My Diabetes My Way: September 2022 Update
Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for September 2022.
National Cholesterol Month 2022
October is “National Cholesterol Month”, aiming to raise awareness of the impact that cholesterol can have on your heart and arteries. You can read more about cholesterol and how you can make changes to it at the following link: https://heartresearch.org.uk/ht-cholesterol-month/
My Diabetes My Way also contains information on cholesterol and how to reduce your risk of complications: https://mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/resources/video/cholesterol-reducing-your-risk-of-complications/
This Diabetes UK video also explains more:
Free Online Course for Type 2 Diabetes
MyWay Digital Health are hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Understanding Type 2 diabetes' on 5th and 6th October. On both days there will be a live question and answer session from 6-7pm. The course is available to anyone, no matter where they live, and offers a supportive shared learning experience for anyone living with Type 2 diabetes and those that care for them. To book your place, please visit https://understandingtype2.mydiabetes.com/
Check Your Address!
It is extremely important that your NHS service providers are aware of your current permanent address at all times. Not only is this required for verifying your details when you register for My Diabetes My Way, but several services rely upon it. For example, your eye screening and clinic appointment letters are currently posted to your address via traditional mail. If you have moved house, you may not receive these letters and miss important screenings and measurements.
Please make sure that you keep your GP informed of any change in your address and this information will be shared with services that are relevant to your care. You can check the address that the NHS currently holds for you by logging in to My Diabetes My Way.
Diabetes and Alcohol
Having diabetes does not mean that you need to completely avoid drinking alcohol. In fact, government guidelines for sensible drinking are the same whether you have diabetes or not. Alcohol can both increase and decrease blood glucose levels – to find out more about the impact alcohol can have on your diabetes, please see the following link: https://mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/resources/internal/alcohol/
You can also watch our video on diabetes and alcohol here: https://mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/resources/video/diabetes-and-alcohol/
Finally, you may also like to consider supporting “Go Sober for October” which is launched next month: https://www.gosober.org.uk/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support.