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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…

Injecting in public – why people with diabetes shouldn’t have to hide

15th July 2019

Immense progress is being made in improving quality of life for people with diabetes. You only need to look at the health benefits enabled by low carb eating or the innovation of the FreeStyle Libre.…

Breeze through summer with these refreshing dessert recipes

10th July 2019

Hasn’t it been hot recently? Ice cream vans are seemingly now less than 100ft away at all times, and the blaring volume of their jingles has made us hungry for desserts to cool down. The…

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

25th June 2019

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…

What is the Chinese Restaurant Effect?

20th June 2019

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,…

Diabetes Week 2019: How can diabetes affect mental health?

13th June 2019

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…

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