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“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 tips to help 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…

7 tips to improve your HbA1c

5th August 2019

Having a good HbA1c means that, generally, your average blood sugar levels are lower. This is positive for several reasons, one reason being that good HbA1c control helps to reduce your risk of complications in…

5 top travel tips to stay on top of diabetes

23rd July 2019

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of looking forward to a holiday. Whether you’re set to travel abroad or domestically, the build-up can often seem in slow motion as you wait for the big day.…

6 healthy activities to entertain the whole family during the summer holidays

22nd July 2019

Parents, this is the week. The kids are breaking up for the summer holidays. You’ve been preparing for this for months, it’s fine. You knew it was going to happen and you’ve got all sorts…

Summit of success: two men with type 1 diabetes climbing 50 US mountains in 50 days

18th July 2019

A wonderful article featured on BBC News this week about two mountain climbers with type 1 diabetes who are bidding to climb the highest points of all 50 US states in just 50 days. (more…)

7 treatment methods for tackling back pain

17th July 2019

Back pain can develop for any number of reasons. It may be due to an injury or a long-term complication, and the severity of pain can vary from person to person. That is why having…

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