My Diabetes My Way: December 2016 Update

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

New Year Goals

New Year is a time to consider goals which may better your life for the future. You may wish to improve your diabetes management or maintain good blood glucose control. My Diabetes My Way can help you to achieve these goals. Studies have shown if individuals with diabetes maintain their blood glucose values to target levels, the risk of diabetes complications is significantly reduced.

Here are some basic guidelines help you maintain good overall diabetes control:

  • Check blood glucose levels if you have been asked to by your diabetes team.
  • Take your prescribed medication regularly
  • Examine your feet
  • Attend your diabetes review appointments and screening tests. These visits monitor your eyes, HbA1c, kidney function, lipids, blood pressure, body mass index

All of these results can be viewed on My Diabetes My Way if you have registered to access your records.

Gillian Webster - Patient Testimonial

It can often be helpful to hear how other people use My Diabetes My Way to determine how beneficial it can be for yourself. We recently filmed Gillian Webster, from Dundee, talking about uploading blood glucose results and how My Diabetes My Way has helped her feel more supported. You can see Gillian’s video by clicking on the link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAgS2nafXvU

New Service - "Proxy" Access

Next month, My Diabetes My Way will be offering a new service for the parents of young children and other responsible carers of people with diabetes. "Proxy Access" will allow access to the My Diabetes My Way records of those under their care, in order to support their diabetes management. We will be in contact with those who have previously registered an interest in this feature at the start of next year. If you wish to get involved or find out more information, please let us know by replying to this email.

Festive Period Support

My Diabetes My Way and myaccount will have limited support cover until Wednesday 4th January. We ask you to please bear with us during this time and we will respond to any emails and feedback as soon as we can on our return.

With best wishes for the festive season.

The mydiabetes*myway team

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