Diabetes Week: Talking low carb with healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals (HCPs) should be helping you towards achieving healthy blood sugar levels as best you can.

Some HCPs are great at this. However, we have heard people with diabetes saying how they’ve been achieving amazing results and perfectly healthy sugar levels through eating low carb, only to be told by someone in their health team that they’re doing it all wrong!

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Diabetes Week: Communicating with partners

This year’s Diabetes Week theme is ‘Talk About Diabetes’ and so I’m looking at how we talk about diabetes with our partners.

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.

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Diabetes Week: Let’s talk about sex

Sex is an important part of life for many of us and probably an area which many of us could benefit from better communication with our partners.

Diabetes can influence sex so talking about it can be good for your partnership and the sex you have.

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Diabetes Week: Embracing questions about your diabetes

Diabetes Week represents an opportunity to help others to understand more about diabetes. I encourage those of you who are ready to, to embrace answering questions on diabetes.

Questions about your diabetes can sometimes feel intrusive for some of us but on the other side of things, they’re also a good chance to help people to better understand the condition we have.

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10 Sources of Hidden Carbs

Following a low carb high fat diet can be beneficial for someone looking to lose weight or regulate their blood sugar levels. From the outside it seems pretty easy to follow, you simply avoid foods that are high in carbs and increase your intake from fat. Unfortunately, in the modern world hidden carbs are everywhere, even in some seemingly ‘safe’ foods and if you’re unaware they’re there it may decrease your chances of reaching your goals.

We know sometimes not all hidden carbs can be avoided, but knowing hidden sources can help you look for alternatives when making meals and eating out.

Here are some surprising sources of hidden carbs to watch out for:

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Tackling Exam Stress

It’s currently the middle of exam season, which can be a stressful time of year for many young people and their families – even without diabetes being added to the mix!

Whether you’re a student sitting an exam or a parent or caregiver supporting their child, we have some suggestions on how to reduce exam stress and balance those blood sugars.

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Coping with Stress

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place between 14th-20th May and the focus for this year is on tackling stress.

Many of us have experienced feeling stressed – the common sensations of butterflies in the stomach or being unable to ‘switch off’ – and for someone with diabetes, knowing how to cope with stress is important because stress can affect how they manage their condition. It can also be caused by various factors relating to diabetes such as receiving a diagnosis or adjusting to treatment.

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Petition launched after Lidl discontinues High Protein Rolls

A petition has been launched after supermarket chain Lidl discontinued its High Protein Rolls, a favourite of the low carb community.

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Killing for Profit – Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the dark world of Big Food and Big Pharma

“We have a complete healthcare system failure and an epidemic of misinformed doctors and harmed patients,” – Dr Aseem Malhotra, 2018.

On 12 April, a mix of leading doctors and academics spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels in a lecture entitled “Big Food & Big Pharma, Killing for Profit?” Among these speakers was Dr Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet, a leading cardiologist and co-founder of Action Sugar, who spoke about the need for system reform in global healthcare, the biased funding of research, overmedication and the need to address the impact of sugar in our diet.

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How to cook low carb for one

We are huge fans of eating fresh, natural, wholesome foods on a low carb diet, although many find that buying fresh foods can be a challenge, especially when cooking for just one. We want to assure you that there are lots of tricks you can use to make cooking fresh, healthy, low carb meals for one simple, hassle-free and cost-effective.

Here are 10 of our top tips on solo low carb food prep.

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