Category - type 2

5 general tips to stick to keep your sensor secured

Sensors can be a sticky subject for some people with diabetes. As wondrous as modern technology is, sometimes sensors can come off, and there can be any number of reasons for this. Ultimately though staying away from door frames has never been more important!

Whether you use the FreeStyle Libre, Dexcom G6 or another type of flash or continuous glucose monitor (CGM), it can help to have some tips to prevent your sensor falling off.

These are general tips and not specific to any device, and if you are still unsure about why or what could cause your sensor to fall off then visit your doctor for more information.

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7 tips to improve your HbA1c

Having a good HbA1c means that, generally, your average blood sugar levels are lower. This is positive for several reasons, one reason being that good HbA1c control helps to reduce your risk of complications in later life.

For most people with type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes, the HbA1c target recommended by NICE, or the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is 48 mmol/mol or 6.5%. [1] [2]

This target is easy for some to achieve, but for others it’s not. And scoring below 53 mmol/mol or 7% is still impressive.

In this video we’ve picked out 7 tips that people with good HbA1c levels use to help them.

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5 top travel tips to stay on top of diabetes

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of looking forward to a holiday. Whether you’re set to travel abroad or domestically, the build-up can often seem in slow motion as you wait for the big day.

But as you wait for the big day it’s important to get yourself prepared. People with diabetes have more to think about, and leaving nothing to chance means that you can travel with peace of mind knowing you’ve got your bases covered.

In this video we’re looking at some top tips for travelling with diabetes that can help you every step of the way there.

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Diabetes Week 2019: How can diabetes affect mental health?

It can be easy to forget that diabetes isn’t just about eating the right things and managing blood sugars, it can also take an emotional toll and impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

In this blog for Diabetes Week, we’re raising awareness of some the mental health problems that someone with diabetes might experience and suggestions on how they can be managed.

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Diabetes Week 2019: Redefining type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Week is taking place between the 10-16 June and our goal for this year is to redefine diabetes by improving understanding and tackling misconceptions.

In this blog we’re shifting the focus to misconceptions surrounding type 2 diabetes in particular. It has long been believed that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that will eventually become worse over time. However, thanks to emerging research it is now known that there are several strategies that can be employed to place type 2 diabetes into remission and reduce the risk of complications.

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Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page celebrates 10 year anniversary

On the 19th May Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Our Facebook page is a place for everyone to find support, share experiences and ask questions.

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Actress Viola Davis opens up about prediabetes diagnosis

Academy-award winning actress Viola Davis has recently opened up about her diagnosis of prediabetes.

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How Richard Shaw conquered type 2 diabetes

After placing his type 2 diabetes into remission through a low carb, real food approach, Richard Shaw decided to write a book about his experience in the hopes that it would help to inspire others with type 2 to change their lifestyle.

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Supporting a loved one: part 4 – supporting a friend

As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re been running a series on how you can support your loved ones to manage their diabetes.

Previously in the series we’ve looked at how you can support a parent, child and partner. In the final part we’re going to look at how you can support a friend with 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.

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Developments in diabetes research and technology – from 1921 to the present day

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.

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