Type 1 Diabetes

Education Is The Answer To The Diabetes Epidemic

Chris Askew | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Chris Askew

On World Diabetes Day I called for the government and the NHS to make education for people with diabetes a priority. People with diabetes on average...

Invisible Illnesses - How Do We 'Visibilise' them?

Rebekah Wolkind | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebekah Wolkind

Having an invisible illness is at its most scary and lonely because of how unsafe it feels. Diabetics suffering a hypoglaecemic episode are often mistaken for being drunk (slurred words, dizziness, shakiness, irritability sweating). But untreated low blood sugars can kill you.

Artificial Pancreas Likely To Be Available By 2018

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech

An artificial pancreas treatment could be a reality for diabetes patients by 2018. Scientists at the University of Cambridge are “closing the loop...

Diabetes, Failure and Playing the Numbers Game

Hannah Postles | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Postles

As a type one diabetic, I have to think like a pancreas. Whereas a normal, 'healthy' person's pancreas releases the amount of insulin it needs to regulate the body's blood glucose levels, mine doesn't. For reasons unknown, my immune system destroyed its insulin-producing beta cells - so I have to inject the insulin myself.

Saving Lives With the Tech That Saved Our Son

Adrian Perry | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Tech
Adrian Perry

PulseGuard successfully alerted us to every one of Tom's seizures within the first two years of trials. Whilst talking to Tom's consultants, other Epilepsy professionals and parents, it was very clear that a lot of people were interested in having an alarm system that seemed to be as accurate as it was proving, but this would mean throwing everything we had into it.

One Tragedy at a Time: Diabulimia

Jacqueline Anne Allan | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jacqueline Anne Allan

As I sit here typing I am ridiculously conflicted. This week has been great for the charity that I run, we've been all over the media. Given that we raised a grand total of £3500 last year we desperately need the exposure and it is encouraging that, finally, we are the go to charity for this issue.

This Dog Saved The Life Of A 7-Year-Old Boy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

A diabetic service dog saved the life of a boy with type 1 diabetes by alerting the family when his blood sugar levels began dropping. Luke Nuttall...

Take Control this World Diabetes Day

Elinor Crawley | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elinor Crawley

Being open about having diabetes is also so important. As an actress, I used to not tell people on set that I had Type 1 diabetes because I didn't want to be seen as being difficult. But now I am more open and talk about my experience of the condition as I want to show other young people that it doesn't have to stop you following your dreams.

Diabetes Nearly Killed Me - Because I Didn't Understand It

Hannah Postles | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Postles

I wanted to share what happened to raise awareness of how dangerous diabetes can be. I had it and I didn't know. I knew low blood sugar could be immediately bad and high blood sugar posed risks in the long term. But I didn't realise it was possible to get so ill so quickly.

Everything You Need To Know About Type 1 Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are currently 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK, roughly 10% of which suffer from Type 1 diabetes. The condition occurs when...

Neither Sky Nor Diabetes Presents Limits for This Newsreader

Stephen Dixon | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Dixon

When the subject comes up, I always talk about my condition on air. This is because, whenever I do, I always get a great deal of feedback. I always make the point of writing and ringing and even visiting families and it's nice for them to feel like they're not on their own.

Stop Telling Me How to Control My Type 1 Diabetes

Taryn Aylward | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Taryn Aylward

I've spent 29 years coping with Diabetes and it's not easy, so please spare a thought when trying to tell me how to manage my health. No one knows and no one notices the daily struggle I go through. I've learnt to numb your opinions out of my life. I've spent years trying to get my sugars right.

To the Bouncer That Shocked Me to Tears...

Jen Grieves | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Grieves

I'm upset that you got to me; but you did. I can't say I remember encountering anyone who has ever made me feel like my condition was an inconvenience to their life. And who has such a right? Yet you somehow managed it, and very quickly too.

Stressful Life Events Can Triple A Child's Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

Stressful events in childhood - such as death or illness in the family, divorce or separation, - could triple the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, ...

Beauty Queen Sparks #ShowMeYourPump Diabetes Trend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Bethany Townsend inspired other Crohn's Disease sufferers to post pictures of their colonoscopy bags online, now another fearless ...

There Is No Such Thing As Being Fat And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An extensive study, involving 61,000 people and going back as far as the 1950s, has revealed that being fat and fit is a complete myth. Previously...

Gene Discovery May Dramatically Help Diabetes And Pancreatic Disorders, Experts Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on possible treatments for diabetes and pancreatic problems. Researchers at the University of Exeter M...

Virus 'May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A specific virus family has been implicated in the development of Type 1 diabetes, raising the prospect of vaccinations against the disease. Data f...

Diabetes: What Should You Eat?

Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Diabetes, the disease which means the pancreas stops producing insulin altogether or doesn't produce enough, can have a big impact on what you eat. As...

'A Real Shock'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

Theresa May has spoken of her shock after being diagnosed with a chronic illness, but insisted it will not affect her demanding political career. T...

Are Diabetes Deaths Going Up or Down?

Bridget Turner | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Turner

If you have diabetes then, yes, you are less likely to die before your time than you would have been 20 years ago. In the mid-1990s, someone with diabetes was roughly twice as likely to die in any given year as someone without it.They are now one-and-a-half times more likely to die in any given year.

Fewer Than One In Ten Parents Can Identify Diabetes Signs

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Fewer than one in 10 parents can identify the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes, figures suggest. Just 9% of parents know that excessive thirst, extreme ...

'4.4 Million Affected By Diabetes By 2020'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people with diabetes is expected to reach 4.4 million by 2020 as the obesity epidemic takes its toll, a charity has warned. Over the ...

Are Scientists Getting Closer To Finding A Cure For Diabetes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

American scientists believe that a cure for diabetes could be on the way after they discovered a link between stem cells and their ability to ‘re-ed...