New guidelines come into play next year for all blood test meters. Be sure you are getting the best, or else what’s the point of testing? We also have lots of news: Diabetes UK asks for more emotional and psychological support to be made available for people with diabetes, IDDT says diabetes care is in ‘crisis’. As regards new diabetes kit, there’s an update from Medtronic with a new loyalty scheme launched for its Enlite sensors, and it’s reintroduced an updated version of i-Port called i-Port Advance (an on-body ‘port’ which is an injection aid, replacing multiple skin punctures with one insertion of a port every 3 days). In Making Carbs Count we’re feeling the crunch with specialist winter celery.