Author - Jack Woodfield

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

We can all get a bit hungry if it’s 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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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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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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