My Diabetes My Way: October 2018 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for October 2018.


My Diabetes My Way is now 10!
On the 7th October 2008 at the Diabetes in Scotland Conference in Edinburgh, My Diabetes My Way was officially launched. We would like to thank the Scottish Diabetes Group and Technology Enabled Care programmes for funding the service over this time. Even more important to this achievement are the people with diabetes and the families and carers who make use of the service – it wouldn't have been possible without you!


World Diabetes Day 2018
World Diabetes Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 14th November. The theme this year is, "The Family and Diabetes", with the tagline "diabetes concerns every family". The main aim of the 2018-19 campaign is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition. To find out more, please see the following link:

https://www.idf.org/e-library/epidemiology-research/54-our-activities/455-world-diabetes-day-2018-19.html 

 

Below are some activities you may wish to get involved with:
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/get_involved/world-diabetes-day 

https://www.worlddiabetesday.org/resources/blue-circle-selfie-app.html 

 

Keep Well in Winter
Keep well in the winter - be prepared! Illness can upset your blood glucose levels. Colds and flu may increase your blood glucose levels and vomiting & diarrhoea bugs can lead to low blood glucose levels - as well as significant dehydration. Take precautions and see your GP for a free flu vaccination this winter. If you do become unwell, see our "sick day rules" below.


Sick Day Rules for Type 1 Diabetes: https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=17 
Sick Day Rules for Type 2 Diabetes: https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=18 

 

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support.

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