Summary of a seminar by Dr Rosemary Stanton on plant based eating

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Guest Post by Sally Marchini, Dietitian Recently I went to a presentation called Paleo versus Plant based diets. I really wanted to share some of the information I was reminded of there with you.  Upfront I’d like to make clear …

Diabetic Nerve Damage: Neuropathy

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Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood glucose can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your …

#Parenting a child with #diabetes #struggles & #rewards: owning your own #lifetime

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This is a blog I have wanted to write for some time. As the parent of a now grown up child with diabetes, I feel a ‘special’ bond with other parents. Because of this, I am one of the moderators …

It’s not easy to be me- journeying to the #self: how #melancholy is part of #happiness

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Our inalienable rights are ‘Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness’- nothing in there about Health, or Wellness, right? I was counselling someone today, someone who is actually older than I am, despite me having just had a birthday & …

Diabetes Self Education & Managing Your Health Care Professional: who is driving this car?

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We’ve had some discussion today around the topic of Research on our Facebook group. There were lots of different opinions. Some people want to know and learn and be in control: others want to be told what to do and …

prejudice, judgement & bias- who me? I’m a nice person! I know all about diabetes, right? Talkin’ WDD2013 blues

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By Helen Wilde Today is World Diabetes Day, 2013. What is your wish for today? Mine is that through awareness and education, the prejudice, judgement and bias shown by media and ordinary people about those of us living daily with …

Advocacy starts here, it’s all about your diabetes

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It is interesting to read about the DAWN2 Study results breaking at the moment and the sessions from the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions Congress – it makes me think about how far we have come in diabetes, both in …