Archive - March 2018

Top Easter egg choices

 Controlling and watching your blood sugars this Easter weekend is important if you have diabetes, and it doesn’t help that the likelihood of more chocolate being around is high.

Therefore, here we have a condensed guide on the best low carb and low sugar friendly Easter eggs. After looking online and across supermarkets there are only a handful of 85%+ cocoa, dark chocolate Easter eggs. Unfortunately, the selection is limited, but they do exist!

However, if you are interested in alternatives to chocolate this Easter, you will welcome the arrival of the first cheese Easter egg. Yes, you read correctly, cheese Easter eggs are now available in Asda.

Whether chocolate or cheese is your preference, here are the diabetes friendlier eggs worthy of pursuing this Easter.

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Self-care tips for busy mums

Mother’s day is an opportunity to show our mums just how much we love and appreciate them. Being a parent can be demanding and exhausting and often you put your child’s needs before your own. Practicing regular self-care is something many of us (especially busy mums) don’t do very often. But this doesn’t mean we should overlook its importance.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day – 6 pioneers of the diabetes community

International Women’s Day celebrates making a positive difference for women, and the diabetes community is a fundamental example of women not letting diabetes stand in their way.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #Pressforprogress, with the focus on encouraging gender inclusivity. We therefore decided to celebrate some of the inspirational women past and present from the diabetes community who have helped to inspire and influence others.

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Happy International Women’s Day from DCUK!

#Pressforprogress

In today’s society there is a strong demand to move forward to ensure there is always gender parity. The theme of 2018’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress which works by encouraging whole communities to be gender inclusive.

Here at Diabetes.co.uk we are doing our bit to #PressforProgress. The ladies of the office certainly don’t go unappreciated, with all of our younger female team members progressing in their careers. We thought we would share a little bit about some of our influential female colleagues and how they have got to where they are today.

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Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin – Are You Getting Enough?

It’s quite likely that many people currently have low vitamin D levels, especially with the extreme weather conditions and snow. But fear not.

This is because it is very hard to get enough vitamin D solely from the diet throughout the winter. Therefore, it is so crucial to optimise your time outside in the forthcoming months- sun lovers rejoice!

In the summer months, typically from late March-end of September, most people get sufficient amounts through sunlight exposure and from their diet. Hence vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin.

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