My Diabetes My Way: May 2023 Update
Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for May 2023.
Diabetes Week 2023
My Diabetes My Way are promoting the upcoming Diabetes Week which takes place this year between 12th and 18th June. Diabetes Week is celebrating you, the millions of people living with diabetes, and everyone who is there to support you along the way.
You can read more about the campaign on the Diabetes UK website: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-week
Travel Tips for Summer
The My Diabetes My Way team would like to remind you of some resources that are available to ensure you have a fantastic holiday or trip if you have plans this summer. Some of the resources also apply to holidays in the UK and tips to cope with warmer weather in general. Preparation is key - here are some things to consider:
• Make sure you have enough of your medications to last your trip
• Arrange a travel letter with your healthcare team if required
• Remember your glucose and ketone monitoring equipment if you use it
• Remember your hypoglycaemia treatment if required
• Know your sick day rules
• Do some advanced research into healthcare in your chosen holiday location
• Discuss with your diabetes healthcare team in advance
Further reading and resources:
Free Online Diabetes Course – Type 2 Diabetes
MyWay Digital Health are hosting a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Understanding Type 2 diabetes' on 14th and 15th June. The course is a supportive eLearning experience for everyone with type 2 diabetes and those who care for them, including family, friends and healthcare professionals. To book your place, please visit https://understandingtype2.mydiabetes.com
You will also receive a personalised certificate on completion and have access to live Question and Answer sessions with diabetes experts.
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: email@example.com