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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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Running with diabetes – tips for keeping your levels on track

7 May 2020

With an estimated two million people hitting the pavement, countryside or track every week, Britain is fast becoming a nation of runners. In many ways it’s the perfect sport. There’s no need to assemble a team, buy expensive equipment or pay for a gym membership. The health benefits are well known. Running like other forms of exercise can help control your weight, lower blood pressure, increase heart health and reduce anxiety. But what about running with diabetes? Is it okay to join the race? Absolutely. Adding running to your diabetes management plan is a great way to stay active...

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Planning ahead for sick days

Adapting to Diabetes - Planning ahead for sick days

17 April 2020

Naturally, some days are going to be better than others, and we all have times where we feel under the weather. So how can you be prepared to handle things when you are ill or experience blood sugar highs and lows that leave you feeling unwell? Here are a few tips… Write out a sick-day plan Having a plan on paper will make it easier to manage your diabetes when you have a fever, experience nausea or have body aches. When you are sick, your body is stressed, which may cause fluctuations with your blood sugar. Your healthcare professional can help you, but here are a few tips to consider when...

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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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Hygiene and beauty with diabetes

Hygiene and beauty with diabetes

16 April 2020

One aspect of diabetes management that often gets overlooked is personal hygiene, but I believe it is just as important as diet and exercise. When I am clean, smell good, and feel beautiful my self-esteem is high and I am naturally less stressed. I enjoy the idea of taking long bubble baths, drying off slowly with plush towels, rubbing scented lotion on my entire body, and taking it slow in the mornings. Nevertheless, I am often rushing from one moment in my day to the next and time slips away from me. I’ve had my share of quick morning showers, rapid application of lotion, and fast body checks or skipping them...

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mySugr Pro Offer

Free access to mySugr Pro diabetes management app for all adults with diabetes in the UK & Ireland at time of crisis

30 March 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the health system, necessitating new ways of working. As a company, we wish to offer our support by providing a year’s free access for all adults with diabetes to our diabetes management app, mySugr Pro, to help both patients and clinicians.

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Ten ways to build better eating habits

23 December 2019

If you are looking to build better eating habits, try our 10 tips for learning how to make small changes to your diet and overcome cravings. Some may be easy to adopt, while others may require a little more effort. Remember, you don’t have to try to change all your eating habits at once. Start slow and give yourself a chance to really make some progress. Measure your food to get an idea of portion size. Get an inexpensive food scale and measure your servings. This can be a huge eye-opener, especially when you start measuring things like pasta and breakfast cereal. You don’t have...

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Celebrating the holidays with diabetes

17 December 2019

Don’t let your diabetes put a damper on your holiday celebrations and festivities. By just making a few changes to your day-to-day routine, you can continue to properly manage your diabetes and still be able to enjoy all the fun and festivities of the holidays. Don’t underestimate how stress affects diabetes You would think that with all the fun, laughter, and excitement that surround the holidays it would be a stress-free event, but it isn’t. Holidays can be extremely stressful and that stress can really affect your diabetes. When the body is...

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What do you do when your sugars go high?

17 December 2019

Hyperglycaemia, when blood glucose levels rise too high, happens to many people living with Type 1 diabetes. Penelope Hamilton-Evans, diabetes specialist nurse, Diabetes Care For You at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust offers advice. For those on insulin occasional mild episodes can be managed using correction doses and may remedy themselves, but hyperglycaemia, often called a hyper, can lead to complications over time. If you are on...

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