Anyone with diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or type 2, knows that people have many stupid opinions regarding the condition. More often than not, it is people without diabetes that believe the majority of diabetes myths, therefore asking the questions that nobody with the condition wants to hear.
Can we all now agree “healthy” starchy foods spike blood glucose?
Carb counting is all well and good, but as a concept it is still one step away from looking at diabetes diet advice in the purest way. This could be of particular importance to the management of type 2 diabetes.
It was July 2015 when Dr Edward Damiano (pictured) introduced the world to the iLet, a bionic pancreas that could revolutionise type 1 diabetes treatment, but how far away are we from seeing the device bought to market?
Today is Internaut Day – a day that recognises the birth of the internet.
In honour of how the internet has changed the world, we take a look at six amazing ways in which the internet has changed diabetes for the better.
Originally slated for publication in December 2015, the plan was eventually put online on 1 August 2016 to the immediate derision from seemingly the whole health sector.
Doctors, charities, researchers and a range of other health campaigners have viewed their dismay over a plan that has been branded with a host of negative reaction from ‘disappointing’ and ‘frustrating’ to ‘RUBBISH’.
A lot goes through anyone’s mind during day-to-day life… for example, “what do I need to do at work today?”, “I need to remember to arrange a doctor’s appointment” and even “what should I plan for this weekend?”. For someone with type 1 diabetes, on top of all of these thoughts, they need to remember many other things throughout their day.
How many of these 15 ‘type 1 diabetes’ general thoughts have you had already today?
Okay, I’m going to play devil’s advocate here, and at the risk of sounding picky, is Tesco’s ‘free fruit for kids’ scheme really such a good idea? I’ll do my best to provide clear reasoning for my opinion, below.
Barbados swimmer Evita Leter had to overcome more than just her type 1 diabetes to make it to the 2016 Olympic Games.