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Over the last year I have been experiencing some discomfort which has become downright painful on a number of occasions. Unfortunately,  it has become so painful that I have experienced a couple of trips in an ambulance and some morphine. My local Accident and Emergency unit has been fantastic – busy but friendly and professional.…

Everyone who has diabetes must have suffered a ‘hypo’ at one time or another. A ‘hypo’ (officially known as hypoglycaemia) is when the body enters a state of ‘low blood glucose levels’ – less than 4 mmol/l. As you know, this can have a serious toll on your daily activities. I remember my ‘first time’…

In a regular blog series, Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK’s Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, rounds up the latest diabetes news. This week Simon looks at new food structures, healthcare technologies and recommendations. Sugar lite? At the end of 2016, Nestlé announced that it has developed a way of restructuring sugar, so that it can break…

Hi, I’m Emma. I’m the Editor and Content Producer for Enjoy Food here at Diabetes UK. Enjoy Food is our source of healthy eating information and advice, designed to help families living with diabetes to shop, cook and eat with confidence and success. Managing diet, and understanding what to eat when you have diabetes, is…

I’m new to diabetes, I’m also new to cycling but I wanted to take a data focused approach to try to understand and improve my ability to cycle. How much is diabetes impacting me and how can I control it? I wanted to use my time with a Continous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to understand and learn…

I was away from home for two weeks over Christmas: it was a combination of visiting family (mine and my partner’s) as well as a bit of a winter holiday. Half a week after locking up the house and turning down the heating, I received a message from my boiler telling me that it was losing…