The Changing GI of Root Vegetables

Not many people are aware that certain root vegetables have a higher carbohydrate content than many of their green leafy friends, and convert quickly to sugar in your blood stream, therefore rising blood glucose levels 2 hours after eating. Hydration and heat can rise a foods glycaemic index (GI) which has a significant impact on…

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A Personal Letter: Notice of Changes to Diabetes Insight Services

The Journey Since Diabetes Insights establishment in 2008 I have been very proud of what I have achieved in that short space of time. Diabetes Insight was and remains the very first and only nurse led private independent education service for people with diabetes in the Republic of Ireland. One of my most successful ventures…

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Is it time we went Back to Basics in Diabetes Management?

Recently I have been reviewing how I do things here at Diabetes Insight and I have realised that one of the unique key aspects to the services that I provide is how practical and simple my approach is. Sometimes maybe too practical and simple for some. I have noticed within the last year individuals accessing…

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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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