Category: health

Weight Management – still a struggle

It has been a wee while since I posted an update on how I’m coping with my weight. It has been a continuing struggle to loose weight. My attempts have not been fruitful. My excercise is OK, am walking enough at my own pace and that has mainly helped. However there have been weeks where […]

‘Normal’ has failed vulnerable people

For the world’s most vulnerable people the last thing they need is to get back to normal. The current pandemic has exposed the fragility of farming and food systems around the world. Farming wasn’t working before  now, millions of smallholder farmers are struggling to survive. For some of the farmers they actually go hungry everyday […]

Vaccinate – why do it?

Every year millions of lives are saved thanks to immunisation. It is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. But, nearly 20 million children world wide still go unvaccinated or under-vaccinated while in the developed world there is a growing anti-vaccine movement. During immunisation campaigns in some countries it is not unusual for […]

Struggling with Weight

For the last year I have been putting weight back on. It is a constant struggle. It’s not been helped by “comfort eating” after visiting my parents. More so since my mother was admitted into a care home.  It’s been depressing to see them both. My father just living to go in every day to […]

The Challenge of Weight Maintenance

For the first 4 months of 2019 I have struggled with my weight. This started with Xmas and has carried on. I have attempted to  loose some of the weight gain but it has proved difficult. As a result I suspect I may be close to being back into the range of Type 2 Diabetes. […]

Workplace Parking Levy

This is a proposal from the Scottish Green Party that was put forward as part of the Scottish Parliament’s Budget process in February 2019. To make it into law, it requires the current Transport Bill before Parliament to be amended to include it. The Workplace Parking Levy should be welcomed by anyone who wants to […]

Type 2 Diabetes – Annual MOT

I’ve had my two annual appointments early this month – December 2018. The first with the GP Surgery, the 2nd with the Trial Legacy Project. I’m still in remission though my HbA1c has increased slightly. This was not a surprise as I had put weight back on over the summer – back up to 94.5Kg […]

Can Type 2 Diabetes be reversed?

The article below was originally posted on 21st April 2017 At the Highland Games back in August 2015 the people doing the First Aid offered “health checks” to the volunteer helpers. I took up the offer as it was some time since I had seen a GP. They said there was nothing wrong with my […]