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Spanish-Style Stuffed Marrow
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Spanish-Style Stuffed Marrow

We’ve had a glut of courgettes – we got so many of the blimmin’ things they turned into marrows as we couldn’t eat them fast enough. So, what to do with them? This massive whopper pictured above I turned into a Spanish-style stuffed marrow dish, adapting it slightly from a recipe I found online to … Continue reading

BBC – Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface
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BBC – Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in … Continue reading

Low-Carb Eating in July
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Low-Carb Eating in July

Ah, July – what to eat now… As far as we can (and it’s challenging in Scotland) we like to eat seasonally, and some months are easier than others. Presently, I’m coping with a glut of courgettes (zucchini to our American friends) spring onions, tomatoes and potatoes from the garden, as well as a LOT … Continue reading

How does blood sugar control compare between pump users and insulin injecting adults?
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How does blood sugar control compare between pump users and insulin injecting adults?

If adults get the same level of education about blood sugar management there is only a tiny improvement in blood sugar control with a pump compared to a basal bolus injection regime. The REPOSE trial was based in the UK with 315 participants across eight sites. Using small groups the patients were taught the DAFNE … Continue reading