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National Fitness Day

It is National Fitness Day so you might have seen a few activities going on ...
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World Heart Day

You might have heard that there is an increased risk of heart disease if you ...
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Packed lunches

Well everything good has to come to an end, the holidays are over and the ...
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Whether it is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) making it difficult to control weight, or weight ...
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Facts about alcohol

A splash of Pimms? A can of lager? A white wine spritzer? Whatever your tipple ...
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Summer means barbeques!

Come rain or shine, it is the summer and that means barbeques! When it comes ...
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Al fresco

Eating outside, or ‘al fresco’ is a lovely way to enjoy the summer months and ...
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Nutritional information

It is difficult to get nutritional information when you go out.  That makes it hard ...
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World Breastfeeding Week

Tomorrow marks the starts of World Breastfeeding Week and there is a good reason why ...
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Samaritans Awareness Day

It is the 24th of July or 24/7 and it is Samaritans Awareness Day, encouraging ...
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Fad Diets

The swimsuit season can bring a surge of fad diets with it. The British Dietetic ...
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Glycaemic index

More and more people that I meet seem to know about the glycaemic index (GI) ...
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Carbohydrate swaps

When we eat carbohydrates they break down to more simple sugars which increase our blood ...
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Eatwell Guide

You may have come across the Eatwell Guide before, it is a guide on how ...
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Drink plenty of fluids

Can you believe it is nearly midsummer already? With the warmer weather comes the increased ...
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Share the message where you can!

It is Diabetes Awareness Week, you may have already been diagnosed with diabetes and remember ...
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National Fish and Chips Day!

Apparently, fish and chips are quite popular! This Friday is the National Fish and Chips ...
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Food Myth – Honey is better than sugar if you have diabetes

Honey was used by our ancestors for all sorts, such as dressing wounds because of ...
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Food Myth – Porridge is the best breakfast you can have with diabetes

Porridge has had a lot of good press and lots of people hail it as ...
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IBS or Coeliac Disease?

Have you been diagnosed with IBS? Your diagnosis could be wrong. Read on to find ...
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Food Myth – “I can’t eat … because I have diabetes”

Granted not all foods are created equally; some contain lots of added sugar and will ...
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Food myth – Bananas are bad for diabetes

I’ve heard this so many times! I think there has been some confusion created around ...
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Fibre and its many benefits

Why bother with fibre? Besides all the standard stuff like reducing risk of some cancers, ...
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Eggcuse me Easter Chocolate, move aside!

Chocolate Easter eggs are somewhat an accepted part of the Easter tradition. For weeks now, ...
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Stress

Did you know that stress can affect your blood sugar level? This is a great ...
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This Friday is National Walk to Work Day

Whether you work or not, walking and other physical activity can have a lot of ...
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Hyper Awareness

Have you been told your HbA1c is a bit high? Do you struggle to know ...
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North Devon Integrated Diabetes Service features in parliamentary discussion

Andrea Beacham, partnerships and GP liaison lead, recently attended a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary ...
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Vitamin D

A lot of the UK population tend to be very low in their vitamin D ...
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Tomorrow is World Kidney Day!

They deserve their own day, kidneys are amazing! One of the jobs they do is ...
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4 is the floor

Can you feel when you ‘go low’? There are lots of different symptoms when blood ...
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Chocolate!

It is the end of Dechox (a month of giving up chocolate for charity) so ...
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Diabulimia

It is eating disorders awareness week and the topic for this week is Diabulimia. This ...
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Waste not, want not

Did you know 70% of people don’t think they produce food waste? In 2015 UK ...
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Eat well, spend less

January is over but purse strings can still be a bit tight at this time ...
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Jan Plan Week 5 – Rewarding yourself for losing weight

Non-food rewards are a great way of keeping the momentum going whilst you work towards ...
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Jan Plan Week 4 – Portion distortion

How much do you serve yourself? And why do you choose that portion size? Over ...
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Jan Plan Week 3 – Balancing the Benefits of Change

We all can struggle to make changes to lose weight. This can mean you have ...
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Jan Plan Week 2 – Why do we eat?

Here is this weeks Eat Well Wednesday, installment two of the Jan Plan. Why do ...
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Jan Plan Week 1 – Does your body need all that you give it?

Welcome to 2019 and your Diabetes Specialist Dietitians “Jan Plan”. Over the 5 Wednesdays in January, we ...
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Fad diets

The lull of Twixmas has arrived and with it quite often for some a good ...
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Same old Christmas trimmings!

Christmas is a special occasion but I think sometimes we get into the habit of ...
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Eating Out

Now we’re in the thick of all the work dos and catching up with friends ...
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Snacks, snacks everywhere!

It seems this time of year people are on some sort of pre-hibernation stock up ...
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How to say No

With the seasonal time of year comes meals and drinks out a plenty; food is ...
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Alcohol and its impact mental health

This topic this Eatwell Wednesday is alcohol and its impact mental health Ah November, the ...
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Putting your feet first: Diabetes health, diet and wellbeing event in Barnstaple

North Devon Integrated Diabetes Service and leading charity Diabetes UK are holding a free event ...
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New diabetes support and advice group launched in Ilfracombe

A new support group to help people with diabetes in Ilfracombe has launched and they ...
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Last updated: February 28, 2019