Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Vanessa
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Jun 14

No control during a hypo….

 

  So, as well as administering insulin, checking BG levels, counting carbs, watching what we eat, along with the sheer mental stress that diabetes comes hand in hand with, we also have a high chance of experiencing a hypo, in other words a low blood sugar level. Now, I don’t know about you but I tend to categorise my hypos:

Pre-hypo: My BG level is in range but I can feel it dropping. How do I explain the feeling….. well, my symptoms are having 0 energy and struggling to...

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May 22

Top ten tips to better Diabetes control

Vanessa here! As many of us know, controlling diabetes, whether T1 or T2, is not always a walk in the park, whereby blood glucose levels can easily resemble a rollercoaster at Alton Towers! Let’s face it, we are attempting to do the job of an organ and face many challenges that so many people without diabetes take for granted, such as:

  • Not having to think about how many carbohydrates are in food
  • Not having to think about injecting and working out how much insulin is...

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May 11

When Hypos Aren’t The Only ‘Low’s’

I read somewhere the other day that 1 in 3 people with diabetes suffer with depression as a result of the condition, and that quite often the symptoms are misdiagnosed as just ‘being part of diabetes’.

My heart broke at the last part when I think of how many people this actually affects. There are estimated to be around 3.6 million people living with Type 2 diabetes and 400,000 with Type 1 in the UK alone. That means that there are over 1.3 million people suffering from mental...

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