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What is CGM?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

1 August 2018

What is CGM? Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is always a hot topic of conversation in diabetes. With people talking about what it is, who can access it, how it can benefit you and more. But do you really know what CGM is and how it works? In this article we explain a few of the basics about CGM. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a way of measuring your glucose levels continuously throughout the day and night. A sensor is inserted just under the skin and measures your glucose levels every few minutes, to provide a graph of your glucose levels over time.1 Use of CGM, alongside...

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What is CGM?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

1 August 2018

What is CGM? Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is always a hot topic of conversation in diabetes. With people talking about what it is, who can access it, how it can benefit you and more. But do you really know what CGM is and how it works? In this article we explain a few of the basics about C...

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It's your health - get checked

31 July 2018

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

1 August 2018

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.    ...

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What to do when your sugars go high

1 August 2018

Hyperglycaemia, when blood glucose levels rise too high, happens to many people living with Type 1 diabetes. Penelope Hamilton-Evans, diabetes specialist nurse, Diabetes Care For You at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust offers advice. For those on insulin occasional mild episodes can be managed using correction doses and may remedy themselves, but hyperglycaemia, often called a hyper, can lead to complications over time. If you are on oral medication and levels stay high, you may need a medication review. "You need to look at the whole picture,” said Penelope, adding that typical sym...

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Take control to get the best from life

31 July 2018

With the right tools, diabetes doesn't have to stand in the way of anything, including the fun and games of university life. As a student mental health nurse, Kristy Haywood, 21, moves house about every three months, so frequently has to adapt to a new routine: but she doesn't let that stop her g...

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Making the jump to pump

3 August 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 Ac...

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Healthy road to weight loss

31 July 2018

Debunking the myths - by Azmina Govindji, Registered Dietician and Consultant Nutritionist There's a sea of conflicting advice, recommendations and fads out there, making it difficult to know what to believe when watching your waistline. If you've been trying to watch your weight, it's likely tha...

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Roast chicken with white bean mash

31 July 2018

A recipe for a tasty fllling protein-rich dish. You'll need chicken, sunflower oil, a lemon, rosemery, garlic, herbs and pepper. The bean mash uses tinned beans of your choice with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. Ingredients Nutritional values Per serving: energy 489kcal • protein 55.8g • fat 18.9g • saturated fat 4.4g • carbohydrate 23.7g • sugar 1.6g • fibre 11.6g • salt 0.3g • GI low 1 x 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) chicken 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 lemon, halved Leaves from 4 x 5 cm (2 in) sprigs of fresh rosemary 4 fresh bay leaves Cloves from 1 small head of garlic, s...

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