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NHS Choices: How to read a nutrition label

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Nutrition labels can help you choose between products and keep a check on the amount of foods you’re eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. Here is what to look for, and what some of the terms mean: Carbohydrates There are read more »

Busy year for Moby, the Medical Detection Dog

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | 0 Comments
Moby, a Medical Detection Dog Moby is the dog sponsored by Accu-Chek Mobile to be trained by Medical Detection Dogs in order to become a partner to a person with diabetes who has extra needs, such as having no hypo awareness. Claire Pesterfield who read more »

Autumn/winter diabetic footcare report

Monday, November 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bearing in mind that many people with diabetes do not even get the annual foot check to which they are entitled, or can’t attend because they are working, wouldn’t it make sense if people could take a simple test at home and read more »

Seafood with tentacles: Making a fuss of squid and octopus

Friday, November 24th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Olimpia Davies, ‘Treasure of the sea.’ With good eyesight and a complex nervous system, octopi are considered very intelligent. Not bright enough it would seem to not get caught, judging by the numbers of them strung up in fishing ports around the Mediterranean. read more »

Ascensia Innovation Challenge, can you help?

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched the Ascensia Diabetes Challenge, a global innovation competition that is seeking innovative digital solutions to support diabetes management and improve the lives of those living with Type 2 diabetes. The challenge aims to find new ways to read more »

Five herbs for coughs and colds

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. And can affect the nose, throat, larynx and sinuses. There are over 200 different viruses; the most common culprits are the rhinovirus, coronavirus and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Colds are read more »

World Diabetes Day 14 November 2017

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 | 0 Comments
See what’s going on around the world with this map from the International Diabetes Federation: www.idf.org/wdd-events You can add in any event that you are taking part in. And if you haven’t done so already, download the blue circle – symbol of diabetes – read more »

London Diabetes Centre’s major milestone

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 0 Comments
David Briggs (left) and London Medical’s founder, Dr Ralph Abraham at the launch of The London Diabetes Centre. Started 25 years ago in 1991 by Dr. Ralph Abraham London Medical is a private medical centre based in Marylebone. This recently launched the London read more »

Latest issue: the spooky truth about sugars in food

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 | 0 Comments
Having been baffled myself with on-pack messaging, with claims about products being ‘sugar free’ when they are rammed with carbohydrates, and knowing that there’s a sugar tax coming next year, in this issue I’ve looked into how sugars and carbs are listed read more »

Tic Tac Technology: An interview with Tim Omer, a CGM ‘hacker’ and Nightscout proponent

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tim Omer has had Type 1 diabetes for about 20 years. If his name is familiar, it might be because we included a story about his South East Asia trip in an issue of this magazine from April 2015. Now we’re catching read more »

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