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Low carb lasagne

Low-Carb Lasagna

14 November 2019

Just like the classic but only a third of the carbs—what’s not to love! Ingredients Courgette: 2 Medium-Large Kale: 1 bunch kale Bolognese sauce: 250 ml Mozzarella Cheese: 100 g Ricotta Cheese: 250 g Parmesan Cheese: 50 g grated 1 egg Turkey Mince: 500 g ...

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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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Making the jump to pump

2 September 2018

Moving on to insulin pumps has transformed the lives of two sporty sisters Sixteen-year-old Jessica Ware (back left) and sister Millie (front centre), 10, were both diagnosed with Type 1 around their fifth birthdays, but it's only been in the last year that they made the change to the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump system. “It's been amazing” “It's the best thing we...

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It's your health - get checked

Management and monitoring are the magic words when it comes to reducing long-term complications in diabetes, but many people with diabetes are not attending routine checks. Why aren't they, and why should they? Last year, just 39% of people with Type 1 received all eight annual health checks designed to avoid problems such as foot ulcers and heart disease, the National Diabetes Audit found. Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Reach clinical editor, said the only...

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Individual serving of chocolate mousse in a cup

Velvety chocolate mousse

A really simple recipe for an indulgent treat which takes only minutes to prepare. You will need avocados, bananas, honey or maple syrup depending on your preference, some vanilla extract or bean paste, and some unsweetened cocoa powder. Toppings can be added as you wish.

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Healthy road to weight loss

Debunking the myths - by Azmina Govindji, Registered Dietician and Consultant Nutritionist There's a sea of conflicting advice, recommendations and fads out there, making it difficult to know what to believe when watching your waistline. If you've been trying to watch your weight, it's likely that at some point you've been lured into one of the many trendy diets on offer. Azmina's top tips Watch your portion size. Use a smaller plate and a smaller spoon. Eat slowly and savour the flavours. Always have breakfast and eat regular meals. Otherwise you might...

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Roast chicken with white bean mash in a bowl

Roast chicken with white bean mash

A recipe for a tasty fllling protein-rich dish. You'll need chicken, sunflower oil, a lemon, rosemery, garlic, herbs and pepper. The bean mash uses tinned beans of your choice with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. Ingredients Nutritional values Per serving: energy 489kcal • protein 55.8g • fat 18.9g • saturated fat 4.4g • carbohydrate 23.7g •...

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