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.
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.
Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place between 14th-20th May and the focus for this year is on tackling stress.
Many of us have experienced feeling stressed – the common sensations of butterflies in the stomach or being unable to ‘switch off’ – and for someone with diabetes, knowing how to cope with stress is important because stress can affect how they manage their condition. It can also be caused by various factors relating to diabetes such as receiving a diagnosis or adjusting to treatment.
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.
Living with diabetes unfortunately means hearing things about the condition that can make you want to faceplant the floor. Here are some common myths about diabetes that are simply not true. At all.
Anyone with diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or type 2, knows that people have many stupid opinions regarding the condition. More often than not, it is people without diabetes that believe the majority of diabetes myths, therefore asking the questions that nobody with the condition wants to hear.
You know how Starbucks like to write your name on your drink, but never get it right?
Well, over in America, a Starbucks customer in St Augustine, Florida got a lot more than he bargained for.
How do we lower our risk of heart disease? It’s a massive question for people with diabetes, who are already at a much higher risk. There’s exercise. There’s diet, but nobody seems to able to agree on which foods help. And then there’s having more orgasms.
Yup. Having more orgasms. And it’s hardly the only bizarre reducer of heart disease risk. Here’s six of them.
It’s the little things. The little frustrations. The lost meter. The miscalculated insulin injections. The quiet feelings of loneliness and burnout. That’s what sometimes feels like the hardest part of diabetes management.
What we need is a few tips. 14 of them, maybe, that could help us work around those little, everyday grievances.
It’s election time – that glorious few weeks or months when everyone furrows their brows in an attempt to make sense of the many complex issues facing the UK, trying to make an informed choice as to which party is best to address them.
This time around, healthcare is the biggest issue, and the future of the NHS. It’s vast and complicated, and one of the big talking points is diabetes. But who offers the best programme for people with the condition?
Furrow no more – this is a quick (but thorough) guide to diabetes and the general election.