Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for July 2018. Hypoglycaemia in SummerDuring the summer months there may be an increased risk of hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) if you are on insulin and/or other blood glucose lowering medications. For information on types of diabetes treatment please follow this link below:https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/ContentSubSections.aspx?id=7 Increased risk of hypoglycaemia during the holiday period may be caused by hotter weather, increased activity, travelling or alcohol intake. Make sure you discuss this with your travel companions. The following educational resources are helpful to all in improving knowledge of hypoglycaemia and most importantly treatment and prevention.
http://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/A5_6pp_Hypo_TREND_CONNECT.pdfhttps://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=11http://hypoglycemia.uk/#/lesson/causes-of-hypos-patients Look out for more information on hypoglycaemia, available during hypo awareness week in September. ALLIANCE Digital StoriesThe Health and Social Care Alliance have recently released a series of short films that showcase the benefits of digital technology in health and care through real stories, told by real people. We have worked with the Alliance to present a short film from David Garrell about using My Diabetes My Way. You can find it here:https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/digital/digital-health-and-care/what-is-digital-health/stories/self-management/ Look out for more stories on Twitter using the hashtag #DHCscotStories Mobile App LaunchMy Diabetes My Way is due to launch a new mobile app over the next few days to help you manage your diabetes records. It will be available on iOS and Android and we will be announcing its availability on Twitter and Facebook, where you can also keep up-to-date with news and useful information. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mydiabetesmywayTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/mydiabetesmywayFurther information on the app launch will also be sent by email to ensure that nobody misses out! We would like to thank you for your ongoing support. The mydiabetes*myway team