The ‘If Only’ Syndrome in Diabetes Management

‘If Only’ is an expression I hear too often at Diabetes Insight. I find it very distressing when someone attends my practice and says to me, ‘if only I had come sooner’, ‘if only I had known about this service ten years ago’. Words that are spoken too late These words are often spoken when…

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Why I Love Diabetes

I knew No One With Diabetes My very first day as a student nurse was spent on a surgical ward. On that day I was given the opportunity & privilege to nurse six patients. Every one of them had diabetes………….and all of them were there because they had lower limb amputations due to complications of…

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Probiotics Cut Autoimmunity 33% in Infants at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

Infants who are at genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes and who were given probiotics before 3 months of age had a 33% reduction in the risk of pancreatic beta-cell islet autoimmunity, according to new results from an ongoing international study in over 7000 children. Ulla Uusitalo, PhD, a nutritionist at the University of…

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A New Year, A New Move: This Diabetes Nurses Journey

The Dream Becomes A Reality 2013 has been a magnificent year for Diabetes Insight/Helena Farrell Consultancy. With new collaborations, expansions of services, little did I either hope or realise I would be ending it relocating to my own independent practice…..a dream I aspired to for years….that has now become a reality. I began this year…

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Diabetes Isolation

My Diabetes story to date……. 2007 thinking my over active thyroid was out of remission, I went to my GP for blood tests. Results type 2 Diabetes. BG of 25.9 I very quickly adjusted my diet dramatically, and lost 5.5 stone thinking it would all get better somehow, and continued my training for the ladies…

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