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Latest issue: an update on diabetes apps

Monday, October 31st, 2016 | 0 Comments
As well as the usual news items, this issue’s main story is a look at some of the apps out there for helping improve diabetes control, including SugariQ, mySugr, Glooko and meter and app combos such as the Contour Next One and read more »

Chocologic — chocolate with less sugar

Monday, February 1st, 2016 | 0 Comments
Helen Foster’s blog is about ‘not normal eating’. She has made some interesting discoveries recently, having investigated bars made from insects, sugar-free chocolate, and what her ‘Marmite face’ looks like. There was much excitement in Not Normal Towers this week when the postman read more »

Heatholders keep diabetic feet warm

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Heat Holders range of products keeps growing. As far as have ever been tested, Heat Holders are the warmest thermal wear products in the world with a thermal tog rating of 2.34. For diabetics worried about having cold feet, or who read more »

Latest issue: update on diabetes health apps

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments
In the latest issue of Desang online magazine we have a comprehensive feature on diabetes healthcare apps with news from Cook and Count Carbs, Philips Healthcare, GlucoMen’s Glucolog Lite with QuickLink and news on what’s in development from RapidCalc, the insulin dose read more »

No recall on Medtronic MiniMed 640g insulin pump

Monday, September 7th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Recent field action FA641 affects some MiniMed 640G Medtronic insulin pump users in the UK and Ireland. Terminology within it suggested it was a product recall. Only 271 pump users are affected and they have been issued with a new user guide read more »

Omega 3 oils are vital in the diabetic diet

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | 0 Comments
When you have diabetes and have to think about your food all the time, and there are often mixed messages about what’s good for you and what’s not. For a few decades fat has been public enemy no.1. Now sugar is getting read more »

Diabetic passports to improve school success by IDDT

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Schools are being encouraged to adopt a new diabetes ‘passport’ to help drive up standards of care for pupils with the condition. To assist in this, the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT), has introduced The Parents Passport for Schools, available to teachers across read more »

Upgrade Bayer blood test meter for free

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 | 2 Comments
New to Bayer’s blood test meter stable is the Contour Next Link 2.4, is the only blood glucose meter labeled for use with Medtronic’s MiniMed 640G System. The meter is used to calibrate the MiniMed 640G’s continuous glucose monitoring sensor, and wirelessly read more »

Health App Challenge update

Monday, June 15th, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Health App Challenge was a one-year project that supported patients with diabetes or pre/post weight loss surgery to design and/or develop their very own health apps (e.g. mobile app, website or social media) to help manage their condition. Participants were offered read more »

Seaweed in the diabetic diet

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 | 0 Comments
See, seaweed is cool! No sooner had we run a story on seaweed, of all things, in last month’s issue, but we came across the Clovelly Seaweed Festival, a new annual event is held to promote seaweed for its extensive health and nutritional benefits.  read more »