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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

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.

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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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What will become of the NHS?

The Government is planning some bold changes to the structure of the NHS –by way of their proposed Health and Social Care Bill.

Health and Social Care Bill 2011

One of the key propositions is to hand GPs control of commissioning and budgeting. Each GP practice will join a commissioning consortium. It is not currently known how many consortia there will be but it is likely to be at least a few hundred. The idea is that by directly involving GPs in commissioning, decisions for where money is spent will be moved a step closer towards patients.

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