Diabetes Professional Care conference 2017 – Day Two review

Day Two of the third Diabetes Professional Care conference included discussions on obesity in practice and putting type 2 diabetes into remission.

Our editorial team had their eyes on the ground as they reported live from Olympia London. Deputy Editor Jack Woodfield and Research Editor Camille Bienvenu reviewed the highlights.

Check out Day 1’s key highlights here.

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Diabetes Professional Care conference 2017 – Day One review

The Diabetes Professional Care conference is a two-day event where healthcare professionals come together to discuss the challenges and latest developments within diabetes care.

Deputy Editor Jack Woodfield and Research Editor Camille Bienvenu reported the highlights live from day one at Olympia London, where childhood obesity, diabetes burnout and the FreeStyle Libre were among the focus topics.

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World Diabetes Day: different forms of diabetes

Whilst type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes amongst the general population, there are many other diabetes types.

As it’s World Diabetes Day, we thought it would be helpful to raise awareness by sharing just how many types of diabetes there actually are. You might be surprised!

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5 things you didn’t know about Frederick Banting (or maybe you did?)

Ninety-four years ago Dr Frederick Banting graced the front cover of Time Magazine due to his unbelievable contribution within the field of diabetes treatment.

Banting’s work led to the understanding of how insulin works, how it can be isolated and, importantly, how it can be used to manually manage blood sugar levels in people with an affected pancreas. But saving the lives of millions of people across the globe isn’t the only impressive thing about the man. How many of these facts about Banting did you know?

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Diabetes dinner date – 7 tips for dating with diabetes

We’ve all had stomachs doing metaphorical flips before a date, and people with diabetes aren’t exempt from that (sorry). Moreover, having diabetes means that before a dinner date in particular there can be more to think about, but with a little preparation there’s no reason why you can’t focus on having an amazing time.

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Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 Phone Wallpapers

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 is here!

Awareness is incredibly important, and it can be surprising how little people know about the condition, how it develops, and what to do to help someone in an emergency.


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

To download right click the image and save as.

Click read more to see all of the available wallpapers.

Faces of Diabetes

You can help raise awareness, inspire others and break stereotypes this #DiabetesAwarenessMonth by sharing your own photo and story with us on Facebook. Get your #BlueNovember selfie here –  www.diabetes.co.uk/bluenovember/

Diabetes Awareness Month Facebook Frame

To add a frame to your Facebook profile picture all you have to do is:
– Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
– Search for “Diabetes Awareness Month” in the search bar and pick the frame you want to use out of our 4 different frames
– Click Use as Profile Picture to save

Alternatively, you can simply click here and then press “try it” underneath the image.


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14 things people do to keep their HbA1c below 7%

Getting your HbA1c results can either be actually pretty exciting or beyond daunting, depending on your expectations. We’re told by NICE to aim for 6.5% (48 mmol/mol), but scoring below 7% (53 mmol/mol) is still impressive, and for some this target is easily achievable. For others, it’s not.

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Autophagy: the process changing our understanding of diet and disease

There’s been a lot of literary discussion this year about fasting, and rightfully so. More and more research is unearthing vast benefits of fasting for people with and without diabetes, which can lead to dramatic changes in the body. One of these changes is autophagy, a process which has huge implications regarding our understanding of how diet and lifestyle habits affect our bodies.

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International Vegetarian Week – a much-deserved tribute to vegetables

This week is International Vegetarian Week, an annual event endorsing vegetarianism since 2008, and given that the vegetarian diet is very compatible with diabetes, we’re big fans.

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