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Forgive our wee plug – but if you’re looking for a comprehensive explanation of how you can use low-carb eating to help with diabetes (type 1 and type 2), we’ve got the answer with our book, The Diabetes Diet.  How can it help you? If you’re a type 2, we give you detailed menu plans … Continue reading

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Diabetes: I’m Thankful For…

How much does diabetes shape your personality? If you’ve ever experienced high blood sugars while at a party or surrounded by other people, you’ll know feeling tired and ill turns you into an introvert. Making conversation, especially with strangers, requires far too much effort. Perhaps many of we introverted diabetics are extroverts dying to get … Continue reading

Diabetes Self-Care is Often at The End of the List for Patients. Why?
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Diabetes Self-Care is Often at The End of the List for Patients. Why?

A team of Swedish medical researchers interviewed 24 people who had diabetes to see if there were factors that got in the way for self-caring behaviours that enhanced diabetes management. They found that some patients didn’t believe diabetes was all that serious, that it was way down the priority list compared to dealing with other … Continue reading

Resilience matters most for young and old when it comes to living with diabetes
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Resilience matters most for young and old when it comes to living with diabetes

The Journal of Health Psychology have recently ran a series of articles showing that a positive attitude towards coping with chronic illness gives a better quality of life. Adolescent type one diabetics who felt competent in their self- care, were optimistic and had high levels of self- esteem coped better than those who did not … Continue reading