Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way May 2016 Newsletter.
Disability Living Allowance Guidance Change
The Government has made recent changes to the medical guidance on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), making it easier for children with Type 1 diabetes to meet assessment criteria, should their parents choose to claim: www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News/Major-victory-as-disability-living-allowance-guidance-changed
Coeliac Disease is a condition that is more common in people with Type 1 diabetes - if you have Coeliac Disease, or know someone who has, then you may be interested in the charity Coeliac UK. Their website contains useful information and dietary advice for people with the condition:www.coeliac.org.uk
Holyrood Connect Awards
My Diabetes My Way, which is operated for NHS Scotland by the University of Dundee, has been nominated for two awards at the Holyrood Connect Awards. This is an awards ceremony that celebrates excellence in Information and Communication Technologies within the public sector. We have been nominated for categories in the "Citizen Award" and the "Digital Health Award". Our colleagues in Scotland's Improvement Service, providers of myaccount, have also been nominated in the "Project Delivery Award". More details can be found here:www.connectawards.holyrood.com
My Diabetes My Way now links with a system called Diasend. This allows people who record their home blood glucose results to upload and share their data with their healthcare teams. This service is currently available in Ayrshire & Arran, Grampian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Orkney, Tayside and West Lothian. Around 1000 people with diabetes are currently making use of it. If you are interested in participating and live in one of the health board areas listed above, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Wider rollout in the remaining health board areas of Scotland are currently being negotiated with the Scottish Government. More news will follow when it is available.
Thank you for your continued support.