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What It's Like To Be Told You Have Diabetes, And How You Can Cope

What It's Like To Be Told You Have Diabetes, And How You Can Cope

Prime Minister Theresa May, who has Type 1 diabetes, is an advocate for greater awareness on the disease. Here, diabetics including UTV political editor Ken Reid, who had a toe amputated due to the condition, talk to Laurence White. Diabetes is regarded as one of the serious health epidemics of the modern age with around 86,000 people in Northern Ireland living with the condition. It is estimated that there are around 3,000 new cases each year. Around 10% of cases are Type 1 diabetes and one of the most prominent public figures with that variation of the condition is the new Prime Minister Theresa May. She was diagnosed after going to her GP in November 2012 with what she thought was a heavy cold. However she was displaying the classic symptoms of diabetes - significant weight loss, drinking more water and making more frequent trips to the bathroom - and now has to inject insulin four times a day. An intensely private politician, she initially found it difficult to talk about her condition, but has since been keen to spread the message that having diabetes does not mean that life has to change totally. To view this media, you need an HTML5 capable device or download the Adobe Flash player. Mrs May points out that getting into the proper routine - keeping a close check on blood sugar levels and adapting her diet to take account of the condition - means that she can continue with her increasingly heavy workload and enjoy her strenuous walking holidays with her husband. We talk to three people who have diabetes and learn how they cope with what can be a disturbing diagnosis. ‘I lost a toe ... you need to get help quickly if you notice problems’ Utv’s political editor Ken Reid was diagnosed with diabetes in his mid-50s when he experienced dramatic weight loss and a nu Continue reading >>

Theresa May Reveals Rare Details Of Her Life As A Diabetic Prime Minister

Theresa May Reveals Rare Details Of Her Life As A Diabetic Prime Minister

Theresa May has revealed she injects insulin up to five times a day in a rare admission of what it's like to be a diabetic Prime Minister. The Tory leader spoke out about her regime when she was asked to share it by a fellow diabetic. While Mrs May is known to have Type 1 diabetes and injects insulin at mealtimes, she has seldom answered detailed questions about her condition. Before today, she had not revealed the number of times she injects insulin per day. Mrs May made the comments as she took questions from members of the public during a Facebook Live interview with ITV News. She said: "Basically when I eat I have to inject insulin, which I do, and you have a base dose as well. “I will be injecting myself four or five times a day." The Tory leader said it did not interfere with her schedule. "You just get into a routine," she said. "You depend on that insulin and you just build that routine into your daily life." She added: “Being a diabetic doesn’t stop you from doing anything.” During the lively session - which lasted almost an hour - the Tory leader was barraged with questions on everything from fox hunting to benefit cuts. She was quizzed by a firefighter who votes Tory but is angry at the 1% pay cap, and a carer who makes just £2 an hour. Mrs May stood by her vow to allow a vote to bring back fox hunts, despite never seeing one in the flesh. She bizarrely backed a return to the cruel bloodsport because other ways of killing foxes "can be cruel". She also dismissed calls to legalise cannabis, claiming it could lead people onto harder drugs including heroin. And she complained about "fake news" and "nasty" videos that were circulated online about her during the Conservative leadership contest. Continue reading >>

What You Need To Know About Type 1 Diabetes

What You Need To Know About Type 1 Diabetes

Around 3.3 million people in the UK are diagnosed with diabetes. Of these only around one in 10 have type 1 diabetes, including Theresa May. The UK Prime Minister revealed today that she suffers from type one diabetes and injects herself with insulin up to five times a day. In a question and answer session broadcast on the internet, the PM said about her condition: "You depend on that insulin and you just build that routine into your daily life. The crucial thing to me is being a diabetic doesn't stop you from doing anything.” Here, Bupa's Dr Edward Gaynor tells us everything we need to know about type 1 diabetes. 1. What is type 1 diabetes? There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a life-long condition in which your body can't control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. For reasons we don’t fully understand, your immune system attacks areas of the pancreas, causing your body to stop producing insulin. This causes high blood sugars in type 1 diabetics and can make you ill, if not controlled. 2. Can you only get type 1 diabetes at an early age? Although type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in childhood and early adulthood, it can develop at any time and usually it starts before the age of 40. 3. What are the symptoms for type 1 diabetes? Symptoms for uncontrolled or newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes include urinating more often, constantly feeling thirsty and sometimes loss in weight. Other symptoms can include feeling extremely tired, having blurred vision and being prone to infections. In severe cases you may become very drowsy, vomit and become dehydrated. It is important that you speak to a medical professional if you a concerned that you may have signs of diabetes. 4. Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes? While there is Continue reading >>

Revealed: Theresa May's Brutal Workout Regime - How The Pm Stays Fighting Fit

Revealed: Theresa May's Brutal Workout Regime - How The Pm Stays Fighting Fit

Theresa May stays fighting fit for running the country thanks to her intense workout regime with a personal trainer. The Prime Minister has weekly sessions with Reading-based instructor Lee Carnaby, scheduled in between Brexit negotiations and weekly jousting with Jeremy Corbyn. Her high-intensity, full-body workout sessions include heavy resistance training, weight-lifting and squats. Mr Carnaby, a CrossFit specialist known as @carnabeast on Instagram, has been operating his own personal training business since 2005. His clients have included professional footballers, MPs and ex Special Forces, his LinkedIn profile reveals. A source told Mail Online: “Theresa sees Lee once a week, and loves it. She is incredibly dedicated and sessions are built into her agenda; she refuses to miss them unless she is out of the country “Lee has been doing a lot of squat work with Theresa, in addition to vigorous HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions which raises her heart through the roof, but burns fat spectacularly. “Lee is also a Crossfit specialist and incorporates some of this into her workouts, with weights and heavy resistance training. Theresa feels and looks amazing.” Mr Carnaby, who charges £45 an hour, explains his “passion is changing people’s lives and transforming both people’s physiques and their perception and enjoyment of exercise”. Mrs May revealed in 2013 she had started a new diet and fitness regime before being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “The diabetes doesn’t affect how I do the job or what I do. It’s just part of life - so it’s a case of head down and getting on with it,” she told the Mail on Sunday. “It was a real shock and, yes, it took me a while to come to terms with it ... There was weight loss but then I was alread Continue reading >>

How 60-year-old Theresa May Uses Crossfit To Deal With Her Diabetes

How 60-year-old Theresa May Uses Crossfit To Deal With Her Diabetes

© Getty Theresa May has been very clear about leading the country through a ‘hard’ Brexit and it seems she takes a similar approach to her workouts. The 60-year-old Prime Minister has been revealed to use CrossFit style exercises in her fitness regime to stay in shape. She recently revealed that she had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and lost two stone in the process of getting on top of it. As well as adjusting her diet and taking regular injections, she also works with PT Lee Carnaby who specialises in CrossFit. While Theresa isn’t about to take on Katrin Davidsdottir’ (take a look at what she eats in a week), she does incorporate heavy lifting into her weekly workouts. A source told the Daily Mail: “Theresa sees Lee once a week, and loves it. She is incredibly dedicated and sessions are built into her agenda; she refuses to miss them unless she is out of the country. “Lee has been doing a lot of squat work with Theresa, in addition to vigorous HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions which raises her heart rate through the roof, but burns fat spectacularly. “Lee is also a Crossfit specialist and incorporates some of this into her workouts, with weights and heavy resistance training. Theresa looks and feels amazing.” Thinking of taking up CrossFit? Here’s what happened when one WH staffer tried it for 30 days. Continue reading >>

Theresa May

Theresa May

Tweet Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and the first world leader to have type 1 diabetes. Mrs May was appointed as Prime Minister on 13 July 2016. Two days previously, she became leader of the Conservative Party following David Cameron’s resignation in June. Misdiagnosis May was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013 following a blood test after her recent weight loss. However, the tablets she was prescribed by doctors failed to work. Subsequently, further tests revealed that May had type 1 diabetes. May was then switched on to taking two insulin injections a day, which later increased to four. Daily management Managing type 1 diabetes in a high-profile job has required adjustments for May, who previously had to handle the various challenges of being Home Secretary. In an article with Balance magazine, May explained: “I go to a lot of functions where I am eating and I speak at dinners, so that brings an added complication. When I’m going to do a debate or speaking at a conference, I have to make sure that I’ve tested and know where I am, so I can adjust as necessary.” May had to break the House of Commons’ rules on not eating in the Chamber when she ate some nuts during a debate without being seen by the Speaker. Fighting back May has written to schools in her Maidenhead constituency since her diagnosis, ensuring they understand the support they are required to give children with type 1 diabetes. She has also supported charity work such as JRDF’s #CountMeIn petition, which asked the Government to examine the amount invested in type 1 diabetes research. While playing a vital role in the running of the country and successfully managing her type 1 diabetes, May is a tribute to not letting diabetes stand in the way of what you do with Continue reading >>

How The Original Poldark Is Helping Theresa May To Manage Her Diabetes Diet

How The Original Poldark Is Helping Theresa May To Manage Her Diabetes Diet

She has spoken candidly about her battle with type 1 diabetes, but now the Prime Minister has found help for her condition from an unlikely quarter. Robin Ellis, who played Captain Ross Poldark in the original 1975 television series, has told how he sent Theresa May a book of recipes he has written for diabetics. To his surprise, she wrote back thanking him. ‘I sent her a copy of Mediterranean Cooking For Diabetics a few weeks ago,’ Ellis said. ‘She has type 1 diabetes and I’ve read she is a keen cook. It was a thrill when she replied.’ Mrs May, who has more than 100 recipe books, wrote: ‘Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your book. ‘I am humbled to be leading the Government at this important time for our country, and greatly appreciate the warm wishes you sent me. ‘I am truly grateful to you for thinking of me and send my very best wishes.’ Ellis, 74, took to writing cookery books after he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1999. He has penned three books with recipes to help diabetics control their blood sugar levels. He said he had written to wish Mrs May well in her new position, enclosing a copy of his book because he believed it would be of particular use to her as a very busy person. The actor, who now lives in the south of France with his wife Meredith – she photographs the dishes in his books – became a household name through the TV adaptation of Winston Graham’s historical novels. In the romantic saga, British Army officer Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War and marries servant girl Demelza, played by Angharad Rees, after losing his fiancee to his cousin. The original series attracted audiences of 15million and Ellis has since appeared in the BBC 1 revival as Reverend Halse, alongside Aidan T Continue reading >>

Theresa May Reveals She Injects Herself With Insulin Every Few Hours For Diabetes

Theresa May Reveals She Injects Herself With Insulin Every Few Hours For Diabetes

Theresa May has disclosed that she injects herself with insulin four or five times a day as part of her routine for dealing with type one diabetes. She spoke of living with the condition during a Facebook Live broadcast in which she discussed her fashion taste, defended her promise to give MPs a new vote on fox hunting and dodged a question over whether Nigel Farage would be knighted. Among the 40,000 people who submitted questions was a fellow diabetic who asked how she coped. The Prime Minister, whose condition was diagnosed in 2012 after she experienced rapid weight loss, replied: “I am a type one diabetic. “That means when I eat, I have to inject insulin, which I do. I will be injecting myself four or five times a day… You just get into a routine. You depend on that insulin and you just build that routine into your daily life. “The crucial thing to me is being a diabetic doesn’t stop you from doing anything.” Mrs May faced rapid-fire questions on multiple subjects during the broadcast, which was hosted by ITV News. Around 400,000 people logged on for at least part of the broadcast, with up to 15,000 people watching at any one point. Users fired off 9,900 “angry face” emojis during the webcast, compared with 4,300 “thumbs-ups” and 1,200 heart-shaped “likes”. ‘Fake news’ victim She revealed that she had been subjected to “fake news” on social media during last year’s brief Tory leadership contest. “We started to see some pretty nasty videos being sent round about me. “I didn’t actually see any of them, but I’m told it was in the realms of claims that weren’t accurate. So it is a concern. But social media does bring huge benefits as well.” She said that she did not mind comments about her fashion sense, adding: “What I wo Continue reading >>

Theresa May Reveals Rare Details Of Her Life As A Diabetic Prime Minister

Theresa May Reveals Rare Details Of Her Life As A Diabetic Prime Minister

Theresa May has revealed she injects insulin up to five times a day in a rare admission of what it's like to be a diabetic Prime Minister. The Tory leader spoke out about her regime when she was asked to share it by a fellow diabetic. While Mrs May is known to have Type 1 diabetes and injects insulin at mealtimes, she has seldom answered detailed questions about her condition. Before today, she had not revealed the number of times she injects insulin per day. Mrs May made the comments as she took questions from members of the public during a Facebook Live interview with ITV News. She said: "Basically when I eat I have to inject insulin, which I do, and you have a base dose as well. “I will be injecting myself four or five times a day." The Tory leader said it did not interfere with her schedule. "You just get into a routine," she said. "You depend on that insulin and you just build that routine into your daily life." She added: “Being a diabetic doesn’t stop you from doing anything.” During the lively session - which lasted almost an hour - the Tory leader was barraged with questions on everything from fox hunting to benefit cuts. She was quizzed by an firefighter who votes Tory but is angry at the 1% pay cap, and a carer who makes just £2 an hour. Mrs May stood by her vow to allow a vote to bring back fox hunts, despite never seeing one in the flesh. She bizarrely backed a return to the cruel bloodsport because other ways of killing foxes "can be cruel". She also dismissed calls to legalise cannabis, claiming it could lead people onto harder drugs including heroin. And she complained about "fake news" and "nasty" videos that were circulated online about her during the Conservative leadership contest. Watch: Theresa May praises NHS staff reaction after cyberatt Continue reading >>

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Theresa May: "type 1 Diabetes Is Not A Barrier In Life'

The Prime Minister has been a long term Type 1 diabetic, which means she has to inject herself with insulin. But after several private briefings from opponents about her health since she ran for the Tory leadership, Mrs May used an interview over the weekend to scotch claims that it poses serious difficulties. She insisted it was “not a problem”. She said: “People who have it can do whatever they like. I inject when I’m eating.” Mrs May explained that this did not involve a needle but a medical “pen” which allows her to be more discreet at the table. She added: “Yes, Type 1 diabetes brings a change in one’s life, I have to inject, test my blood sugar and so forth, but it doesn’t mean there are things I can’t do. "You just build that into your life. Fri, August 19, 2016 Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 500,000 who are living undiagnosed with the condition. “It’s hugely important that people with Type 1 diabetes know it won’t be a barrier to them in their lives.” The Prime Minister, who collects recipe books, also spoke about her love of cooking. She listed marinated rack of lamb with coriander and honey as her favourite dish. She also revealed she listened to Classic FM while going through government documents and said her favourite film was the Humphrey Bogart classic Casablanca and favourite book was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She also said that given a choice of flowers she preferred old English roses. Continue reading >>

Should I Leave My Boyfriend If He Is Diagnosed With Diabetes?

Should I Leave My Boyfriend If He Is Diagnosed With Diabetes?

TLDR: losing you AND his health will probably gut him, emotionally. But there is no shame in admitting you aren't capable of supporting him. if that is the case, then please let him go so he can find other support. I was diagnosed at 22. Diabetes sucks, but it's definitely not the end of the world. It will be very hard the first year, as your boyfriend figures out his limitations or lack of limitations. Some people have mentioned personality changes or decreased libido - those are side effects that occur when you don't take care of yourself and you let your glucose run too high. If you maintain a healthy blood glucose level, than you won't have those problems. Your boyfriend will come to realize that his condition, if properly maintained, will not limit his life much… Within reason. He can eat cake again… but he will need to bolus insulin for it first. He can exercise or play sports again… but he will need to pack extra carbs snacks in his bag and check his blood sugar regularly to ensure he doesn't have a bad low. He will never be able to walk around or run an errand with only a wallet and his keys. He will also need to carry his pens or his pump PDM, emergency sugar, and a card or bracelet that indicates his condition. These things will all become routine. You will barely think about them. Regarding your relationship, and speaking as a Diabetic, I urge you: if you consider diabetes to be a legitimate impediment to your love, then please break up with him. Diabetes isn't cancer. There is no cure. There is only management. It will never go away. Even at the height of your boyfriend’s capability, he will have moments where he remembers that he will never be healthy again and he will desperately need someone to tell him that they love him and will support him. If Continue reading >>

Diabetic Theresa May Reveals Patch Which Monitors Her Blood Sugar As She Walks The Red Carpet At Awards Ceremony

Diabetic Theresa May Reveals Patch Which Monitors Her Blood Sugar As She Walks The Red Carpet At Awards Ceremony

THERESA MAY was seen with a diabetes monitoring patch on her arm as she trod the red carpet at a glitzy awards show last night. The Prime Minister, who was diagnosed with diabetes five years ago, had the small patch visible upper on her upper arm while shaking hands with well-wishers outside the Pride of Britain ceremony. PA Mrs May uses the device to monitor her blood sugar, which warns her when she has to inject insulin. The PM rarely shows any outward sign of her medical condition, although in interviews she has always been open about her diagnosis and the way she treats her diabetes. At last night’s ceremony in Mayfair, Central London, Mrs May joined rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Vince Cable on stage in a striking show of unity. The trio together paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer, who was killed by a terrorist while protecting Parliament during the Westminster Bridge terror attack in March this year. Getty - Contributor PA The PM said: “As he stood in defence of Parliament, facing down and tackling that evil terrorist unarmed, he stood for Britain, he gave his life for Britain, he was quite simply the pride of Britain.” Mrs May has previously spoken about the burden that her diabetes places on her, revealing earlier this year that she has to inject insulin up to five times a day. The monitoring patch she wore last night is a technological breakthrough which replaces the finger-prick blood tests of the past. Getty - Pool PA:Press Association It inserts an ultra-thin needle into the user’s skin and constantly monitors the level of sugar in the blood, sending a reading digitally using wireless technology. A source close to the PM told The Sun today: “She’s been very open about her diabetes diagnosis.” Mrs May is not the only senior politician to live with diabet Continue reading >>

Theresa May Awkwardly Eating Chips Could Be 2017's 'bacon Sandwich'

Theresa May Awkwardly Eating Chips Could Be 2017's 'bacon Sandwich'

There’s nothing more traditionally British on a visit to the seaside than eating chips in the open air, but during a campaign visit to Cornwall on Tuesday Theresa May looked distinctly uncomfortable while tucking into a cone of them. Pictured on a walkabout in Mevagissey, May looked for all the world like she had never eaten chips before – or at least not without a knife and fork. May was visiting the St Austell and Newquay constituency that the Conservative Steve Double took from the Liberal Democrats in the 2015 election, one of a number of seats in the south-west where the Tories ousted their coalition partners. Over the weekend May was criticised for her robotic and awkward performances on the Andrew Marr Show and Peston on Sunday, and these pictures will do little to dispel the feeling that May can be ill-at-ease at public events. One theory that has emerged, however, is that May look awkward faced with an unexpected carbohydrate intake - she has previously revealed she has type 1 diabetes. Twitter users were quick to mock the pictures. (@joshbythesea) Looks like Theresa May got a cone of chips, but no fish, no pasty. You're in Cornwall. For the love of god! pic.twitter.com/gmMNJMN6xi May 2, 2017 May’s campaign has repeatedly been criticised for keeping her away from the general public. Local people were excluded from campaign speech in Leeds, and there were accusations that she was “hiding” while campaigning in Scotland when she held a rally in a tiny community hall in Aberdeenshire with such poor phone reception that live coverage of the event was impossible. On Wednesday the May campaign banned Cornwall’s biggest news website from filming a visit to a factory. Jacqui Merrington, digital editor of Cornwall Live, said: “A number of us have had an exp Continue reading >>

Theresa May: The First Prime Minister With A Discreet Need For Jelly Babies

Theresa May: The First Prime Minister With A Discreet Need For Jelly Babies

To say that British politics is in a state of flux is rather like saying an otter’s pocket is a little bit wet. As Theresa May walks into Downing Street as Prime Minister for the first time this week, she becomes the first to do so as someone who has type-1 diabetes and who will undoubtedly be carrying insulin, needles and blood testing equipment in whichever handbag she chooses to display to the public. Her story is an interesting one in that she was diagnosed in 2012, when she went to her GP feeling run down and with all the symptoms of a heavy cold. On questioning she admitted she had lost some weight, was feeling thirsty all the time and was passing more urine than normal. She put much of this down to her hectic schedule but a simple blood test showed that she was suffering from diabetes. Initially diagnosed as type-2 diabetes — which occurs in about 90 per cent of people with the problem — the tablet treatment she was given failed to work and she was subsequently found to have the less common type-1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune condition rather than one triggered by weight or lifestyle. She was started on insulin injections and she now injects herself four times a day while keeping a close watch on her blood sugar levels and what she is eating — not always easy when you’re a politician on the global stage. She has said that she is inspired by our greatest ever Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave, who also has type-1 diabetes and who says he ‘made the decision that diabetes was going to live with me — I wasn’t going to live with diabetes’. Both of them are excellent examples of why having the condition need be no barrier to achieving the very highest positions in life and should serve as an inspiration to younger people diagnosed with it who may be afr Continue reading >>

Theresa May Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

Theresa May Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

The Home Secretary Theresa May says she is 'getting on with it' after her diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. She was diagnosed two months ago and must now inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life, she told the Mail on Sunday. Mrs May's recent weight loss had been taken by some as proof of a style makeover in preparation for a future leadership bid, but the Maidenhead MP told the newspaper that the illness was partly to blame. She said: "The diabetes doesn't affect how I do the job or what I do. It's just part of life . . . so it's a case of head down and getting on with it." "It was a real shock and, yes, it took me a while to come to terms with it. "It started last November. I'd had a bad cold and cough for quite a few weeks. I went to my GP and she did a blood test which showed I'd got a very high sugar level - that's what revealed the diabetes. She added that the signs had been hard to spot, saying: "The symptoms are tiredness, drinking a lot of water, losing weight, but it's difficult to isolate things. I was drinking a lot of water. But I do anyway. "There was weight loss but then I was already making an effort to be careful about diet and to get my gym sessions in. "Tiredness - speak to any politician and they will tell you the hours they work. Tiredness can be part of the job. It is full on." Doctors told Mrs May she had the condition, which means her body does not produce insulin, in November but initially they thought she had Type 2 diabetes. But the cabinet minister insisted that her job would not be affected by the new illness. She said: "It doesn't and will not affect my ability to do my work. I'm a little more careful about what I eat and there's obviously the injections, but this is something millions of people have . . . I'm Continue reading >>

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