The Days I Now Live For As A Type 1 Diabetic

Today, November 14th, marks World Diabetes Day. I love days like today. To see so many inspiring stories ranging from diagnosis to what diabetics all over the world are doing alongside their condition. Almost every Type 1 Diabetic’s initial story is similar, but yet so different. Everyone I see has overcome adversity and has stories […]

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Your Diabetes is YOUR Diabetes.

If you follow me on Instagram (@thehealthydiabetic) you’ll notice that I’ve put a post (which has turned out to be my most engaged one yet) up over the weekend discussing a trend that I, and apparently many others are starting to see. And I’m worried. I’m getting more and more messages from teenagers and young […]

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Flash Glucose Sensor Available on the NHS

Great news!! As of November 2017 in the UK, the Freestyle Libre will be available on the NHS for the first time! The Freestyle Libre is a device which checks a type 1 diabetics blood glucose levels by scanning a small 2p sized sensor which is located on their arm. By scanning the user receives […]

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Training Day No. 1

Right. So. 26.2 miles. As a Type 1 Diabetic. I haven’t really run long distance in about 4 years when I completed my half marathon back in 2013. Since then I’ve run a couple of Tough Mudders, played football (soccer for my American’s) regularly and stayed generally fit but kept the miles in single digits. […]

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Fundraising for JDRF UK: 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

I am incredibly excited to share with you that on 22nd April 2018 I’ll be running the London Marathon with JDRF UK!! Participating in this event is something I’ve had on my bucket list to do for as long as I can remember and do to be able to do it alongside a charity that […]

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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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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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