7 foods containing iodine that could be useful for combatting underactive thyroid

Around one or two out of every hundred people develop an underactive thyroid [1]. This means that your thyroid gland, which sits on the front of the neck, does not produce enough of the hormones that regulate your metabolism.

What does this mean? For people with diabetes, the link relates to metabolism. Underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can lead to hunger, low body temperature, muscle weakness and fatigue. Therefore, an underactive thyroid in those with diabetes could also affect blood sugar control.

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What is the Chinese Restaurant Effect?

There exists a theory that could explain why sometimes after eating a meal your blood glucose levels may rise higher than normal.

It’s called the Chinese Restaurant Effect. And while it is only a theory, some science exists that could back it up.

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Diabetes Week 2019: How can diabetes affect mental health?

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 this blog for Diabetes Week, we’re raising awareness of some the mental health problems that someone with diabetes might experience and suggestions on how they can be managed.

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Diabetes Week 2019: Redefining type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Week is taking place between the 10-16 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 type 2 diabetes in particular. It has long been believed that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that will eventually become worse over time. However, thanks to emerging research it is now known that there are several strategies that can be employed to place type 2 diabetes into remission and reduce the risk of complications.

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Diabetes Week 2019 Phone Wallpapers

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 myth that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease, we’ll be busy  seeing diabetes differently across the Diabetes.co.uk community.

This Diabetes Week runs from Monday 10 June to Saturday 16 June – keep watch for the myriad of in-depth articles, special guest interviews and success stories from our Diabetes Forum.

But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day.

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Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page celebrates 10 year anniversary

On the 19th May Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Our Facebook page is a place for everyone to find support, share experiences and ask questions.

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Actress Viola Davis opens up about prediabetes diagnosis

Academy-award winning actress Viola Davis has recently opened up about her diagnosis of prediabetes.

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Can eating bacon increase the risk of bowel cancer?

Bacon for breakfast or a steak for dinner may be popular go-to meals for someone monitoring their carb intake, but could these choices be increasing their risk of bowel cancer?

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5 alternative Easter treats for children

With Easter just around the corner, it can be difficult to miss the aisles lined with coloured foil and bunny shaped chocolates when navigating the supermarket.

Easter is often associated with indulging in chocolate eggs and many children look forward to an egg hunt or a visit from the Easter bunny.

While it’s ok to have the occasional sweet treat, we wanted to give you some options for alternative ways you can treat your children this Easter – no sugar added!

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9 foods higher in vitamin C than an orange

When it comes to foods high in vitamin C, oranges certainly pack a punch. Indeed, many of us are familiar with the suggestion to ‘eat more oranges’ when we’re ill, to help us fight off cold and flu symptoms. But if you’re looking to give your immunity a boost, do oranges really come top of the charts? Despite their reputation, oranges only contain around 52mg of vitamin C per 100g and there are plenty of other foods which have beaten them in the running to the top spot.

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