My Diabetes My Way: January 2017 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for January 2017.

Diabetes and Neuropathy

This month we are promoting awareness of neuropathy and diabetes. Neuropathy means nerve damage caused by high long-term blood glucose levels. This nerve damage can cause numbness and lack of sensation in your feet.

It is important to remember that you can reduce the risk of developing neuropathy by maintaining your blood glucose levels to target. If you have neuropathy already then you can prevent worsening of the symptoms.

Actions you can take:

  • 1. Maintain blood glucose, blood pressure and weight to target levels
  • 2. Exercise at your own level
  • 3. Regularly check your feet and choose suitable footwear
  • 4. Attend annual and other review check ups
  • 5. If you smoke, stop smoking
  • 6. Access your health record through My Diabetes My Way to view test results and ensure all health checks have been completed

For more information on neuropathy, please click on the following links:

NHS Report Case Study

My Diabetes My Way has been included as a case study in the NHS Scotland Chief Executive's Annual Report. This report aims to highlight achievements and progress made during 2015/16. It includes several "People's Stories", one of which features My Diabetes My Way user Ross Kerr: https://vimeo.com/191123893

Data Transfer Delay

SCI-Diabetes, the system that provides data to My Diabetes My Way, completed a significant update last weekend (21/22 January 2017). As a result of this update, the data transfer to My Diabetes My Way was suspended from Thursday 19 to Thursday 26 January. All results and measurements from your recent appointments have now been updated, and if you have been waiting for results, they should now be available. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

If you have any questions, please send us feedback through the website, or email mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

The mydiabetes*myway team

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