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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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Starbucks customer reportedly finds ‘diabetes here I come’ written on his drink

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.

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These 6 weird things could reduce your risk of heart disease

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.

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Diabetes management: 14 simple tips to make life easier

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.

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General Election 2015: Which party offers more to people with diabetes?

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.

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“Dracula in charge of the blood bank”: financial links between sugar industry and obesity scientists causes controversy

Professor Susan Jebb is an academic at the University of Oxford, one of Britain’s leading experts on obesity and the role of sugar in our diets. And it just so happens that her research has received £1.3million of funding from sugar companies.

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Day 3

Woke up at 6am with a blood sugar level of 14.3, even though I bolused for the food I  had to eat last night to stave off the ketones…..still feeling pretty rubbish but hey ho on to my next shake!

Anyone have any thoughts on why my sugars are running so high, after my shake this morning I’ve been running dangerously high as in 24-26!!!

Obviously not enjoying this experience at all and just hoping it gets better when I start introducing food again tomorrow.

Will post again at the end of the day to say how rest of the day goes………..

Day 2

Posthumous post to finish off what happened yesterday………

Not a good day at all – my sugars ran high for most of the day – is anyone else having similar experience? By 9pm lastnight my sugars had settled – well it was 10.5 but blood ketones were sitting at 0.9!!! I felt awful, head was pounding, little energy and I felt really sick, was scared to go to sleep with that level of ketones present so had to eat an apple and packet of crisps (being the only carb I had available at home!) to counteract the ketones plus another half litre of water to flush them out…..so, as you can imagine was up half the night peeing!!

 

 

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