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.
Following a low carb high fat diet can be beneficial for someone looking to lose weight or regulate their blood sugar levels. From the outside it seems pretty easy to follow, you simply avoid foods that are high in carbs and increase your intake from fat. Unfortunately, in the modern world hidden carbs are everywhere, even in some seemingly ‘safe’ foods and if you’re unaware they’re there it may decrease your chances of reaching your goals.
We know sometimes not all hidden carbs can be avoided, but knowing hidden sources can help you look for alternatives when making meals and eating out.
Here are some surprising sources of hidden carbs to watch out for:
It’s currently the middle of exam season, which can be a stressful time of year for many young people and their families – even without diabetes being added to the mix!
Whether you’re a student sitting an exam or a parent or caregiver supporting their child, we have some suggestions on how to reduce exam stress and balance those blood sugars.
A petition has been launched after supermarket chain Lidl discontinued its High Protein Rolls, a favourite of the low carb community.
“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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.