Diabetes and Hot Weather

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

Summer and holidays are here and the desire to enjoy it but to keep your diabetes under control. As winter may affect your blood glucose control, high temperatures just do the same. There is several matters to keep in mind during hot weather regarding to blood glucose control variations, lifestyle and equipment you use to [...]

Why Are You Taking Empagliflozin, Dapagliflozin or Canagliflozin?

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Medication|Tags: , , |

Nowadays, diabetes type II therapy options are so much more then metformin or insulin. More research is being done, more discovers are being found about diabetes type II and how this condition affects the human body. The group of medications that combine Empagliflozin/Dapagliflozin/Canagliflozin is called SGLT-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2 in.) This group of medication is one [...]

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Feet

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

As you are aware feet problems are intimately related to diabetes complications. The different types of problems were discussed in the past but there is so much more to talk about when it relates to the care and attention you should provide to your feet. We decided to ask an expert to list the ultimate 10 [...]

Recipe: Grilled Sea Bream with Roasted Vegetables

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipes|Tags: |

INGREDIENTS 2 cleaned Sea Bream 4 tbs olive oil 2 tbs sea salt 3 sliced carrots 2 sliced sweet potatoes (with skin) Sliced onions (1 large and 2 small) 1 sliced courgette 3 tbs sea salt DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven at 200º C Put the Sea Breams in [...]

Recipe: Chicken Breasts with Leak, Feta and Tomato Rice

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipes|Tags: |

INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts 1 chopped leak 1/4 feta cheese Salt Black pepper 2 tsp olive oil 1 mug Basmati rice 1 chopped small onion 2 small tomatoes 1 tbs olive oil DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven at 200º C Open the chicken breasts and place them on a foil [...]

Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms with Cauliflower Mash

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipes|Tags: |

INGREDIENTS Portobello mushrooms Bacon cubes Chopped onion Spinach (fresh and frozen) Grated cheese/Feta cheese Salt Black pepper 1 chopped cauliflower Salted boiled water 1 tbs olive oil DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven at 200º C Put the bacon in a fried pan Wait until you get some of the [...]

Improve Diabetes Management When Doing Food Shopping

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: |

Food shopping is part of keeping a healthy diet and a positive lifestyle but it is not an easy task. Having the diabetes management voice whispering in your ears makes it even harder. Knowing what you are eating and planning your meals ahead is a great start for a balanced and improved diet. Behaviour changes start [...]

Small Food Changes to Beat Diabetes

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: , , |

I believe that small food changes are the key to success. In this case, if you have diabetes, small food changes can improve dramatically your life. Diets in which you can't eat certain foods or have to do very drastic changes bring rebound in one way or another. Or because it is too difficult to be realistic [...]

Diabetes and Cold Weather: When Winter Knocks on Your Door

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: |

The winter is here and cold days came to stay! So, there is any relationship to take into account between diabetes and cold weather? The answer is: yes! Everyone is getting ready: warm clothes out of the closet, heating on and having more of hot drinks. But  what about diabetes and cold weather? Why is this [...]

What You Don’t Know About Insulin Injections

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

One of the most important and basic things to do when using insulin is the injection technique. I often find that patient are not 100% accurate when doing the insulin injections. The following Tips and explanations are a MUST when doing your insulin injections. Change the needle every injection Yes, please... Using the same needle [...]

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