Diabetes Part 2

Diabetes Part 2

Illustration This week’s illustration is a histogram showing the effect of different degrees of weight loss on the remission of T2DM. This is referred to in the section on  Exercise in the treatment of diabetes and I have indicated it with *** Exercise in the...
Diabetes Part 1

Diabetes Part 1

T2DM Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is what we are talking about. Type 1 DM is something else, although it is also a risk factor for all the other diseases which T2DM fosters (mainly heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and susceptibility to...
7 Benefits of Exercise and Weight Loss

7 Benefits of Exercise and Weight Loss

This week’s blog is from a site across the pond, US Health Corps, authored by Kimberly Thomas . It gives an American perspective on why exercise is the thing. Although some of the assertions can be challenged its heart is in the right place  – and it gives...
Treating dyslipidaemia

Treating dyslipidaemia

The medical ill effects of dyslipidaemia The main ill effect of dyslipidaemia is the promotion of atheroma – so-called hardening of the arteries. A high total cholesterol, a high ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol and raised triglyceride levels are...