Archive - July 2016

Low-carb diet propelled Chris Froome to three Tour de France titles

British cyclist Chris Froome won his third Tour de France on Sunday, and a key part of his preparation was eating a low-carb diet.

In fact, Froome insists that it was adopting a low-carb diet in 2012 that helped launch his cycling career. He now eats a protein-based diet, but despite profoundly reducing his carbohydrate intake, he has not lost any muscle.

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7 moments when people with diabetes high five themselves

People with diabetes can experience a variety of pitfalls most days, which could be due to blood sugar, diet or general mood. But every so often a timely boost will come along that makes a big difference. It might even make you want to high five yourself.

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The #WeAreNotWaiting movement is helping people with diabetes improve their health now, not later

Diabetes technology is continually evolving, and not just within healthcare companies.

Devices such as the bionic pancreas are currently in development, but diabetes patients are understandably looking to improve their management as soon as they can.

As part of the #WeAreNotWaiting movement, coined at the DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange event in November 2013 at Stanford University, more and more people are exploring different methods of utilising technology to boost their diabetes control.

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Theresa May and 5 other inspirational people with diabetes who have defied the condition

It was announced on Monday that Theresa May is in line to become the next British Prime Minister, and also the first ever world leader with type 1 diabetes.

Following the decision of Andrea Leasom to quit the Conversative leadership race, it is now a matter of “when” and not “if” Mrs. May is appointed as Prime Minister.

The fact Mrs May has type 1 diabetes will be irrelevant to many. ‘It’s her politics that matter,’ they will say. But this article is not about Mrs May’s politics.

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6 understandable reactions to being diagnosed with diabetes

People handle being diagnosed with diabetes in different ways. It’s a life-changing moment, regardless of whether you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

A number of things can affect how you react to your diagnosis, such as your age, while people can often experience a multitude of emotions across a long period of time.

Here are some common reactions to a diagnosis with diabetes, and an explanation of why it’s perfectly normal to feel that way.

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Can my child safely lose weight through eating fat?

Children becoming overweight is nothing new but it is becoming more and more common. The Obesity Health Alliance notes that one in three children are overweight or obese.

You may be hoping that your child’s weight recovers back to normal later in teenage years or adulthood but the sooner a healthy weight can be resolved, the better.

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