My Diabetes My Way: November 2016 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for November 2016.

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 while vomiting & diarrhoea bugs can lead to low blood glucose levels. 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: www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/resources/leaflets/SickDayRulesForType1.asp

Sick Day Rules for Type 2 Diabetes: www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/resources/leaflets/SickDayRulesForType2.asp

Service Upgrade

My Diabetes My Way completed a major service upgrade earlier this month. We would like to apologise if this caused you delays in accessing your records but the changes will allow us to provide a much better service. We will be offering an enhanced level of support over the coming weeks and will be announcing the first major development in our December newsletter.

Free Online Type 2 Diabetes Education Course

The University of Dundee, in conjunction with My Diabetes My Way, the International Diabetes Federation and Diabetes Scotland will be re-running a free online course for Type 2 diabetes:"The Diabetes Epidemic - a Patient-Centred Approach"

The course begins on Monday 5th December and may be of interest to patients and carers. It runs for two weeks, and you can join here: www.futurelearn.com/courses/diabetes-epidemic

Facebook and Twitter

Please remember, you can keep up-to-date with news and useful information on the My Diabetes My Way Facebook and Twitter pages.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mydiabetesmyway

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mydiabetesmyway

Thank you for your continued support.

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