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Type One

Diabetes & Going on Holiday - Tips & advice

Diabetes & Going on Holiday - Tips & advice

Traveling is an important part of life for many people and you should not avoid this activity just because of your diabetes If you think things over and plan the trip ahead no destination or means of travel is impossible However you must be able to measure your blood glucose ... read more

Parents and Kids

Diabetes Summer Camps for Children

Diabetes Summer Camps for Children

Participating in a diabetes camp or educational holiday gives young people the opportunity to increase their self-confidence by establishing friendships with other children with diabetes who have to abide by the same rules about insulin diet and testing The program varies from camp to camp but most of these holidays ... read more

Type One

Type 1 Diabetes & Skiing Tips & Advice

Type 1 Diabetes & Skiing Tips & Advice

If you are physically active for a prolonged period on a skiing trip or an outward bound camp for example you will have an increased insulin sensitivity after 1-2 days which will probably call for substantially lower insulin doses decreased by 20 or sometimes even 50 especially if you are ... read more

Type One

Type 1 Diabetes Food Guide - What can you eat?

Type 1 Diabetes Food Guide - What can you eat?

Vegetables You can eat freely from this food group except sweet corn as the carbohydrate content is very low Vegetables are also high in dietary fibre Put the vegetables on the table before the children come to eat and they will probably help themselves to them while waiting for the ... read more

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Diabetes and Snacks - Advice on snacking between meals

Diabetes and Snacks - Advice on snacking between meals

People who don't have diabetes have low insulin levels in between meals If you are using rapid-acting insulin with multiple injections or an insulin pump you will be less dependent on snacks in between meals ... read more

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Diabetes Knowledge

What is Glucagon?

Glucagon is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas Glucagon raises your blood glucose level so it has the opposite effect to insulin Your body uses glucagon during prolonged periods without food such as overnight If you have Type 2 diabetes you will continue to produce glucagon as long ... read more

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Diabetes Knowledge

Ketoacidosis Symptoms & Treatment

If you have high blood glucose levels that last for more than a few days you could develop a condition called "ketoacidosis" This is a serious condition that can develop over several hours or a few days People who have ketoacidosis require urgent admission to hospital for fluid and insulin ... read more

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Diabetes Knowledge

How to Inject Insulin

It is only natural to be anxious about injecting yourself particularly if you are new to insulin therapy Your anxiety may partly be "fear of the unknown" because you are unsure about what to expect You will soon find that you adapt to your new treatment and it becomes part ... read more

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Parents and Kids
Diabetes and Snacks - Advice on snacking between meals
Diabetes and Snacks - Advice on snacking between meals
People who don't have diabetes have low insulin levels in between meals If you are using rapid-acting insulin with multiple injections or an insulin pump you will be less dependent on snacks in between meals ...
5
Diabetes Knowledge
What is Glucagon?
Glucagon is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas Glucagon raises your blood glucose level so it has the opposite effect to insulin Your body uses glucagon during prolonged periods without food such as overnight If you have Type 2 diabetes you will continue to produce glucagon as long ...
5
Diabetes Knowledge
Ketoacidosis Symptoms & Treatment
If you have high blood glucose levels that last for more than a few days you could develop a condition called "ketoacidosis" This is a serious condition that can develop over several hours or a few days People who have ketoacidosis require urgent admission to hospital for fluid and insulin ...
5
Diabetes Knowledge
How to Inject Insulin
It is only natural to be anxious about injecting yourself particularly if you are new to insulin therapy Your anxiety may partly be "fear of the unknown" because you are unsure about what to expect You will soon find that you adapt to your new treatment and it becomes part ...
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