Travel & Diabetes

Managing your diabetes at home where everything is familiar is usually relatively straightforward, even if the condition isn’t. After a while you know where everything is, habits are formed, who to call and where to go if things go wrong. Travelling throws everything up in the air a little and does require extra planning and […]

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Diabetes & Protein

When it comes to nutrition and diabetes, there is so much mis-information out there it is quite staggering. One of the key questions I see with Type 1 diabetics when it comes to diet is how much protein should they be eating? Diabetes is a constant life-long lesson. One of the first things that diabetics […]

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The Diabetic Muscle & Fitness Guide: Review

If you’d like to purchase The Diabetic Muscle & Fitness Guide then please click the link here (eBook and Hard Copy). Insightful, knowledgeable, relatable. That’s the three words that come to me having read Phil Graham’s book titled “The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide”. For those of you unaware Phil is a Type 1 Diabetic […]

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My Top 20 Tips for Living with Diabetes

Hey there! It’s been a while hasn’t it? What with Christmas, New Year and difficult work deadlines it’s been…tough…to find the time to write. So I apologise for that! Happy New Year to you all (we can still say that right…it’s only 23rd January…!) and I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with […]

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5 Years Of Diabetes.

19th November 2011. This Saturday will mark 5 years of me becoming a Type 1 Diabetic. 5 years on from lying in a hospital bed hooked up to fluids, severely underweight, sugars so high they couldn’t be measured, really very ill, days away from slipping into a diabetic coma, unsure on what the hell was […]

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The Diabetic Diet

“But you’re a diabetic, can you eat that?” It’s a question I, as I’m sure many of have been asked, plenty of times. I get it – with poor media coverage of the different types of diabetes including what the causes are, it’s difficult to get education out to the general public. Most people are […]

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What It Means To Me To Be Diabetic

I actually struggled to think of a title for this blog post.  Essentially I want it to sum up how I feel about being a Type 1 diabetic. Involving the complete change of my daily routine over the last few years, constantly thinking about it both physically and mentally, being very aware of everything that […]

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This Is It. You’ve Been Diagnosed – What Now?

The diagnosis. Lying there in my hospital bed around 4 years ago with a very new piece of life changing information. I was now a person with Type 1 diabetes and the emotions I was feeling ranged from numb, to being scared, to worrying about how it would effect the people in my own life. […]

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Review: Contour Next One

I’ve been using Contour blood glucose meter’s pretty much consistently for the entire 5 years I’ve been a Type 1 Diabetic. It was the first meter I ever received from my specialist having been newly diagnosed and I’ve continued to use them almost every day up until now. It is completely fair to say that […]

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Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl

I found this little number over on FitMenCook and decided to give it a go with a couple of slight tweaks! It’s a wonderfully delicious, light and refreshing meal and incredibly easy to make – perfect for the hot week we have ahead of us! I’m a massive fan of sushi and salmon and this […]

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How To Test Your Blood Glucose

Testing your blood sugar is vital if you’re a diabetic. It allows you to inform yourself on what you can eat, do and how much insulin you require. Otherwise it’s a complete shot in the dark. Blind folded. After someone has spun you around 17 times. There are plenty different ways to test your blood […]

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Guest Post: Pranjali & Her Story

It’s been a while since I’ve had a guest post on here! Pranjali, all the way from India, got in touch with me with the incredible desire to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes, her story, the challenges she has faced and how she has used her countries rich history to inspire her living with […]

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