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My Diabetes My Way: September 2019 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for September 2019.
 
Self-management Week 2019
This year, Self-management Week will be held from 7th – 11th October. Self-management Week takes place every year to raise awareness and highlight the huge benefits that self-management can bring to people’s lives. Events and activities will be taking place all across Scotland throughout the week, including sharing stories of how self-management can support people to live their lives on their terms. To find out more, please visit the following website:
https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/self-management-and-co-production-hub/self-management-week/
 
 
Diabetes and Blood Pressure
As part of your regular diabetes screening checks, you should have your blood pressure measured. You can review your latest blood pressure results by logging into My Diabetes My Way.
 
If you have high blood pressure, you may be interested in the following video on the condition: http://www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/Hypertension.aspx 
 
We also have resources available on My Diabetes My Way: https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=46 
 
Further reading on improving and maintaining you Blood Pressure to a target level can be found on the following web page: http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/BloodPressureandyou/Yourlifestyle 
 
 
Link Your Fitbit Data
You can now link your Fitbit (www.fitbit.com) activity tracker data to My Diabetes My Way. If you have a Fitbit device, log in to My Diabetes My Way and select “My Services”. You can then link your Fitbit account and connect your Fitbit records. When you do this, you will see a new section named “My Activity” where you can monitor your steps, heart rate and many other Fitbit measurements.
 
Congratulations to everyone who has already linked their Fitbit data and completed the 1,000,000 step challenge over the last three months!
 
 
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: http://www.facebook.com/mydiabetesmyway 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mydiabetesmyway 
 
 
Help and Support
If you have not yet managed to gain access to your diabetes records on My Diabetes My Way, or would like an update on the status of your registration, please let us know. You can contact us regarding any problems or request further help and support by emailing: mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

Thank you for your continued support.

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