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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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How Mark Hancock reversed his type 2 diabetes with low carb

In June, Mark Hancock spoke as a patient representative at parliament alongside Dr David Unwin about reversing type 2 diabetes through a low carb real-food approach.

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New Apple Watch includes features valuable for people with type 1 diabetes

Tech giant Apple has broken into the digital health space and is now giving priority to include health and fitness tracking features in their latest gadgets.

Yesterday Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4 which includes new technology which could allow people with type 1 diabetes greater control.

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Dr Ian Lake completes 730-mile run in 5 weeks to demonstrate effectiveness of low carb in type 1 diabetes

Dr Ian Lake is a 59-year-old GP and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 23 years. For the first 20 years he was on a conventional diet. After starting to get diabetes complications, he converted to a very low carbohydrate diet with transformative results.

For the last three years, while following a low carb lifestyle, all of his HbA1c readings have been in the non-diabetic range and for the last 18 months, all but one of his HbA1c reading have been in the normal population range.

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Meet Evelyn Riddell: the model with type 1 diabetes raising awareness and breaking the stigma

Last month the American Eagle-owned brand Aerie was praised for launching a new lingerie campaign featuring female models with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

One of the models featured is Evelyn Riddell. Evelyn has type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor in her photos.

We were fortunate enough to chat with Evelyn and ask her about her experience as a model with type 1.

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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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Happy 70th birthday to our NHS!

Our National Health Service is turning 70 this year. Over the past 70 years we’ve seen some amazing achievements in healthcare and for people with diabetes the NHS has been a life-saving organisation.

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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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Diabetes Week: Talking low carb with healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals (HCPs) should be helping you towards achieving healthy blood sugar levels as best you can.

Some HCPs are great at this. However, we have heard people with diabetes saying how they’ve been achieving amazing results and perfectly healthy sugar levels through eating low carb, only to be told by someone in their health team that they’re doing it all wrong!

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Diabetes Week: Communicating with partners

This year’s Diabetes Week theme is ‘Talk About Diabetes’ and so I’m looking at how we talk about diabetes with our partners.

Diabetes affects both partners, not just the person with diabetes. The partner will share many of the difficulties and emotions that the person with diabetes does.

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