Author - Jack Woodfield

Actress Viola Davis opens up about prediabetes diagnosis

Academy-award winning actress Viola Davis has recently opened up about her diagnosis of prediabetes.

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Meet Peter Tizzard, the first successful C-section birth to a woman with type 1 diabetes

“My mother told me was that I was full of sugar and the machines were off the scale.”

Peter Tizzard (pictured, left) had an extraordinary arrival into the world, Born in 1951, he was delivered at Mason Hill Hospital in Bromley, Kent, and would go on to be known as a “miracle baby”.

Peter was named after Peter Greening, who assisted with his delivery, which was performed by Robert Fowler, a surgeon who owned a surgery in Harley Street, London.

According to Peter, he was the first successful Caesarean section birth to a woman with type 1 diabetes.

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First-ever Real Food Rocks Festival announced for July 2019

The first-ever Real Food Rocks festival will take place this summer, bringing together workshops, cooking demos, live music and fun activities for all the family.

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The gift of buying good Christmas presents for someone with diabetes

Unsure of what to buy either a family member or friend with diabetes this Christmas? Remember one key thing: it all depends on the recipient.

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Myths vs. Reality

In the spirit of Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re busting some myths about diabetes, food and health.

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Hypo stories and experiences

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.

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Our favourite Halloween costumes from the diabetes community

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!

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Lyxumia could help prevent kidney damage in type 2 diabetes

The injectable diabetes drug Lyxumia could help prevent kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems, researchers have said.

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“Our daughter’s need as an individual is not being addressed” – do insulin guidelines need to be more flexible?

Individuality is a core component of managing diabetes. What works for one may not work for another, and flexibility is important. Sometimes though, guidelines can be rigid and as a result individual situations are not catered for.

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Live Q&A with Dr David Cavan on Monday 25 June 2018

Diabetes.co.uk will be conducting a live Q&A with internationally renowned diabetes expert and author Dr David Cavan on Monday 25 June.

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