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First time – be kind !

It’s all very well volunteering to write a blog – but sitting in front of a (very slow) computer screen and all of a sudden it’s a pretty daunting task. I suppose the thing to do in this first post is to share my story with you.

I am 56 years old and live in a rural area in Lancashire. I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 9 years ago. I didn’t consider myself particularly unfit or overweight (15 stones for a 5′ 10″ frame) and my lifestyle was no different or any more unhealthy than my friends. I’m a keen cook and we eat hardly any processed food and although I like a pint I tended to drink only socially – and to excess only about once a month.

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Could Victoza become a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes?

This week there was news from a small study that showed that Novo Nordisk’s Victoza could serve as a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes, as a supplement to insulin.

People with type 1 diabetes can often find themselves dealing with large swings in blood sugar on a near-to daily basis which can be particularly difficult to control. The study on Victoza indicated that the drug helps to reduce the swings in blood sugar and improved overall blood glucose control.

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