Diabetes Advice
 That Sugar Film reveals the hidden truth behind refined sugars in so called healthy foods

'That Sugar Film' reveals the hidden truth behind refined sugars in so-called healthy foods

“We are given conflicting messages about sugar. On the one hand, there are those who claim that it’s harmful, and has the potential to cause significant damage to our body. Others maintain that it’s essential for good health and wellness. So I thought that the only way to find out the truth was to experiment on my body” - Damon Gameau.
More collaboration is needed in the NHS to improve diabetes care

More collaboration is needed in the NHS to improve diabetes care

Increased collaboration between GPs and specialists can bridge the divide between primary and secondary care, improving diabetes services and, in turn, patient outcomes. 
Tips for the newly diagnosed

Tips for the newly diagnosed

if you have been diagnosed with diabetes recently, it helps to have a plan of action to help you manage and get on top of your diabetes, says online information forum diabetes.co.uk.
 
Champion of the Congo Working to ensure a better future

Champion of the Congo: Working to ensure a better future

Sister Marguerite De Clerck has worked as a diabetes expert in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for over 50 years. She gives us an incredible insight into the lives of people with diabetes in this country.
 
4 tips for managing your diabetes

4 tips for managing your diabetes

Regardless of the type of diabetes you have, sensible food choices and keeping physically active can help you achieve good blood glucose control and live life to the full.
Moving closer to major medical breakthrough in diabetes

Moving closer to major medical breakthrough in diabetes

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the cells of the pancreas that make insulin.
Why political leadership and goodwill on diabetes is required now

Why political leadership and goodwill on diabetes is required now

With 387 million people living with diabetes globally the epidemic not only threatens individual health but presents itself as one of the greatest barriers today to better governance, sustainable development, economic growth and improved livelihoods.
Improving diabetes care for children around the globe through international benchmarking

Improving diabetes care for children around the globe through international benchmarking

The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) has a very simple motto: “A better world for children with diabetes".
The low carb diet is slowly gaining recognition by medical professionals

The low-carb diet is slowly gaining recognition by medical professionals

The Diabetes.co.uk forum has long championed the low-carb diet. Despite its effectiveness, the diet was for a long time resisted by medical professionals. Slowly but surely, that seems to be changing.
Problems with the EU guidelines for driving with diabetes

Problems with the EU guidelines for driving with diabetes

Helen Nichols won her driving license back from the DVLA after it was revoked for two night-time cases of hypoglycemia, despite her Type 1 diabetes control being otherwise excellent.
Better patient care 20 000 unnecessary diabetes deaths a year

Better patient care: 20,000 unnecessary diabetes deaths a year

Providing the correct support, care and complication prevention methods will create a better future for diabetes treatment.
3 delicious recommended recipes from Enjoy Food

3 delicious recommended recipes from Enjoy Food

Poor medical care for my diabetes has inspired me

Poor medical care for my diabetes has inspired me

Kirsty McLellan, 25, from Hertfordshire was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was a child and she says that her experience has inspired her to work in healthcare.
Phillip Schofield Life with Diabetes doesn t need to change

Phillip Schofield: Life with Diabetes doesn’t need to change

In support of Diabetes week 2014, ITV television presenter Phillip Schofield speaks on the importance of people with diabetes ruling their condition.
Tony s story Understanding diabetes helped me control it

Tony’s story: Understanding diabetes helped me control it

Tony Hatcher, 61, a patient transport driver from Erith in Kent, believes that understanding his diabetes helped him control it.

3 dietary tips for people with diabetes

3 dietary tips for people with diabetes

Don’t let your diet hold you back: Some foods can hold back your progress towards achieving a good weight and good blood glucose levels.
Are you struggling with hypos

Are you struggling with hypos?

Hypo unawareness can be dangerous for people with diabetes who take glucose-lowering medication, such as insulin.
What is diabetes care like in your area

What is diabetes care like in your area?

Diabetes Watch is an online tool from Diabetes UK that highlights the best examples of care in diabetes, to help improve services for people with diabetes in the UK
How to enjoy life and be healthy with diabetes

How to enjoy life and be healthy with diabetes

Sue Cleaver, who plays Coronation Street's Eileen Grimshaw, is supporting Diabetes Week because she understands the importance of informing people about the expert help and support available for diabetics.

More people die of diabetes than HIV AIDS and malaria combined

More people die of diabetes than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that more than 350 million people worldwide are currently living with diabetes. Globally, diabetes causes over 4 million deaths each year. That is as many as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
How sports helped Bas Van de Goor control his Type 1 diabetes

How sports helped Bas Van de Goor control his Type 1 diabetes

Question: Would a diabetes diagnosis ruin Bas van de Goor’s volleyball career?
Answer: No — fitness helped him control his diabetes and now he’s helping others to do the same.
You are not alone Amelia Lily sufferer of type 1 diabetes doesn t slow down

You are not alone: Amelia Lily sufferer of type 1 diabetes doesn’t slow down.

Question: Does diabetes get in the way of young people’s ambitions?
Answer: No, says singing star Amelia Lily — in fact her experience of dealing with Type 1 diabetes helped her during the X Factor
How two brothers deal with diabetes sports and insulin injections

How two brothers deal with diabetes, sports and insulin injections

Question: What’s life like for a family living with diabetes?
Answer: Twins Ben and Marcus Ordever, aged 12, know all too well, but with help from parents Helen and Philip, they live a normal life
Healthy eating the right start in the fight against diabetes

Healthy eating: the right start in the fight against diabetes

Diabetes presents a major public health problem. A threat to countries the world over, it affects almost 400 million people worldwide, and in 2014 it will result in nearly 5 million deaths and cost US$612 billion in global healthcare budget.
Start the day well with a healthy breakfast

Start the day well with a healthy breakfast

Charles Mattocks is a celebrity chef and diabetes advocate. Since his diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes he has become determined to tackle the condition and here he shares one of his breakfast recipes from his budget-friendly diabetes cookbook.
Creating a brighter future for generations to come

Creating a brighter future for generations to come

Faced with a diabetes pandemic of epic proportions, it is a bittersweet pleasure to be presiding over the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) this World Diabetes Day, says Sir Michael Hirst, President, International Diabetes Federation.
Chris Pennell explains why diabetes should not stop you from following your dreams

Chris Pennell explains why diabetes should not stop you from following your dreams

"Diabetes gave me a challenge, and that made me a stronger person and a better player – much better than I would be if I wasn’t diabetic".
Pepito Tina

Case study: Pepito Tiña

It started with a foot wound. Pepito Tiña was worried enough to visit a private hospital near his home in Davao City, Philippines, where his blood glucose levels were checked, and he was diagnosed with diabetes.
Healthcare in England

Tackling diabetes in England

Professor Jonathan Valabhji, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes gives insight on the issue of diabetes in England.
Puan Health Centre, Philippines

Tackling the diabetes epidemic in developing countries

Over 80% of the global diabetes population lives in developing countries, which have scarce resources and too many health priorities. Therefore people living with diabetes in these areas do not receive the care they need.
carbohydrates

Isn’t it about time diet advice changed?

For decades, our diets have been shaped by misinformation. In the 1980s the government introduced low-fat dietary guidelines, but were those guidelines actually a large and costly mistake?
The key to patient empowerment

The key to patient empowerment

Technology moves us one step closer to patients taking control of their own pathology – with the professionals there as guides at best.
The world needs a healthier diet to halt the type 2 diabetes epidemic

The world needs a healthier diet to halt the type 2 diabetes epidemic

The health status of the world’s diet is poor, and we are all paying for it. Research from the IDF Diabetes Atlas estimates that every 6 seconds one person dies from diabetes. Yet, many of these 5 million lives could have been saved.
type 2 diabetes diagnosis

The hidden threat of Type 2 diabetes

Urgent action is needed for the nearly one million people who have type 2 diabetes, and may be already developing some of its complications, but don’t know it.
Sir Steve Redgrave

Sir Steve Redgrave's winning ways with Type 2 diabetes

Whatever type of diabetes you have, knowledge and personally- tailored treatment is key to living a full life, says Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave.

Diabetes Kit

The anatomy of a diabetes kit

Anyone with diabetes will know that each device in diabetes kit is crucial. Here, MedicAlert explain more.