Reduce the burden on diabetics

From my perspective as a diabetes specialist nurse with 18 years of experience, I believe there are several things that healthcare professionals can do differently to help people with diabetes who are finding things tough: Listen and validate their experiences: Healthcare professionals should take the time to truly listen to the stories and challenges faced…

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A comprehensive list of the most common mental health disorders is available here.

Mental illness is understood to be changes for an individual’s behavior, emotional response, or thinking that cause distress or problems functioning in social situations, work, or family existence. Mental health problems are typical, with huge numbers of people affected every year. Experts estimate that one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness every year.1 There…

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Our response to the reports that classify aspartame as a potential cause of cancer

According to two new reports, the artificial sweetener aspartame may have a potential link to cancer. In light of these findings, our Head of Care Douglas Twenefour examines the evidence and explains why the current acceptable daily intake (ADI) of aspartame is still considered safe. Douglas Twenefour These reports specifically discuss the safety of aspartame…

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Jim: University and the Impact of Type 1 Diabetes – the Significance of a Cure

Living with type 1 diabetes entails a constant battle against oneself and the challenges that come with it. It is mentally exhausting, frightening, draining, and frustrating, requiring constant vigilance. It feels like a full-time job without any compensation, and the obstacles it presents are ceaseless. Jim Crossland shares his experiences of navigating life with diabetes,…

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the big jubilee lunch

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there will be a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. Diabetes UK has a special relationship with the Queen, as she is our patron. Recently, she wrote to us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first successful…

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