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Coronavirus update

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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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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What is diabetes?

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, glucose remains in the blood and levels increase (hyperglycemia). At this stage, the body begins to show signs that something is not going well. Once...

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Diabetes Friendly Halloween, is that possible?

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,  Halloween can be a mountain of temptation, making it easy to stray from the healthy plan you have worked so hard to create for yourself. It does not have...

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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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