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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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Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page celebrates 10 year anniversary

On the 19th May Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Our Facebook page is a place for everyone to find support, share experiences and ask questions.

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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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How Richard Shaw conquered type 2 diabetes

After placing his type 2 diabetes into remission through a low carb, real food approach, Richard Shaw decided to write a book about his experience in the hopes that it would help to inspire others with type 2 to change their lifestyle.

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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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