Archive - January 2015

“Sympathy for the obese with diabetes? Nope”: Katie Hopkins’ 10 most bizarre comments on obesity and type 2 diabetes

So, you’ve probably heard of Katie Hopkins? You know, the lady from the 2006 series of The Apprentice who is now somewhat of a “TV personality”.

Every so often Hopkins, who runs a business consultancy firm and writes a column for The Sun, will appear on television, say controversial things, and use Twitter to elaborate on her views. She has over 320,000 followers on the social network site.

Obese and overweight people have long been a target of Hopkins’ vitriol, which has often found type 2 diabetes brought to mainstream attention for all the wrong reasons.

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“It’s not my problem”: McDonald’s refuse to serve man with diabetes experiencing a hypo

On the verge of collapse, Matt Brown tried to order a burger from McDonald’s to address his blood sugar levels. It was Christmas Eve, and Mr. Brown, a 38-year-old teacher from Coventry, had run out of the Lucozade he carries for emergencies. He approached the McDonald’s drive-thru on foot fearing he was about to slip into a coma.

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7 New Year’s resolutions for people with diabetes

With the new year underway, people with or without diabetes across the world will be committing themselves to New Year’s resolutions.

While success will often occur, many people will have likely broken these vows by March and forgotten even making them by May.

New Year’s resolutions for people with diabetes, however, do not have to be greatly taxing or challenging. We’ve compiled a list of seven that can be stuck to with a little willpower and commitment.

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