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IN YOUR SPACE PRESENTS THE CARNIVALE OF COLOURS – united through laughter Now in its sixth year the Carnivale of Colours is back and it’s going to be bigger, better and more colourful than ever before! The festival which runs from Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd June 2013 in St Columb’s Park will be jam-packed with top treats, featuring the very best of International Street Theatre and local acts interspersed with an eclectic mix of side shows and attractions to guarantee a full quota of belly laughs and a truly magical experience for folk of all ages. The park will be transformed into a playground for all the family. Two Big Tops will be bursting at the seams with fun, while mysterious secrets of giant proportions will be hiding in the trees throughout the park.
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The hilarious Granny Turismo will be back causing mayhem and will be joined by some of the world’s most exciting International performers including Jonathan Burns, Ridiculusmus, The Serious Road Trip and Tumble Circus . The main shows will be supported by young performers from the North West Circus School, local stilt walkers, live music, storytelling, drumming and art workshops, balloon modelling and face painting as well as an array of international foods to tempt the grumbliest bellies! Carnivale of Colours has evolved from a concept delivered by In Your Space through our work in communities across the region delivering Circus Skills to young people. In 2013 the festival is supported in 2013 by UK City of Culture 2013: Derry-Londonderry, BBC Children in Need, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City Council, The Community Relations Council and The Sandwich Company.
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Many are suffering from Coeliac disease and don’t know it Coeliac disease is an inflammatory reaction in the small intestine to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. In an attempt to protect the body from gluten your immune system attacks the hair like villi in the intestine that absorb nutrients from food. The result is that you become under nourished and may feel tired and anaemic. If undiagnosed, in extreme cases it can occasionally lead to bowel cancer or to osteoporosis because calcium is not absorbed. Coeliac may also cause thyroid disease because the protein in the thyroid gland is similar to the gluten protein which your autoimmune system is trying to defend you from. The immune reaction attacks your thyroid by mistake. Coeliac can also stunt growth and may sometimes lead to infertility. However, once diagnosed with coeliac, simple dietary changes allow you to lead a perfectly healthy life It is estimated that one in a hundred people are coeliac but only half of them know it. If someone in your family is coeliac you are ten times more likely than average to have the disease. The test for Coeliac disease is a simple blood test which you can get from your doctor. You can also buy a test online for £20 which you can do in your own home but always consult with your doctor. If the blood test is positive your doctor may advise you to have a small sample of tissue taken from your bowel by biopsy so that it can be analysed.
Thankfully, many supermarkets now have a coeliac section. If you are deciding to change your diet you may as well make it interesting and economical if you are going to stick with it. In the North West specialist food retailer Spice Land, 2A Distillery Brae (Simpson’s Brae Junction opposite the Waterside railway station) 02871 311825 , sell foods for coeliac including a large variety of flour including Juwar Flour, Rice Flour, Gram Flour, Chick Peas Flour and Yam Flour. To spice up your new coeliac diet they also sell specialist and healthy foods from India, Pakistan, Philippines, Africa & China including frozen sea food, Blue Crab, Raw King Prawns and Chinese Cooking Wine. To make your new gluten free life easy on the pocket they have a great variety of bulk bags of Rice including Basmati Rice, Jasmin Rice and Brown Rice. Sainsburys and Tesco both have a “Free from” range whilst Marks & Spencer have a list online of all the gluten free products they sell. If you feel like a takeaway, Donaghy’s Real Fish and Chips shop in Clooney Terrace have fish and chips for coeliac. Ring them on 028 7134 9347 for home delivery. When in the centre of town call in to Café Nervosa in the Nerve centre in Magazine Street for coeliac friendly breads, cakes and scones with your coffee. They also do battered fish and chips as well as chicken goujons, vegetarian quiche and lasagne etc. Ring them ahead of time at 02871 260562 Ext:210 and they will prepare foods for you to take home with you. Quay West wine bar, Fitzroy’s and Café Mezzo in Austins also cater for coeliac. For an evening meal, the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, The Encore Brasserie in the Millenium Forum, Brown’s Restaurant on Bond’s Hill and Strand Road and the Custom House restaurant all cater for coeliac.
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Andrew performs as lead singer in his own Big Band, The Bleu Note Big Band touring and performing around Ireland.
The Clameens are a combination of a variety of musical influences, from the memorable guitar riffs of The Strokes, to the raspy vocals of Kings of Leon. With the lyrics and riffs to give songs flight, and heavy beats accompanied by smooth bass tones, The Clameens are the band on everyone’s lips in the Northern Irish music scene. Recently they played alongside Pete Doherty of the Libertines. The band recently secured the number 1 spot in the Irish Unsigned Music Charts for three weeks (MRU). The band has been named as Hot Act of 2013 by both BBC Introducing and Band NI. Their new single “Follow” was used as the soundtrack of a video that followed a boat magazine photo shoot in the City.
To date he has recorded 4 albums with writers such as Derry’s own Phil Coulter and Andy Kinch from England. Andrew is best known for performing Big Band Swing and standards such as the hits of Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Robbie Williams etc....in monthly solo resident performances at The Everglades Hotel and The City Hotel. Listen to his current single “Can’t Get Over You” here
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The Clameens are fresh out of the studio with two red hot and dynamic tracks: “Follow” and “Baby”. Legendary recording studio Abbey Road will master The Clameens next new single “What’s the Difference” before it is released this summer. It seems as though the Derry tradition of producing edgy rock bands is alive and well.
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Started under the guidance of Dónal Doherty, the City of Derry Civic Choirs now cater for over 200 choristers, many of whom are in primary and secondary school, ensuring that the tradition of classical singing will continue to thrive in the city for generations to come. Codetta was set up in 2001 as the adult chamber choir under this banner and is now one of the foremost choirs in Ireland. Codetta has given many concerts both locally and nationally throughout its career, with highlights including a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass, concerts with world-renowned Derry Saxophonist Gerard McChrystal as part of the Walled City Festival Concert Series, performances with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast’s Ulster Hall, and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Proms Youth Choir in the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of the 2012 BBC Proms. It will again appear at the BBC Proms this year, featuring in both the First Night of the Proms on 12 July and a Youth Prom on 11 August. Codetta also enjoys performing seasonal concerts in its home town throughout the year in prestigious venues including Christ Church, Guildhall, First Derry Presbyterian Church and the Millennium Forum.
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Gerard McChrystal is a multiaward winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World’s leading orchestras and ensembles. Gerard made his U.S. debut in May 1995 in sell out performances with the Orchestra of San Fransisco Ballet. Gerard is currently Professor of Saxophone at Trinity Laban, London. In the last 5 years he has premiered over 15 concertos and chamber works covering the work of Sir Malcolm Arnold, John Taverner and others. He has played in numerous broadcasts with the BBC Scottish Symphony and Ulster Orchestras and RTE Concert Orchestra. He also worked with the Philharmonia, National Symphony of Ireland and Stuttgart Staatsorchester. He has played to audiences of over twenty million on Korean television. Gerard played on the album “L’Imaginaire Irlandais - Suite” with Sinead O’Connor, Christy Moore, Anuna, Donal Lunny, Aslan and Stockton’s Wing
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Cathal Breslin Cathal Breslin originally from Troy Park has been acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting pianists of his generation. His international career has taken him to Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and concert halls throughout Europe, U.S.A. and Asia, playing the Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mozart, and Takemitsu concerti variously with the Turin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, BBC Ulster Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and RTE Concert Orchestra. In 2007 Cathal was awarded the Bronze Medal at the Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli/ Milan, Italy, one of the most prestigious World Federation International Music Competitions. Other international competition successes have included top prizes in “Carlet” in Valencia, “Grand Konzerteum” in Athens, and “Iowa” in the U.S. His Mozart and Takemitsu recordings for the European Broadcasting Union network have been broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide. In 2008 he received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, where he was also a Fulbright Scholar and Teaching Assistant. Artistic Director Walled City Music Festival In 2008 Cathal and his wife, American flutist Sabrina Hu, became Founding Artistic Directors of the Walled City Music Festival in Derry, creating a fresh, innovative and international platform for classical music in Northern Ireland. The Festival has quickly become one of the most prestigious in Europe. The Festival will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, and it will be an exciting contribution to the 2013 City of Culture celebrations in Derry. Cathal is passionate about teaching and has recently been appointed Professor of Piano at the University of Memphis in the United States. Previous teaching positions have included Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, and Queen’s University in Belfast.
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Ruth McGinley At the tender age of 9 Ruth was a genuine child prodigy and studied under John O’Connor when she was awarded a scholarship by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. This was followed by a scholarship to the Academy of Music in London. Under the late Irina Zaritskaya and John Barstow Ruth was awarded a postgraduate diploma in performance from the Royal College of Music. She was the first musician to obtain the O’Reilly Foundation Scholarship and has performed as a soloist throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. She has appeared with the London Mozart Players, BBC Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and Codetta. Ruth is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. In the past four years Ruth has been busy as the regular accompaniest with The Priests
Violinist Niamh McGowan, who recently appeared on the X-Factor, has performed with stars such as Lady Gaga, Pink and Ronan Keating. She played in the Brodsky Quartet’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven’s opus 18 quartets in Neuchatel, Switzerland. She also toured Tuscany with the Royal Northern College of Music’s Chamber Orchestra. Niamh studied under Thelma Handy, Leader of ‘The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others. She is part of the well-known Derry musical family the Carlins of Creggan. Niamh is a niece of both Sheila Carlin the former head of music in Thornhill and Declan Carlin the acclaimed pianist and author of City of Music: Derry’s Music Heritage. Niamh is currently playing as part of the Prima Quartet whose chamber music is in great demand all over Ireland. Listen to Niamh playing the theme from
Little Bear are Steven McCool (Bass and vocals), Mark O’Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar), and Conor Mason (Piano). You can hear their literate rock sound for yourself when they play the North by Northwest Festival on the 25th of May, in the Playhouse Artillary Street alongside the Wood Burning Savages, Our Krypton Son, Intermission, John Derry & The Heads and GRIM. The band played at Dublin’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival and the Derry juncture of Other Voices, where the band displayed their talent for creating a spellbinding live experience. Their first single is released on Smalltown America records
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Jon Ronson: In Conversation With Michael Bradley A Night in A&E Magical Clown Show Donegal Designer Makers - HOME En-Counter Culture Hidden Treasures Childrens Theatre Festival The Earhart Festival 2013 Reginald D Hunter – In The Midst of Crackers Each Peach Pear Plum Each Peach Pear Plum Café Scientifique - “Digital Emotion, Humanising Computers” Donegal Designer Makers - HOME En-Counter Culture Hidden Treasures Childrens Theatre Festival The Earhart Festival 2013 Variety Concert with Rev David McBeth Open Mic Comedy Night Donegal Designer Makers - HOME En-Counter Culture The Earhart Festival 2013 Celebrity Golf Tournament BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Rotary Club International Peace Conference Donegal Designer Makers - HOME North by Northwest Urban Music Festival The Earhart Festival 2013 BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Rotary Club International Peace Conference Ulster Orchestra presents Cake Club Orchestra North by Northwest Urban Music Festival The Earhart Festival 2013 BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Rotary Club International Peace Conference An Evening with Stars from Strictly Come Dancing Donegal Designer Makers - HOME Denizen by Dave Duggan - Writer’s Lab Donegal Designer Makers - HOME Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in a version by Ben Power Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in a version by Ben Power Donegal Designer Makers - HOME The European Business Network (EBN) Congress Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in a version by Ben Power Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in a version by Ben Power Donegal Designer Makers - HOME 2D – Northern Ireland Comics Festival The European Business Network (EBN) Congress Academic Symposium: Siege – Context & Consequence. Dinner Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in a version by Ben Power Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in a version by Ben Power 2D – Northern Ireland Comics Festival The European Business Network (EBN) Congress
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How to save money on food and the energy needed to cook it There is a silent food poverty crises going on behind the doors of many households in Britain. Save the Children recently studied eating habits in 5,000 households with less than £30,000 income. They found that almost two-thirds of parents skip meals, go into debt, avoid paying bills, and put off replacing wornout clothing in order to make sure that their children get properly fed in any week. It is estimated that the average family wastes £50 per month on food they buy but do not eat. That’s £600 thrown away every year! This represents 16% of the average family food bill (£76.83 per week). With the cost of food already up 32% since 2007 and set to rise 4% a year for the next ten years people need to take matters into their own hands to avoid the food poverty trap. Here’s a few tips about how to cut the cost of the food you eat.
1/3 of the bread we buy goes in the bin Wasted Bread • One third of the bread we buy goes into the bin. To avoid bread going off, store it at room temperature (20 degrees centigrade) in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Some people swear by storing bread in a ceramic or cast iron cooking pot with a lid as it prevents the moisture escape that encourages staleness and seems to deprive mould of oxygen. Store crusty bread in a paper bag and protect the cut edge with tin foil to stop it going hard. Don’t put bread in the fridge because it goes stale six times faster than bread stored at room temperature due to crystallisation of the starch molecules. You can deep freeze bread though if you have bought too much. Deep freeze is second best after storage at room temperature. Make sure you slice the bread first as it can be difficult to cut when frozen. It is a good idea to divide the loaf into several parts and freeze them in different bags so that you only have to thaw small portions of a loaf at any one time. If bread has just gone stale grate it into breadcrumbs and freeze it in bags so that it can be used for stuffing. Alternatively, cover raw chicken breasts in flour, dip the breast into a beaten raw egg and roll the chicken breast in the breadcrumbs. Put the breasts on an ovenproof dish and bake in the oven until cooked- tasty homemade chicken goujons! Alternatively, make bread and butter pudding. Butter bread slices and break up into small pieces. Beat two eggs into milk and add sugar. Put the mix of bread and milk into a Pyrex bowl and add in raisins and a dash of vanilla essence. Make sure there is just enough of the liquid mix to nearly cover the bread whilst still allowing the soaked bread to peak out at the surface of the mix as this will add flavour when it bakes. Put the dish in the oven without its lid for 30 minutes or until golden brown at the top. Serve hot with Ice cream. Never eat mouldy bread as it can be toxic.
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Wasted Fruit & Vegetables • We throw out 25% of our fruit and vegetables. Don’t buy pre-packed salad mix as it is twice as expensive as buying individual lettuce and making up your own salad. A whole lettuce lasts longer than pre-cut lettuce provided you pull each whole leaf off one at a time rather than cut horizontally across all the leaves in one cut. Buy tomatoes on the vine – they stay fresher longer than picked tomatoes. If grapes are going off, slice each grape in two and store them in a bag in the freezer. When drinking fruit drinks in summer they make excellent ice cubes. Don’t store bananas or pineapples in the fridge as they tend to go off. However, you can peel a banana that is nearly off and the skin is going black, dice it very thinly and deep freeze the pieces. Thaw the pieces when required and put them over cereal or ice cream. • Don’t throw out leftover dairy products. If milk is not the freshest or if cheese is slightly hard it can be given a new lease of life when it is properly cooked. Make a bake of pasta, cheese and milk (thickened with cornflour) putting any other leftovers like chicken pieces into it.
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Change your lifestyle habits • Eat less meat. Buy half the meat you normally eat and bulk out chillies, Bolognese and curries by adding kidney beans or chick peas and diced celery into the mix. If you want to stick to protein rather than carbohydrates add cashew nuts particularly to curries. It makes the meal lighter, tastier and just as satisfying. Most people don’t miss the expensive meat. On the other hand you can switch to Quorn the soya alternative to meat which is just as good as minced meat in any curry, lasagne or Bolognese dish. • Cut down your portions. People eat whatever is put in front of them. Buy cereal bowls and dinner plates which are smaller than the ones you currently use. Although they hold less food you will be amazed at how few people notice they are eating less because psychologically an empty plate means you’ve finished. • Grow your own – buy herbs already in a pot and plant them in your garden – parsley lasts for two years and keeps on growing again and again when you cut it. Don’t have a garden? Make your own vertical planter and enhance your back yard.
• Buy food near its use by date at discount prices and freeze it until you need it. Make sure you check the use by dates of items in your fridge and freeze them before they go off. • Buy a whole chicken and cook it instead of buying chicken fillets. It is cheaper kilo for kilo and you can boil the bones slowly to make chicken stock. Fry up vegetables and add the stock. This could give you the equivalent of up to five tins of soup which you would not get from buying pre-cut chicken breasts. • Buy in bulk – get together with 3 friends and each person buys for everyone else one week per month. Buy the bulk size split it into your own plastic containers and save on the cost per kilo or ounce. The best place to buy bulk rice, flours and curries in the city is Spice land 2A Distillery Brae (Simpson’s Brae Junction opposite the Waterside railway station) telephone 02871 311825 • Don’t buy expensive curry sauces in a jar, make your own from scratch. Put cornflour in a cup and gradually cream in some milk until you have a smooth paste. Keep adding milk until you have a good fluid mix. Add curry powder and pour on to chicken and onion that you have already cooked in a pan. As the mix thickens as you cook add small amounts of milk and cream to keep the mixture fluid. Add a little salt and a knob of butter to taste. A lot healthier than a jar of curry sauce and it costs no more than 30p to give you what you would spend £5 for when buying a jar.
Save energy costs on food preparation • Use a pressure cooker. Cooking under pressure uses less energy and has your meal ready in roughly one third of the time an oven takes. Pressure cooking usually results in better tasting food as nutrients remain in the food. It is estimated that an electric pressure cooker uses 85% less energy than an oven to cook the same meal. • Cook twice as much as you need and freeze half for later – it saves your energy bill. If you cook things like lasagne, stews, soups and chilli they are easily put into plastic containers and frozen for use later. • Potatoes can take thirty minutes to cook. Cook them in ten minutes to save energy by cutting each potato into five pieces before cooking.
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How to handle a crisis in your life. What to ask yourself when things go wrong
Why do some people handle things well when things go wrong whilst others sink into despair? How do some people turn a crisis to their advantage when others can’t cope? It may be down to the questions you ask yourself when things go wrong. Deepak Chopra author of “Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges” says there are three questions you should never ask yourself when things go wrong and three questions you should always ask to help you cope and recover.
The 3 Questions you Should Never Ask 1. What is the matter with me? 2. Who can I blame for this? 3. What is the worst thing that can happen to me? If you dwell on these questions you destroy your chances of recovery because you focus your mind on the problem rather than the solution. Just thinking about a negative thing can make it real.
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We have often heard the expression “you become what you think about”. If you keep thinking about the worst thing that can happen, your mind has only prepared itself for the worst situation. You don’t see the opportunities all around you to avoid the worst outcome. If you are not thinking about improving your life you will not take the necessary steps to overcome difficulties. Inevitably, if your mind is not looking for a positive the only possible outcome is the negative one you imagined. If you have been thinking about disaster you recognise it when it happens and you repeat into yourself “I told you so”. By confirming to yourself that the worst will always happen you play a trick upon your own mind and end up only recognising crisis after crisis in your life. You do not notice the good things in your life. Soon you see yourself as unusually unlucky and resentful of your lot in life.
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Even more damaging is the tendency we all have to blame others for our misfortune. Convincing ourselves that others are to blame excuses us from taking responsibility for changing our circumstances and makes us feel powerless to act. The bitterness we harbour towards those we blame for our misfortune is like a self-administered poison in our bloodstream that paralyses us from taking action to solve our difficulty. It is more worthwhile to ask what productive action you can take than to dwell on the bad things somebody else has already done. You cannot undo the actions of others so don’t waste your energies. Train your mind to avoid this distraction by deciding not to be offended by anything so that your mind remains open to new possibilities
The 3 Questions you Should Always Ask 1. Should I fix this, live with it or just walk away from it? 2. Do I know anyone who has faced this and can help me with it? 3. How can I find my inner strength to deal with this? 1.
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Chopra says most people make their own despair worse by not deciding at the start whether they are going to fix the problem, learn to live with it or just walk away from it. Some people misplace their energies by flip flopping from one approach to another without consciously deciding which approach is best for their particular situation. One minute they are trying to change things they cannot change, the next moment they are walking away from things they could do to help themselves and then they indulge in wishful thinking that the problem will just go away on its own. The result is an exhausting roller coaster of hope and despair as energy is misplaced and the problem stubbornly remains or gets worse. You must make sure the approach you take matches the circumstances you are presented with. To avoid this confusion, look first for things you can change about your problem and act upon them. For example, a diagnosis of cancer may spur you to change your diet, to stop smoking or to find a specialist clinic. Perhaps an injury makes it impossible to continue in your job – accept that and re-train for a better job. If someone you love dies you cannot change it so walk away from the circumstances and throw yourself more deeply into the relationships with the other people you love. Thinking through and deciding how to respond eliminates any feeling of being a victim and puts you back in control of your emotions. This helps to combat despair.
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Do I know anyone who has faced this and can help me with it?
Thinking through your problem can be emotionally difficult in a crisis so it is worth making a list of people you know who have successfully overcome the same problem and get their help by talking it through.
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How can I find my inner strength to deal with this?
Lastly, never forget that you have more inner resources to cope than you think you have. You have an intuition within yourself which tells you what to do – what feels right. Chopra says that you can unlock this intuition when you allow yourself to become silent and to meditate or pray. Get out of your daily environment and go to a quiet place where you can momentarily forget your current fears, duties and ambitions. You will only master your difficulty when you allow the person within to solve it. You must first recognise that there is a different “you” that has been drowned out by the hurly burly of trying to meet the goals and tasks that daily life demands. Once there was a person called “you” that wanted to be an artist, an explorer, a great parent or a scientist or who just wanted to do great things. Has that real “you” been drowned out by the din of daily life? A good way to remember is to get old photographs from your past or contact an old friend from yesteryear. When you remember the inner “you”, allow that “you” to speak. You may be surprised to find that you are not who you think you are and that the goals and aspirations of your daily life are not in keeping with the deep seated hopes that really matter to you. Perhaps your conscious thoughts have been busily suppressing your real desires all your life. When you stop trying to justify yourself and pretend you are somebody you are not, you may find that recurring problems melt away. Your intuition will challenge your false ambitions to reveal to you what really matters – what you should do next. Then your problem may not matter so much anymore. Follow your inner voice and a crisis loses its
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Diabetic Retinopathy can also cause other eye diseases such as Glaucoma - a condition where gradual loss of vision is caused by too high a pressure on the Optic Nerve. In addition, Cataract is 60% more likely when you have diabetes. Although Diabetes is more common than ever, modern treatment means that sufferers can live a relatively normal lifestyle without being a slave to diet, tablets or insulin injections. An annual visit to the Optometrist will detect all of these complications in addition to checking your vision, and could be the most effective way of detecting signs early enough to benefit from preventative treatment.
How do I know I’m diabetic? One of the early signs of undetected diabetes is when one or both eyes become temporarily blurry, or you begin to wonder if you can see better without your specs or contact lenses. Typically, this can vary throughout the day - you could wobble from long sight to short sight and back again as your blood sugar levels fluctuate. Other symptoms include: Increased thirst Running to the loo a lot Hungry, even after eating a meal Tiredness for no good reason Weight loss Slow to heal from a cut or graze Skin rash or itching What to do if you have symptoms
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Diabetes occurs when the body fails to convert the sugar in your blood to energy. This impacts on all the organs, but as we’re talking about eyes, it can potentially cause blindness if undetected or untreated in time. Diabetes causes the lens in your eye to swell and blur. The main complication is Diabetic Retinopathy (damage to the retina) which has no early warning signs. This is why screening for Diabetic Retinopathy is offered to all Type 2 and most Type 1 diabetics free on the NHS.
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If these signs occur go to your doctor without delay and ask for a blood test for diabetes. As there are no initial signs of Diabetic Retinopathy it is important not to wait for symptoms to occur before getting tested. The NHS will pay for your annual visit to your optometrist as well as to the National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme. You should visit both as the optometrist will check you for a wider range of conditions and complications.
Get more information on the National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme
Get more information on diabetes from - www.diabetes.co.uk
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