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World Diabetes Day 2018

9 November 2018

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is Family and Diabetes, which has us thinking about the ways diabetes can actually help our families grow closer and healthier together. To recognise World Diabetes Day we have developed free resources designed to help the whole family adopt better habits. To get you started, you can download the following guides: Understanding Diabetes The Family Field Guide to Understanding Diabetes. Download this free guide for a better understanding of diabetes and the role it plays in your life. DOWNLOAD Living with Diabetes...

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World Diabetes Day 2018

9 November 2018

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is Family and Diabetes, which has us thinking about the ways diabetes can actually help our families grow closer and healthier together. To recognise World Diabetes Day we have developed free resources designed to help the whole family adopt better hab...

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Three ‘Scarily Good’ Healthier Halloween Treats

30 October 2018

This Halloween, why not try fruit and veg-inspired spooky snacks? Pumpkin sweet potato crisps. Use a pumpkin-shaped biscuit cutter (easily bought online) to cut sweet potato shapes and bake with a drizzle of olive oil, cinnamon and pinch of salt. 'Ghost' bananas. Slice bananas in half and do...

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Managing life with diabetes -  The more you know, the easier it gets

10 October 2018

It is said that the better you understand something—causes and effects, opportunities and limits—the easier it is for you to change things to suit your specific needs. Living with diabetes is no different. The more you know about the effect your blood sugar levels have on your body and how your d...

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What are Hyperglycaemia & Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) by Debbie Hicks

9 October 2018

Living with diabetes presents many challenges. One such challenge is hyperglycaemia resulting in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can result in earlier development of common diabetes complications and can even be life-threatening.   Our series covers hyperglycaemia, DKA, diabulimia and the related complications. Roche Diabetes Care would like to thank Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, for her support with this article series.  Debbie has worked in diabetes nursing for 28 years and has been a nurse consultant for 13. She has been involved in various national groups and had m...

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When diabetes gets you down

9 October 2018

Did you know 3 in 5 people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health issues1? To recognise World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2018, we have produced a short video which explains the link between mental health and diabetes, the signs to look out for and how to get help.  ...

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Making the jump to pump

2 September 2018

Moving on to insulin pumps has transformed the lives of two sporty sisters Sixteen-year-old Jessica Ware (back left) and sister Millie (front centre), 10, were both diagnosed with Type 1 around their fifth birthdays, but it's only been in the last year that they made the change to the Accu-Chek...

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It's your health - get checked

Management and monitoring are the magic words when it comes to reducing long-term complications in diabetes, but many people with diabetes are not attending routine checks. Why aren't they, and why should they? Last year, just 39% of people with Type 1 received all eight annual health checks des...

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Velvety Chocolate Mousse

A really simple recipe for an indulgent treat which takes only minutes to prepare. You will need avocados, bananas, honey or maple syrup depending on your preference, some vanilla extract or bean paste, and some unsweetened cocoa powder. Toppings can be added as you wish.     Ingredients Nutritional values Per serving: energy 214kcal • protein 3.1g • fat 14.6g • saturated fat 3.8g • carbohydrate 18.3g • sugar 15.8g • fibre 4.7g • salt 0.2g • GI medium 2 large ripe avocados 150g (5 oz) ripe banana, peeled and sliced 4 tbsp clear honey or maple syrup...

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