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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.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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The mistakes of misdiagnoses

One problem that can occur in diabetes is if you get misdiagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes. The two main types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and both have similar symptoms as they share high blood sugar as the main presenting factor.

At Diabetes.co.uk, we are used to seeing people on the Diabetes Forum talking about a misdiagnosis they’ve been through or asking about the possibility that a misdiagnosis may have occurred. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re exploring the mistakes of misdiagnoses and what you could do if you feel like you have been misdiagnosed.

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Meet Evelyn Riddell: the model with type 1 diabetes raising awareness and breaking the stigma

Last month the American Eagle-owned brand Aerie was praised for launching a new lingerie campaign featuring female models with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

One of the models featured is Evelyn Riddell. Evelyn has type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor in her photos.

We were fortunate enough to chat with Evelyn and ask her about her experience as a model with type 1.

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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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Dab4Tommy tributes flood in to raise money for type 1 diabetes research

A 24-hour fundraiser has raised over £2,000 for type 1 diabetes research in memory of Tommy Green who tragically died from short-term complications of the condition.

The Dab4Tommy fundraiser was posted on Diabetes.co.uk’s social media channels on 17 May. For every share over the next 24 hours, Diabetes.co.uk volunteered to donate 5p to JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

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Evita Leter battles back from type 1 diabetes diagnosis to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

Barbados swimmer Evita Leter had to overcome more than just her type 1 diabetes to make it to the 2016 Olympic Games.

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7-year-old girl won’t let type 1 diabetes stop her from becoming a professional tennis player

Amalia Widdowson is adamant that her type 1 diabetes will not prevent her from becoming a professional tennis player. Having just won the LTA National Tour 9 & Under event in Southampton, the ball is most certainly in her court regarding her future plans.

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Marathon champion Nicole Michmerhuizen overcomes type 1 diabetes and qualifies for US Olympic Marathon trials

Nicole Michmerhuizen, a type 1 diabetic, won the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Saturday 7 November and qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials, but admitted she “didn’t think it was really going to happen that day.”

Michmerhuizen, 23, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the eighth grade. It was two years later during her sophomore high school year (aged 16) that she started running, eventually becoming a NCAA Champion by winning the 2013 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships.

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon was Michmerhuizen’s second attempt at the marathon distance. She also won her first marathon, the Bayshore Marathon in Michigan. On race day in Indianapolis, though, Michmerhuizen had doubts – not about her diabetes management – but if she would be able to win the race.

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Driver with type 1 diabetes dies during collision with lorry after suffering “diabetic episode”

A 47-year-old man who died after his BMW crashed into a lorry had a “diabetic episode” at the wheel, an inquest has heard.

Paul Hull, who had type 1 diabetes, was travelling southbound down the A46 in Lincolnshire when his BMW 320d collided with an oncoming lorry on October 22, 2014.

An inquest held at the Lincoln Cathedral Centre was told that Mr Hull suffered a diabetic episode that led him to lose control of the car.

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