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I never knew that

January 25, 2017. Post by Helen May.

It was a beautiful Saturday in January. Although it was cold, the sky was blue and there was no cloud in the sky. If you wanted to go outside (and, of course, you would), you needed to wear multiple layers of clothing including hat, scarf and gloves as well as sunglasses. After a trying week …

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Thought for Food

January 23, 2017. Post by Chris Genders.

By way of introduction, a bit about me… I’m early 60’s, tall and a BMI just the wrong side of 30. I’m a PWD too – diagnosed in about 2000 and started on insulin soon after. Fairly uninteresting since then apart from creeping neuropathy which has got slowly worse and a DFU (Diabetic Foot Ulcer) …

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The Goldilocks Zone….

January 23, 2017. Post by Chris Genders.

Sums are funny things. If you add up 6+6+6+6+6+6+6 you should get to 42. To work out the average of these numbers, you then divide by 7. Lo and behold, you get an average of 6. If you do the same with these numbers – 3+11+7+4+5+9+3 and average them, you’ll get an average of…. 6! …

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Glycaemic Index

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

Low GI diets have shown some improvements in HbA1c (2) in Type 2 diabetes. The glycaemic index is a ranking of carbohydrate based on the overall effect on blood glucose. Slowly absorbed foods have a low GI rating whilst foods that are more quickly absorbed have a higher rating. Some research has shown benefits of …

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Hypoglycaemia or a “Hypo”

September 5, 2016. Post by Jacqui Moran.

This occurs when the level of glucose in your blood falls too low (4mmols/l or below) WHO IS AT RISK OF HAVING A HYPO? If you take insulin If you take tablets other than Metformin If you are on both insulin and tablets YOU WILL NOT HAVE A HYPO IF Your diabetes is controlled by …

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Rebel, Rebel…..

September 2, 2016. Post by Chris Genders.

A billion words have been written on how hard it is to be a teenager and I’m not about to add to them. Well, just a few. Hope that’s OK. I just know I’m glad that my teenage years are but a distant glow on the far-away horizon. More than that, I’m glad that if …

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