You may have heard the word “prediabetes” or been told by your doctor that you have prediabetes. What does it mean and what should your next steps be?
Did you know that in 2019, every three minutes someone was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in England and Wales? Newer analysis shows that numbers continue to grow and that over 4.9 million people are currently living with diabetes in the UK alone, with 90% of those with type 2.
Carbohydrates have been unfairly demonised by the media over the years and are seen by many as the enemy of weight loss. The truth is we need carbohydrates for energy, fibre and various vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates have a bad reputation because the refined kinds – like croissants, crisps, chips and sweet cereal bars - are easy to grab and overeat on, which can contribute to weight gain. However, not all carbohydrates are created equal.
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