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National Biscuit Day 2019

May 29, 2019

Now National Biscuit Day is not a well known traditional holiday but we here at GlucoMen want to change that! Biscuits are a staple in British society, and our fascination and obsession with them is showing no signs of subsiding. You have them on a weekend morning, you have them as a snack in between … more

How can alcohol affect your blood glucose levels?

May 24, 2019

The majority of society likes a drink, which is not a problem when done in moderation. Did you know that, for people with diabetes, alcohol consumption can actually increase the risk of a hypo despite the carb content of the alcoholic beverage? Some of the reasons are as follows: Hypos can be masked and not … more

GlucoMen Festival Guide

Apr 29, 2019

Festival season is nearly upon us and will continue throughout the summer until September. During this time you’ll most likely experience the full range of what the British weather has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned festival goer, or just starting out on your festival adventures, managing your diabetes will always be a necessity. We … more

2019 Easter Egg Carb Content

Apr 18, 2019

Easter is upon us, and that means filling our boots with a vast array of chocolate and springtime delicacies. However, for many people with diabetes, every portion must be carefully calculated to make sure that the carb content of what you are eating is considered when administering insulin. GlucoMen have decided to make things a … more

Walking with Diabetes

Apr 15, 2019

How does exercise affect blood sugar levels? The effect of physical activity on blood glucose levels will vary between individuals and will also depend on the exercise type. Checking your blood glucose levels while exercising will allow you to gain a better understanding of how each activity can affect them. Avoiding hypos Before exercise, your … more

Young and Living with Diabetes

Apr 10, 2019

My diabetes story began in March of 2005, over fourteen years ago. I was in sixth form, in Manchester, preparing for AS levels when I had an onset of illness I had never experienced before: dramatic and rapid weight loss, constant thirst and dry skin on my hands. I wasn’t aware these were symptoms of … more

Diabetes and Summer

Mar 29, 2019

With the clocks going forward this weekend, the official build-up to summer has started! The seemingly longer days, coupled with blue skies all but transform us in to a more carefree and relaxed society. For most, summer diminishes our stress levels and heightens our sense of wellbeing. However, if you have diabetes, summer means you … more

Top 10 tips for a healthy diet when living with diabetes.

Nov 19, 2018

There are different types of diabetes, and no two people with diabetes are the same. So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way of eating for everyone with diabetes. But we’ve come up with tips that you can use to help you make healthier food choices.   1. Choose healthier carbohydrates  All carbs affect blood glucose levels … more

Type 1 Diabetes and Children

Nov 19, 2018

There are 2 types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. This guide talks about type 1 diabetes and how it is developed. Type 1 diabetes usually happens to young people. You don’t catch diabetes, it isn’t a bug. You ‘develop’ diabetes. When doctors find someone has type 1 diabetes, this is called being diagnosed. People … more

Man presented with a medal for living with diabetes for 80 years!

Nov 19, 2018

    A pensioner from Colchester has become the first person in the UK to receive the H.G. Wells medal for living with diabetes for 80 years. Mr Whittaker, 88, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was eight-years-old, was presented with the award by Diabetes UK. He has credited his late wife Doreen … more

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