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Living with Diabetes and coping with surgery

It is hard for anyone under going any type of surgery, but it can be particularly hard for those of us with diabetes. Coping with having anaesthetic and not being in control can be a huge worry. The key is to plan, the only time I have had surgery since being diagnosed with type 1 was when I was having my little boy. I was lucky as the c-section had been planned for months so I new what to expect, here are a few things that might help you get through it (if the surgery is planned!): 1. Speak ...  

Diabetes and Ramadan

I have a few friends who celebrate Ramadan and have always wondered what I would do being type 1 and trying to celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan is a period for worship, self-discipline, austerity and charity. Fasting is obligatory for all healthy adult Muslims, with no food or drink being consumed between dawn and sunset. There are only 2 meals a day pre-dawn and after sunset. As the Islamic calendar year begins with the sighting of the new moon, Ramadan starts 10 days earlier each year. This ye...  

Stem cells used to repair boy’s windpipe

I was excited to hear the story today of Ciaran who is the first boy to have his windpipe repaired through Stem Cell Surgery. This will bring some hope for Type 1 diabetics. This article was published in the Guardian: Pioneering surgery to rebuild an 11-year-old boy's windpipe using his own stem cells was hailed a success today as he prepared to leave hospital. Ciaran Finn-Lynch became the first child in the world to undergo the pioneering trachea transplant in March and is now prepa...  

iPhone Problem is fixed

I have now managed to fix the iPhone problem, users will need to update when prompted after logging in. I know it takes a while to update but it will be worth it as you will have access to new restaurants. Thanks xxx...  

Sorry iPhone Users

Last weeks update to the food database has caused problems with iPhone users accessing My Meal and Saved Meals. I am really sorry about this and we are trying to fix this. In the meantime I have put the food database back so if you update again this should fix itself. Once the restaurants are updated again I will let you know. xxx...  

Update to Restaurants

I have added another 10 restaurants to the database, which is great news to find out what we are eating when we are out. I am planning to get more restaurants on board. I would like to say sorry to anyone who has saved any meals on the iPhone app as the update has removed all the food items associated with a saved meal. I am working on resolving this so you should get them back soon!! I also know it takes time for the iPhone to update when the food database updates, but bare with it as it mea...