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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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National Siblings Day – supporting a loved one with diabetes

Today is National Siblings Day, we wanted to use this day to focus on how we can support a loved one with diabetes. Whether it’s type 1 or type 2 diabetes, receiving a diagnosis can be worrying so we want to know the best way to support them and what we can do to help.

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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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How to Low Carb Food Shop

If you are needing a little bit of inspiration for your low carb food shop, then look no further. We have created a short video to show the kind of foods we like to include in our weekly food shop. Below we have also included a more extensive list of foods to fill your low carb shopping trolley with. We all obviously have different tastes and preferences and would therefore recommend selecting the foods you enjoy most from the list below. If budget is an issue, don’t fret. There are lots of ways to make your food shop affordable; for example buying frozen vegetables, berries and spices or perhaps opting for tinned fish.

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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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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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How to deal with Christmas food pushers

With all the parties, gatherings and social occasions, temptation is at an all-time high during Christmas. And where there is temptation, there are quite often food pushers.

It isn’t unusual to find yourself surrounded by cakes, chocolates, pastries and more. Feeling motivated to stick to your diet isn’t always easy. This test of personal strength can be tricky enough as it is, without your friends or relatives pushing food onto your plate, encouraging you to “just have a little bit, it won’t hurt.”

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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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