Archive - June 2019

7 foods containing iodine that could be useful for combatting underactive thyroid

Around one or two out of every hundred people develop an underactive thyroid [1]. This means that your thyroid gland, which sits on the front of the neck, does not produce enough of the hormones that regulate your metabolism.

What does this mean? For people with diabetes, the link relates to metabolism. Underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can lead to hunger, low body temperature, muscle weakness and fatigue. Therefore, an underactive thyroid in those with diabetes could also affect blood sugar control.

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What is the Chinese Restaurant Effect?

There exists a theory that could explain why sometimes after eating a meal your blood glucose levels may rise higher than normal.

It’s called the Chinese Restaurant Effect. And while it is only a theory, some science exists that could back it up.

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Diabetes Week 2019: How can diabetes affect mental health?

It can be easy to forget that diabetes isn’t just about eating the right things and managing blood sugars, it can also take an emotional toll and impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

In this blog for Diabetes Week, we’re raising awareness of some the mental health problems that someone with diabetes might experience and suggestions on how they can be managed.

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Diabetes Week 2019: Redefining type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Week is taking place between the 10-16 June and our goal for this year is to redefine diabetes by improving understanding and tackling misconceptions.

In this blog we’re shifting the focus to misconceptions surrounding type 2 diabetes in particular. It has long been believed that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that will eventually become worse over time. However, thanks to emerging research it is now known that there are several strategies that can be employed to place type 2 diabetes into remission and reduce the risk of complications.

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Diabetes Week 2019 Phone Wallpapers

Diabetes Week is a significant week within the diabetes community, and this year we are redefining diabetes.

Whether it’s showing how people with type 1 diabetes can achieve incredible physical endurance feats, or challenging the myth that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease, we’ll be busy  seeing diabetes differently across the Diabetes.co.uk community.

This Diabetes Week runs from Monday 10 June to Saturday 16 June – keep watch for the myriad of in-depth articles, special guest interviews and success stories from our Diabetes Forum.

But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day.

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