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Diabetes Week 2017: Can You Reduce Your Risk?

June 12, 2017 5:12 pm

This week marks Diabetes Week, an annual highlight in the charity Diabetes UK’s calendar, which aims to raise awareness of the conditions and vital funds for their work. This year’s theme is Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes. In-keeping with the theme, we have delved into this condition to determine if you can reduce your risk, giving us the knowledge to ensure we minimise our chances of developing the condition. You can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But around 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making simple changes in our everyday lives. How can I reduce my risk? Some of the risk factors for type 2...

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Wear It Beat It: Keep your Heart Healthy

June 6, 2017 1:04 pm

This Friday 9th June 2017 marks Wear It Beat It, a fundraising incentive organised by British Heart Foundation to raise vital funds for the charity. To mark the occasion here are our top tips for keeping your heart healthy: Healthy Eating A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet can benefit your heart.# A balanced diet  Everyone should aim for a well balanced diet. Faddy crash diets may not provide the balance of nutrients you need....