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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 in 2020

7th January 2020

Believe it or not, we are almost a week into 2020 and if statistics are anything to go by, all the well-meant New Year's Resolutions are starting to nestle themselves at the back of your…

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

29th November 2019

31-year old 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…

Rachox: I started low carb straight away

28th November 2019

Rachox, as Rachel Griffin is known on the Diabetes Forum, is today’s featured profile in our Meet Your Diabetes Family series. When Rachel was diagnosed, she felt shell shocked. The response she received from the…

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…

Goonergal: The forum has taught me a lot

22nd November 2019

Goonergal, as Yvonne Lane is known on the diabetes.co.uk forum, tells us how the forum has provided her with a friendly place to find out new things about diabetes and be part of the family…

NicoleC1971: Being obsessed with being perfect won’t work

19th November 2019

In our first ‘meet your diabetes family’ profile of 2019, Nicole Walker tells us of her ups and downs with diabetes; from having a “fun experience” with her diagnosis as a child, to battling an…

Getting ready for Brexit – what next?

29th October 2019

When it comes to getting ready for Brexit, and Brexit itself, questions of ‘when?’, ‘whether?’ and ‘how?’ are still abound. With many key questions unanswered, and the landscape of ‘what may happen regarding Brexit’ changing…

Frighteningly sweet – the Halloween coffees to run from

24th October 2019

Sugar has sadly become ever-so commonplace during Halloween and Halloween coffees are the latest trend in scarily sugary products. Many modern coffees are far from being innocent fun so we’re highlighting some of the coffee…

7 lifestyle changes to improve restless leg syndrome

20th September 2019

If you, or someone you know, has restless leg syndrome, you’ll know how uncomfortable it can be. Symptoms include burning, twitching and crawling, and can be worse at night, making sleeping difficult. Restless leg syndrome,…

5 general tips to stick to keep your sensor secured

7th August 2019

Sensors can be a sticky subject for some people with diabetes. As wondrous as modern technology is, sometimes sensors can come off, and there can be any number of reasons for this. Ultimately though staying…

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