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DRWF Wellness Days 2019

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 0 Comments
DRWF’s Diabetes Wellness Days support people living with all forms of diabetes. The days include an educational event programme that brings together a wealth of information under one roof, useful for those living with the condition as well as their family members, read more »

A guide to sleeping well in wintertime

Monday, February 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
If your all-important bedtime routine is on the slide, with bad habits creeping in, read on for ways to help you get your sleep back on track.  By Sabeha Syed, a health writer and editor specialising in diabetes care. Life’s hectic enough at the read more »

Cycle for a Type 1 cure JDRF and Ford

Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Take on the ultimate test track challenge and Cycle for a Cure to eradicate Type 1 diabetes with JDRF – supported by Ford – at a bespoke event on 18 May 2019. This unique cycling experience with a family-friendly, festival feel, will include read more »

Diabetes UK contests NHS ‘save money’ proposals

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
NHS England is consulting on whether to advise Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to restrict the prescription of glucose testing strips for people with Type 2 diabetes. It may also restrict insulin pen needles for all people with diabetes over a certain price read more »

My diabetes kit: Adrian Long

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Adrian Long Adrian Long was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in December 1997, shortly after his 40th birthday. This is his story. “During November of that year I remember there were times I found myself to be incredibly thirsty. I attended a meeting in read more »

Should we worry about diabetes medicines shortages?

Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Commenting on news stories about the possibility of medical supplies being jeopardized by the looming decision about Britain leaving the EU, JDRF has affirmed that it is committed to ensuring that the needs of people with Type 1 diabetes are taken into read more »

Take our survey! Share your experiences of getting repeat prescriptions

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 0 Comments
How do you find getting your repeat prescriptions from your doctor’s surgery, and what about dealing with your local pharmacy? The people at Now Patient have asked me to ask you – so we’ve put together this survey. With something that for read more »

Tell us what’s in your food!

Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 0 Comments
According to a survey commissioned by Diabetes UK, three in five (61%) of UK adults say they find it difficult to access nutritional information when eating out. The charity is calling on the ‘out-of-home’ sector to recognise their responsibility to help consumers read more »

Google’s glucose lens on hold

Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 0 Comments
In November 2018, Google’s sister company Verily, published a blog post by Chief Technical Officer Brian Otis referring to one of Verily’s first projects. The idea was to putting sensors on contact lenses to measure glucose levels for people living with diabetes read more »

Latest issue: Overview of CGM sensor choice

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 0 Comments
By the time flash and sensor glucose monitoring are being name-checked more than once in NHS England’s newly published Long Term Plan, you know that this technology has definitely ‘arrived’. It’s about time, and it’s wonderful news. To reflect this, we have read more »
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