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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The ‘If Only’ Syndrome in Diabetes Management

‘If Only’ is an expression I hear too often at Diabetes Insight. I find it very distressing when someone attends my practice and says to me, ‘if only I had come sooner’, ‘if only I had known about this service ten years ago’. Words that are spoken too late These words are often spoken when…

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Diabetic control is about trying to be better not about being perfect – Diabetes Stories

When I was 13 I got diabetes. The needles were big. Teenage diabetes can be hard. When I was 16 I didn’t think I’d make 18 or 21 or 25 or 30. That first injection was sore and all the doctors wanted to do was educate me. Education involved giving me a shopping list of…

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