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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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Menopause Myths and Facts

Menopause Myths and Facts

The menopause. We've all heard about it and we all know something about it. However, there is a huge amount of mis-information around. In this article we highlight some common myths and try to put the record straight to keep you better informed. 
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Exercise and the Menopause

Exercise and the Menopause

The menopause can be a challenging time for many women. The body goes through a number of changes which can bring with it several unpleasant symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats and sleeping difficulties, to name but a few. The symptoms can be uncomfortable and even painful and emotionally you can feel irritable or even depressed.
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How Exercise is Good for the Brain and Mental Health

How Exercise is Good for the Brain and Mental Health

We all know that exercise is good for our bodies but how can it also be good for the brain? Along side this, what makes exercise good for our mental health? Exercise affects the release of certain hormones and chemicals in the brain which are associated with our feelings, our mood and stress levels.
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How to Squat - Exercise Demonstration

Which Exercises are Best for Weight Loss?

Which exercises burn most calories? Which exercises burn most fat and increase weight loss? Cardio exercise is an obvious choice but are many simple and effective exercises which you can do including building muscle which takes fat loss to another level!
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How to Build Muscle with Type 1 Diabetes

How to Build Muscle with Type 1 Diabetes

For someone without diabetes there are a lot of factors to consider when trying to build muscle. For type 1 diabetics though there is another major factor that can seriously stifle gains even if all other aspects of a muscle building program appear to be in check. That factor is hyperglycemia.
Ben Goulding
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Why Does My Blood Sugar Go Up After Exercise?

Why Does My Blood Sugar Go Up After Exercise?

Conventional wisdom tells us that exercise is good way to help control blood sugar levels and for someone with type 1 diabetes like myself, that's a great thing. Theoretically, as we exercise the body requires glucose for fuel which in turn reduces our blood glucose. Simple, right? Well, not entirely.
Ben Goulding
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How Pain Affects Sleep

How Pain Affects Sleep

Most of us suffer some kind of pain from time to time. Fortunately for many people, pain is a temporary problem which affects sleep for a short period of time. This is known as acute pain and could be as a result of an injury such as a broken bone or minor burn. For others, and particularly as we get older, certain long term chronic conditions can have detrimental affects on sleep.
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Going Round in Circles with Skipping Ropes?

Going Round in Circles with Skipping Ropes?

So you want to start skipping, have looked at ropes on the internet and you’re now confused. Who would have thought there were so many different types of rope? Skipping rope, jump rope, speed rope, cable skipping rope, leather rope, weighted rope, steel rope, adjustable rope, vinyl rope. Where do you start?
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Your Workout's Missing Ingredient...

Your Workout's Missing Ingredient...

When you leave the gym do you feel satisfied simply because you have been to the gym? Do you feel satisfied because you have hit all of the sets and reps you intended to hit based on your predetermined workout plan? Why don't we judge our satisfaction on a new criteria? A criteria of total effort.
Ben Goulding
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When to Eat to Increase Fat Loss and Improve Performance

When to Eat to Increase Fat Loss and Improve Performance

Does eating late at night make you fat? When is the best time to eat? Wondering what the best time to eat your carbs is to enhance your sports performance? There are many myths around these subjects so let's bust a few!
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