Yes it’s true, we’re giving away pedometers which will help you take steps towards a healthier lifestyle and have a lot of enjoyment in the process. And all you have to do is to set aside a little time every day or week for a bit of walking!
Our regular contributor, Sue Marshall, advises on what to look out for when you want to have a glass of your favourite alcoholic or non alcoholic drink at Christmas…
How many of you out there aren’t that keen on logging onto a computer every time you just want to note a few things down? Equally you can’t always take a laptop with you everywhere you go, especially if you’re on holiday, so when it comes to managing your diabetes and making a note of your test results, we’ve come up with a good alternative.
What are the possible foot problems associated with diabetes? What special care should I take? What do you do if you develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)? Should I make any special preparations before becoming pregnant? Are there any risks? How do I deal with diabetes when I’m with other people? Do I tell them I’ve got diabetes?
Were you one of the lucky people who went to one of our Around U football and dance activity days this summer? Over 160 children and young people with diabetes went along with their parents and had a great day, thanks to the people at football academies from West Ham and Celtic, and dance teachers in Sheffield and at the famous Pineapple studios in London.
Were you among the thousands of people to take part in one of JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes events held around the country throughout September and October?
This autumn once again JDRF supporters all over the country, along with others around the world, have been Going Blue - organising fundraising events with a blue theme to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14. From baking and selling blue cakes to skydiving dressed as a Smurf, people really threw themselves (sometimes literally!) into their fundraising.
Lately, extreme snowboarder, Chris Southwell, has learned to do everything on the run. The man who is more used to snowboarding down huge mountains in sub-zero temperatures, is currently using the off season to tackle a formidable new challenge.
We asked for your opinions, and your answers have helped us make a few subtle but important changes to our website www.bayerdiabetes.co.uk.
In the second of her new series, Clinical psychologist, Dr Jen Nash examines the reason we eat for comfort and suggests ways of getting round the problem.