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Living with diabetes

HJ HALL LIVING WITH DIABETES WHAT GADGETS & GUIDANCE ARE AVAILABLE? THERE IS AN ESTIMATED MILLION 5 PEOPLE IN THE UK DIAGNOSED 850,000 PEOPLE WITH DIABETES IN THE UK WHO HAVE THE CONDITION BUT DON'T KNOW IT BETWEEN 5-10% TYPE 1 DIABETES OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES HAVE AROUND 85-95% OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES % IN THE UK WITH 5% DIABETES 6% OF WOMEN OF MEN GADGETS & GUIDANCE AVAILABLE BLOOD PRESSURE CHOLESTEROL TRACKER BLOOD PRESSURE TRACKERS CHOLESTEROL TRACKER Having diabetes can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure which is why it's vital that it's monitored on a daily basis. Again there are a number of apps available so you can keep track of your blood pressure on a daily basis. Your body only needs a small amount of cholesterol in order to function properly, when there is too much cholesterol present in your body, this can put you at risk of heart problems. As diabetics are more at risk of developing heart disease it's especially important to keep track of your cholesterol levels. There are many iPhone and Android apps available to help you do this. SOCKS For those who suffer from diabetes, keeping your feet healthy needs to be a top priority. FOOD BOOKS Specifically designed diabetic socks are available; they're engineered to ensure they don't rub the skin, causing blisters. There are a plethora of food and recipe books to help you manage your diabetes through diet, offering new and exciting recipes to keep your meals healthy and fun. There are also a number of apps available such as the highly rated dLife Diabetes Companion. Designed to reduce moisture in order to reduce the risk of infection. BMI CALCULATOR SUPPORT GROUPS People whose BMI (body mass index) is above the normal range expected are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. For those who already have diabetes it's important for them to keep track of their BMI to ensure it stays within the normal range. This makes managing your diabetes easier and more effective. Support groups, although they may sound daunting at first are a great way of meeting other people living with diabetes. It's a chance to share your experiences with others and gain some invaluable advice and information. Find out where your local Diabetes UK voluntary group is and go along to their next meeting. This infographic was brought to you by HJ Hall, sock makers since 1882 they supply a wide range of diabetic socks, specifically designed to help promote healthy feet. Visit to find out more. HJ HJ Hall Sock makers since 1882

Living with diabetes

shared by mnoriega on Jan 06
Living with diabetes in UK. Some data about disease. Gadgets and guidance availables in order to living without worrying.


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