Diabetes Week: Diabetes & Training

Sunday 11th June all the way through to Sunday 18th June, marks Diabetes Awareness Week here in the U.K. Whilst the awareness of what diabetes actually is is ever growing (I for one am really pleased about this and fully believe social media is helping this massively) having real world day to day help is […]

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#DBlogWeek – Why I #DBlog

There are a number of reasons those of us who blog about our diabetes start. For me, there were various reasons. But the big one that stood head and shoulders above the rest? To connect. To know that what I was experiencing wasn’t unusual. To share my story and to know that other people could […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating

Make sure it’s Real. Keeping the food you have on your plate as real as possible goes a long way to ensuring you’re setting yourself up for progress. Real food comes in many forms and has tonnes of nutrients within: lean proteins, nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables, seeds – basically something grown from the ground […]

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Answers to Common Nutrition & Training Questions

Given the current state of the health & fitness industry, there is usually so much information out there that can confuse many of you. One question will usually get 5 or 6 or 14 different answers. A lot of you who read this want to get the best bang for the buck results based on […]

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The Benefits of Carb-Counting

What is the NUMBER 1 tip which I think would benefit any diabetic to help them with their nutrition and blood glucose control? Carb-counting. If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I’m a huge fan of carbs and have them regularly throughout my diet. With my last HbA1c at 5.3% (DCCT) or 5.8mmol/L, I’m very […]

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Cook & Count App Review

For diabetics, it is essential to have a varied, healthy and nutritionally dense diet in order to improve overall well-being and management of our condition. Carb-counting is also an excellent tool to gauge our insulin requirements for any meal. Cook&Count is an App designed by health professionals which is NHS approved and uses trustworthy UK […]

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Dan Piper (The Healthy Diabetic): Qualified Nutrition Coach 

I am incredibly proud and excited to FINALLY share the news that I am now a fully qualified Nutrition Coach/ Consultant having successfully passed the Body Type Nutrition Practical Academy! This course and being qualified is something I have wanted to do since becoming a Type 1 Diabetic over 5 years ago. To help fellow […]

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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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