My Diabetes My Way: December 2023 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for December 2023.

Preparing for the Festive Period
Prepare for the festive break and plan to manage your health. During the holidays keep yourself safe by being prepared:
• If you are taking medication, make sure you have enough supplies to last over the holiday period
• If you are blood glucose or blood ketone monitoring, make sure you have enough test strips and lancets
• The accuracy of blood glucose meters and test strips can be affected by the cold. Avoid leaving in cars or unheated rooms. Store at room temperature
• If you haven’t already, speak to your diabetes team about sick day rules in advance
• Keep well hydrated
• Seek advice from NHS 24 if your condition deteriorates or worsens despite following your sick day rules
• And most importantly, enjoy your festive break while staying safe

Winter Vaccinations
Taking care of yourself and your loved ones has never been so important and with coronavirus (COVID-19) still active, make sure you get your winter vaccinations to protect yourself, others and the NHS. For more information on flu and coronavirus vaccines, see the following information from NHS Inform:

Winter vaccines:

Sick Day Guidelines
As we are well in to the winter months, it is very important that you know what to do when you are ill. My Diabetes My Way contains sick day guidelines for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Alongside these guides, please follow the advice of your local diabetes team if given.

Sick Day Guidelines for Type 1 Diabetes:

Sick Day Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes:

Festive Period Support
My Diabetes My Way and myaccount will have limited support cover until Wednesday 3rd January 2024. 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.

Facebook and Twitter
Please remember, you can keep up-to-date with the latest news and useful information on the My Diabetes My Way Facebook and Twitter pages.


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:

Thank you for your continued support.

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