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Howzat? ‘Walking Cricket’ sessions improve diabetes health

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | 0 Comments
An 80-year-old man with T2 diabetes has improved his health by attending Walking Cricket sessions, proving it’s never too late to start exercising after taking part in a series of Walking Cricket sessions. Shirish Modi from Leicester found out about the activity and read more »

Family-wide support

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ascensia Diabetes Care launched their campaign for World Diabetes Day 2018 to celebrate the important role of families for people with diabetes by publishing 38 online artworks that tell the stories of how families support, inspire and impact people with diabetes and read more »

Sophie Reymbaut has been un-diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after taking injections for 26 years.

Monday, November 12th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sophie Reymbaut THE PATIENT’S STORY Sophie Reymbaut was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on 10 August in 1990 when she was eight years old. She was put on insulin and stayed on it for 27 years and four months. Then, on 11 December 2017, read more »

Ways of seeing – how to interpret data read-outs

Friday, November 9th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Interpreting data read-outs is a skill, and for those new to it, it can be daunting. Here DSN  Peter Jennings* talks us through viewing a FreeStyle Libre download. Peter Jennings is a T1D and DSN. These days he spends four days as an read more »

NEWS REPORT on Weight of Expectation comic

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The focus on the drive to tackle obesity should be more about health, not weight, according to Dr Oli Williams. Dr Oli Williams, a leading sociologist from the East Midlands, believes there should be an overhaul of current health campaigns, which he claims read more »

Change for good with OurPath

Monday, November 5th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Could OurPath help change your lifestyle, for good? OurPath provides in-your-pocket access to the latest nutrition, behaviour science, your own health coach plus support from others on the OurPath journey. For many people, weight management is a tough, very personal and frustrating experience. read more »

Diabetes extremes give rise to depression

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | 0 Comments
Extreme highs and lows of blood glucose are associated with depression in people with diabetes according to research published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in its publication, Diabetes Care. The report, by Paola Gilsanz et al, concluded that the presence of read more »

Latest issue: Insulin pump overview, plus all you need to know about ketones and Sick Day Rules

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | 0 Comments
OK, so not everyone needs or wants to go on an insulin pump, but if you are interested in finding out what’s available in the UK, and also what’s ‘coming soon’, then take a look at our extensive feature on p.20. If read more »

Cosmos plant can lower blood glucose levels

Monday, October 29th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Researchers in Malaysia have shown that the plant Cosmos caudatus Kunth contains chemicals that can lower blood glucose levels. These plant-based substances could be investigated further as potential therapeutic agents to help manage high blood sugar in diabetes, a disease that affects read more »

Shakes and soups recommended for the overweight

Friday, October 26th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diet replacement programmes made up of low-calorie soups, shakes and regular counselling should be a recommended NHS treatment for obesity, a BMJ study says [as reported by the BBC]. People on the diets lost three times more weight than those given standard dietary read more »

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