Author: Anita Cates

  • Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 are Different

    Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are are different. Interestingly about 80-95% of people with diabetes have type 2 and approximately 5-10% have type 1. Although there are some similarities there are some differences too. See this info graphic and table from Diabetes UK Here is a brief overview of the differences. Type 1 Diabetes […]

  • In The Bahamas 10,100 cases of Diabetes are undiagnosed

    Diabetes is one of the leading causes of ill health and death in The Bahamas. Here at the Diabetes Education Network we wholeheartedly believe that it doesn’t have to be this way. To start with, lets look at the data. In 2015 The Bahamas had an estimated 2015 population of 387,500. According to the data […]

  • World Diabetes Day 2016

    Diabetes Education Network is proud to Partner with The International Diabetes Foundation for World Diabetes Day and throughout Month of November. One in two adults currently living with diabetes is undiagnosed. This World Diabetes Day, IDF are asking individuals who may be at risk of type 2 diabetes, people living with diabetes, diabetes associations and […]

  • Everyday mindfulness linked to healthy glucose levels

    Volunteers in a study who scored higher on the Mindfulness Awareness Attention Scale (MAAS), had a higher likelihood of having normal glucose levels (ranges reflect intervals of 95 percent confidence). Dispositional, or “everyday” mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings. In a […] Click here to view original […]

  • Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases For Every Extra Hour Spent Sitting: Study

    In the past, we’ve learned a lot about the potential genetic, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes — but how does sedentary behavior influence the disorder? That’s the focus of a recent study published in Diabetologia. Prior research has shown “unfavorable associations” between sedentary time, such as sitting and reclining to watch TV or work on a […]