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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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Smart habits for active kids with diabetes

15 June 2020

As today’s world becomes more automated and information-driven, life becomes less and less physically active. Before you know it, your child’s activity may consist of more video game moves than physical activity.

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Choosing the right app for you

8 June 2020

There’s an app for everything these days right? Most people now carry a library, TV and computer around in their pockets in their mobile phone, as well as the calculator that all of our teachers told us we wouldn’t always have with us. But what about when it comes to your health? Millions of people worldwide use some form of health app on a daily basis. These range from simple apps to track steps, to apps that support with healthy eating, fitness and health monitoring. There are thousands of healthcare apps, and hundreds of diabetes apps, available in the different mobile...

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Getting real about fears

3 June 2020

Your own thoughts and feelings are the hidden factors in your diabetes care, according to Dr. Bill Polonsky, diabetes community friend and expert on the emotional side of diabetes. If you’re feeling blue, fearful or unsure about the future, or so overwhelmed that it interferes with your self-care, these feelings can be as crucial to your care as eating right, taking medications and monitoring your blood sugar. Ask yourself: What worries me most about diabetes? Do I have all the facts, or am I simply assuming the worst? Do I feel paralysed about making positive changes? Am I...

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The tremendously tricky carb quiz

1 June 2020

How well do you know your carbohydrates? See which of these six statements you think are true... Meats never provide more than a small amount of carbs. A serving of butter beans has as many carbs as a slice of sourdough bread. According to their labels, a 3/4-cup (20 gram) serving of frosted corn flakes provides 27 grams of carbs and a 3/4-cup (20 gram) serving of high-fibre cereal provides 38 grams. Obviously, the kids’ cereal will be easier on your sugar. Crab meat and imitation crab meat are both very low in carbs. After all, they’re both seafood...

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Savoury pancake bites

28 May 2020

How to make savoury pancake bites

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Adapting to Diabetes - The importance of self-care

26 May 2020

If you live with a hectic schedule — social commitments, travelling across several time zones or dealing with children and their many activities — it can be easy to delay or even forget your diabetes appointments. Although it is difficult, being both time and energy-consuming, you might find that staying on top of your appointments gives you reassurance to confidently manage your diabetes. Making use of your healthcare team and their expertise can be invaluable, wherever you are on your diabetes journey. Some areas you can concentrate on are: Visiting your doctor every three...

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Adapting to Diabetes - What to do when things get a bit much

Adapting to Diabetes - What to do when things get a bit much

21 May 2020

There are only so many hours in a day. You can either choose to take on everything that is asked of you, or you can be more selective with your own time. Of course, if your time is always in demand, it may be because, like many other people, you find it difficult to say “No,” to others in need. Unfortunately, as their stress is reduced, your stress often increases! That is not good for anyone, but it is even harder for people who are also managing their diabetes every day. When you take on more than you can handle, it can make managing your diabetes even tougher. If you...

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Chia pudding

Three delicious and healthy treats that are easy to make

20 May 2020

Three recipes that are simple and quick to make, low in calories, sugar and starch, delicious, nutritious.

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