Tag Archives: "Type 1 diabetes"

Should you be following the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet Imagine a time before, cars, supermarkets, agriculture, heck, before houses existed. You’d spend the day roaming the planes of the land or the coast of the seaside in the endless pursuit to find food for yourself and your tribe. You’d ga …

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Do Keto Diets Work For Diabetes?

Following on from my previous blog on my services page about ketogenic diets (usually known as a keto diet) and weight loss I wanted to do a separate blog on keto diets and diabetes. The reason this topic deserves a blog all in itself is because with d …

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What is type 3 diabetes

Type 3 diabetes Type 3 diabetes starts with an organ in the body called the pancreas. The pancreas is only about 6 inches long but its functions are vital for survival. The pancreas has two primary functions. Its first role is to release enzymes into t …

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Diabetes and physical activity recommendations. How much is enough?

The department of health describes physical Inactivity as a silent killer. The benefits of physical activity are well known and it is an important part of being healthy and fit. Exercise can also have a positive impact on blood glucose levels too. When …

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Preventing erratic glucose levels in type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a tricky condition to manage. Improving blood glucose levels can be difficult. It truly is a 24 hour condition that requires attention every single day. This makes it difficult for some patients to manage, particularly if their gluco …

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Can I get type 2 diabetes if I am type 1?

Wooa, this is some mind blowing stuff. Type 2 diabetes upon type 1 diabetes. Can this be real? Can someone with with type 1 diabetes develop type 2 diabetes also? Surely you are either type 2 or type 1 right? I’m here to tell you this is a real thing. …

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How to treat a hypo

Recently in clinic I’ve come across a few patients taking insulin or sulphonylureas (e.g. Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Gilbenclamide, Glipizide, Tolbutamide) who do not know how to treat a hypo. This is very important for this patient demographic because e …

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I eat healthy but have suboptimal glucose levels. Why?

Many patients I see have perfectly healthy diets but unfortunately suffer with suboptimal glucose levels. This can be frustrating for the patient. Especially as they are doing their best to control their diabetes but to no avail. When I see these patie …

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New article suggests 5 types of diabetes?

Types of diabetes You may have seen the recent national newspaper articles saying there are now 5 types of diabetes. No wonder people get confused but actually in this case there is something to it. All people with diabetes have problems controlling th …

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No more finger prick testing? The Freestyle Libre

The Freestyle Libre “My fingers are red raw” Marci says through sighed words. Marci has been testing her blood glucose levels through finger prick testing for 10 years now. She type 1 diabetes and has to test her blood glucose levels a minimum of four …

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