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Update to DF Diary

Version 2.0 of the DF Diary iPhone app is now available. A simple user guide is available on the Diabetic Friend website. The following features have been improved. * Offline Mode - Application will automatically load into offline mode if no internet connection is available * Password protected Offline Mode - The offline mode is account protected with the same user details as used for online login. When a user logs in, only their...  

Another Hectic Week!

It's been a very busy couple of weeks, this is my excuse for not going to the gym and not eating as healthy as I wanted. This means no weight loss this week! However I still feel great, I have been drinking the herbalife shakes most mornings and been using frozen fruit in them so it's been a really easy way of getting a lot of nutrients, not sure if that's the reason why I have been sleeping better and feel good, but every little helps. I went to Mark...  

Medication for Type 2

We all know that the only way to control your type 1 diabetes is insulin either via injection or the pump. I have previously blogged about the different types of insulin, but what is the best way to control type 2 diabetes. Your GP or Diabetic Team will usually try to treat type 2 with diet, weight control and physical activity. If your blood glucose level remains high despite trying these changes then tablets to reduce the bloo...  

Updates to Website & iPhone

You will notice some small changes to the site, but don't worry everything is still here. All the food pages, Diary, Database & Recipes, are now linked under the Food Heading. All facts about managing diabetes are now under the heading living with diabetes. We also have a new section for our guest blog, the first of our bloggers is Andrew Borrett who has lived with diabetes all his life. The updates to the iphone app, as ...  

Recipe Competition

All the recipes that are submitted to me between 28th September and 31st October will be entered into a prize draw the winner will receive £20 of high street vouchers. Recipes can be emailed to me at sarah@diabeticfriend.co.uk or submitted from the recipe section of the site. You can also visit the recipe section for ideas... Terms and Conditions of Prize Draw The clos...  

Losing pregnancy weight not going to plan!

As you know in my first week of trying to loose the pregnancy weight I lost 2Ib, another two weeks have past and I have lost another two - so only 4 altogether in 3 weeks! At the beginning of week two I had a family wedding, which was lovely but even though I was restrained I did eat dessert and the buffet!!! So after that one weekend (oh and I did have a curry!) i put back on the 2 Ib I had lost. Not a problem I thought I will just start again! So I did, I think the 2Ib I had gained came off...