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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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Chocberry pudding

Chocberry cake

3 August 2020

Ingredients (10 servings): 500 g fresh strawberries (2 pints 10g brown sugar 60 ml boiling water (1/4 c) 5 ml vanilla extract (1 t) 90 ml light margarine (6 t) 100 g sugar (1/2 c 125 g self-raising flour (1/2 c) 60 g cocoa (4 t) 10 g baking powder (2 t) 2.5 g salt (1/2 t) 60 g oat bran (1/4 c) 1 egg 1 egg white 60 ml fat free milk (1/4 c) How to make it: Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F). Wash and quarter half of the...

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Stress and diabetes

Stress and diabetes – what to know and how to manage it

16 July 2020

Everyone has felt “stressed out” at some point. But what does it actually mean? How can it impact your diabetes? In this article, I will take you through the fundamentals of stress, how it can impact your diabetes management, and most importantly, tips to reduce and manage the stress in your life. What is stress? Stress is usually a physical or mental reaction to something happening in your life. The body can become physically stressed by an injury or illness, for example. You can become mentally stressed by situations like a demanding job, feeling overwhelmed by a particular situation, money...

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10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

13 July 2020

Many foods are on the good-for-you list, but did you know that the American Diabetes Association identified 10 “Superfoods” that offer an extra health boost for people with diabetes? Add a few of these superfoods to your plate every day for an extra boost of calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, omega-3 and vitamins A, C and E Diabetes diet boosting superfoods: 1. Beans Did you know only 65grams of cooked beans fulfills up to a third of your daily fibre requirement? That same amount packs as much protein as one ounce of meat! Plus, beans are a good source of magnesium and...

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Healthy Oat Bread

Healthy oat bread

6 July 2020

How to make healthy oat bread

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Hamburgers with BBQ sauce

Hamburgers with BBQ sauce

26 June 2020

Recipe for hamburgers with BBQ sauce

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The ABCs of insulin and fitness

The ABCs of insulin and fitness

24 June 2020

Using an insulin pump and want to exercise? Keeping tabs on your blood sugar during exercise can be as simple as A-B-C. By Tami Schoepflin, RD CDE

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Aim for better, not perfect

Aim for better, not perfect

23 June 2020

Perfection is not always achievable and can be demotivating if not obtained. Instead, find out what you can do to make small improvements and stay healthy.

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Beef carpaccio

Beef carpaccio

22 June 2020

How to make beef carpaccio - this recipe calls for cooking the meat to your preference and serving the dish with a lovely vegetable salad topped with yogurt sauce. 

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