Martin Kuhlmann explains why a growing number of people are suffering from diabetes and how to recognize the warning signs.
High blood sugar levels need to be treated, and a healthy lifestyle is also important. We’ll be finding out more on the topic from Martin Kuhlmann, our guest on In Good Shape this week.
Many people believe that synthetic sweeteners will help them lose weight. But it turns out that one common substitute for sugar actually blocks the function of an enzyme that is essential for preventing obesity.
On a global level, 422 million people are today affected by diabetes. That’s nearly four times the number affected 30 years ago. In Africa, middle-income countries are those most affected.
Dr. Andreas Pfeiffer is the head of Clinical Nutrition at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) and director of the endocrinology, diabetes and nutritional medicine department at the Charité in Berlin.
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