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My Diabetes My Way: November 2020 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for November 2020.

 

Scottish Diabetes Survey 2019

The Scottish Government has published the 2019 Scottish Diabetes Survey. This report provides an annual update describing many aspects of diabetes care across the whole of Scotland. This information is useful as it helps each Scottish NHS Board identify what initiatives are needed to further improve the quality of diabetes care in their area. There are now over 312,000 people living with diabetes in Scotland. The following narrative describes the main findings of the report and how these relate to the national diabetes strategy objectives for NHS Scotland: https://www.diabetesinscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DIP-and-SDS-Narrative-22nd-July-2020.pdf


You can find the full report at the following link: https://www.diabetesinscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Diabetes-Scottish-Diabetes-Survey-2019.pdf

 

Feeling low, anxious or stressed?
Anxiety, low mood and stress are common problems which we all experience from time to time. When these feelings persist, they can affect our daily life and lead to emotional distress. Some people may recover in a few weeks on their own, while others need more specialist help and support. If you are feeling this way, then a service called “Living Life” may be able to help you: https://www.breathingspace.scot/living-life


Flu Vaccination
Taking care of yourself and your loved ones has never been so important and with Coronavirus (COVID-19) still active, make sure you get the flu vaccine this winter to protect yourself, others and the NHS. For more information see: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/flu-vaccine


World Diabetes Day 2020
World Diabetes Day was celebrated on Saturday 14th November. This year the theme is "The Nurse and Diabetes". The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes. Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce. To find out more, please see the following link: https://worlddiabetesday.org


My Diabetes My Way Admin
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, it is taking us longer to collect mail, create new enrolment packs and send out registration paperwork for you to access your diabetes records. We are currently processing enrolment packs in batches every two weeks, but we are now happy for you to email us back a photo or scanned copy of your signed form to avoid any further delays.


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: mydiabetes.myway@nhs.scot


Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.

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