Articles tagged with: diabetes

Book Review: Reversing Diabetes by Dr Alan Barclay

Book Review: Reversing Diabetes by Dr Alan Barclay

Type 2 diabetes is everywhere and on the rise. According to Professor Peter Coleman, the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, in his Foreword to this book, diabetes affects at least 1.1 million Australians. But does eating too much sugar cause it? Should you cut out all carbs to manage it? And is there really such a thing as reversing what is a chronic disease? All these questions and more are answered in Dr Alan Barclay’s new book ‘Reversing Diabetes’.

4 May 2016 by Guest reviewer

7 types of sugar - which is healthier?

7 types of sugar - which is healthier?

Last week on the radio, the announcer asked me if there was a 'good' sugar – one that would satisfy her sweet tooth but that was...

11 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Agave – is it better than sugar?

Agave – is it better than sugar?

Agave syrup has been consumed for thousands of years in Mexico and Central America, but has only recently risen to fame as an...

9 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

A. What are acceptable and desirable levels in an individual food will vary depending upon the type of food (compare oil at 100% fat...

26 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What does the warning on artificially sweetened products Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine mean?

Q. What does the warning on artificially sweetened products Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine mean?

A. People with phenylketonuria are born with an inherited condition that stops their body from properly breaking down the amino...

5 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I have diabetes - why is it OK for me now to have sugar?

Q. I have diabetes - why is it OK for me now to have sugar?

The question in full Q. I've had type 2 diabetes for 15 years. When I was first diagnosed I was told no sugar was permitted and I...

7 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby