Category Archives: Living with diabetes

THE EYES HAVE IT – FINAL PART

Dear Reader, this is the final part of my ‘Eyes ‘series wherein I have tried to give my personal experiences and tips for those having to undergo investigations and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, maculopathy, etc.Those who have read the previous … Continue reading

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People with Diabetes Need Balanced Snacks, Right?

Wrong. People with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes don’t require snacks, and anything eaten between meals should contain as few carbohydrates as possible. I recently joined Pinterest and came across  this link as I was looking  for images to … Continue reading

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Potential diabetes ‘cure’ to end misery of insulin jabs

Great in principle but I wonder how many diabetics will be eligible considering the current economic state of affairs. A snippet… “The British invention will transform the lives of millions who have to endure injections of insulin every day. Health … Continue reading

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Diabetes UK and reduced carb success

I thought I’d post my story as reduced/low carbing was the only way forward for ME despite what the current guidelines from the NHS and DUK state. Around October 2011 I noticed things were ‘Not quite right’ and I was … Continue reading

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Metformin beyond it’s blood sugar lowering properties

  The flower is of course,the French lilac or goat’s rue,the original source of that well known anti-diabetic drug Metformin. Believed to be the most widely prescribed diabetes drug in the world,it was introduced into Britain in 1958 but not licensed for use … Continue reading

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The Eyes have it Part 2

  Following on with my two previous Eyes posts, namely. ‘The Eyes Have It – Introduction’ and ‘The Eyes Have it Part 1’. I now have another Part for you to read.Here is ‘The Eyes Have it Part 2’. These … Continue reading

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New blood glucose monitors sync to smartphones, send data to the cloud

This may be of interest to any gadget/tech loving diabetics who are reading… A snippet… “The latest offering in that space is Dario, a cloud-based mobile health platform that serves as an all-in-one glucose monitoring system. New York-based LabStyle Innovations plans … Continue reading

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