The Number 1 Thing You Need to Know About Diabetes

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This is not a 25 things you need to know about diabetes, or even a top 3 tips about living with diabetes. I am not going to tell you (with great shock factor), that if you do not look after …

Diabetes and Complications, Taking Time Out, Keeping a Check and Living Well

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The many complications of diabetes are something most of us know about. Often this information is given to you at a time where you are not ready to hear it, or at a time that causes high anxiety. The way the media …

Gluten Free Diabetes Friendly Chocolate Brownies

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  Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian One of our wonderful community members Joan Bailey has type 2 diabetes. She also has two young daughters who both have coeliac disease. Joan loves to bake them yummy, homemade meals and treats for …

On Patience and Patients

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I had an appointment at my diabetes eye specialist recently that I cancelled and re-booked. Once, I did that about 6 times, before finally going through with the appointment……The appointment has come again this week, and yet again I am …

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

Dear Pauline, The World is a Rainbow

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Dear Pauline (and anyone else who has ever bullied, ignored, taunted or tossed away someone with a disability), When I was 12 years old I was told that I would never have children due to type 1 diabetes. I was …

Yoga may help people living with type 2 diabetes

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Guest Post from Dr Tony Tanious – House Call Doctor For people living with type two diabetes, regular exercise is fundamental to maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Fortunately, regular exercise doesn’t always have to involve exhaustive weights training or rigorous cardio.  …

Diabetes Chat 3: Dealing with Diabetes & Pregnancy

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Our Sweet Talk Tuesday live chat sessions are on a range of topics – head here to find out all of the upcoming talks and topics. Chat topic 3 was about managing diabetes and pregnancy. This is a passion topic …

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Lifting the Burden of Chronic Disease

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I have been going through some changes to my health lately, including high and low blood pressure, lightheadedness and a couple of instances of vertigo, mood changes, sleeping troubles, night sweats and unexplained overnight blood glucose spikes (incredibly cruel when …

low carb low FODMAP banana chocolate muffins, diabetes friendly

Low Carb FODMAP friendly Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins

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As you may know I have a complex relationship with food. Due to diabetes I have long term gastroparesis, which means many foods are off the menu as they cause pain, bloating, dumping of glucose and a variety of horrible …

Live Diabetes Chat 2: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

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Life with diabetes can be very hard. Some days you can wonder how you will keep going. Diabetes burn out is a common experience. Connecting with each other is one of the most important things for staying well and happy …

When Everything is Not OK

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One thing I have learned in my almost 50 years of life, is that everyone feels pain, and most importantly, that is ok. We are all living through lives filled with a multitude of experiences, feelings, thoughts. Pain is an …