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.
Whilst type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes amongst the general population, there are many other diabetes types.
As it’s World Diabetes Day, we thought it would be helpful to raise awareness by sharing just how many types of diabetes there actually are. You might be surprised!
Sir Roger Moore, who famously played James Bond through the seventies and eighties, has died aged 89.
His charm, deftly timed eyebrow raises and one-liners were a strong part of his appeal which saw him cast in roles including TV series such as Ivanhoe and The Saint as well as seven of the James Bond films.
So, the kids are back at school (insert a not-so-subtle cheer and air punch here), and in addition to the usual duties – is the planning of packed lunches. A low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle can benefit the whole family; if you’re for looking for ways to transform your little ones’ lunch boxes (or your own for that matter), look no further!
So, you’ve probably heard of Katie Hopkins? You know, the lady from the 2006 series of The Apprentice who is now somewhat of a “TV personality”.
Every so often Hopkins, who runs a business consultancy firm and writes a column for The Sun, will appear on television, say controversial things, and use Twitter to elaborate on her views. She has over 320,000 followers on the social network site.
Obese and overweight people have long been a target of Hopkins’ vitriol, which has often found type 2 diabetes brought to mainstream attention for all the wrong reasons.
The issue of self-monitoring for people with type 2 diabetes is a topic I feel particularly strongly about.
I’ve seen the news reports saying that self-testing for type 2 diabetics is not cost effective and I’ve thought to myself, really?!
Also I’ve watched how many people with type 2 diabetes on the diabetes forum have made a huge amount of progress thanks to a bit of education and intelligent blood testing. So why should the research contradict this?