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VIEWPOINT: Eyecare and diet, Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry, has authored five books on natural eye care and is co-founder of http://www.NaturalEyeCare.com. His view is that they key to good eye care starts with diet, something many diabetics are more than familiar with. “The main point read more »

The eyes have it! We focus on eyecare

Friday, May 6th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Vital vision care as spring’s sunshine puts bright eyes into focus. In this feature we look at general care, ascertain how you can keep an eye on dealing with diabetic retinopathy and take a peek at some eye diseases and how diet read more »

COUNTING THE COST – should T2s test?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments
There are two issues regarding blood testing for people with type 2 diabetes. First is access to strips on prescription. Because strips are seen as costly, and with the NHS facing cuts (as always), strips for Type 2s have been targeted as read more »

Universal appeal with Bayer’s Contour USB

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 | 0 Comments
For those diabetics who are out and about a lot, and frequently logged in to a laptop (or for those who use computers a lot), Bayer’s new Contour USB Blood Glucose Monitor is a groovy little number that takes your blood sugar read more »

MARCH NEWSLETTER 2011: Testing Times

Monday, April 4th, 2011 | 1 Comment
by Sue Marshall When times change, we have to change with them. Now we have easy to use, portable blood test machines to use to help us control our diabetes. But more than the actual mechanics of just doing a test, there is read more »

On-the-Spot HbA1cs

Monday, April 4th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Menarini Diagnostics has launched a compact system for HbA1c testing at point of care in the diabetes clinic and doctors surgery. The New Clover A1c enables Health Care Professionals to make on-the-spot decisions such as changes in insulin therapy and diet, and read more »

November 2010 newsletter news: If the Grinch had diabetes

Monday, December 13th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Heading up to Christmas, if you’ve not seen it yet, this is a very amusing take on the old Dr Seuss book about the Grinch who stole Christmas. Imagine him with diabetes An insulin vial to be kept warm in his fist/And read more »

December 2010 newsletter news: Food allergy or intolerance?

Friday, December 10th, 2010 | 0 Comments
Easily confused, food allergies are quite rare and trigger an immune response while food intolerances occur when the body is unable to process or digest a certain foods, usually being unable to break it down into its component parts for absorption into read more »

December 2010 newsletter news: Fat cell hormone might help glucose control

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments
In November the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they have entered into a research collaboration agreement to provide financial support for a clinical proof-of-concept study to investigate the effects of metreleptin, an analog of the human read more »

December 2010 newsletter kit: Viva la Vita

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments
OneTouch VITA is a new blood glucose monitor from Lifescan. It can help users link the effects of food to their blood glucose level and is recommended for Type 2 diabetics on insulin. The monitor can analyze glucose levels from a read more »