Coffee & Blood Sugar Spikes

So I had a client recently where we were trying to get to the bottom of their blood sugar levels spiking first thing in the morning. Through a process of elimination I discovered that my client was having a cup of coffee every morning on waking, driving to work, then checking their blood sugar levels…

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Sex while wearing an Insulin Pump

Lets be honest, diabetes does not lend itself to the kind of spontaneity that sex requires. The checking of the blood sugar prior to ‘getting it on’, the disconnecting of the pump etc does require having an understanding and open partner. So lets be honest here, if you are having sex with them, you really…

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Green Tea, Diabetes & Drug Interactions

  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I could be ranting and raving till the cows come home about the personal benefits to me from drinking green tea. I suffer from a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, therefore coffee and I should not be on speaking terms. But I love my coffee, in fact I am an out and out…

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Sleepovers, Your Child & Type 1 Diabetes: Top Tips

I happened to be talking to my neighbour over the weekend and the subject of sleepovers came up. Her daughter is 9 years of age and preparing for her first sleepover. It got me thinking of what it must be like as a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes and dealing with the…

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Practicing Self Care in Diabetes Management

  What are you doing today &/or what have you done to take care of yourself? Are you afraid to put yourself first? Why do you consider yourself not important enough to look after first? We are the only service within the Republic of Ireland which specializes in diabetes self management education, practicing client centered…

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