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Prediabetes

Prediabetes (Borderline Diabetes)
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Prediabetes (Borderline Diabetes)

July 15th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Prediabetes, also commonly referred to as borderline diabetes, is a metabolic condition and growing global problem that is closely tied to obesity. If undiagnosed or untreated, prediabetes can develop into type 2 diabetes; which
Processed Foods and Health
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Processed Foods and Health

July 15th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
As the name suggests, processed food is food which has undergone some form of processing to turn raw ingredients into a food product. A large amount of our food these days is processed, from the milk in your breakfast to cakes
Healthy Living: 8 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
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Healthy Living: 8 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

July 15th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Whether we like it or not, diabetes affects our lifestyle and we have to be careful to keep our lifestyles healthy as a result. Medication may help keep our sugar levels down but other factors can play a part too. 8 tips for
Diabetes and Obesity
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Diabetes and Obesity

July 14th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
The UK is officially the ‘fattest’ country in Europe, with approximately 1 in 5 adults overweight and one in every 15 obese. Over the next 20 years, the number of obese adults in the country is forecast to soar by a
Insulin Resistance
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Insulin Resistance

July 14th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Insulin resistance occurs when insulin levels are sufficiently high over a prolonged period of time causing the body’s own sensitivity to the hormone to be reduced. Once the body starts to get resistant to insulin, it can be a
Glucose Intolerance
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Glucose Intolerance

July 14th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Glucose intolerance is an umbrella term for metabolic conditions which result in higher than normal blood glucose levels – hyperglycemia. Western lifestyles have seen glucose intolerance become more common year on year.
Metabolic Syndrome
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Metabolic Syndrome

July 14th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Metabolic syndrome is becoming increasingly common. It occurs when a range of metabolic risk factors such as obesity and insulin resistance come together. Metabolic syndrome increases one’s risk of developing type 2
Tests for Pre-Diabetes
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Tests for Pre-Diabetes

July 13th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Pre-diabetes will usually be diagnosed by a doctor using either an HbA1c or a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test. However, in some cases, an OGTT test may also be carried out. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) The OGTT is a
Diabetes Risk Factors
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Diabetes Risk Factors

July 13th, 2015 | by Great Britain Association
Diabetes Risk Factors There are a number of major risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Although some diabetic risks come from our genetics, many are preventable. Unfortunately, many people do not know what these are or clearly