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800-calorie diet delivered by NHS to combat rise of Type 2 diabetes

Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Thousands of people with Type 2 diabetes in England are to be prescribed a very low-calorie diet in the hope of reversing their condition, according to a news report on the BBC. Under the pilot they will be restricted to 800 calories read more »

Action = funds for JDRF

Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 0 Comments
If you want to raise money for JDRF you can take part in various activities that the Type 1 diabetes charity has initiated. It’s Make a Splash virtual swim is something that you can take part wherever you are, from 14 January read more »

MY DIABETES KIT: David Andrews

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Violin man’ and Type 2 diabetic, David Andrews. David Andrews took early retirement from teaching 10 years ago, then rather unexpectedly ended up with a second career that still keeps him busy, restoring violins. His website can be found at www.violinman.com, a cottage read more »

Animas: Update on pump transitions in the UK

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 | 0 Comments
As previously advised, Animas’ goal is to transition all patients globally to another insulin delivery system and exit the market fully by September 2019. On 15 January 2019 the company wrote to all Trusts/ Health boards in the UK to offer the read more »

Extra dimensions of diabetes care from Kings College Hospital

Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 0 Comments
King’s College Hospital (KCH) has revealed the results of its best practice physical and mental health model. Three dimensions of care for diabetes at KCH, also known as 3DFD scheme (3 Dimensions of care For Diabetes), sees around 300 patients a year with diabetes read more »

Rob Howe: Man, sport, and MiniMed 670G insulin pump

Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Texan Type 1 diabetic Rob Howe. Texan Rob Howe talks about using Auto Mode on the Medtronic Minimed 670g, pro-basketball and ‘letting go’. Interview by Sue Marshall, editor, Desang Diabetes Magazine. Type I diabetic Rob Howe is based in Dallas, Texas. The former professional read more »

This is closed loop: Introducing Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G insulin delivery system

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Medtronic MiniMed 670g with Enlite sensor Introducing the MiniMed 670G with SmartGuard technology, the world’s first self-adjusting insulin pump system, reducing the burden of living with Type 1 diabetes. By Sue Marshall, editor, Desang Diabetes Magazine. The MiniMed 670G system with SmartGuard Auto Mode read more »

Moby, the Medical Detection Dog: an update

Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Moby, the hypo detecting dog. We’ve covered Moby’s story before, as she is a medical detection dog who has been trained to sniff out hypos. Speaking on behalf of the charity Medical Detection Dogs, Claire Pesterfield, who herself has T1D and has her read more »

Ascensia to bring out POCTech CGM sensor option

Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Ascensia has partnered with POCTech to bring out it’s CGM device Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced it has entered into a global alliance with Zhejiang POCTech, Co., Ltd (POCTech), a developer and manufacturer of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Ascensia will be the read more »

Kelloggs amends labels on the pack

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 0 Comments
As reported by Karen Hoggan Business reporter for the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk/kelloggs), breakfast cereal brand Kellogg’s will be put ‘traffic light’ labelling on most of its packs sold in the UK, having previously refused to do so. The UK government’s voluntary scheme, introduced read more »
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