Archive - 2017

Making Christmas magical and manageable for a child with diabetes

Christmas should be the happiest time of the year for children, and having diabetes should not be a barrier to that. But Christmas can present challenges if your child has diabetes, and you should prepare for them in advance.

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How to deal with Christmas food pushers

With all the parties, gatherings and social occasions, temptation is at an all-time high during Christmas. And where there is temptation, there are quite often food pushers.

It isn’t unusual to find yourself surrounded by cakes, chocolates, pastries and more. Feeling motivated to stick to your diet isn’t always easy. This test of personal strength can be tricky enough as it is, without your friends or relatives pushing food onto your plate, encouraging you to “just have a little bit, it won’t hurt.”

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10 most popular Diabetes Forum posts of 2017

2017 was an incredible year for the Diabetes Forum. First we celebrated the milestone of reaching 250,000 forum members, then a University of London study demonstrated how the Forum empowers wellbeing among our users.

The Diabetes Forum continues to be place of support, collaboration and teamwork, and we thank you all for your contributions, however big or small.

As we near the end of the year, catch up with the 10 most popular Forum posts of 2017.

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5 ways to beat Christmas hangovers

We’ve all been there. The horrible post-booze blues bleakly referred to as ‘hangovers’ can be a disgusting intrusion upon one’s day, particularly at Christmas. But they can be conquered.

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How to stay on track over the festive period

Filled with yummy, tempting treats, Christmas can be a daunting time for those following a low carb diet. That’s why we thought it would be useful to share some of our tips on how to stay on track this Christmas.

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BBC journalist who experienced hypo live on air discusses his “nightmare”

BBC journalist Alex Ritson has long been a household name among Radio 4 listeners, but his career and life as he knew it changed when he experienced a hypo live on air.

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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-five 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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