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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

14th November 2016

Today people from around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes - check out these preventative measures

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

14th November 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

14th November 2016

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 549,000 people who have the condition, but don’t know it. Diabetes develops when glucose can’t enter the body’s cells to be used as fuel. This happens when either:

  • There is no insulin to unlock the cells (Type 1)
  • There is not enough insulin or the insulin is there but not

    working properly (Type 2).

​Read how pumpkin seeds can be used to treat and prevent diabetes as they improve regulation of insulin.

Find out how sitting for long periods can contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes.

How aloe vera has been successfully used in the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes.

Drinking nettle tea can be useful for those with diabetes, because they help to regulate blood sugar. Find a recipe here.

Vitamin D deficiency is now thought to be a much ignored contributing factor in various cancers and other chronic diseases, including diabetes. Find out more about the links between sun exposure and health here.

​Find out more at www.diabetes.org.uk

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