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Gym Life Lessons

Top 5 Life Lessons the Gym will Teach You

The gym is more than just a place to lift weights and do cardio. It's more than a social gathering or Instagram pic backdrop. The gym is special, maybe even spiritual. The gym is the school of life. Here are my top 5 life lessons learnt in the gym.
Ben Goulding
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What is Progressive Overload and How Does it Work?

What is Progressive Overload and How Does it Work?

Progressive overload involves constantly working your muscles harder than before, and is arguably the best way to build muscle. It works by increasing the weight or number of repetitions each time you train in order to improve strength, endurance and muscle growth. Here are the 3 ways you can use progressive overload.
Ben Goulding
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The Discovery of the Life Saving Drug - Insulin

The Discovery of the Life Saving Drug - Insulin

People who don’t have diabetes produce insulin naturally. When we eat, glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream. This raises our blood glucose levels which stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin allowing the glucose to move inside our cells and be used but for type 1 diabetics this is not the case.
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Does Insulin Cause Weight Gain for Type 1 Diabetics?

Does Insulin Cause Weight Gain for Type 1 Diabetics?

Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas that regulates blood glucose. With type 1 diabetes however, the body can no longer produce insulin naturally. Some diabetics question whether insulin causes weight gain or are other factors at play? In this blog we discuss insulin and its effect on weight.
Ben Goulding
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How to Avoid Diabetes Finger Prick Pain

How to Avoid Diabetes Finger Prick Pain

Pricking your finger to test your blood glucose level can be a pain both physically and metaphorically. For most type 1 and type 2 diabetics though, this unpleasant process is a fact of life that must be performed multiple times each and every day. Here are my top dips to reduce diabetes finger pricking pain.
Ben Goulding
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What is the Type 1 Diabetes Honeymoon Period?

What is the Type 1 Diabetes Honeymoon Period?

For a type 1 diabetic the honeymoon period is a unique phase that can affect blood glucose levels and insulin requirements. So what is it and why does it occur? How should you deal with it and is it possible to extend the honeymoon phase? In this blog I discuss my experience of the type 1 diabetic honeymoon period.
Ben Goulding
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What is the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

What is the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

As a type 1 diabetic I soon came to realise that there is a lot of confusion out there as to the the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The media will often lump both conditions together under the single 'diabetes' umbrella, but the truth is they are very different. Let's explore some of the differences.
Ben Goulding
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What Is It Really Like To Live With Type 1 Diabetes?

What Is It Really Like To Live With Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a daunting word, especially when you are diagnosed with it. That's what I found out first hand when type 1 diabetes was bestowed upon me in 2015. So what does T1 mean in real life? In this blog I share my personal experiences of living with type 1 diabetes and what it's really like to manage the disease.
Ben Goulding
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7 Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

7 Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity refers to how sensitive the body is to insulin. High insulin sensitivity means the body requires less insulin to utilise blood glucose for energy while insulin resistance is linked to type 2 diabetes and other health issues. So how can we improve insulin sensitivity naturally? Here are 7 ways.
Ben Goulding
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What are the Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?

What are the Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas leading to the inability to produce insulin. Common symptoms of T1 diabetes include extreme thirst, frequent urination and rapid weight loss. This infographic details the symptoms you should know.
Ben Goulding
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Where is the Best Place to Inject Insulin as a Diabetic?

Where is the Best Place to Inject Insulin as a Diabetic?

Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. It acts as a key that unlocks the body’s cells to let glucose enter so it can be used for energy. With type 1 however, insulin isn't produced so exogenous insulin is injected. Here we discuss the best injection sites to inject insulin as a diabetic.
Ben Goulding
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Infographic: Unravelling Type 1 Diabetes Myths

Infographic: Unravelling Type 1 Diabetes Myths

There are so many myths about type 1 diabetes out there from misconceptions about insulin and blood sugars to false narratives on causes and treatments. This blog attempts to unravel these myths and bring awareness to type 1 diabetes.
Ben Goulding
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