My Diabetes My Way: November 2021 Update

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for November 2021.
World Diabetes Day 2021
My Diabetes My Way celebrated World Diabetes Day on Sunday 14th November. World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on the 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who began experiments using insulin along with Charles Best in 1921. Every year, the International Diabetes Federation campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs for one or more years. The theme this year is "Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?" You can read more about this year’s event here:
My Diabetes My Way Updates
To celebrate World Diabetes Day, we have launched a refresh of the My Diabetes My Way website. The current version of our website has been live since February 2018 and we have made some improvements behind the scenes. This will make it easier for us to manage content and also to link to relevant content from other verified websites. As a result, the website will look slightly different, but we have tried not to change things too much. One of the main improvements will be access to a large number of new videos covering all aspects of diabetes education.
Supporting the World Diabetes Day theme, MDMW resources allow you to access diabetes advice and support 24 hours a day at a time that suits you. You can find leaflets, eLearning courses and videos, all of which are all available to provide information to improve diabetes care. Importantly, you can also register to access your own diabetes records allowing you to learn more about your condition at your own pace.
Why Have I Got Diabetes?
Diabetes Scotland are hosting an online event on Wednesday 1st December. Hear the history of research that discovered how each different form of diabetes develops and why there are health problems associated with having diabetes. There will be a patient's perspective of why it important to know the cause of your diabetes. To join the event, register for free using the Eventbrite link:
Research Study Questionnaire
My Diabetes My Way supports diabetes research in Scotland. The University of Glasgow is currently running a study to assess the “Longer term impact of COVID 19 infection in people with diabetes”.
We know that many people with diabetes experienced serious illness when they have had COVID-19. This study will ask people in Scotland with type 1 and type 2 diabetes what issues they have experienced over the past year with both COVID and their diabetes control. We’d like as many people with diabetes as possible to join in, whether or not you’ve had (or think you might have had) COVID-19.
If you are interested in taking part, please click on the link below.  More information is provided on the website page:
The questionnaire survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
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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