News, giveaways, views and updates on research — our monthly online magazine takes an in-depth look at living with diabetes. We aim to bring useful information particularly to those who use injectables to help control their condition, so our emphasis is on good kit, carb-counting and best practice. We take living with the condition seriously but we’re keen to have some fun along the way and just get on with our lives with diabetes just a part of the big picture.
PLEASE NOTE: Our magazine is currently aimed at the UK market but anyone is welcome to read it!
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Giveaways and offers will time out, but feel free to read back issues anyway!
Issues from 2010 and until February 2011 are shown below, more recent issues can be seen here.
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LEAD FEATURE: PUMP ACTION, The buzz is all about pumps, we look at what you might need to know before you look to go on one. Plus our Pump Gallery – the insulin pumps currently available in the UK.
NEWS: DRWF’s Wellness Day coming up in April. New research resource from Diabetes UK. A ‘patient passport’ for diabetics visiting hospital. Seasonal link to HbA1c levels. New T1 site from JDRF. Smart insulin research by Merck.Read More »
LEAD FEATURE: SOOTHE OPERATORS
Diabetic skin gets some real stick, we look at best practice, preventative measures and
simple solutions for irritated surface areas.
NEWS: Donation made to diabetes care, new edition of Diabetes for Dummies (with giveaway), new African-Caribbean support group, recipe for a healthy start to 2011, NHS Direct’s online ‘flu service.
KIT: Bayer’s Didget machine, Mendor’s Discreet meter and a look at help:cholesterol.Read More »
Grains of truth! Professional cooks and food suppliers get wise to the benefits of lesser- known cereal crops.
NEWS: Flexitol Heel Balm on prescription; an online calculator that figures out foods instead of supplements; fat cells may hold key to glucose control; plus a home kit that lets you test yourself for food allergies.
KIT: Viva La Vita with the OneTouch Vita meter; Banish dry eyes with Optrex’s Actimist; Mendor’s new all-in-one Discreet blood test meterRead More »
LEAD FEATURE: FORGING AHEAD, A look at new technologies for living with diabetes
NEWS: Daft things people have done when wearing a pump. Cartoons by diabetic Haidee Merritt. Scholl Orthaheel giveaway.
KIT: A look at a hypo alarm, Rufus bear from JRDF to help teach children about diabetes; TrueTwist blood test machine.
DEMOS: We introduce Dr Jen Nash and look at cheap and easy items in which to stash used blood strips.Read More »
LEAD FEATURE: SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION, Should you take supplements or not?
NEWS: Omega-Force, Rebooted Beta Cells, Dr Jen, Liquid Calories Detectors, Victoza for Type 2.
KIT: Lifescan’s Onetouch UltraEasy’ Tala Measuring cups; Skinnies.Read More »
LEAD FEATURE: SWEET NOTHINGS, how food labels can mislead those of us with diabetes
Is food labeled ‘sugar free’ really free of sugar? It seems not. We take a longer look at the labels.
NEWS: The Bayer dance day for children with diabetes. Need2Know: Coeliac Disease; Diabetes: A Practical guide; BD 4mm needle.
KIT: Ice gems medical ID; a handy pill splitter; Scholl orthaheel; Wavesense Jazz meterRead More »
Lead feature: Going Somewhere? Top tips for travelling with diabetes
Feature: Part II Diabetics doing if for themselves.
Kit: Crocs (with silver, these help protect diabetic feet); Gluco-tabs (hypo treatment); Groovy Patches (infusion set ‘art’); Aquapac waterpoof pouch (for pumpers).
News: DRWF diabetes education weekend in October 2010; the new Accu-Chek Mobile strip-free blood test meter; the diabeticfriend mobile phone app; Ask Dr Jen — a psycholgist with Type 1 diabetes, Dr Jen can help with issues you might have about living with diabetes if you ask her!
Gallery: Frio insulin coolers; Hypo-fit hypo treatment; Joe’s Rough Guide to Diabetes (book); Medipal (medical ID); The Diet Plate; Carbs & CAls (book).Read More »
Lead feature: Doing it for ourselves, A story about people with diabetes who have started up a website, a company, designed a product specificially aimed at making living with diabetes easier.
Kit: Choc-chick website; Hypo-fit hypo aid; Golla MP3 bags (for pumpers); Unistix 3 finger pricker
Demos: Video demonstrations of the Accu-Chek Multiclix lancing device and the Slim version of the Desang kitbag.
News: Four fab books for living with diabetes — Carbs&cCals; Joe’s Rough Guide to Diabetes by Joe Fraser; Positive Diabetes by Dr Jen Nash; The diabetes cooking book for the treatment of type 2 diabetes published by Dorling Kindersley.
Gallery: Frio insulin cooler bags, Hypo-fit hypo treatment, the Desang blood test Diary, Medipal ID services, The Diet Plate weight loss accessory, Rufus the bear with diabetes from JDRF.Read More »
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