Tag Archives : Blood Sugar

Causes of Low Blood Sugar

In my role as a doctor people often ask me what are the causes of low blood sugar, and it’s not uncommon for them to worry that they have diabetes. But if you’re not already taking diabetes medication one of the most usual causes of low blood sugar is what you’re eating, and not diabetes. How […]

The Truth About Sugar

Patients come in to my surgery asking if they’re diabetic because often they find themselves feeling tired and shaky, and eating or drinking something sugary makes them feel better. This isn’t diabetes – but it is a potential addiction to sugar. At the very least it’s exposing some food choices within the last few hours […]

2 Biggest Mistakes In Weight Loss

In a recent short interview I did I chatted about a couple of the biggest mistakes in weight loss (there’s a link at the bottom where you can listen to it). If you’re making these, chances are you’re struggling to make good progress on your weight loss journey. Two of The Biggest Mistakes In Weight Loss […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Do You Get Diabetes?

The speed at which new cases of diabetes walk through a doctor’s door – it’s enough to make you wonder if it’s become contagious, like the common cold. How do you get diabetes? For this blog I’ll be referring to Type 2 diabetes. How Do You Get Diabetes? Carbs play a key role when it […]

Why Does Your Will Power Crumble Mid-Late Afternoon?

You’ve started your healthy eating plan and all is going quite well, until you get to mid-late afternoon. You start to feel low in energy and hungry. If you work somewhere like I do you’re surrounded by chocolate, cakes, biscuits and sweets. No I don’t work in a sweet shop, but a doctor’s surgery! How […]

Are Potatoes Fattening?

I was giving some advice last week to my friends a Poshinc, and the question about potatoes came up. If you’re planning on losing weight it’s a good idea to reduce the amount of potatoes you eat. You don’t have to cut them out altogether, but it’s a good idea to eat them sparingly. Why […]

Do Carbs Make You Fat?

Carbohydrates aren’t equal and some really do expand your waist line very well indeed. An important fuel source for your body is glucose. Carbohydrates are broken down and absorbed as glucose. Your body has to maintain a narrow blood glucose range, because if it’s high it’s toxic, and if it’s too low you can’t function. […]