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Coronavirus: Q&As for people living with diabetes

17 April 2020

We know that this is a confusing and challenging time, and that the information and guidance from official sources changes often. In this article we have put together the answers to some common questions, which we hope will help you and your family navigate handling the situation and managing your diabetes at the same time. Please remember to follow the government and NHS guidelines at all times, these guidelines are in place to reduce the spread of the virus to keep everyone (including you and your loved ones) safe. What is Coronavirus and what are the...

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What is diabetes?

28 October 2020

“What is diabetes?” might have been the first question you had when you were diagnosed. It might be the first question a family member or friend asks. Essentially, diabetes is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes is when the body doesn't produce any insulin or doesn't produce enough (a hormone produced by the pancreas). Insulin is created as part of the food digestion process, it allows the sugar in the blood to enter the cells. Without insulin,...

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Just because you may be living with diabetes, it doesn't mean you cannot enjoy a low sugar Halloween.

Diabetes Friendly Halloween, is that possible?

20 October 2020

Halloween. Samhain. All-Hallows Eve. Whatever name you call it, the 31st October  brings with it spooks, goblins, thrills, chills, and sweets for kids of all ages. And many adults too. Living with diabetes can make Halloween a difficult time for people who love this particular holiday. What’s not to love, right? You get to dress up in costumes, decorate your home, and dish up delicious treats to your close friends and family. When you have diabetes, ...

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Technology in diabetes

Technology in diabetes worldwide

12 October 2020

Worldwide, there are approximately 463 million adults living with diabetes. This is an increase of over 300% in the last 20 years,...

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Shooting Starts Interview with Dex

Fitness instructor with type 2 diabetes – Meet our model Dex!

12 October 2020

At mySugr we love to show the many different faces and stories of people with diabetes in the real world. We do our own photoshoots and feature real people living with diabetes instead of using stock photos. In this series, we want you to get to know our shooting stars a little bit better. Meet Dex, one of our models living with type 2 diabetes. What...

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Indian lamb biryani recipe

Indian lamb biryani recipe

5 October 2020

 In celebration of National Curry Week and as we continue our theme of diabetes from around the world, here is a diabetes friendly Indian lamb biryani recipe. This delicious well balanced dish brings together a range of North Indian spices and can be altered to your preferred heat. This biryani dish is versatile and brings the taste of India to you. Indian lamb biryani (6 servings): 150 ml fat free plain yogurt (3/5 c)...

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Tasty butternut squash and spinach Italian lasagna

Tasty butternut squash and spinach Italian lasagna

30 September 2020

The thought of making lasagna from scratch could sound like a time consuming process but this vegetarian and diabetes friendly recipe with less than 10 ingredients, it is a meal idea that will impress at any occasion. Each serving provides 57g of carbohydrates along with 15g of protein and just 12g of fat putting this Italian lasagna recipe into a low carb meal category.      butternut squash and spinach Italian lasagna Ingredients (4 servings...

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Roche Diabetes Care are proud to partner with JDRF

Proud to partner with JDRF  

25 September 2020

Did you know that we have collaborated with patient organisation JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for over ten years? This article shares the ways in which we work together and some of the things we’ve collectively achieved....

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Diabetes friendly Italian Ricotta Pizza

Italian ricotta and cherry tomato pizza recipe

21 September 2020

The thought of pizza might automatically make you think of an indulgent high carb and high fat treat meal but this ricotta and cherry tomato pizza recipe is different. Follow this simple 4 step recipe and enjoy the tastes of Italy guilt free.  Ingredients (10 slices): 300 g pizza crust (10 oz) 10 g chopped fresh basil (1/2 c) 5 ml olive oil (1 t) 114 g ricotta cheese 75 g greated parmesan...

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