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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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Carbs? – You’re taking the pasty! Jurgen Klopp’s not ‘avin it

A bizarre episode of pass the pasty ensued after Liverpool’s away win at Plymouth.

Liverpool’s entertaining manager Jurgen Klopp was taken aback when a weighty Cornish pasty, larger than a football, was handed to him at a press conference.

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DCUK Christmas: 15 unique phone wallpapers just for you

2016 is drawing to a close and Christmas is almost here. As a small token of appreciation to all those who have supported us throughout this year we have put together 15 of our best posts as phone wallpapers. To download right click the image and save as. Click read more to see all of the available wallpapers.

On top of that you can also save 15% at our shop with discount code Merry Christmas, hurry offer ends 31st December 2016.

 

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Get in the Christmas ‘spirit’ – our guide to low-carb alcohol

Judging by the barrage of adverts, the decorations adorning shops, and the repeated sound of Bing Crosby in our ears, it’s socially acceptable to use the ‘C’ word (Christmas). I hate to sound like a Scrooge, but I’m of the opinion that the festivities should begin in December – not the middle of August when your main concern is lighting the barbecue, and clinging on to any sign of the sun’s appearance.

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6 life hacks for people with diabetes at Christmas

Christmas can be magical. But for people with diabetes it can also be an exercise in vigilance. We all know the importance of regular blood glucose testing and medicating accordingly, particularly during Christmas, but what do you do when you see Aunt Gladys tuck in to another piece of Christmas cake and think: “I could go for that”?

Have no fear. We’ve compiled a list of Christmas life hacks for people with diabetes to deter your cravings, inhibit blood sugar spikes and increase your satiety on the big day. Read on…

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11 myths people with diabetes are sick of hearing

Living with diabetes unfortunately means hearing things about the condition that can make you want to faceplant the floor. Here are some common myths about diabetes that are simply not true. At all.

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15 thoughts someone with type 1 diabetes has every day

A lot goes through anyone’s mind during day-to-day life… for example, “what do I need to do at work today?”, “I need to remember to arrange a doctor’s appointment” and even “what should I plan for this weekend?”. For someone with type 1 diabetes, on top of all of these thoughts, they need to remember many other things throughout their day.

How many of these 15 ‘type 1 diabetes’ general thoughts have you had already today?

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7 moments when people with diabetes high five themselves

People with diabetes can experience a variety of pitfalls most days, which could be due to blood sugar, diet or general mood. But every so often a timely boost will come along that makes a big difference. It might even make you want to high five yourself.

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What are the 6 stages of sugar withdrawal?

Sugar features prominently in modern life. Many of us love it despite knowing it does bad things to our bodies.

Those with diabetes who have trekked the long, bitter journey to sugar-freedom will be well acquainted with the difficult stages of sugar withdrawal but will ultimately know that the fight is well worthwhile.

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7 character-building struggles of living with type 2 diabetes

A lot goes into managing type 2 diabetes, whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or you’ve had it for years. The struggles are reliably relentless and require a lot of patience and dedication to overcome.

Last month, we looked at 11 struggles of living with type 1 diabetes – the type of struggles that, while massively frustating, can help build up tolerance for diabetes management.

Here, we’ll look at seven character-building struggles that people with type 2 diabetes go through on a daily basis (some of these may also be applicable if you have type 1 diabetes).

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