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We want to hear from you!

12 March 2021

Roche Diabetes Care would like to hear from mySugr app users, based in the UK, who are happy to share their experience of the mySugr app. Roche would like to talk to you to discuss how you use the mySugr app and see if you might like to take part in a media campaign on the topic of technology in diabetes management. Your story could be used to demonstrate how real users are using technology to share their blood glucose data with their doctor, as part of their diabetes management. If you are interested, please share your details with us using the form below and someone will be in touch....

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Should you opt for a LCHF diet?

The low carb high fat (LCHF) diet has been heralded as a weight-loss sensation, but is it advisable for Type 1 diabetes? The Government's healthy eating advice recommends just over a third of your diet should be starchy foods – whole grains, potatoes and bread, rice and pasta (choose wholemeal), and another third should be fruit and vegetables: this accounts for more than half your intake. Everyone with diabetes needs some carbohydrate, and it’s important for people with Type 1 diabetes to understand which foods are sources of carbohydrate (see right), how to estimate carbohydrate portions...

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Take control to get the best from life

With the right tools, diabetes doesn't have to stand in the way of anything, including the fun and games of university life. As a student mental health nurse, Kristy Haywood, 21, moves house about every three months, so frequently has to adapt to a new routine: but she doesn't let that stop her getting everything she can out of the experience. "When I was younger, I thought diabetes defined who I was and that it was going to ruin whatever I wanted to do with my life...

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How to have quality time with your healthcare team

People with diabetes only spend two or three hours a year with their healthcare team. Being prepared is key to getting the most from your consultations. “It’s important to use the limited time the best you can,” said Dr Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology in Portsmouth. “Consultations have become a bit of a box ticking exercise, and very few people come along with a clear idea of what they want to discuss.” There are routine tests and checks that need to be carried out, but they shouldn’t dominate the consultation. ...

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What is a carb?

There three main types of carbohydrate in food – so if you're newly diagnosed with diabetes knowing what kind and how much to eat can be confusing. NEED TO KNOW On nutrition labels, "total carbohydrate" includes all three types of carb so this is the number you should pay attention to when carb counting. Starch - complex carb Foods high in starch include vegetables like peas, corn and potatoes,...

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