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Diabetes Week 2020: How can diabetes affect mental health?

4th June 2020

It can be easy to forget that diabetes isn’t just about eating the right things and managing blood sugars, it can also take an emotional toll and impact on our mental health and wellbeing. In…

Diabetes Week: Communicating with partners

4th June 2020

Diabetes affects both partners, not just the person with diabetes. The partner will share many of the difficulties and emotions that the person with diabetes does. (more…)

Diabetes Week 2020 Phone Wallpapers

4th June 2020

Diabetes Week is a significant week within the diabetes community, and this year we are redefining diabetes. Whether it's showing how people with type 1 diabetes can achieve incredible physical endurance feats, or challenging the…

Diabetes Week 2020: Redefining type 2 diabetes

4th June 2020

Diabetes Week is taking place between the 8-14 June and our goal for this year is to redefine diabetes by improving understanding and tackling misconceptions. In this blog we’re shifting the focus to misconceptions surrounding…

Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page celebrates 11 year anniversary

19th May 2020

19th May is the birthday of Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page. This year we are celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Our Facebook page is a place for everyone to find support, share experiences and ask questions. (more…)

A general guide to diabetes and coronavirus

29th April 2020

This is a general guide to diabetes and coronavirus, pulling together all the key, current advice to create a help point about these two conditions and the way they interact. What is COVID-19? According to…

HbA1c and the immune system

18th March 2020

HbA1c is a big topic of discussion throughout the diabetes community and we all know that we should be aiming to keep our HbA1c levels in range. The more controlled, the better. However, with the…

13 ways to better manage stress

18th March 2020

With the way stress is spreading throughout the nation, knowing how to manage stressors has never been more important. Stress is our body’s natural response to threat and danger. When we experience an event we…

Guide to social distancing for elderly & vulnerable people

18th March 2020

Public Health England announced on 16 March 2020 new guidance on social distancing for older people and vulnerable adults. This includes groups who are; 70 years or older (regardless of medical conditions) Under 70 with…

9 ways to stay motivated when working from home

18th March 2020

Whether you are self-isolating, working from home, or both, staying stuck in the house for days on end may erode away at your motivation! Follow these simple tips to keep your creativity flowing and your…

Take a SMART step forward

7th January 2020

SMART goal setting is a useful method which encourages you to consider your goal carefully. Is it Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely? These five factors can keep your goals in reach. Specific - if…

“Having diabetes can’t stop you from doing anything”

29th November 2019

Grace Meffen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 6 years old, although she told Diabetes.co.uk that she’d been struggling with health problems before being diagnosed. “I’d suffered around a year before with…

Rachox: I started low carb straight away

28th November 2019

When Rachel was diagnosed, she felt shell shocked. The response she received from the Diabetes Forum was much more in depth than the basic information she received from her GP, and she started low carb…

Shiba Park: Type 1 has been an emotional curve

25th November 2019

Shiba Park is one of our forum members who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his forties. In our latest Meet Your Diabetes Family, Shiba Park, as he’s known on the forum, talks about…

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