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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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My diabetes story: Hamid

21 November 2019

Meet Hamid I am a diabetic patient. I am married I have three daughters. My diabetes was diagnosed when I was at a glucose meter training. At the end of the training class, we had to demonstrate the meter. All my colleagues checked their sugar and I checked mine. My colleagues' sugar was normal, but my sugar was 360 (mg/dL). I...

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My diabetes story: Jenny

19 November 2019

Meet Jenny I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1976. This was before blood glucose meters, before insulin pumps, before CGM, and before carb counting was considered standard practice. In fact, one of the first books I had that discussed treating diabetes talked about using glass syringes rather than the plastic disposable ones and to ensure that your syrings...

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What is diabetes? (video 1)

19 November 2019

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition characterised by an inability of the body to regulate blood sugar levels. When food that contains carbohydrates, e.g. bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruit and/or dairy products enter the body, the stomach starts to break them down to sugar, also known as glucose. Sugar travels from the stomach through the bloodstream to muscles and...

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4-Ingredient Cookies

18 November 2019

Ever get a craving for fresh baked cookies? This quick and healthy recipe only uses four ingredients – which I bet you have on hand right now! Not a fan of chocolate? Simply substitute raisins, cherries, coconut or whatever mix-ins you like best. Ingredients 1 large, ripe banana 85 g nut butter 105 g oats 37.5 g chocolate...

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My diabetes story: Stephanie

17 November 2019

Meet Stephanie I was diagnosed with diabetes on April 26, 2013. When you’re diagnosed as an adult, they really don’t prepare you for all the challenges that you’re going to face. I remember they handed me a meter, some pamphlets, a couple of prescriptions and sent me home. And needless to say, I was terrified. With an A1c...

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What is a diabetes emergency

16 November 2019

You never know how you are going to respond to a crisis until it happens. That’s why we practice in schools with drills for fire and other emergency situations. So we are prepared when something happens. But what happens when the crisis is something you would never think to plan for, like accidentally using the wrong insulin pen and injecting way too much insulin? What would you do? That happened to Carol when she was away from home, and like most of us with diabetes, she tried to handle it on her own. Eventually, she knew it was time to get help. ...

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My diabetes story: Carol

15 November 2019

Meet Carol This October will mark 27 years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I feel fortunate to reach each milestone at the 5, 10, 15, 20 and now beyond, with no long term complications. I remember after hearing my diagnosis, giving myself a little bit of a pep talk. You’re stronger than you think you are. You can do more than you think...

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Low-Carb Lasagna

14 November 2019

Just like the classic but only a third of the carbs—what’s not to love! Ingredients Courgette: 2 Medium-Large Kale: 1 bunch kale Bolognese sauce: 250 ml Mozzarella Cheese: 100 g Ricotta Cheese: 250 g Parmesan Cheese: 50 g grated 1 egg Turkey Mince: 500 g Garlic: 2...

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