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Charity offers Christmas recipes and advice

Tips and advice aimed at cutting Christmas calories and carbohydrates in “an easy way” have been published by a diabetes charity.

The InDependent Diabetes Trust has issued its ‘Christmas Tips’, which contains recipes, food tips, buffet ideas and suggestions for Christmas dinner leftovers.

The online leaflet, which was produced in partnership with Consultant Dietician Dr Mabel Blades, also has facts about alcohol and diabetes as well as advice for treating a Christmas hypo. To read more, click here.

Youngster going for festive hit with diabetes song

JDRF supporter Phoebe Maddison – who lives with Type 1 diabetes – has released a single to raise awareness of the condition.

The song, My Life, has been written with the aim of explaining to those unaffected by Type 1 diabetes what life is like for children and teenagers who have to live with it every day.

Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser, ten-year-old Phoebe said: “The song uses the words of children who are diabetic. It’s letting them express themselves. It’s very powerful and emotional and tells you what diabetes is really about.” To read more, click here.

Event to highlight successes in diabetes hospital care

The latest innovations and successes from the diabetes inpatient community will be showcased at a conference next month.

The ‘4th National Diabetes Inpatient Conference: Innovations in Diabetes Inpatient Care’ takes place on Wednesday, January 28, at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London. To read more, click here.

Ninjabetic – Christmas and diabetes

As Christmas is less than two weeks away it seems appropriate that this month’s column has a crimbo theme to it, mixed with diabetes of course. Christmas, as the song goes, is the most wonderful time of the year! Whilst that might be true for some, I know that for others it can be a struggle, especially with a condition like diabetes thrown into the mix. To read more, click here.

Poor diabetes foot checks 'increasing amputation risk'

Almost a third of people with diabetes are getting inadequate annual foot checks putting them at increased risk of amputation, according to new research carried out by Diabetes UK. 

In an online survey of 6,6961 people with diabetes, almost 32 per cent said they were not informed about their level of risk of foot problems at the annual foot check that everyone with diabetes should have. To read more, click here.