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Newer, smarter app for Contour Next One users

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ascensia’s Contour Next One meter (front) and smartphone Contour Diabetes app (back). As of today there is a newer, smarter app that works with Ascensia’s Contour Next One blood test meter. An update on the existing app – and available for free from read more »

NHS Choices: How to read a nutrition label

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Nutrition labels can help you choose between products and keep a check on the amount of foods you’re eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. Here is what to look for, and what some of the terms mean: Carbohydrates There are read more »

DEPICT-1 results

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The 24-week results from a trial, DEPICT-1, people with Type 1 diabetes taking the oral selective SGLT-2 inhibitor class of diabetes medicines show that dapagliflozin, as an adjunct to insulin, provides significant and clinically relevant benefits in terms of glycaemic control and read more »

It’s a kindness magic! Latest issue with news, views and Christmas food previews!

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | 0 Comments
This issue has swedes (the roots, not the folks), a new insulin pump hub to help with decision-making, a review of this year’s World Diabetes Day, lots of news about research and big business moves in the diabetes sector, as well as read more »

Busy year for Moby, the Medical Detection Dog

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | 0 Comments
Moby, a Medical Detection Dog Moby is the dog sponsored by Accu-Chek Mobile to be trained by Medical Detection Dogs in order to become a partner to a person with diabetes who has extra needs, such as having no hypo awareness. Claire Pesterfield who read more »

Quality in Care Awards, Diabetes 2017

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Quality In Care awards recognise initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes, as judged by the NHS, patients and industry. NHS teams from Liverpool, County Durham and Southampton were among those recognised at the seventh annual read more »

Autumn/winter diabetic footcare report

Monday, November 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bearing in mind that many people with diabetes do not even get the annual foot check to which they are entitled, or can’t attend because they are working, wouldn’t it make sense if people could take a simple test at home and read more »

Seafood with tentacles: Making a fuss of squid and octopus

Friday, November 24th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Olimpia Davies, ‘Treasure of the sea.’ With good eyesight and a complex nervous system, octopi are considered very intelligent. Not bright enough it would seem to not get caught, judging by the numbers of them strung up in fishing ports around the Mediterranean. read more »

Stem Cell ‘cure’ for Type 1 diabetes

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 | 0 Comments
As reported by Andy Coghlan in New Scientist “In early August 2017, two people with Type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants containing cells generated from embryonic stem cells to treat their condition. The hope is that when blood sugar read more »

Ascensia Innovation Challenge, can you help?

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched the Ascensia Diabetes Challenge, a global innovation competition that is seeking innovative digital solutions to support diabetes management and improve the lives of those living with Type 2 diabetes. The challenge aims to find new ways to read more »

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