Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

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We all have our favourite memories and ideas about what makes the perfect holidays. Maybe yours is skiing on a powder white slope; lazing on a golden sunny beach under a palm tree; hiking in bushland; an eco holiday; rail journey or cruise – …

The Importance of Friends When You Have Diabetes

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Sometimes. Sometimes, when you are sitting up, waiting to go to sleep but you can’t until your blood glucose levels decide to start doing the right thing, the thing any respectful person would do, toe the line, get into shape, …

7 Tips to Help You Deal with Emotional Eating & Diabetes

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Often the strongest cravings for particular foods occur when we are at our lowest point emotionally. Lots of people use food for comfort occasionally ­ either consciously or unconsciously, and on occasion it is not really an issue. This is …

Dealing With Control in Diabetes

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Life with diabetes is closely connected with the word “control”. When diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a sense of being “out of control” and talk around you from mostly well meaning people, that you need to “take control”. There can …

On the edge: risk taking & diabetes #dblog

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Welcome to a story from one of our guest bloggers, Dave Barnes. Dave is an extreme athlete who has lived with type 1 diabetes since early childhood. He has also worked as a Mentor for troubled youth, using physical challenges …