09/05/2020 | 11 minutes
COVID lockdown: stress and carb addiction
We’ve probably all experienced the longing to turn to comfort foods during the COVID lockdown. Coronavirus lockdown has led to a bread making and home baking boom, with Google Trends showing a massive rise in interest in bread and baking. So what happens in your body when you eat carbohydrates (“carbs”) and how does this relate to stress?
27/05/2020 | 8 minutes
Cooking Our Way to Staying Healthy
As we continue staying at home for long periods of time, it might feel tougher and tougher. We will have given up our social meet-ups, and eating-out habits but it’s a good time to rethink our weight loss goals.
27/05/2020 | 7 minutes
Get your daily dose
It is becoming increasingly well known that increasing physical activity has huge health benefits. This is certainly the case in the prevention and management of diabetes – we know that up to 58% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be reversed by making the appropriate lifestyle changes. So why isn’t everyone doing it?
27/05/2020 | 6 minutes
Empowering front line staff and people living with diabetes
Diabetes first became my big passion when I joined a doctor’s surgery as a practice nurse in the neighbourhood where I was living at the time. It didn’t take me long before I realised that the most important lessons about diabetes came from people living with diabetes and their families rather than from the textbooks I read.