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Diabetic Health

Being a diabetic shouldn't have to rule your life !

That said, the statistics say that it's wise for any of us, particularly diabetics, to watch what we eat, to have the right amount of exercise and to generally take care of our bodies.

Of course, with the additional complications that can come with diabetes - high sugar levels, coping with hypos, daily injections, there's already a lot to juggle - without worrying about anything else.

When my daughter was first diagnosed, we made a decision to change our diet and lifestyle as a family - rather than singling her out for special treatment.

This meant no more high sugar or fatty foods - fewer last minute fast food takeaways - and started us discovering a new way to eat as a family. 

As you may be aware, Type 1 diabetics have a higher risk of heart disease or a stroke, so changing the way you eat can help promote health and reduce your risk of complications.

For information on keeping healthy whilst living with diabetes, please check out:-

  • Blood Sugar Levels
    Good control of your blood sugar levels is essential to prevent diabetes complications. Monitoring your glucose levels with the HbA1C is one way that your doctor or consultant will do this.
  • Exercise for Diabetics
    Simple exercise and physical activity can be a useful way to help manage your diabetes. From helping to manage your blood sugar levels, it also helps to reduce the risk of complications.
  • Foot Care & Complications
    What are the suggestions for diabetic foot care, the risk of complications and how would I know if I had the symptoms?
  • Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia
    How can you prevent hypos (hypoglycemia) and hyperglycemia ? Better management of blood glucose levels can help, but ...
  • Alissas Living With Diabetes Information
    The tips and info I've successfully used to gain improved blood glucose control over my diabetes and live happily with my diabetes

Do you have a question that we haven't answered, please contact us and let us know, as we aim for this to be a helpful resources for diabetics and their families.

Useful Resources

Diabetic Recipies - we share our favorite food & recipe ideas