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Eating walnuts just two or three times a week can reduce the risk of type two diabetes by a almost a quarter, according to new research. See our news page.
If you’re trying to lay off the sweet stuff, you know to avoid candy, soft drinks, and other obvious foods with sugar. But could you unwittingly be consuming extra sugar in foods you wouldn’t suspect of having high-sugar content? Take this quiz to find out whether you’re sugar savvy or a sugar slacker.
The BDA estimates that up to 25% of Bermuda's population has diabetes; half of that number are not even aware.
Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes and whether you should follow up with a doctor to take steps to protect your health.
This test is to be used as a guide only. It does not replace proper medical advice.
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Has your household been selected to participate in the STEPS Study?
The Ministry of Health and Environment in partnership with BHB, The Bermuda Diabetes Association and CORE are trying to find out how many people in Bermuda have chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
This information will be used to plan programmes to prevent these chronic diseases and delay complications in those who already have diabetes and heart disease.
If your household has been sent a letter please call: 239-2027 or e-mail STEPS@gov.bm to find out how you can participate.
This is an excellent 3-part documentary from the BBC in the UK that explains the obesity epidemic. It's long, but worth watching in its entirety. If you are aware of everything mentioned in the videos it should make it easier to know when you're overeating.
Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four is classified as obese. Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now.
In Episode 2, Jacques Peretti investigates how the concept of 'supersizing' changed our eating habits forever. How did we - once a nation of moderate eaters - start to want more? View Episode 2 on YouTube
And in Episode 3 he examines assumptions about what is and is not healthy. He also looks at how product marketing can seduce consumers into buying supposed 'healthy foods' such as muesli and juices, both of which can be high in sugar. View Episode 3 on YouTube
A new study from Wall Street bank Credit Suisse exposes the "dietary impact of 'sugar and sweeteners' and their role in the ongoing health debate surrounding obesity and diabetes."
This video visualizes the sorry state of sugar consumption.
Thank you to everyone - participants, volunteers and organizers for making the 2014 Lindos to Lindos event successful and so inspiring to be involved in. We are so very grateful to you all for your continued support and belief in the services we provide for the diabetes community in Bermuda - none of it could be achieved without you behind us.
Heartfelt thanks from us all.......
A recent report from the Healthy Caribbean Coalition says that NCDs are the predominant health problem in CARICOM countries and cause substantially more deaths and disability than infectious diseases. Not only are mortality rates high, but CARICOM countries have approximately double the rate of premature deaths compared to richer countries. Additionally, high rates of the biological risk factors exist, especially obesity, diabetes and hypertension driven in turn by behaviours arising out of environmental and social conditions.
Read more of the report here.
Sugar (A not so sweet story)
We were smitten 10,000 years ago on the island of New Guinea. Today the average American [or Bermudian] downs 22.7 teaspoons a day.
Read more in the National Geographic.
Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD
University of California endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig, MD - whose YouTube lecture (Sugar: The Bitter Truth) has been watched more than 4 million times, visited Bermuda in June for a public presentation about the obesity crisis and how he believes we can get out of it, personally and as a society.
If you missed his talk, or would like a refresher, watch the YouTube video.
"After hearing Dr Robert Lustig’s recent lecture for the Bermuda Diabetes Association about the connection between obesity and food additives, many people went home and threw out everything with high fructose corn syrup and sugar on the label."
Read more in the Royal Gazette from Jessie Moniz.
Copies of Fat Chance are available for $25 at the Diabetes Resource Centre at the corner of Dundonald & Cedar Ave.
Read a review of Dr. Lustig's book in the UK Daily Telegraph
Latest diabetes news from around the world
Diabetes now affects 371 million people worldwide and is responsible for one death every six seconds, or about 4.8 million deaths each year, according to a study presented by International Diabetes Federation . Read more...
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