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Some BG Meters …

At Warrington on Thursday, we had a discussion about blood glucose (BG) monitors. Here are a selection, recommended by www.diabetes.co.uk https://www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-glucose-meters/smallest-blood-glucose-meters.html I use a Bayer Next Contour, which is fine – others are available! They all do basically the same job and are supposed to be calibrated to give the same readings. Speak soon x

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DiRECT Trial Results and Old Timey Low Carb (Again)

Hi Folks … As many of you will have seen, this has been a notable week for T2D reversal, with details from Professors Mike Lean and Roy Taylor’s Diabetes UK-funded DiRECT diabetes reversal trial being announced, with some fanfare. The long and short is that 48% of a little under 300 participants reversed their T2D […]

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Reversee No.4!

Today we’ve had an excellent message from Simon from the Kendal group to say that he’s had a second unmedicated sub-6.0 HbA1c and is thus our fourth full reversee (by that I mean that he had officially diagnosed full Type 2 diabetes that he was on medication for at the start of 2017). Early on […]

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One Year On … and Thank You

This is just a quick line to say that Dia-Beat This! is officially one year old. We posted our first blog entry 0n the 30th of November last year so Today We Are One (and One Day) Old. Happy Birthday. And thank you again to everyone we’re working with, from all points between Ambleside and […]

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Sunday 26th Meet-Up

Just a quick reminder that we’re having one of our meet-ups tomorrow afternoon, Sunday 26th, 2.30pm at Slate, Wainwright’s Yard, Kendal. We’ve got a few things to ask you and news to pass on and obviously, we’re looking forward to hearing first hand how you’re getting on. As you know, we’ve got maybe the toughest […]

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Blood Glucose Converter & HbA1c Tests

Last night at Warrington, it came up once again that we’re sometimes working with different blood glucose figures. So, here are a couple of  links, with a handy blood glucose converter and a table: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/hba1c-to-blood-sugar-level-converter.html The table: https://freestylediabetes.co.uk/https://freestylediabetes.co.uk/what-is-diabetes/what-makes-glucose-levels-rise-and-fall/HbA1c Basically, the old measurements, that we still often use where I live in South Lakeland, are percentages […]

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Sainsburys Low Carb

I mentioned at the groups last week that I’d rather randomly found that Sainsburys had some low carb products and recipes on their website. Sorry it’s taken so long to post these links but better late than never: https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/meal-plans/healthy-eating/low-carb-meal-plan https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/scrapbooks/30-carb-alternative-recipes Since the start of the year, when we began running groups, there seems to have […]

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Meet-Up, Website and Warrington

Our next First Round meet up is scheduled for 2.30pm this coming Sunday at Slate in Kendal. If you can make it, send us a quick text to confirm. We’re in the process of developing our website and we’re interested in hearing what participants would like to see on it. In addition to information available […]

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World Diabetes Day

November the 14th is World Diabetes Day and the theme this year is Women and Diabetes. The day is coordinated by the International Diabetes Federation and you can read more about this year’s theme here: https://www.idf.org/our-ac…/world-diabetes-day/wdd-2017.html This is our first World Diabetes Day as Dia-Beat This! and we welcome any and every opportunity to raise […]

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New Course Resources … And First Course News

Hi Folks … OK, as some of you know, we have two new courses beginning in Warrington and Ambleside this week. We had a good turn-out last week and are hoping a few more may join us for the start of the course proper this week. Same venues as the talk (see below), same times. […]

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