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Strength training for improving diabetes control

We all know that strength training has multiple benefits for health, including maintenance of muscle mass, resting metabolic rate and bone density, sustaining independence and having shapely limbs. But did you know that it can also have a major influence on the body's insulin sensitivity and glucose clearance? Studies tend to show the most benefit from a combination of aerobic and strength...
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Three Cheers for Graham (HbA1c results update)

I would like to thank my client Graham for this week's blog, which is in full below. He has worked really hard to reduce his blood glucose levels (measure of diabetes type 2) and this is his account. (Find the first part of Graham's story by typing Big hand for Graham in the search box on the blog page). “ I first reported in to the blog in Jan 2018 when I had a shock reading in my sugar levels...
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Heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease

This persuasive text I found today from a link on the Idea Health & Fitness website is written by a US heart surgeon and was published in a journal called Prevent Disease in 2012. It supports the popular hypothesis that low-fat, high-processed-carbohydrate diets cause excess chronic inflammation in the body, which is what leads to heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Although the article i...
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Big Hand for Graham! HbA1c reductions with diet.

dursley personal trainer
Graham is a client of mine. He has halved his Diabetes blood measurements of HbA1c by changing his diet. I asked him if he could give us his story, and these are his words that follow. "I had a rude awakening in December 2017, when my GP advised that my borderline, diet controlled Diabetes type 2 had got more serious. The HbA1c blood test had come back with a high level of 95 mmol/mol, necessit...
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