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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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Shooting Stars Jessica

Meet Jessica, living with type 2 diabetes 

21 September 2020

“I have learned not to be embarrassed or ashamed of living with diabetes or sharing my story.” At mySugr we love to show the many different faces and stories of people with diabetes in the real world. So we do our own photoshoots and feature real people living with diabetes instead of using stock photos. In this series, we want you to get to know our shooting stars a little bit better. Meet...

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transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care

Transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care

16 September 2020

Do you feel a bit out of place at the children’s diabetes centre? Are you ready for more independence and to have more say in how your diabetes is managed? If yes, then it may be time for you, your family and your healthcare team to start discussing you making...

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Green salad with pear and bacon

Low carb green salad with dried pear and bacon

14 September 2020

Are you looking for a healthy lunch idea? Try this low carb green salad which is ready in minutes. This diabetes friendly recipe can be easily modified and become a great vegetarian option. On the go or at home, this is perfect to prepare and eat anywhere. Ingredients (4 servings): 125 g reduced salt back shoulder bacon (4.5oz or 1/2 package 120 g mixed greens, including fresh herbs (4 c or 1 package) 8 dried pear halves (100 g or 3.5 oz) 30 ml lemon juice (2 T) and 5 ml lemon rind (1 T) from one small half medium lemon 1 clove garlic, pealed and crushed...

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Honey and Mustard salmon

Honey mustard baked salmon recipe

4 September 2020

Looking for a healthy mid-week recipe? Here is a perfect diabetes friendly quick meal idea that uses less than 10 ingredients, so you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying meal times. With a low carb and fat content per serving, this could soon become part of your weekly meal plan....

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Going back to school for children living with diabetes.

Back to school prep

26 August 2020

There is nothing quite like the smell of pencils and the sight of a crisp uniform shirt to bring memories of your school days flooding back. For children with diabetes, going back to school is sometimes idyllic. However, managing a condition like diabetes can be difficult even in the best...

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Eating meals as a family

Eating healthy with Team Family

19 August 2020

As a parent of a child with diabetes, you’re not only getting them to eat healthy when they’re sitting at the dinner table, you’re also teaching them how to make good choices when they’re on their own. Parenting can be tough, especially when kids start testing their independence and developing physically and emotionally. Sure, you know the difference between a healthy snack and movie theatre popcorn, but do you ever feel like it’s not worth the argument?  Here are some ideas to encourage kids to make healthy choices—with or without your reminders. ...

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How to increase flavor from food and reduce fat

How to boost flavor with reduced fat

14 August 2020

For all of us, it is important that we keep an eye on the amount and type of fats we include in our diets, particularly the amount of saturated fats. A lot of recipes and pre-prepared foods use fats to add flavor, but there’s no reason reduced fat food shouldn’t also be flavourful. When thinking about the food you eat, it’s important to remember that not all fats are unhealthy, but that you should try and limit the less healthy fats. You can learn more about different kinds of fats in our Facts about Fats blog article. So what are some simple ways to reduce the fat content in the foods you eat? When cooking meat Try...

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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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