Category - type 1

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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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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BBC journalist who experienced hypo live on air discusses his “nightmare”

BBC journalist Alex Ritson has long been a household name among Radio 4 listeners, but his career and life as he knew it changed when he experienced a hypo live on air.

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World Diabetes Day: different forms of diabetes

Whilst type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes amongst the general population, there are many other diabetes types.

As it’s World Diabetes Day, we thought it would be helpful to raise awareness by sharing just how many types of diabetes there actually are. You might be surprised!

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Diabetes dinner date – 7 tips for dating with diabetes

We’ve all had stomachs doing metaphorical flips before a date, and people with diabetes aren’t exempt from that (sorry). Moreover, having diabetes means that before a dinner date in particular there can be more to think about, but with a little preparation there’s no reason why you can’t focus on having an amazing time.

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14 things people do to keep their HbA1c below 7%

Getting your HbA1c results can either be actually pretty exciting or beyond daunting, depending on your expectations. We’re told by NICE to aim for 6.5% (48 mmol/mol), but scoring below 7% (53 mmol/mol) is still impressive, and for some this target is easily achievable. For others, it’s not.

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International Vegetarian Week – a much-deserved tribute to vegetables

This week is International Vegetarian Week, an annual event endorsing vegetarianism since 2008, and given that the vegetarian diet is very compatible with diabetes, we’re big fans.

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