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7 Diabetes Diet Myths Debunked

"The Myths and Truths About A Diabetes Diet" by National Healthcare Group, 5 October 2020, http://www.healthhub.sg Does eating too much fruit cause diabetes? What are the foods to avoid with diabetes? Here are some diabetes food myths debunked. Myth 1: Sugar Alone Causes Diabetes Truth: The known risk factors for type 2 diabetes are family history, ethnicity, increasing age, being overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, a sedentary lifestyle and smoking. Sugar is not the only cause of diabetes. If an excessive intake of sugar leads to obesity, this further increases a person’s risk of having diabetes. Related:

Everything You Need to Know about Exercising with Diabetes

"Diabetes Management: Stay Healthy and Exercise!" by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, 26 May 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg Regular physical activity keeps diabetes in control. How much exercise for diabetes management? Are certain exercises more effective? Physical Exercise for Better Diabetes Management People with diabetes can keep themselves active with physical activity as it is one of the best ways to keep your blood sugar in control. It will make you feel better and reduce your risk of complications. Benefits of Physical Activities Improve your body’s ability to use insulin Improve your blood pressure Improve your cholesterol level Lowers risk of osteoporosis

Reverse Pre-diabetes with These 4 Simple Steps

"Reverse Pre-diabetes with These 4 Simple Steps" by Health Promotion Board, 12 April 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg You can reverse pre-diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes with healthier lifestyle choices and habits Diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the blood sugar level in the body remains high for prolonged periods of time. In Singapore, it is estimated that one out of nine people aged between 18 and 69 has diabetes — about 11.3 percent of our population! What is Type 2 Diabetes? Preventing Type 2 diabetes is possible. Some risk factors, such as being overweight or obese, following

Here’s What You Don’t Know About Diabetes That Could Ruin Your Life

"Diabetes Mellitus" by Health Promotion Board, 28 October 2019, http://www.healthhub.sg Diabetes is a medical condition in which the blood glucose levels remain persistently higher than normal. It is becoming more common in Singapore This may be due in part to an ageing population, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows your body cells to use blood glucose (sugar) for energy. Carbohydrate is converted into glucose before it is absorbed into our bloodstream. Examples of food rich in carbohydrate include rice, potatoes, pasta and bread. The pancreas then releases insulin to move

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