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Forget the mistake remember the lesson

Are you avoiding these 10 common diabetes mistakes?

18 June 2019

Perhaps not all the time, and maybe not all at once, but it seems like just about everyone experiences these pitfalls now and then. How about you? Thinking of BG results as "good" or "bad." If we could all just reframe the conversation to think in terms of high, low and in-range, we could be a lot less tough on ourselves. Not changing your lancet every time you check (or even every week!) The tip of a new needle is sharp and precisely formed to ensure gentle lancing. Although it may be tempting to reuse a lancet, the tip can become...

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Forget the mistake remember the lesson

Are you avoiding these 10 common diabetes mistakes?

18 June 2019

Perhaps not all the time, and maybe not all at once, but it seems like just about everyone experiences these pitfalls now and then. How about you? Thinking of BG results as "good" or "bad." If we could all just reframe the conversation to think in terms of high, low and in-range, we could be a lot less tough on ourselves. Not changing your lancet every time you check (or even every week!) The tip of a new needle is sharp and precisely formed to ensure gentle lancing. Although it may be tempting to reuse a lancet, the tip can become...

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What is HbA1c?

What is HbA1c?

10 June 2019

The HbA1c test is a type of blood test for people with diabetes measures average blood sugar (glucose) over 2-3 months. It gives a longer term view of your blood sugar levels vs. finger prick: how much sugar is in your blood sugar right now.

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The importance of sleep for a healthy lifestyle - part 2

13 May 2019

The aim of part 1 was to understand sleep and its relationship with our health. If achieving 7-9 hours of sleep seems a distant dream (excuse the pun), why not try the following top tips to make dreams become reality!

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The inside story on diabetes

The inside story on diabetes

2 May 2019

Diabetes is an increasingly common condition where the body is unable to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Sugar (glucose) is found in the food and drink you eat and is an energy source for your body. If you have diabetes, your body is unable to properly use food to create energy.

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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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Coping with a diabetes diagnosis

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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