In a blog for people with diabetes, dentists and researchers Josh Twigg and Ambrina Qureshi explain the link between gum health and blood sugar levels and what the latest evidence shows about the impact of treating gum disease (periodontitis) on blood sugar levels.
Diabetes & other metabolic & endocrine disorders
The impact of language on people living with long-term conditions: having the rug pulled out from underneath you
In this blog for anyone affected by, or interested in, long-term conditions, Anne Cooper, a person with Type 1 Diabetes, Bob Swindell, a person with Type 2 Diabetes, and Cathy Lloyd, Professor of Health Studies at the Open University, explore the impact language can have on people who live with a long-term condition, including helpful tips for healthcare professionals for choosing helpful and appropriate language.
Balancing diabetes and pregnancy: the keys are shared decision-making and technology
Emma Doble, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes and gave birth for the first time in 2020, reflects on her pregnancy journey, highlighting the importance of technology and shared decisions-making, and calling for better postnatal care for women with diabetes.
Preventing type 2 diabetes in people with ‘prediabetes’: do diet and exercise work?
Catriona Hilton looks at prediabetes and the evidence on whether diet and exercise can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Pre-diabetes: can prevention come too soon?
Cochrane UK Senior Fellow in General Practice, Richard Lehman, suggests pre-diabetes is a form of disease-mongering as he looks at the Cochrane evidence
Graves disease: my treatment, my choice – what do I need to know?
Rosalind describes how shared decision-making helped her decide which Graves Disease treatment would be best for her.
Managing blood glucose levels on the diabetes rollercoaster: how low should you go?
Can the evidence help decide what to aim for when managing blood glucose levels in diabetes and how does this work in practice?