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My Diabetes My Way: September 2017 Update II

Posted: 06/10/2017

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for September 2017 Update II.

Dates for the Diary

October is proving to be a very busy month for the diary, with a number of events planned that are relevant to diabetes.

The 2nd to 8th October 2017 is "Hypo Awareness Week". This aims to raise awareness of low blood glucose, or hypoglycaemia. You can find out more on the official website: http://hypoawarenessweek.com/

My Diabetes My Way contains information to help you learn more about hypos: www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/resources/leaflets/hypo.asp

The 2nd to 8th October is also “Self-management Week”, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits that self-management can make to the lives of people living with long-term conditions. To find out more, see the following link:http://smns.alliance-scotland.org.uk/2017/08/get-involved-smw-2017

Finally, the 10th October is World Mental health day. Living with a long-term condition can have an impact on your emotional wellbeing. It is important you know the signs and symptoms so you can seek help. Talk to your healthcare professional about how you are feeling. The following websites also contain relevant information that you may find useful:
www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
www.depressionuk.org
www.mind.org.uk
www.diabetes.org.uk/how_we_help/helpline
www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Diabetes Research Needs Your Help

Almost one in every eighteen people in Scotland has diabetes; that’s over 291,981 individuals, and the numbers are increasing every year. If diabetes is not well-treated it can cause major health problems.

Joining the SHARE/SDRN research registers together allows you to be matched to and contacted about suitable research. If you are contacted, you will be given all the information you need and it will ALWAYS be your choice whether you wish to take part.

You can join today by visiting www.share-sdrn.org or if you would rather be posted a leaflet or would like to find out more please call 01382 383230/ 383595/ 383471 or email share@dundee.ac.uk / jkerr@dundee.ac.uk. The leaflet is free to return and you can find out more here: https://tinyurl.com/SDRN-SHARE

Thank you for your continued support.​

The mydiabetes*myway team