The story of Angus Barbieri, who went 382 days without eating

We can all get a bit hungry if it’s been hours since we last ate. But spare a thought for how hungry Angus Barbieri must have been after he went 382 days without eating.

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Well-known psychologist discusses the power of low carb in transforming his family’s health

Psychologist Jordan Peterson has revealed how transitioning to a high fat, low carbohydrate diet has helped in managing not only his own, but also his daughter’s and his wife’s health conditions.

Peterson, speaking on Joe Rogan’s podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, explains that his family have suffered from autoimmune disorders, with his daughter Mikhaila being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at just 7 years of age.

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How to Low Carb Food Shop

If you are needing a little bit of inspiration for your low carb food shop, then look no further. We have created a short video to show the kind of foods we like to include in our weekly food shop. Below we have also included a more extensive list of foods to fill your low carb shopping trolley with. We all obviously have different tastes and preferences and would therefore recommend selecting the foods you enjoy most from the list below. If budget is an issue, don’t fret. There are lots of ways to make your food shop affordable; for example buying frozen vegetables, berries and spices or perhaps opting for tinned fish.

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10-year-old girl donates sales from her bath bombs business to JDRF

An inspirational 10-year-old girl who has started her own bath bombs business is raising money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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7 stages of New Year’s resolutions

It all seemed so simple. From 1 January your plan would fall into place like a knife through full-fat butter, and your New Year’s resolution would yield instant gratification. Your motivation would be unwavering, and long-term success would be inevitable.

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Making Christmas magical and manageable for a child with diabetes

Christmas should be the happiest time of the year for children, and having diabetes should not be a barrier to that. But Christmas can present challenges if your child has diabetes, and you should prepare for them in advance.

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How to deal with Christmas food pushers

With all the parties, gatherings and social occasions, temptation is at an all-time high during Christmas. And where there is temptation, there are quite often food pushers.

It isn’t unusual to find yourself surrounded by cakes, chocolates, pastries and more. Feeling motivated to stick to your diet isn’t always easy. This test of personal strength can be tricky enough as it is, without your friends or relatives pushing food onto your plate, encouraging you to “just have a little bit, it won’t hurt.”

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10 most popular Diabetes Forum posts of 2017

2017 was an incredible year for the Diabetes Forum. First we celebrated the milestone of reaching 250,000 forum members, then a University of London study demonstrated how the Forum empowers wellbeing among our users.

The Diabetes Forum continues to be place of support, collaboration and teamwork, and we thank you all for your contributions, however big or small.

As we near the end of the year, catch up with the 10 most popular Forum posts of 2017.

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5 ways to beat Christmas hangovers

We’ve all been there. The horrible post-booze blues bleakly referred to as ‘hangovers’ can be a disgusting intrusion upon one’s day, particularly at Christmas. But they can be conquered.

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