In the news: £40m commitment from the NHS for improved diabetes care. Diabetes UK’s Food Upfront includes a petition to sign to urge the government and foos suppliers to improve labels with a view to helping with diabetes control. If you want ‘per portion’ carb counts to be enforced, then do sign up! In case you are having trouble getting the blood test meter or strips that you want, we have a Need To Know guide on what you can do to change the situation. In Screen Time (Part 2) we look at blood test meters and associated apps that get your data easily into your hands to help with your control decisions. Plus there’s My Diabetes Kit from trained nurse Sue Wales, and a look at an eyemask, the Noctura 400, that may help prevent or reduce the advance of diabetic retinopathy. Read on!
News items and features like this appear in the Desang Diabetes Magazine, our free-to-receive digital journal (see below, or www.desang-magazine.co.uk). We cover diabetes news, diabetes management equipment (diabetes ‘kit’ such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring equipment) and news about food suitable for a diabetic diet including a regular Making Carbs Count column. We just need your email address to subscribe you (it’s free, and you can easily unsubscribe should you wish to).