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Trouble-free travelling with your insulin pump

5 August 2019

Planning a trip when you have to remember essential diabetes kit can be time consuming, so we thought some travel tips and advice might come in handy. We also hear from intrepid traveller, Pete, who has been living with Type 1 diabetes over 60 years. Pete kindly shares his top travel tips. Travel checklist Remember to pack the following for your trip: Plenty of cannula and infusion sets Batteries and battery key Insulin vials (quick acting) Insulin cartridges for pump and pen Insulin pens and needles Test strips and lancets...

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'Tis the season... Staying healthy over the Christmas period, by Deepa Mistry

18 December 2018

Christmas is a fun filled festive day enjoyed with family and friends. We often associate Christmas with lots of great food and alcohol as we celebrate this joyous occasion as a nation. The temptation for our healthy habits to slide is both alive and alluring. So, here are some hints and tips for staying healthy during the festive period.

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Living well with diabetes gets easier with one key step

1 December 2018

When you or a loved one are diagnosed with diabetes, it can feel like a whirlwind. New numbers to think about, medical terms to become familiar with, changes to make, checks to take - but in time, staying on top of new routines will become easier You’ll be on a journey discovering how blood glucose levels change in response to different kinds of food, and perhaps learning what kind of exercise you and your loved ones enjoy most. You may even find that a diabetes diagnosis can actually help you and your entire family get healthier than ever before. Living well with diabetes is possible, but it only gets...

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Does your family know these blood glucose facts?

17 November 2018

This year, the focus of World Diabetes Day is all about family and diabetes, and we are celebrating by taking a close look at how families support each other in managing health. Can diabetes actually help families start conversations on ways to improve health? We think so - especially when families understand the everyday aspects of managing diabetes as well as family members own individual health needs. When it comes to managing diabetes, understanding blood glucose is key. If blood glucose (or “blood sugar”) levels get too high or too low, it can impact mood, well-being, and even long-term health. We’ve put the...

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World Diabetes Day 2018

9 November 2018

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is Family and Diabetes, which has us thinking about the ways diabetes can actually help our families grow closer and healthier together. To recognise World Diabetes Day we have developed free resources designed to help the whole family adopt better habits. To get you started, you can download the following guides: Understanding Diabetes...

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Three ‘scarily good’ healthier halloween treats

30 October 2018

This Halloween, why not try fruit and veg-inspired spooky snacks? Pumpkin sweet potato crisps. Use a pumpkin-shaped biscuit cutter (easily bought online) to cut sweet potato shapes and bake with a drizzle of olive oil, cinnamon and pinch of salt. 'Ghost' bananas. Slice bananas in half and dot with melted dark chocolate to create ‘startled’ eyes and mouth. (So simple, but surprisingly effective!) Orange pumpkins. Peel an orange and add a length of celery through the centre. Voila – pumpkin plus authentic-looking stalk!

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Managing life with diabetes - The more you know, the easier it gets

10 October 2018

It is said that the better you understand something—causes and effects, opportunities and limits—the easier it is for you to change things to suit your specific needs. Living with diabetes is no different. The more you know about the effect your blood sugar levels have on your body and how your daily diet, exercise and other factors can influence this, the easier it will be to adapt to changes in your day. This can be especially helpful if your job requires you to work long hours or travel often, you have young children or if your day-to-day routine is always changing. Checking your blood sugar, especially if you are...

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What are Hyperglycaemia & Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) by Debbie Hicks

9 October 2018

Living with diabetes presents many challenges. One such challenge is hyperglycaemia resulting in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can result in earlier development of common diabetes complications and can even be life-threatening.   Our series covers hyperglycaemia, DKA, diabulimia and the related complications. Roche Diabetes Care would like to thank Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, for her support with this article series.  ...

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When diabetes gets you down

9 October 2018

Did you know 3 in 5 people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health issues1? To recognise World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2018, we have produced a short video which explains the link between mental health and diabetes, the signs to look out for and how to get help.    

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