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Is There a Vegan Diet for Diabetes?

7 January 2019

Veganism is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice. How does it fit with people with diabetes? We look at the facts. Veganism is on the rise. Mainstream supermarkets are stocking more vegan options, the diet is on the menu in many restaurants, and countless celebrities seem to be endorsing plant-based eating. Meanwhile, the Vegan Society reports that the number of vegans in the UK have quadrupled between 2014 and 2018 and now stand at 600,000 But moving on from hype and trends, is veganism a long-term healthy lifestyle choice? And where does a vegan diet for diabetes fit...

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Fact or Myth? 5 Diabetes Truths

14 January 2019

Like many medical conditions, diabetes is often misunderstood. And it’s easy to get confused by the sheer amount of information out there. Is sugar the cause? And can you really drive with diabetes? In this post, we bust some myths and give you the truth behind some common questions. 1. Does sugar cause diabetes? Sugar doesn’t directly cause diabetes. But it’s still one of the most common myths about the condition. When it comes to type 1, there is no link between eating sugary foods and developing the auto-immune condition. Contributing factors could include genetics and some viruses, but the exact cause...

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Is There a Vegan Diet for Diabetes?

7 January 2019

Veganism is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice. How does it fit with people with diabetes? We look at the facts. Veganism is on the rise. Mainstream supermarkets are stocking more vegan options, the diet is on the menu in many restaurants, and countless celebrities seem to be endorsing plant-based eating. Meanwhile, the Vegan Society reports that the number of vegans in the UK have quadrupled between 2014 and 2018 and now stand at 600,000 But moving on from hype and trends, is veganism a long-term healthy lifestyle choice? And where does a vegan diet for diabetes fit...

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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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