored within the abdominal cavity, it envelopes the internal organs. Broadly speaking most people fall into two types of body shape if they carry excess fat – apples or pears. […]

Causes Of High Triglycerides

  Terry is middle-aged and has a bit of a belly on him, and he wants to know the causes of high triglycerides, because he’s just had a blood test and they were found to be pretty high. This test was part of a cholesterol check, and we had a chat about that. You can […]

Obesity And Diabetes – The Common Denominator

Obesity and diabetes go hand in hand. As obesity rates increase, so does diabetes. And that’s no surprise as the cause of both is the same in most people. (I’ll be referring to type 2 diabetes in this blog) Obesity¬†And Diabetes – The Common Denominator Pre agriculture humans ate a diet high in fat and […]

Reduce Advanced Glycation End Products & Live Longer

Advanced glycation end products (aptly known as AGEs) are often the thing that ends up bringing our lives to an end. So there’s a lot of interest in reducing the build-up of these in the body. The clearest way to see them is by the wrinkles in your skin, but they also show up as […]

Get Type 3 Diabetes & Lose Your Marbles

It’s long been known that dementia and Alzheimer’s are related to a shrinkage in brain size. A number a factors contribute to this shrinkage, and one of the biggies is glycation in the brain. You don’t need to have type 1 or type 2 diabetes to end up suffering with type 3 diabetes, which affects […]

What Is Prediabetes?

A patient asked me – “what is prediabetes?” after coming in to discuss their recent abnormal blood test results. The short answer is that it’s a wake up – you’re health is deteriorating and will get worse if you don’t do something about it. BUT you’ve got time to reverse it and get well again. […]

Can Diabetes Be Reversed?

To understand how type 2 diabetes can be reversed you need to know a little bit about how your body works, and why your body has gone wrong. Most people think diabetes is a problem of high blood sugar. High blood sugar is symptom of diabetes, but when you take it back a step you […]

Giving Up Sugar To Lose Weight & Reverse Diabetes

One of the glummest faces I see in my GP work is on the face of a person who has just been diagnosed with diabetes who is facing the prospect of giving up sugar. There is a lot of misunderstanding of what sugar actually is. What is Sugar? Most people think sugar is just the […]

What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetes?

If you’re a woman with a waist measurement over 80cm (31.5 in), or a man over 94cm (37 in), it will be a good idea to get checked for diabetes whether you have symptoms or not. Type 2 diabetes develops when your body can’t maintain a normal blood glucose any more, and it’s often a […]

Does Beer Make You Fat?

Does beer make you fat? ‘Beer bellies’ can certainly be traced to time spent drinking in the pub! Does Beer Make You Fat? Not every person who drinks (even a lot) gets fat. So that in itself suggests it’s more about calorie intake than beer on its own. However, access alcohol intake is associated with […]