Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for January 2018.
Diabetes and Driving
From the 1st January 2018, individuals with diabetes who experience severe hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) while asleep will no longer lose their driving licence. The law will only now apply to severe hypoglycaemia while awake. The following “Frequently Asked Questions” from Diabetes UK explain more: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/resources-s3/2017-12/Driving%20FAQ%20Jan%202018.pdf
Planning for 2018
The New Year is an ideal time to consider personal goals to improve your life for the future. You may wish to improve your diabetes management or maintain good control. My Diabetes My Way can help you achieve these goals. Studies have shown if individuals with diabetes maintain their blood glucose levels to target, the risk of diabetes complications is reduced.
1. Monitor blood glucose levels (if you have been asked to by your diabetes team)
2. Take your prescribed medication regularly
3. Regularly check your feet and choose suitable footwear
4. Attend your diabetes review appointments and screening tests. These visits monitor your eyes, feet, HbA1c (overall diabetes control), kidney function, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index.
All of these results can be accessed on My Diabetes My Way if you have registered to access your records.
My Diabetes My Way – New Look!
Last month we explained that My Diabetes My Way is undergoing a significant visual redesign to make it more usable and accessible. This will mean it works better on tablets and smartphones, as well as laptops and desktop computers. The new look will be launched early in February and we will let you know as soon as it is ready for you to use.
Thank you for your continued support.
The mydiabetes*myway team