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Coronavirus: Advice for people living with diabetes

16 June 2020

Here are some helpful tips on what precautions you should take, and what you need to know The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that spread of the coronavirus as a pandemic in March, and and most countries have seen outbreaks. Although the UK is seeing a decline in the number of new cases and hospitalisations, we all still need to be careful and try to reduce the spread of the virus as much as possible. People with diabetes are classed by the NHS and UK Government as 'clinically vulnerable' Although this means someone with diabetes is not required to shield themselves, they are...

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mySugr shooting stars meet Ricky

Shooting stars: Meet Ricky

27 January 2021

"Dive into the books and learn as much as you can about diabetes". Say hello to Ricky. Ricky not only works for mySugr as a Data Scientist but is also one of our mySugr models living with type 1 diabetes. Ricky was also a member of Team Bike Beyond and cycled across the USA from New York to San Francisco in 2017 showing that anything is possible with type 1. 1. What were your biggest fears/...

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Homemade Hearty Oatmeal recipe

21 January 2021

Looking for a new diabetes breakfast idea? This is the most satisfying Oatmeal recipe you will ever have! This recipe is portioned out for a single serving but can easily be tripled for a quick and easy breakfast menu throughout the week! Although it may sound weird, the egg is the secret ingredient in this recipe! Adding an egg to your oats will pack it with protein and create a creamy consistency. This is great at home or a breakfast on the go.   Ingrdients: (1 serving)  1/4 (59ml) cup oats (not instant)...

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HBa1c test

Everything you need to know about HbA1c

11 January 2021

Haemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, A1c - you’ve probably heard these terms, but what do they actually mean? Well we’ve put together everything you need to know about HbA1c here. What is HbA1c? Haemoglobin is the part of your blood that carries oxygen and is what gives your blood its red colour. When glucose is processed by your body and enters your bloodstream it is attracted to this haemoglobin and binds...

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Smoked salmon salad

Smoked Salmon Salad

18 December 2020

Even as we move into the colder winter months, there is always room for a fresh salad. This smoked salmon salad recipe is great all year round, with fresh leaves and a mix of strong flavours from the feta cheese and salmon, this dish will never get boring. Ingredients (2 services) Salad ingredients: 2 cups (500 ml) spring mix greens 2 Tomatoes 1 Cucumber 1 Avocado 4 oz. (112 g) Smoked Salmon 1/4 cup (59 ml) Feta Cheese to taste 1 Tbsp (15 ml) Extra Virgin Oil 1/4 Cup (59 ml) Rice Vinegar 1/...

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Healthy diabetes friendly hummus

Homemade Diabetes Friendly Hummus Recipe

18 December 2020

Hummus is super easy dish and can be made ahead of time for any event and served throughout the week making it the must have fridge filler!   Ingredients (2 services) 1 15 oz (425 g) can of chickpeas 1 clove of garlic 1 tsp (5 ml) of ground cumin 3/4 tsp (3.6 ml) salt 1/2 cup (125 ml) tahini 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) ground pepper 1 large lemon juiced How to make it: Rinse chickpeas in cold water and let strain. Combine tehini, fresh...

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<h1>Staying healthy over the Christmas period</h1>  

17 December 2020

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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The way people with diabetes eat

The way people with diabetes eat can improve their health

16 November 2020

There are a huge number of cooking programs available now, which capture the attention of millions of people worldwide. However most people often do not have the time to spend hours in the kitchen every week. In 2020 however, things changed. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, working from home became the new normal for most people. The restrictions on where people could go and what they could do gave people the opportunity to try new things and have a go at the things they’d never had the time for before. Some people started a new exercise routine, some learnt a...

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The Story Behind World Diabetes Day

The Story Behind World Diabetes Day

6 November 2020

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and...

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