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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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Roast chicken with white bean mash in a bowl

Roast chicken with white bean mash

A recipe for a tasty fllling protein-rich dish. You'll need chicken, sunflower oil, a lemon, rosemery, garlic, herbs and pepper. The bean mash uses tinned beans of your choice with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. Ingredients Nutritional values Per serving: energy 489kcal • protein 55.8g • fat 18.9g • saturated fat 4.4g • carbohydrate 23.7g •...

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Yoghurt, crushed raspberry and granola pots

This recipe makes much more granola than you'll need, but it's worth making a big batch as it will keep well in an airtight container for up to one month. Ingredients Nutritional values Per serving: • energy 169kcal • protein 6.7g • fat 10.2g • saturated fat 2.1g • carbohydrate 13.2g • sugar 8.1g • fibre 3.6g • salt 0.1g • GI low 200g (7oz) mixed shelled...

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

What is CGM? Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is always a hot topic of conversation in diabetes. With people talking about what it is, who can access it, how it can benefit you and more. But do you really know what CGM is and how it works? In this article we explain a few of the basics about CGM. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a way of measuring your glucose levels continuously throughout the day and night. A sensor is inserted just under the skin and measures your glucose levels every few minutes, to provide a graph of your glucose levels over time....

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Need some assistance?

In this article about the Accu-Chek Customer Careline we have included some frequently asked questions that we hear from you. Do you have an Accu-Chek blood glucose meter query, want to register your meter if you cannot do so online, or need some information about Accu-Chek products? If so, the Accu-Chek Customer Careline is here to help, and our friendly trained operators are always happy to receive your call. We have included a couple of frequently asked questions (FAQs) below. However, if you would like to know more about how to use an Accu-Chek product, test your blood sugar/glucose, store your meter, or...

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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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