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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Building the Foundation of Lifestyle Management in Diabetes

Good lifestyle management for effective diabetes care is one of the core philosophy’s at Diabetes Insight. We now live in a world of convenience, relying too much on quick fixes to get us the results we want. I see this is both types of diabetes, but my opinion is that the issue of poor lifestyle…

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‘SMART’ Goals & Diabetes

One of the mainstays of our consultations here at Diabetes Insight is finding ways to overcome the daily challenges of living with diabetes, problem solving and setting goals. To set goals we use the SMART goal approach which is widely used and recognized worldwide. What Are SMART Goals? SMART is a acronym giving criteria to…

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Dry Eye Syndrome, Diabetes & Neuropathy

Diabetes Mellitus has been long associated risk factor for Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). The prevalence of DES has been reported up to 54% [1]. DES compromises quality of life because it induces ocular discomfort and visual disturbance and maybe complicated by corneal epithelial defects, erosion’s or ulcers. In children with type 1 diabetes, there is…

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