Author - Jack Woodfield

Petition launched after Lidl discontinues High Protein Rolls

A petition has been launched after supermarket chain Lidl discontinued its High Protein Rolls, a favourite of the low carb community.

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Killing for Profit – Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the dark world of Big Food and Big Pharma

“We have a complete healthcare system failure and an epidemic of misinformed doctors and harmed patients,” – Dr Aseem Malhotra, 2018.

On 12 April, a mix of leading doctors and academics spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels in a lecture entitled “Big Food & Big Pharma, Killing for Profit?” Among these speakers was Dr Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet, a leading cardiologist and co-founder of Action Sugar, who spoke about the need for system reform in global healthcare, the biased funding of research, overmedication and the need to address the impact of sugar in our diet.

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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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The story of Angus Barbieri, who went 382 days without eating

We can all get a bit hungry if it has been hours since we last ate. But spare a thought for how hungry Angus Barbieri must have been after he went 382 days without eating.

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10-year-old girl donates sales from her bath bombs business to JDRF

An inspirational 10-year-old girl who has started her own bath bombs business is raising money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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7 stages of New Year’s resolutions

It all seemed so simple. From 1 January your plan would fall into place like a knife through full-fat butter, and your New Year’s resolution would yield instant gratification. Your motivation would be unwavering, and long-term success would be inevitable.

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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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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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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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