Health

Embracing Your Diabetes Body

how to have a healthy pregnancy with type 1 diabetes

I was looking in the mirror this morning after my shower, at my battered stomach, crisscrossed with the years of my life, full of lines and bumps, pump site scars, bruises and looking like a robot with my insulin pump site and Dexcom G5 transmitter. Underneath this, are the 3 scars from my 3 c-sections,…

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Fruit and Diabetes Part 1

fruit and diabetes

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, dietitian Everybody knows that fruits are a great source of plant nutrients, as well as being delicious. But it wouldn’t hurt to understand a little more about the range of fruits, so we can be mindful of our diabetes health and our overall wellbeing in our choices. If you get…

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Teeth and Diabetes

Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Do people living with diabetes have more problems with the teeth than others? Although a number of oral disorders have been associated with diabetes mellitus, the data support the fact that periodontitis is a complication of diabetes. “People with diabetes who keep their blood glucose levels in a…

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D-discussion on ‘That Sugar Film’

that sugar film

Guest Post from Sally Marchini, Dietitian Recently I attended the Newcastle premiere of ‘That Sugar Film’, with Damon Gameau as the star. I was there because I was invited to participate afterwards as the ‘nutrition expert’ in the 30 minute Q&A with the audience, numbering 640. I thought my experience worth talking about as, although…

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Guest Blog: Foot care, Diabetic Neuropathy

Edited 30/03/17 to reflect changes in the page from DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop me. One of our Closed groups on the Social Media platform of Facebook was called ‘Diabetes Education and Management’. This group was supported by  Diabetes Educators and a Midwife, a Dietitian, and a Pharmacist, as well as Mental Health Counsellors. In…

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Diabetic Nerve Damage: Neuropathy

Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood glucose can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet. Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from…

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Diabetes in Hospital

Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Going into hospital can be a real challenge, especially for those people who have had diabetes a long time, and who are confident and competent in their self-management. Whether the hospital admission is for a medical or a surgical reason, your diabetes needs some special attention here. Ideally…

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Learning to Love Legumes

Guest Post Sally Marchini – Dietitian When you were a child, were legumes amongst the foods that you really disliked the flavour/texture of? Do you still avoid them? Just recently I’ve had a few clients telling me that they just can’t stand legumes, and when I dig a bit deeper it’s usually not such a…

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