Category - type 2

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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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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Physical activity for a healthy weight: an exercise in futility?

Two years ago, a report was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggesting that while exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or neurodegenerative disease, it does not help with obesity or to prevent long-term weight gain.

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Greeting cards company withdraws diabetes card following complaints

Woodmansterne Greeting Cards has apologised for the creation of a card which used diabetes as a punch line, causing offence to many in the diabetes community.

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General Election 2017: Which party policies could most affect people with diabetes?

Theresa May’s decision on April 18 to announce a General Election on June 8 took us all by surprise. Even the eclectic mix of political jerky to chew on since then has been far from straightforward, ranging from the Prime Minister’s ‘U-turns’ to Jeremy Corbyn’s so-called ‘money tree’.

You’re quite possibly sick to the back teeth of politics but, as the Prime Minister said in April, this could be the ‘most important election for this country’ in her lifetime, and there are some significant party policies worthy of highlighting for people with diabetes.

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