Tag Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

Tax for Tat

The DiAthlete’s view on the Chancellor’s Sugar Tax Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his 2016 budget that there is to be a new UK levy on soft drinks – a sugar-tax imposed in a bid to tackle childhood obesity and … Continue reading

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Sugar Tax and Trailer Snacks

Having attended the IDF World Diabetes Congress 2015 in Vancouver last month, I heard firsthand from the International Diabetes Federation regarding the recently revealed statistics of the 2015 IDF Atlas – which, to be mild, suggest very bleak times concerning … Continue reading

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Challenges, Changes and Unity

I have very recently returned home to London from Ghana, where I decided to venture to after a WhatsApp catch up with my friend Fred Appiah-Twum (pictured with me in Lethal Weapon style), who was an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes … Continue reading

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Running with Diabetes

Running is the ultimate competitive hobby, even for those not intending to compete. From taking on races in actual competitions, 100ms like Usain Bolt, relays, 5kms, 10kms, marathons… to going for casual runs in general, there is always a purpose: … Continue reading

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Is my Insulin Working?

That’s the question right there… Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by Beta Cells in the Pancreas – type ‘insulin’ into Wikipedia and it will tell you just that… This hormone is not something the average person, of course not … Continue reading

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Diabetes Week

In the UK for this week it is Diabetes Week (8th – 14th June 2014) to help raise awareness of type 1 and type 2 diabetes throughout the nation and share support and encouragement across the UK’s diabetes communities. Diabetes … Continue reading

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Type 1 and Type 2 Togetherness in Diabetes

It is now estimated that there are over 380 million people living with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) worldwide. This is a figure which is predicted grow to over 400 million within 5 years time and at the … Continue reading

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Gavin Griffiths Vs Dr Phillip Lee MP

Diabetes: Should Type 2 Diabetics pay their own Prescriptions? Dr Phillip Lee, a Tory Party MP, believes that ALL TYPE 2 DIABETICS should pay for their own prescriptions (not considering most do already through taxes) to save finances for the … Continue reading

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