Category Archives: Type 1 diabetes

Preventing erratic glucose levels in type 1 diabetes

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Type 1 diabetes is a tricky condition to manage. Improving blood glucose levels can be difficult. It truly is a 24 hour condition that requires attention every single day. This makes it difficult for some patients to manage, particularly if their glucose levels aren’t where they would like them to be. Unlike other conditions, type 1 diabetes is mostly patient

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How to treat a hypo

how to treat a hypo

Recently in clinic I’ve come across a few patients taking insulin or sulphonylureas (e.g. Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Gilbenclamide, Glipizide, Tolbutamide) who do not know how to treat a hypo. This is very important for this patient demographic because episodes of hypoglycaemia can be life threatening if not treated adequately. Therefore, todays topic is about how to treat these to ensure you

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I eat healthy but have suboptimal glucose levels. Why?

Blood glucose levels

Many patients I see have perfectly healthy diets but unfortunately suffer with suboptimal glucose levels. This can be frustrating for the patient. Especially as they are doing their best to control their diabetes but to no avail. When I see these patients in clinic they can be quite downbeat. It seems regardless of the dietary changes they make the glucose

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Diabetes UK Guidelines Updated 2018: Everything you need to know

Diabetes UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom made up of 300,000 supporters, 5,000 volunteers and 6,000 healthcare professionals. They are a terrific resource for those diagnosed with all types of diabetes and provide information and support for these people. Diabetes UK also assist healthcare professionals by providing many patient resources and best practice guidelines. They have now

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