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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Are You Losing Control Of Your Diabetes Over Fear of Hypoglycaemia?

Significant Impact of Hypos on Daily Life It is our experience here at Diabetes Insight that fear of hypoglycemia is singly the most important limiting factor in managing type 1 diabetes and that identifying the fear of hypoglycemia among people with diabetes may be of the greatest importance on the road to effective diabetes management. On…

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Link Between Low Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes & Cardiovascular Events

A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycaemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes. The study demonstrated that, following hypoglycaemia, insulin-treated patients with diabetes had an ~60% higher risk of cardiovascular events, and were between 2–2.5 times more likely to die over the…

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Low GI Diet for Type 1 Diabetes

Low GI is not just for Type 2 Diabetes The Low GI (Glycaemic Index) Diet has been commonly associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Working for over 15 years in diabetes, I have found this to be one of the most effective diets for regulating blood sugars, losing weight and curbing cravings in Type 2 Diabetes….

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Hidden Hypos

A blood sugar of 4mmol/l or under is considered a low blood sugar and requires immediate treatment. But many people can experience hypoglycemia at much higher numbers such as 5 -6mmol/l. This may suggest poor control of blood sugar levels, as the person begins to lose some of their hypo awareness. The same could be…

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