My Diabetes My Way: October 2017 Update

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

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day falls on 14th November 2017. The theme this year is "Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future".

The campaign will promote the importance of affordable and equitable access to the essential diabetes medicines, technologies, self-management education and information for all women living with diabetes. More information is available from the International Diabetes Federation:https://www.idf.org/our-activities/world-diabetes-day/wdd-2017.html

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Results Update

As we have mentioned in previous newsletters, the DRS eye screening service moved to a new system earlier this year. This caused delays and disruption to eye-screening results being sent to My Diabetes My Way. We are happy to report that all delayed results have now been processed and imported into My Diabetes My Way, so your records from routine screening appointments should now be up-to-date. We thank you for your patience and ask you to report any questions you may still have to mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

News on Libre Devices

Over the last few weeks, we have received a lot of feedback asking about the availability of Freestyle Libre devices on prescription for people who take insulin. This was following an announcement that these monitoring devices would be available from 1st November 2017 across the NHS. The following article explains the current situation across the UK, including the latest situation in NHS Scotland:

www.ipag.co.uk/abbott-freestyle-libre-available-on-the-nhs

We would advise you to contact your local healthcare team if you have any queries, as there may be varying approaches for implementation across each of Scotland’s 14 health boards.

Thank you for your continued support.

The mydiabetes*myway team

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