Archive - November 2017

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-four 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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Diabetes dinner date – 7 tips for dating with diabetes

We’ve all had stomachs doing metaphorical flips before a date, and people with diabetes aren’t exempt from that (sorry). Moreover, having diabetes means that before a dinner date in particular there can be more to think about, but with a little preparation there’s no reason why you can’t focus on having an amazing time.

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