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November issue Desang Magazine: How to Count Carbs

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 | 0 Comments
The latest issue of the magazine is out! We get back to basics with a look at carb-counting. Familiar to some and new to others, our feature looks at current relevance of this relatively old-fashioned yet also up-to-the-minute aide to diabetes control. read more »

How to have a hypo

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | 3 Comments
This is an article with advice about avoiding the lows of hypos. This is a practical approach to one of the real low-points of having diabetes. At the end of the article there are some Top Tips on Handling a Hypo and read more »

How to: Cross time zones

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Travelling through different time zones is monstrously difficult to do. If you don’t do it very often and you are travelling very far, you should try to plot out the time frame — you may need to stay awake in order to read more »

How To: Travel with diabetes

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
There is absolutely no reason why you can’t travel. You are the same risk as anyone else in terms of getting anything funny, a gyppy tummy, Delhi belly, and all that kind of stuff. It again comes down to the absolute basic read more »

How to: Keep your head

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Diabetes is yours to manage one way or the other. Learn from others but don’t compare yourself unfavourably against them. It is hard work achieving and maintaining good control and it takes time. Do your best and give yourself credit when credit read more »

How to: Store Insulin

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
There is much misunderstanding about insulin storage — many are told that they should always keep insulin cool. This is not necessarily the case. Insulin is a live substance, if it is ill, it looks ill, so take a look at it read more »

How to: Choose your diabetic equipment

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Start thinking of your equipment as management tools. These will include your blood testing machine, your insulin injection pens, your blood test diary, and some means by which to carry some sugar (of some sort) with you, so you can address a read more »