Hypos

The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

Do you hate hypos as much as me? Hypos can be a real problem and are probably one of the biggest fears for people with diabetes and their family members, and the impact of hypos in diabetes can be huge. Hypoglycemia, or hypos as often called by many of us, is technically when a person’s…

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The fear of sleep with diabetes

Guest post from Georgia Hall It’s hard to explain the immense fear of going to sleep some nights. No matter what your most recent Blood Glucose Level (BGL) was, there is always that massive cloud of the ‘unknown’ hovering over you at night. Sometimes I don’t freak out, most of the time I don’t and…

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On the edge: risk taking & diabetes #dblog

Welcome to a story from one of our guest bloggers, Dave Barnes. Dave is an extreme athlete who has lived with type 1 diabetes since early childhood. He has also worked as a Mentor for troubled youth, using physical challenges to help young men to understand  their lives, and to make positive changes. Dave has…

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Driving & Diabetes

Guest post by David Mapletoft Diabetes Educator Recently a driver needed to be subdued with a taser after hitting several cars in a parking lot and refusing a policeman’s instructions to stop. The driver, who had diabetes, appeared to have been suffering a hypoglycemic episode. Fortunately, the officer recognised this. The man was given emergency treatment,…

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“I forgot to measure my BGL ….. “

Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Do you use your blood glucose level meter like a compass, giving you some direction with your diabetes self care plan? And if so, is missing an occasional blood glucose level really a problem? At a meeting of diabetes health care professional specialists a few years ago I met an…

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While we’re busy making other plans..

A diagnosis of diabetes brings the ‘C’ word into everyday life: Control. We get bombarded with information, instructions, advice. We’re told to ‘test’, given pieces of paper to go to a clinic or hospital for a variety of even more ‘tests’. We’re monitored, measured, & judged. For some people, this becomes more important than anything…

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Management of diabetes in hospital

Guest Post, David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator With a safe and effective diabetes self management plan you can reduce your risk of the need for a hospital admission. However, if you do end up in a hospital bed – and it may not be for diabetes – ask to see one of the diabetes team. Having…

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