Author - Jack Woodfield

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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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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