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Diabetes Fatigue Syndrome

17th Jan 2023

Diabetes Fatigue Syndrome What is diabetes fatigue?  Diabetes fatigue is a recognised syndrome with various features and possible causes, that can affect people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is defined by physical and/or mental exhaustion or ‘easy fatiguability’ which is exhaustion at a lower level of work or stress that would […]

Tips for managing your diet during Ramadan if you have type 2 diabetes

29th Apr 2022

Managing type 2 diabetes whilst fasting during Ramadan   Trying to manage your diet with type 2 diabetes while fasting is no easy task. Although it has been scientifically proven that fasting has many health benefits and can help with managing blood sugar levels, fasting can result in negative side effects as outlined below.  What […]

Is diabetes damaging your heart?

20th Apr 2022

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from strokes or heart attacks, also known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), and more likely to die from these events. 1, 2   Not only do diabetes and CVD share associated risk factors, but the development of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes, can […]

What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

13th Apr 2022

In both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, the body struggles to control blood glucose levels. But these life-changing diseases  have some key differences  with regards to how they are developed and managed.   What Causes Diabetes? Blood glucose levels typically rise following most meals., In normal circumstances the beta cells in your pancreas […]

Type 2 Diabetes: A Discriminatory Disease

21st Mar 2022

4.7 million people are estimated to have diabetes in the UK, and as obesity rises, so too does the number of diabetes sufferers. While the risk of developing diabetes is significantly linked to your weight, physical activity and diet; it’s also important to recognise that race and ethnicity also play a part. The proportion of […]

Your guide to staying motivated – 3 top tips to stay in control of your diabetes

4th Mar 2022

It’s that time of year. Almost a quarter into 2022 and those gym sessions seem to be getting harder and harder to get up for. Dry January is a distant memory and carbs seem to be constantly calling your name. Motivation can be a hard thing to come by, especially when it comes to keeping […]

How my Grandfather’s journey led me here

17th Feb 2022

Our co-founder Dr Paul Baker shares a personal story about how his grandad’s battle to accept his type 2 diabetes diagnosis reshaped his professional approach to diabetes care.     The diabetes health crisis  Diabetes is a major health crisis facing the UK today. It affects 4.9 million people, 90% of whom have type 2 diabetes. […]

Diabetes Diaries: Our Story

26th Jan 2022

There is a crisis in the UK when it comes to type 2 diabetes. Our beloved NHS is under a constant overwhelming amount of pressure. Doctors and healthcare teams struggle to have sufficient time or resources to fully support those diagnosed with the condition.   Diabetes Lifestyle Doctors was born of a passion and need […]

Diabetes Diaries: Our Futures

26th Jan 2022

Diabetes is a condition one in sixteen of us suffer from. It is a part of life for many of us, and not only impacts our own lives but those of our friends and families around us.   According to analysis conducted by Diabetes UK, without significant action from the UK government, up to 5.5 […]

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