“Beat Plastic Pollution”

Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences. There has been a lot of hype and distressing events that have happen recently involving our oceans and wildlife. A friend of mine gets involved in beach clearing but we can all make little changes by just reducing plastic usage. You can register your #BeatPlasticPollution activity

Healthy Eating Week

From the 11th until the 15th of June is healthy eating week. With so much conflicting information about being healthy and what a healthy diet is, it is easy to become confused. There are low fat high protein 5-2 these are just to mention a few. But as we know healthy eating is important to our wellbeing. 

This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Eat well guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to follow the guide bellow

  • eat 5 A Day
  • base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
  • eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
  • choose unsaturated oils and spreads, eaten in small amounts
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • drink plenty of fluid
  • If you’re having foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt and sugar, have these less often and in small amounts. it is impossible to remove them from your diet completely. 
  • Try to choose a variety of different foods from the 5 main food groups.

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/site.aspx?siteId=20

Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes
Often diagnosed in childhood Usually diagnosed in over 30 year olds
Not associated with excess body weight Often associated with excess body weight
Often associated with higher than normal ketone levels at diagnosis Often associated with high blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels at diagnosis
Treated with insulin injections or insulin pump Is usually treated initially without medication or with tablets
Cannot be controlled without taking insulin Sometimes possible to come off diabetes medication

Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2

Whilst both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are characterised by having higher than normal blood sugar levels, the cause and development of the conditions are different.
It’s not always clear what type of diabetes someone has, despite what many people think. For instance, the typical assumption is that people with type 2 diabetes will be overweight
and not inject insulin. , while people with type 1 diabetes will be, if anything, underweight.But these perceptions just aren’t always true. Around 20% of people with type 2 diabetes are of a healthy weight when diagnosed, and many of them are dependant on insulin. Similarly, people with type 1 diabetes will in some cases be overweight.

Because both types of diabetes can be so varied and unpredictable, it’s often difficult to know which type of diabetes someone has.It’s not safe to assume that an overweight person with high blood glucose levels has type 2 diabetes, because the cause of their condition might in fact be attributable to type 1.
In some cases, when the type of diabetes is in doubt, your health team may need to carry out specialised tests to work out which type of diabetes you have. This way, they can recommend the most appropriate treatment for your diabetes.

Common differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Despite the uncertainty that often surrounds a diagnosis of diabetics, there are a few common characteristics of each diabetes type.

Please note that these differences are based on generalisations – exceptions are common. For instance, the perception of type 1 diabetes isn’t strictly true: many cases are diagnosed in adulthood.

The table above should be seen as a rough guide to the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, rather than hard and fast rules.

NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY 27TH JUNE

Our practice celebrated National Sunglasses day.

Dates for July 

CONGRATULATIONS! Our NHS turns 70 on the 5th of July!
World chocolate day 7th of July
World population 11th July
World friendship 30th July
National Ice cream month!

So as a dental practice this will challenge me thinking of something educational and fun for world Cream MONTH!!

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