#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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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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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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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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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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