family cycling, keeping fit

‘Its An Undertaker You need… not a Gym’ – A Fitness Professionals Response to Someone with Diabetes

To say I am furious is an understatement. I am gone well beyond furious. The title of this blog is the response given to a client of mine with diabetes when they approached a gym for assistance in developing a programme to control their weight and get better blood glucose control this week.Unfortunately this the…

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Beware of Weight Loss Promises That Can Cause Damage to Your Diabetes Management

Where is the Soup Maker Now?  So its that time of the year again, when for the majority of people, all that commitment & enthusiasm for losing weight on January 1st has disappeared. The fancy new lunch box with 20 compartments is now under the car seat with empty bags of Taytos. The soup maker…

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Resources for Keeping You Motivated for Your Diabetes in 2015

Planning & Preparation There is absolutely no doubt and all the evidence points, that those who prepare for success will achieve their goals. Those who don’t are destined to fail. But there is a system to goal setting, motivating yourself and maintaining your success which must be planned. People tend to skip over this part,…

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image of a woman eating an apple, apples and fruit are still vital in keeping healthy in fighting diabetes, from Diabetes Insight, Cork, Ireland

‘Feeding’ Diabetes Explained

The term ‘feeding’ diabetes has been used to describe a situation when someone with diabetes is eating to keep blood sugar levels up to avoid low blood sugar levels known as  ‘hypos’. It may involve overlarge portion sizes, snacking between meals &/or feeling hungry. Many people complain of gaining weight, due to this phenomenon, which…

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family cycling, keeping fit

Are Health Care Professionals Obsessed about our Weight?

This week I stopped weighing a number of clients. A new client asked me at the end of the consultation was I going to weigh her. I said no. She burst into tears. Alarmed and surprised by her outburst I asked her was she ok. She informed me she was dreading through the whole consultation…

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