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Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page celebrates 11 year anniversary

19th May 2020

19th May is the birthday of Diabetes.co.uk’s Facebook page. This year we are celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Our Facebook page is a place for everyone to find support, share experiences and ask questions. (more…)

A general guide to diabetes and coronavirus

29th April 2020

This is a general guide to diabetes and coronavirus, pulling together all the key, current advice to create a help point about these two conditions and the way they interact. What is COVID-19? According to…

HbA1c and the immune system

18th March 2020

HbA1c is a big topic of discussion throughout the diabetes community and we all know that we should be aiming to keep our HbA1c levels in range. The more controlled, the better. However, with the…

Guide to social distancing for elderly & vulnerable people

18th March 2020

Public Health England announced on 16 March 2020 new guidance on social distancing for older people and vulnerable adults. This includes groups who are; 70 years or older (regardless of medical conditions) Under 70 with…

9 ways to stay motivated when working from home

18th March 2020

Whether you are self-isolating, working from home, or both, staying stuck in the house for days on end may erode away at your motivation! Follow these simple tips to keep your creativity flowing and your…

Take a SMART step forward

7th January 2020

SMART goal setting is a useful method which encourages you to consider your goal carefully. Is it Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely? These five factors can keep your goals in reach. Specific - if…

“Having diabetes can’t stop you from doing anything”

29th November 2019

Grace Meffen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 6 years old, although she told Diabetes.co.uk that she’d been struggling with health problems before being diagnosed. “I’d suffered around a year before with…

Rachox: I started low carb straight away

28th November 2019

When Rachel was diagnosed, she felt shell shocked. The response she received from the Diabetes Forum was much more in depth than the basic information she received from her GP, and she started low carb…

Shiba Park: Type 1 has been an emotional curve

25th November 2019

Shiba Park is one of our forum members who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his forties. In our latest Meet Your Diabetes Family, Shiba Park, as he’s known on the forum, talks about…

Goonergal: The forum has taught me a lot

22nd November 2019

Goonergal, as Yvonne Lane is known on the diabetes.co.uk forum, tells us how the forum has provided her with a friendly place to find out new things about diabetes and be part of the family…

NicoleC1971: Being obsessed with being perfect won’t work

19th November 2019

In our first ‘meet your diabetes family’ profile of 2019, Nicole Walker tells us of her ups and downs with diabetes; from having a “fun experience” with her diagnosis as a child, to battling an…

Getting ready for Brexit – what next?

29th October 2019

When it comes to getting ready for Brexit, and Brexit itself, questions of ‘when?’, ‘whether?’ and ‘how?’ are still abound. With many key questions unanswered, and the landscape of ‘what may happen regarding Brexit’ changing…

Frighteningly sweet – the Halloween coffees to run from

24th October 2019

Sugar has sadly become ever-so commonplace during Halloween and Halloween coffees are the latest trend in scarily sugary products. Many modern coffees are far from being innocent fun so we’re highlighting some of the coffee…

7 lifestyle changes to improve restless leg syndrome

20th September 2019

If you, or someone you know, has restless leg syndrome, you’ll know how uncomfortable it can be. Symptoms include burning, twitching and crawling, and can be worse at night, making sleeping difficult. Restless leg syndrome,…

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