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In 2013 a group of 12 people all with type 1 diabetes from around the world went off on an adventure to put themselves, their diabetes and their diabetes management skills to the test!

 

They trekked up the 5895 metres of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is probably fair to say that most of them are pretty fit and active anyway (at least the 2 that I know …

The world has become very busy, with people finding less time to be active in their daily life. Obesity rates in Europe are on the increase, especially within the UK! This adds a greater risk of developing illnesses and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis.

 

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National Fitness Day UK was set-up 3 years ago to encourage people to become more active. Taking place on the last Friday …

For people with diabetes using rapid-acting insulin (e.g. Humalog, Novorapid or Apidra) with meals, either by injection or giving a bolus using a pump, the big concern is hypoglycaemia. As well as using energy for exercise, the body responds to exercise by becoming more sensitive to insulin – the insulin effect on lowering blood glucose is therefore more pronounced. So what should you do?

 

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Researchers from the …

The UK is not especially healthy at the moment. Recent surveys indicate that 60% of the adult population are overweight or obese – this markedly increases the risk of developing diabetes and for people living with diabetes can make control of blood glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol more difficult. It also means more medicines including insulin and other injections are often needed. At ExCarbs.com we believe that exercise can …

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Living with diabetes is not easy and having to use insulin injections is doubly difficult. Nevertheless it is important to reassure people with diabetes that there very few actual limitations compared to the non-diabetic background population.

 

In many countries recreational scuba diving is allowed for people requiring insulin to control their diabetes. Recently colleagues from Sweden produced helpful and sensible guidance for anyone planning to take up recreational diving …