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6 ‘Junk Foods’ That Aren’t As Bas As You Think For Diabetics

This entry was posted in General July 6, 2017

Often when you hear the word diabetes yummy food doesn’t spring to mind! Here are 6 ‘junk foods’ that aren’t as bad as you might think for a diabetic. 

1. Full Fat Yoghurt

Full fat yoghurt for diabetics is often far better than low fat yogurts (believe it or not!). When products have a low or reduced fat content it’s often compensated with added sugar or carbs to help with the flavour. As you might know carbs and sugars contribute to raised blood glucose levels which as a diabetic isn’t good!

2. Red Meat

Although there are always contradicting opinions on red meat you will find it’s a main source of protein for low carb dieters.

3. Pork Scratchings

If you choose the real pork scratching and not the crisp versions, they’re fairly easy on the blood glucose levels since they’re really just fat and sodium.

4. Nuts

Nuts often confuse people, you either get people who appreciate they’re healthy so they eat them in the masses, not appreciating their fat content, or you get people who appreciate the high fat content so deem them unhealthy.

Although it’s best to eat nuts in moderations (whatever diet you’re on), due to their high fat content they’re a really good source of unsaturated fat, vitamins, fibre and antioxidants.

5. Eggs

have a lot of bad press for containing bad cholesterol but they can actually keep your glucose levels down. Try them as a snack or as part of a meal to keep you fuller for longer.

6. Chocolate

ChocolateYou did read correctly…if you choose the right kind, chocolate really isn’t all that bad! If you choose a dark chocolate with 80% plus cocoa you’ll reduce the carbs content. If you find it a little too bitter why not melt it down and add nuts or fruit zest and put it back in the fridge to set!

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Ableworld are Expanding!

This entry was posted in General July 6, 2017

Ableworld are pleased to announce we’re planning to invest in the North East and North Wales by opening three new stores, creating employment for over 10. The company currently has thirty stores throughout the UK. Plans are well advanced to relocate the Darlington store to larger premises and also to open a new store in Stockton-On-Tees and a mobility shop in Rhyl.
The new stores are due to open in spring 2016 and before that Ableworld will be offering
its attractively-priced range of quality stairlifts from a separate site in Middlesbrough. As well as
stairlifts, the three Ableworld stores will have a large selection of riser-recliner chairs, adjustable
beds, mobility scooters, wheelchairs, Continence support and a wide range of other products to help customers’ to lead more independent lives.

Ableworld is looking to staff its new stores with enthusiastic sales people, engineers and managers who have the ability to deal sympathetically and professionally with Ableworld’s predominantly elderly customer base. Full training will be given to all successful applicants.

If you are interested in joining a growing company and learning more about Ableworld and the job vacancies available please visit their website

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Welcome to Ableworld’s New Blog!

This entry was posted in General July 6, 2017

With an ever growing range of mobility products at a touch of a button it can sometimes become an overwhelming experience when choosing the right product for your needs. Here at Ableworld we combine excellent customer service, value for money products and our extensive experience in the mobility and disability world to provide fantastic information which enables you to make the right purchase for you.Ableworld logo

We’ll always keep you up to date with the latest industry news, events and demonstrations we may be attending and information on mobility products.

With a new, fresh and easy to navigate site it couldn’t be easier to gain extra knowledge and find specifications of mobility aids you may wish to purchase. Don’t forget that we also have 22 stores across the UK so if you’d rather talk to one of our experienced and friendly staff feel free to find your local store.

In addition to keeping up to date with Ableworld on this blog you can also find us on Twitter, Google + and Facebook. Why not like us on Facebook? We’ve currently got a competition to WIN a £100 Ableworld voucher! Click here for details.

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A Busy Wigan Mobilty Shop!

This entry was posted in General July 6, 2017

Here at Ableworld, it’s all hands on deck as our Wigan mobility shop gets ready for launch!
We started the week with the final touches to the paint work and then moved on to the racking in preparation for our stock arriving.
The racking went up without a glitch (thankfully!) so it was all set and ready to go!
Throughout today our signage has gone up (and looks amazing! If we do say so ourselves) and the stock is starting to arrive.
All our staff are having great fun, even though there long days.
We can’t wait to see the shop finished and launched! Keep an eye on the blog, facebook and twitter for the latest pictures.


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Free Ferrule Safety Check

This entry was posted in General July 5, 2017

Ableworld Walking Stick

Now that the nights are drawing in and the winter weather has arrived have you considered getting yourself ready for winter?

Here at Ableworld we are dedicated to keeping people safe so we are offering a FREE ferrule check for your walking sticks, walking frames and crutches in all of our stores. The ferrule is the rubber cap at the end of your walking stick, crutch or on the legs of a walking frame and it can easily suffer wear and tear if used regularly so it’s best to get it checked. With fully trained staff in all of our stores across the UK, pop in and ask them to check over your mobility product and they will give honest and professional advice.Ferrule

We do also have 10% off Ferrules at the moment so if you do feel they need replacing, now is an ideal time.

To find your nearest Ableworld mobility store visit our website here

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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia

This entry was posted in General July 5, 2017

Here’s 5 things that we think you should know about dementia.

1.Dementia isn’t a natural part of ageing

If an elderly person starts to become confused or forgetful, a lot of the time people will say that it’s part of getting old. However, dementia isn’t momentarily forgetting your daughters name or forgetting what you had for lunch, people with dementia may not even remember meeting others, which adds to stress and illness. Having dementia doesn’t just mean that you have memory problems, there are other symptoms that effect daily life. The condition isn’t part of ageing, it is caused by changes to the chemistry and structure of the brain. If you are worried about your memory, you should contact your local GP.

2. Diseases of the brain causes dementia

The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, this causes the chemistry and the structure of the brain to change which causes brain cells to die. The first sign of Alzheimer’s disease is usually short term memory loss.

There are other kinds of dementia which include: Dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia including Pick’s disease, Vascular dementia and mixed dementia which is both Vascular and Alzheimer’s diseases. These diseases effect the brain in different ways. Vascular dementia following a stroke can often progress in a stepped way, whereas Alzheimer’s usually starts slow and progresses gradually, but everybody’s dementia is different.

3. It isn’t all about losing your memory

Dementia can affect the way that people, speak, think, behave, feel and perceive things. Some common symptoms can be struggling with familiar daily tasks like using your card or reading a book. The condition can also effect, judging distances with eyes, controlling emotions, finding it hard to keep up with conversation, being withdrawn and lacking confidence. It is progressive too which can mean that some conditions start to become worse in time, but it varies with each person, some can stay independent for years.

There are currently no known cures for dementia but there are ways to help symptoms and make life better through each stage.

4. People live well with dementia

As we all know, scientists are trying to find a cure for dementia. In the meantime there are drugs and treatments that can help people live healthy, active lives. Some drugs can slow symptoms of dementia down which is why it’s important to see your GP if you feel as if there is a problem. There are also treatments that don

’t involve drugs which can involve keeping mentally, socially and physically active, cognitive stimulation which can include word puzzles, and also life story work which includes sharing memories and experiences with others. This can boost confidence, memory, self -esteem and help avoid depression.

5 There is more to a person than dementia

Having to live with dementia can be very challenging and future plans may have to change. Yes you may need extra help and support but it doesn’t change who you are.

If you suffer or know someone that suffers from dementia, Ableworld are here to help. We have products such as telephones, telecare, security and safety items, watches, wade ceramic, pill dispensers, walking sticks and straps, magnifiers with straps and a walking frame caddy available to help those with dementia feel safe and secure. Click here to view the range of products available.



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For products to help with dementia and any advice you might need, please visit our website or talk to our dementia friendly staff at any of our mobility shops


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