My Diabetes My Way: March 2022 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for March 2022.

Diabetes and the Kidneys

MDMW are talking about kidney health this month. Some things you can do to protect your kidneys:

  • Aim to keep your blood pressure, HbA1c and cholesterol to target
  • Discuss with your healthcare professionals the appropriate target ranges for you
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce your salt intake
  • Keep active if you can
  • Stop smoking if you smoke
  • Limit your alcohol intake

The following links provide more information on diabetes and the kidneys:

Free Online Course for Ramadan
MyWay Digital Health are currently hosting a Massive Open Online Course on 'Managing Diabetes During Ramadan' - this has now been extended to run until 18th April. The eLearning course is available to anyone and offers a supportive shared learning experience for anyone living with diabetes, carers and healthcare professionals. To book your place, please visit

Diabetes Research Needs Your Help
Diabetes affects one in 20 people in Scotland. We need to improve our understanding of the condition to develop new treatments. To do this, we need to carry out research with the help of volunteers like you.

You can help improve diabetes care by signing up to the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). SHARE has been created to establish a register of people, aged 11 and over, interested in participating in health research. If a suitable study becomes available, SHARE will contact you to let you know about the study and what it involves. If you are contacted, you will be given all the information you need, and it will ALWAYS be your choice whether you wish to take part.

Please sign up today to be contacted for future research. It will only take a minute to sign up at or if you would rather be posted a leaflet or would like to find out more, please call 01382 384282/383471 or email - the leaflet is free to 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.


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:


Thank you for your continued support.

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