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The patient perspective: managing mealtimes with type 1 diabetes

Callum Reed, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013, talks of the impact his diagnosis has had on his life and how he's learnt to manage the condition with specific considerations for mealtimes.  Watch and use this resource to explain and discuss mealtime management of blood glucose with patients.



The clinical perspective: why manage mealtime blood glucose levels?

Professor Simon Heller, Professor of Clinical Diabetes at Sheffield University, UK, explains that relatively few people with diabetes think about blood glucose levels after eating - when the risk of post-meal hyperglycaemia is at its highest.  Learn about the best times of day to manage glucose levels to keep them as close to normal as possible.



Sky-high: the impact of post-meal glucose levels

This discussion, at a table 35 metres up in the air, visually displays the elevation in blood glucose levels that can occur when a person with diabetes eats a meal.  The importance of good communication between healthcare professionals and patients as part of overall diabetes care is discussed as well as the impact of high blood glucose levels after meals.  Hear from experts, including a diabetes specialist, a diabetes nurse consultant and people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.




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