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How to live life spontaneously and say yes!

12 April 2019

Living with diabetes does not mean that you can’t be spontaneous. Of course, if you are on insulin, managing your diabetes is easier in the comfort of your own home, but going out to dine at restaurants with friends or taking a weekend getaway trip can make life more enjoyable. With a few hints and tips to arm yourself for special occasions, you should find it much easier to say yes when opportunities arise.  

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The importance of sleep for a healthy lifestyle

18 April 2019

By Caroline Holland- Dietitian and Health Coach Sleep is one of our basic human needs however it is a complex and vast topic. In part 1 of this blog we will focus on understanding sleep and start to explore how poor sleep affects health. In part 2, we will look at some top tips to help improve sleep quality. Understanding sleep: Sleep is a fundamental need for the body. It affects emotional well-being, cognitive function, daytime performance and physical health. Poor sleep quality can influence weight and appetite and has been associated with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular...

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How to live life spontaneously and say yes!

12 April 2019

Living with diabetes does not mean that you can’t be spontaneous. Of course, if you are on insulin, managing your diabetes is easier in the comfort of your own home, but going out to dine at restaurants with friends or taking a weekend getaway trip can make life more enjoyable. With a few hints and tips to arm yourself for special occasions, you should find it much easier to say yes when opportunities arise.  

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Food and diabetes

5 April 2019

Understanding how food impacts blood sugar levels can help you stay healthy and feel better. Food and drinks are made up of 3 main macronutrients: fats, proteins, and carbs. We all have different needs but a good balance of the 3 can give you the fuel you need to power through your day!

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Emotionally coping with diabetes: 7 tips for the newly diagnosed

29 March 2019

It can be a shock to discover you have diabetes. You might even feel disbelief and refuse to accept the diagnosis. These feelings are common. In time, as you digest the information, you’ll learn how to live your life with diabetes with the support of others. However, there’s no doubt those early days after diagnosis can be challenging. Here’s seven tips to coping with diabetes if you’ve been recently diagnosed. Follow them to help take control and develop a positive and empowered outlook. 1) Work towards acceptance Many experts compare people’s reactions to a diabetes diagnosis with...

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Stress and Diabetes

7 ways to help cope with stress when you have diabetes

22 March 2019

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress-triggers can be all around us, from work and home life to finances and health needs. Experiencing stress when you have diabetes can be particularly challenging as it can have a knock on effect on how you manage your condition.

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Eating around exercise  by Reema Patel

14 March 2019

Reema is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with degrees in Dietetics and Sports & Exercise Nutrition (BSc, MSc). Her interests lie within weight management, Type 2 Diabetes and exercise nutrition. She enjoys debunking nutrition myths and helping people to reach their journey, to improve on their overall health and wellbeing. In her spare time, Reema loves lifting weights at the gym or kickboxing as well as going for country walks. Though her favourite hobby is cooking for her friends and family, as well as trying out new foods whenever she can! Have you ever thought about the effect that food has on your performance when you work...

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7 Tips for Blood Glucose Management

5 March 2019

Management of ‘in-range’ blood glucose can be a challenge if you live with diabetes. There are many factors that can cause sugars to spike or drop and your body is likely to have its own unique reaction to them. Here we take a look at seven ways to help you better manage your blood glucose levels. 1. Prioritise healthy carbs Living with diabetes involves a complex relationship with carbohydrates. Carbs may be the main source of energy in a diet and yet not having the right amount can cause hypos or hypers. Simple carbs like pasta and white bread can cause spikes in glucose levels. Try choosing complex, high-...

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Karen's OurPath journey

19 February 2019

OurPath is a 3-month programme designed to help build healthier habits and change lifestyle behaviours. OurPath draws on the latest behavioural change science and combines a variety of tried and tested elements into one holistic package. It is designed to restore healthier habits rather than short-term weight loss. Here we hear from Karen, a happy OurPath member who found the programme helpful as she took control of her eating habits.

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