Diabetes

Diabetes prescriptions rise 80 percent in 10 years

A report published by NHS Digital shows the number of prescriptions for medicines used to treat diabetes has increased from almost 29 million a year in 2006/2007 to 52 million a year in 2016/2017.

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Travelling with diabetes

British people take more than 60 million trips abroad every year. But being prepared for any potential health hazards that may arise while you’re away is important, and according to the NHS you should start preparing for your trip four to six weeks before you go.

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UK adults aren’t eating enough fruit and veg, says health charity

This Diabetes Week (June 11 - 17, 2017), Diabetes UK is promoting its ‘Food you love’ healthy eating campaign. However a survey commissioned by the charity suggests many people aren’t eating the recommended amount of fruit and veg.

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Resistance training may reduce Type 2 diabetes complications

Doing resistance exercises – which use body weight to strengthen muscles – may help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their risk of complications, say scientists from the University of British Columbia.

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Sat at a desk all day? Get active for an hour, say experts

If you’re inspired to get more active by this summer’s sporting events – which are about to start in Rio – there’s another good reason to go for a run or a brisk walk during your lunchtime.

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Diabetes: are you in the know?

Around 4,500 people will have been diagnosed with diabetes during Diabetes Week in 2016, claims Diabetes UK. Highlighting the scale of the diabetes epidemic, the charity points out that almost a quarter of a million people were diagnosed with diabetes within the last year.

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Diabetes Self-Assessment Test

Could you be at risk of type 2 diabetes? Take this short test to find out.

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Spring clean your meds

Whenever the season changes from winter to spring it’s an ideal time for many of us to clear out lots of clutter and generally give our homes a thorough cleaning.

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Latest figures show diabetes still on the rise

A report compiled by the British Heart Foundation suggests the number of people who are diagnosed with diabetes has increased by 3.5 percent during the last year, and by more than 65 percent since 2005.

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Keep your feet sweet

Sweet-smelling, healthy looking feet are important, especially at this time of year. Here's how to look after them, including special footcare advice for people with diabetes

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Are you aware of your diabetes risk?

A poll of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that nine in 10 aren’t worried about their blood sugar levels, while a third of people don’t know what their blood sugar level is. The survey, carried out by nutritional supplement manufacturer Pharma Nord, suggests many people aren’t taking their blood sugar levels seriously.

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