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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 15 - Injection Technique Special

    Join Claire Levy as she discusses good injection technique with a panel

    of people who are all living with type 1 diabetes. 

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    DRWF Podcast Pro 3

    Welcome to Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation’s Podcast Pro,

    an occasional podcast series aimed at professionals, where we discuss the results

    of research projects, training needs, the challenges of Continuing Professional

    Development, and insights from patients and healthcare professionals.

    In this edition we’re looking at the latest position statement from the iDEAL group

    on how to maximise the impact of diabetes consultations from the perspective of

    people living with diabetes. The iDEAL acronym represents:

    Insights for Diabetes Excellence, Access and Learning.

    I started by talking to the group’s chair, John Grumitt, who’s also living with

    Type 1 Diabetes.

  • Living With Diabetes Podcast 14

    In this edition we’re featuring a personal story of someone living with diabetes.

    40-year-old Gary Gumbleton was diagnosed with diabetes fairly recently and

    tells us some of the ways he’s changed his life and lifestyle in an effort to be more active

    and has managed to reverse his diabetes. He is keen to share his experience

    with others to improve awareness and understanding.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 13

    In this edition we’re talking with Simon Marwood, Associate Professor of Physiology

    at Liverpool Hope University, who is the subject head for Sport and Exercise,

    Science and Sports Rehabilitation, in the School of Health Sciences

    Simon Marwood is involved in research which examines the impact of exercise on

    cardio-vascular disease. I started our conversation by asking him why people living

    with Type 1 diabetes can benefit from regular exercise.

    To contact Simon Marwood with your experiences his email is: marwoos@hope.ac.uk

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 12

    In this edition we’re talking with Professor Partha Kar, who has a number of roles related

    to Diabetes with NHS England, NHS Improvement and as a consultant at an NHS Trust

    in Portsmouth. His work has recently been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen, who

    awarded him an honour for services to people living with diabetes.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 11

    In this edition we focus on eye health. Eye health is a big subject area for people living

    with diabetes. So, in this special edition, we have an extended discussion with leading

    Ophthalmologist Adam Mapani. He’s a Nurse Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital,

    Medical Retina Department, in London and an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at

    the UCL Department of Clinical Ophthalmology.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 10

    Footcare special, looking at the latest report from the iDEAL advisory group on footcare

    for people living with diabetes. The report highlights that up to a half of amputations

    resulting from diabetes-related complications could be avoided through early

    intervention. To raise awareness a new mnemonic has been devised: ACT NOW

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    In this edition we’re looking at the latest report from the iDEAL advisory group on

    footcare for people living with diabetes and its recommendations for encouraging

    self-referral and early intervention from multidisciplinary teams to reduce the

    number of amputations in the UK, potentially by up to 50%.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 9

    This latest PodCast focusses on the importance of good footcare.

    The statistics are quite shocking with a major amputation in the UK occurring every hour!

    We hear from Andrew who is living with type 1 diabetes and has experienced the loss

    of a number of toes in recent years. We talk to podiatrist Graham Bowen about the

    simple steps campaign to maintaining good foot health to avoid the

    complication that can arise including amputation. 

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 8

    In this edition we’re talking cycling, fitness and fundraising, plus an update on COVID-19.

    Cameron Muir talks about living with type 1 diabetes and the challenge he’s taking on later this summer.

    Scotsman Cameron works in London and is planning to cycle all the way back to his family home in

    Edinburgh at the end of August.

    We hear about the work of The John Pounds Centre in Portsmouth and the support they provide to

    people living with diabetes.

    We hear the latest insights on this from Professor Kamlesh Khunti on why the Black, Asian

    and Minority Ethnic communities appear to have been so badly affected by COVID-19.

    Plus, we hear from former Commonwealth Games Road race cyclist Roddy Riddle on how he’s

    managing his Type 1 diabetes and the incredible challenges he has taken on in recent years, the

    Marathon de Sables and the 6633 Ultra, The Toughest, Coldest and Windiest Extreme Ultra Marathon!

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 7

    In this edition we’re talking to three people living with diabetes

    who are sharing their experiences to help others.

    Professor Pete Alexander is a stress relief expert, based near Seattle.

    Megan Pointing from Southampton has trained two of her three pet

    spaniels to be diabetes alert dogs.

    Plus we hear from Matthew Philips in Manchester who has a long

    family history of Living with Type 2 diabetes.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 6

    In this edition we’re looking at the role of exercise in maintaining good health and management of diabetes.

    A marathon runner relates his experience which forms the basis for his new book – Running with Diabetes.

    We discover more about the MY DESMOND online education course for people living with Type 2.

    Life under lockdown with diabetes - we talk to DRWF’s Lee Calladine about his Type 1 management.

    Plus the latest analysis of the way COVID-19 is affecting people with diabetes - Dr Partha Kar explains.

  • Extended Interview with Running with Diabetes author Frank Rogers

    In this extended interview, from Living with Diabetes Podcast 6,

    Marathon Runner Frank Rogers relates his experience which

    forms the basis for his new book – Running with Diabetes.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 5

    In this extended edition we look back at the trends of last decade and ahead to the prospects of the 2020s.

    We look at the latest research, at COVID-19 and what it means for those with diabetes,

    and the ongoing challenge of staying well until a cure is found.

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    COVID-19 and Diabetes

    Special interview with Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan

    Chair in Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism,

    University of Hull and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist

    at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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    DRWF Podcast Pro 1

    Our new Podcast series focusing on healthcare professionals.

    This edition looks at standardised HCP education within diabetes.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 4

    In this ‘Staying Well’ special edition We’re looking at the role of exercise and

    an active lifestyle in helping to manage diabetes.

    We’ve been speaking to Patrick Mertes in the United States about the Diabetes Family Connection

    challenge, to climb 50 peaks in 50 days.

    We hear from Dr Eleanor Kennedy on DRWF’s current portfolio of research projects.

    And we’re also speaking to Shivani Misra with insights from her DRWF

    funded research programme: ’My Diabetes’.

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 3

    In this edition we’ll continue our conversation with volunteer Lynwood Newman

    and hear how his diabetes was affected by his treatment for cancer.  

    Dr Parijat De joins us for our staying well feature on hypos and hypers,

    plus the serious challenges of Ketoacidosis.

    We take a further look at retinopathy, continuing the focus on eyes with the

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Diabetic Eye Screening Programme 

    We’ll also have insights from the latest DRWF funded ’My Diabetes’ research by Shivani Misra 

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 2

    In this Bumper Summer Edition we lift the mask on Captain Insulin

    and champion DRWF volunteer … Lynwood Newman…. 

    DRWF’s Lee Calladine explains how vital such volunteers are vital to the work of the charity. 

    Dr Partha Kar talks to us on breaking down barriers between care in hospital and out in the community. 

    Eyes are in focus in this month’s Staying Well feature.

    Plus we hear what happened when British TV presenter Dom Littlewood, who has type 1,

    took on a leg of a tough global yacht race – setting sail into a stormy Atlantic Ocean… 

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    Living with Diabetes Podcast 1

    In this edition we hear from DRWF CEO Sarah Tutton – introducing the charity and the work we do. 

    Volunteer Lionel Curtis on working with DRWF 

    Diabetologist Dr Myank Pattel on our recent Diabetes Wellness Day South 

    And Feet are in focus in this month’s Staying Well feature with Podiatrist Graham Bowen 

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