Author: Olivia Birks

Diabetes and exercise

If you are living with diabetes, it’s important to keep active and healthy. Making small changes to your daily routine to include exercise can have a great impact on your health, and by implementing our easy exercise tips, you can incorporate more activity into your day; leaving you feeling happier and healthier. Making exercise apart of  your day can be a great way of keeping active without feeling under pressure to make time. Work commitments and a busy family or life can make maintaining an active lifestyle challenging. However, with some effort you can incorporate exercise into your schedule. 1. Use...

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment for Men

Welcome to our Type 2 Diabetes risk assessment for women, it will help you identify your potential risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To complete this assessment you will need your Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist measurement in centimeters (cm). If you do not know what your BMI is or how to work this out, please click here.  Important: This assessment is not suitable for those under the age of 16. Please visit your GP for further advice. This assessment is for males. If you are female, please click here to complete the assessment.  Click NEXT below to start your...

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment for Women

Test for Women: Welcome to our Type 2 Diabetes risk assessment for women, it will help you identify your potential risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To complete this assessment you will need your Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist measurement in centimeters (cm). If you do not know what your BMI is or how to work this out, please click here.  Important: This assessment is not suitable for pregnant women or those under the age of 16. Please visit your GP for further advice. This assessment is for females. If you are male, click here to complete the assessment.  Click...

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Diet and diabetes: what is the glycaemic index?

According to Diabetes UK, being aware of the amount of carbohydrate in food and drinks is important for everyone with diabetes. This isn’t the same as cutting out carbs altogether – we all need some carbs every day, as they’re our main source of energy. But if you’re watching your carbs to try to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, you may want to consider using the glycaemic index (GI). GI measures the effect foods containing carbs have on blood glucose levels, ranking them from 0 – 100. Foods that rank 70 or higher are considered high GI, with those...

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5 ways to avoid hay fever

If you are one of the estimated 10 million people in the UK who have hayfever1, you will recognise the familiar itchy eyes, runny nose and tickly throat that occur leading up to and during the spring and summer months. LloydsPharmacy’s allergy expert shares top five tips for to help you avoid hayfever: It sounds obvious, but to minimise your contact with pollen, try to keep doors and windows closed, particularly when the pollen count is high in the early morning and early evening. Vacuuming regularly, showering after being outside and avoiding drying clothes outside can also help to reduce...

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