Treating low blood sugar isn’t easy at the best of times, like when you’re at home with a bottle of Lucozade, but it’s far worse when you’re out and about. Trying to hold a conversation while treating a hypo is a diplomatic art, particularly in situations when you’re, for example, giving a presentation, being intimate or even talking live on radio.
As part of Diabetes Awareness Month we’ve launched a series looking at ways you can support a loved one to manage their diabetes, beginning last week with how you can support a parent.
This week we’re going to be focusing on ways you can support a child. For a child, being diagnosed with diabetes can be confusing and scary and often they look to their parents for reassurance. As a parent, you will want to know how best you can support your child, so we’ve put together some suggestions which you might find helpful.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, an annual campaign where people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes come together to share their experience and raise awareness.
For someone with diabetes it can sometimes be stressful or frustrating trying to control their blood sugar levels. Having a support network can make a big difference to their wellbeing and diabetes management.
In our ‘Supporting a Loved One’ series for Diabetes Awareness Month we’ll be looking at how you can support friends and family with managing their diabetes.
In this first week, we’re focusing on how you can support a parent.
Each year we’re blown away by the effort the diabetes community goes to with their Halloween costumes. Some have even used their insulin pumps to inspire their attire!
The injectable diabetes drug Lyxumia could help prevent kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems, researchers have said.
In June, Mark Hancock spoke as a patient representative at parliament alongside Dr David Unwin about reversing type 2 diabetes through a low carb real-food approach.
A West Midlands-based centre is helping to introduce “right mindfulness” to tackle rising levels of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress.
Tech giant Apple has broken into the digital health space and is now giving priority to include health and fitness tracking features in their latest gadgets.
Yesterday Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4 which includes new technology which could allow people with type 1 diabetes greater control.
Dr Ian Lake is a 59-year-old GP and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 23 years. For the first 20 years he was on a conventional diet. After starting to get diabetes complications, he converted to a very low carbohydrate diet with transformative results.
For the last three years, while following a low carb lifestyle, all of his HbA1c readings have been in the non-diabetic range and for the last 18 months, all but one of his HbA1c reading have been in the normal population range.