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Learning and Diabetes: A vicious circle
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Learning and Diabetes: A vicious circle

Learning and Diabetes Rowan Hillson Practical Diabetes Nov/Dec 16 Only 32% of type one diabetics and 78% of type two diabetics are currently offered structural education in England. Even then, not all will attend. Will it have any positive long term effects for those who do? Many issues affect learning. This article discusses some of … Continue reading

Diabetes structural education for children and their families: labour intensive, poorly attended, and no improvement in blood sugars
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Diabetes structural education for children and their families: labour intensive, poorly attended, and no improvement in blood sugars

  NICE want to see structural education for all new diabetics but particularly children and their families. Sadly the end results sometimes doesn’t seem to justify the effort put in. The wrong focus on eating lots of starch we wonder? Here is the abstract of one teams considerable efforts with the full paper here: :http://drc.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000065.full?sid=90e5f16a-f3de-4a5d-94dc-c57e973c4587 Implementing … Continue reading

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Scotland ‘Should Take Lead Role in Type 1 Research’

Catriona Morrice of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) talked to the Scotsman this week about how Scotland could lead the field to cure type 1 diabetes. The Foundation’s development manager cites bioscience expertise where Scottish institutions, scientists and charities are already working in support of this aim, but she believes Scotland’s role could be … Continue reading

Detecting hypoglycaemia: a dog is a girl’s best friend
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Detecting hypoglycaemia: a dog is a girl’s best friend

 Best Plan for Patient May Not Be The Recommended Plan  Diabetes in Control July 26th, 2015 Female, type 1 diabetes for 42 years, 58 years of age, lives with husband and dog. Patient has hypoglycemic unawareness. We regularly readjust her treatment plan and have recommended CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) for this patient on numerous occasions, but … Continue reading

Robert Redfern: High carb diet causes memory loss as we age
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Robert Redfern: High carb diet causes memory loss as we age

As reported in Naturally Healthy News Issue 24 Eating a diet that’s rich in carbohydrates – sweets, soft drinks, bread, pasta and potatoes- is  a direct cause of mild dementia and memory loss as we get older. Starch and sugar cause cognitive impairment. A diet that is high in fats and protein is far less … Continue reading