Academy-award winning actress Viola Davis has recently opened up about her diagnosis of prediabetes.
As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re been running a series on how you can support your loved ones to manage their diabetes.
Hearing that a friend has diabetes can be a worrying experience and it can often be difficult to know what to say. You might be wondering what you can do to help and will want to know how best you can support them.
Research into diabetes has rapidly advanced since the 20th century and new technology is being developed each year to help improve diabetes management.
As this month is Diabetes Awareness Month we wanted to shine the spotlight on some of the major breakthroughs from the 1920s until the present day and take a look at the future of diabetes research and technology.
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.
We’ve put together some of our all-time favourite low carb lunches to keep your tummy and your blood sugar levels happy. Look forward to lunch but not to that mid afternoon spike! (We warn you – if you’re reading this while hungry, resist the temptation to lick the screen)
The relationship between animals and diabetes has always been significant. The first type of insulin to be administered to humans to control blood glucose levels was animal insulin derived from cows and pigs, after all.
Animal insulin was gradually replaced by human insulin in the 1980s (animal insulin is still available on prescription), but in recent years a wave of stories has emerged detailing complex relationships between animals and the mechanisms of diabetes. The most recent of these is a study reporting that more sociable chimpanzees are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Being asleep. Being awake. Hot weather. Cold weather. Seems there’s no end to the number of things that can raise your blood glucose levels. No wonder diabetes management can be such an obstacle course.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. For every factor that unexpectedly sends your blood sugars spiralling out of control, there’s an equally unexpected – and often enjoyable – way to keep them under control.
Action on Sugar has published a report which found “healthy” fruit snacks actually contain more sugar than sweets with a third of the fruit snacks containing between 15 and 20 grams of sugar.
We have had a look at some of the brands that were included in their report to see just how much sugar was in a recommended portion size. Read More