Tag: Diabetes

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Understanding carbohydrates and blood sugar

4 November, 2015 No Comments

Carbohydrates represent the bulk of our diet. They are our main source of energy, a vital fuel for the brain and muscles. Some people also call them “sugars”.

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Sugar Coated: Is Sugar the New Tobacco?

9 September, 2015 No Comments

It’s the provocative question that’s explored in the documentary “Sugar Coated”, by filmmaker Michèle Hozer. The film is now running across Canada and should not be missed. The subject of the film is that sugar is potentially very bad for your health, in case of overconsumption. But its more disturbing message is how the sugar […]

GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

17 February, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]


The story behind stevia

When you consider the clear link between excessive consumption of sugars and carbohydrates and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that afflicts our society, the mad rush for non-caloric sweeteners is self-explanatory. Logic demands that by reducing the consumption of sugar, one should be able to control excess weight. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners does […]

Great testimonial from Line, whose spouse has type 1 diabetes

21 January, 2015 No Comments

I’ve been following your SOSCuisine menus for the past 4 to 5 years now. I even talk about it to everyone as the service that brought healthy cooking and eating back into our lives. Here are the reasons that motivate me to use the services of SOSCuisine.

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Are artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes?

A new study on artificial sweeteners has been published in the scientific journal, Nature. Since its publication, my News Feed has been full of articles encouraging people to give up artificial sweeteners because of this study. As I’ve always disliked knee-jerk reactions to alarmist news, here are some details to help you clearly understand the […]

How can the burden of diabetes be reduced?

3 June, 2014 No Comments

Prevention Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. To help prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications, people should: achieve and maintain healthy body weight; be physically active – at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity on most days. More activity is […]

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What are common consequences of diabetes?

2 June, 2014 No Comments

Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke). Combined with reduced blood flow, neuropathy (nerve damage) in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers, infection and […]

What are the risks of diabetes in children?

1 June, 2014 No Comments

The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. About 350 million people worldwide have the illness, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves […]

What is Diabetes ?

30 May, 2014 No Comments

Key facts 347 million people worldwide have diabetes*. In 2004, an estimated 3.4 million people died from consequences of high fasting blood sugar. More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries . WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Healthy diet, regular physical activity, […]

Does your partner have type 2 diabetes? You could also be at risk

15 April, 2014 No Comments

A new research from McGill University Health Center (MUHC), published in the journal suggests that if a person has type 2 diabetes, their spouse has 26% increased risk of developing the condition. The investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing six studies, conducted in different parts of the world, involving a total of 75,498 couples. […]

Meet Jacques, controlled diabetes and breathing easier!

21 November, 2013 No Comments

“I am a man in his fifties whose health was not always as good as it is now. In February 2013, I was suffering from several major health problems: medically treated diabetes, very high blood sugar level, high pressure, very overweight… I was not at all in shape. I felt constantly tired and irritable, and […]

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