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For women who have had gestational diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on. From shutterstock.com

Had gestational diabetes? Here are 5 things to help lower your future risk of type 2 diabetes

Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
Eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast could help curb cravings for treats later in the day – a simple and powerful strategy not just for those with Type 2 diabetes, but for anyone looking to improve their diet. (Shutterstock)

Forget toast and oatmeal, low-carb breakfasts reduce sugar spikes in those with Type 2 diabetes

New research shows that eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast both reduces sugar spikes in the morning and reduces cravings for sweet foods in the evening, in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Smartphones make great citizen research tools. We take them everywhere and they have the functions (GPS, accelerometers, camera, audio, video) to sense, share and mobilize data between consenting citizens. (Shutterstock)

How your smartphone can encourage active living

We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
A woman uses a lancet on her finger to check her blood sugar level with a glucose meter. Behopeful/Shutterstock.com

Can a genetic test predict if you will develop Type 2 diabetes?

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is now offering a new 'polygenic risk score' that reveals your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Does it work? Are our family physicians ready?

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