Paula Carr funds new oxygen therapy sessions in Swanley

The Paula Carr Diabetes Trust is to fund 20 sessions of oxygen therapy at the Swanley Oxygen Therapy Centre for patients living with diabetes in Kent and Medway. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is known to help diabetic patients improve their blood sugars, sleeping patterns and general wellbeing. Follow this link to read the story of one […]

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The Hormone Secretin Induces Satiation by Activating Brown Fat

Researchers from the Turku PET Centre and Technical University of Munich have discovered a new mechanism controlling satiation. According to the recently published study, the hormone secretin induces satiation by activating brown adipose tissue.  Brown adipose tissue is known for its ability to generate heat in response to cold exposure. Its activity has been proven […]

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Could COVID-19 cause diabetes? A diabetes expert unpacks the science.

We were recently sent this fascinating article from Prof. Larry A Distiller, the Principal Physician and Executive Chairman of the CDE. In it, he outlines the ‘bidirectional’ effect of COVID-19 on diabetes. Could COVID-19 cause diabetes? Read on to find out. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that those individuals with diabetes who […]

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From the Sugar Happy Kitchen: Ket Vegan Low Carb Hummus Tahini

By Nadia Al-Samarrie Most parties you attend will have hummus, a cold garbanzo bean side dish as a healthy alternative to the fried, high carbohydrate foods. In the Middle East, hummus is served with pita bread and or with Falafels. The Sugar Happy alternative to the high carbohydrate bread is fresh raw vegetables.  The first […]

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Savvy Updates 6/21/21: Diabeloop Self Learning Loop, Treat Pancreatic Islets Cells as Organs, Diamyd Medical GAD-Alum Immunotherapy, FDA Failing, Hospital Markups, Zinc & Blood Pressure, OutSense Toilet Sensing, Hiccups Cure

DBLG1 self-learning algorithm: easy to use for optimized and personalized T1D management was shared by Diabeloop.com, 2 June 2021.   From its inception, Diabeloop has been developing innovative solutions to automate and personalize Type 1 diabetes management, with a patient-perspective always in sight. The French company aims to empower people living with T1D while optimizing their […]

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Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: My Four 4th Of July Tips

By Nadia Al-Samarrie The holidays are never an easy time for people with diabetes. Temptations loom everywhere with family and friend invitations to celebrate a national festive day with food and drink, a time when we tend to indulge a bit more than usual. Unfortunately, people with diabetes do not have the luxury of eating […]

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