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7 stages of New Year’s resolutions

It all seemed so simple. From 1 January your plan would fall into place like a knife through full-fat butter, and your New Year’s resolution would yield instant gratification. Your motivation would be unwavering, and long-term success would be inevitable.

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5 things you didn’t know about Frederick Banting (or maybe you did?)

Ninety-four years ago Dr Frederick Banting graced the front cover of Time Magazine due to his unbelievable contribution within the field of diabetes treatment.

Banting’s work led to the understanding of how insulin works, how it can be isolated and, importantly, how it can be used to manually manage blood sugar levels in people with an affected pancreas. But saving the lives of millions of people across the globe isn’t the only impressive thing about the man. How many of these facts about Banting did you know?

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Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 Phone Wallpapers

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 is here!

Awareness is incredibly important, and it can be surprising how little people know about the condition, how it develops, and what to do to help someone in an emergency.

Wallpapers

But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day.

To download right click the image and save as.

Click read more to see all of the available wallpapers.

Faces of Diabetes

You can help raise awareness, inspire others and break stereotypes this #DiabetesAwarenessMonth by sharing your own photo and story with us on Facebook. Get your #BlueNovember selfie here –  www.diabetes.co.uk/bluenovember/

Diabetes Awareness Month Facebook Frame

To add a frame to your Facebook profile picture all you have to do is:
– Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
– Search for “Diabetes Awareness Month” in the search bar and pick the frame you want to use out of our 4 different frames
– Click Use as Profile Picture to save

Alternatively, you can simply click here and then press “try it” underneath the image.

 

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19 Wonderfully Low-Carb Lunches

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)

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Diabetes Awareness Month 2016 Phone Wallpapers

Diabetes Awareness Month 2016 is here!

Awareness is incredibly important, and it can be surprising how little people know about the condition, how it develops, and what to do to help someone in an emergency.

Among other things we will tackling the myths and revealing the truth about many aspects of diabetes, both type 1, type 2, and beyond.

But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day.

To download right click the image and save as.

Click read more to see all of the available wallpapers.

How can I get involved?

You can help raise awareness, inspire others and break stereotypes this #DiabetesAwarenessMonth by sharing your own photo and story with us on Facebook. Get your #BlueNovember selfie here –  www.diabetes.co.uk/bluenovember/

You can purchase Powered by Insulin t-shirts @ bit.ly/DCUKTees
£1 of every t-shirts goes to JDRF.

You can browse all products here: bit.ly/DCUKShopify

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Feast your eyes on our wicked Halloween treats (no tricks here!)

With Halloween this coming Monday, we thought it would be nice to get creative in the kitchen, and come up with some delicious, low-carb treats! I can’t promise that these will ward away vampires and ghouls… but they can certainly help to appease cravings, and keep you on the LCHF locomotive (so to speak)!

Without further ado, come delve into our cauldron of delights…

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Dr Unwin’s latest research into glycemic index could reform diabetes diet advice

Can we all now agree “healthy” starchy foods spike blood glucose?

Carb counting is all well and good, but as a concept it is still one step away from looking at diabetes diet advice in the purest way. This could be of particular importance to the management of type 2 diabetes.

In a new paper, Dr David Unwin, Dr David Haslam and Dr Geoffrey Livesey have converted the glycemic index (GI) of some very common foods into the equivalent teaspoons’ worth of sugar.

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