Tag - hypoglycemia

Looking after your diabetes during Ramadan

If you have diabetes and are taking part in Ramadan, it’s important to be aware of the risks.

As Ramadan in 2016 is occurring through June and into the start of July, this means that the fasting period is over a long period of the day.

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6 diabetes phobias, and how they can be overcome

Diabetes is tough enough to control without having to live with certain phobias that make management even harder.

In this blog, we take a look at six different diabetes phobias that can be extremely problematic, and some tips that can help you start to overcome them.

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Teenage cyclist with type 1 diabetes dreams of riding the Tour De France

To commemorate National Children’s Day UK (NCUK2016) today, we caught up with 15-year-old Joe McGuiness. Joe has type 1 diabetes, and this summer he is travelling to America to join up with Team Novo Nordisk’s Talent Identification Cycling Camp. Joe hopes to ride the Tour De France one day, and his mother, Jenny, spoke to us about his diagnosis, cycling aspirations and diabetes management.

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7 surprising things that make blood sugar control easier

Being asleep. Being awake. Hot weather. Cold weather. Seems there’s no end to the number of things that can raise your blood glucose levels. No wonder diabetes management can be such an obstacle course.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. For every factor that unexpectedly sends your blood sugars spiralling out of control, there’s an equally unexpected – and often enjoyable – way to keep them under control.

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Driving with diabetes: Why cracks in the new EU guidelines are starting to show

A nurse with type 1 diabetes from Exeter has won her driving license back from the DVLA after a successful campaign which ended up reaching Prime Minister David Cameron.

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This dog could save your life: The pets trained to sniff out diabetes emergencies

Casper is a miniature poodle, a fluffy ball of fun who looks like he might be part cloud. He also saves lives.

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Killing with insulin: the cone snail’s story

“Rapid-acting” isn’t a phrase readily associated with snails, but the cone snail is capable of producing the shortest insulin ever observed in nature. And it’s used to kill.

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“It’s not my problem”: McDonald’s refuse to serve man with diabetes experiencing a hypo

On the verge of collapse, Matt Brown tried to order a burger from McDonald’s to address his blood sugar levels. It was Christmas Eve, and Mr. Brown, a 38-year-old teacher from Coventry, had run out of the Lucozade he carries for emergencies. He approached the McDonald’s drive-thru on foot fearing he was about to slip into a coma.

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7 Christmas dinner tips for people with diabetes

For people with diabetes, Christmas, for all its fun and jollity, can feel like a bit of an obstacle course. Calorific Christmas dinners can trip you up, and it’s often hard to know exactly how to navigate the festive season without disastrous consequences for your blood sugar. Here are a few ways you can have a healthy Christmas dinner without missing out on the festive fun:

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5 presents to get someone with diabetes for Christmas

As December begins, families across the country have no doubt been locking horns over just when is “too early” for Christmas decorations to go up.

A divisive issue, yes, but another quandary many find themselves in annually is what Christmas present to purchase for your loved one, family member or friend with diabetes.

We’ve selected five of the finest gifts that somebody with diabetes could receive, inevitably leading to admiration and appreciation from your esteemed receiver.

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