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Diabulimia and Diabetes

23 April 2021

There are a number of different eating disorders that are fairly common in the general public, however they are not generally spoken about openly. This can contribute to a low level of awareness and understanding of the impact of these conditions. Eating disorders that you may recognise, like anorexia and bulimia, are quite common among people with diabetes, but did you know there are also diabetes-specific eating disorders that many people struggle with? The most common of these is diabulimia. Here we have taken a closer look at this condition, and answered some questions you may have. What is diabulimia...

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mySugr Instant Blood Glucose Meter

Simply Clear Data. Simply There. Introducing Accu-Chek Instant!

15 April 2021

We want to make sure you have all the right tools to avoid stress and confusion when it comes to your diabetes management. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce the newest tool in your arsenal: The Accu-Chek Instant! A brand-new blood glucose meter bringing you simple, clear information for confident decision making.1 What is Accu-Chek Instant? The Accu-Chek Instant is a meter used to check your blood sugar levels at any time, with results in less than four seconds. The Accu-Chek Instant offers clarity in results so you can have confidence...

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Yoga for Diabetes

7 April 2021

Your diabetes is as unique as you are but that doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration in other people’s diabetes management routines. We already know that an active lifestyle is important for people living with diabetes but it can take time to find an activity that’s right for you. Being active doesn’t have to mean marathon running or cardio workouts. We spoke to Rachel from ‘Yoga for Diabetes.’ Rachel is a fantastic author, blogger, and yogi living with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood). Rachel teaches people how to incorporate yoga into their diabetes management.  In this article, she’ll...

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Talking to children about diabetes

Explaining Your Diabetes to Children

1 April 2021

Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Perhaps your diagnosis was some time ago, but your children are finally old enough to question why you always prick your finger. Explaining your diabetes to kids can be tricky. You want to inform them, but you don’t want to scare or put them off the topic. Naturally, you want to protect children but shielding kids from the truth of your diabetes can create barriers and make living with the condition tricky. So how can you start to have these conversations without scaring or overwhelming? Here are some helpful tips to guide your talk. Tip #1 - Start off with...

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Hygiene and Diabetes: What to Bear in Mind

10 March 2021

You might be wondering, what’s the link between diabetes and personal hygiene? While the best way to manage your diabetes is by keeping control of your blood sugar levels, there are some other self-care measures to keep in mind when living with diabetes. Here are some hints and tips to help: Body: Maintaining good personal hygiene is important for everyone but there are some aspects that people living with diabetes need to pay particular attention to. It’s important to consider hygiene when injecting insulin, using an insulin pump and caring for your body in general. We want to let you know...

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Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring for type 2 diabetes: Why, when and how often to self-monitor

12 February 2021

Why, when and how often to self-monitor your blood glucose levels Knowing when, why and how often to check your blood glucose levels is really important for self-monitoring. By...

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Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring, what to do with your blood glucose readings

Meaningful Blood Glucose Monitoring for type 2 diabetes: What to do with your readings

12 February 2021

What to do with your blood glucose readings So you’ve been checking your blood glucose levels and keeping a record, but what does it all mean? Blood glucose (sugar) targets will vary from...

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What is a diabetes emergency blog

What is a diabetes emergency?

10 February 2021

Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia are words that you will hear quite often around the topic of diabetes but what do they mean?  In this blog "What is an a diabetes emergency", we look at how low and high blood sugar levels can affect you and how to treat these.    How to Treat hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar ...

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