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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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How Mark Hancock reversed his type 2 diabetes with low carb

In June, Mark Hancock spoke as a patient representative at parliament alongside Dr David Unwin about reversing type 2 diabetes through a low carb real-food approach.

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Happy 70th birthday to our NHS!

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.

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Tackling Exam Stress

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.

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Coping with 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.

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National Siblings Day – supporting a loved one with diabetes

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.

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11 myths people with diabetes are sick of hearing

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.

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11 common reactions someone with diabetes has when people talk about the condition

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.

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