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Newer, smarter app for Contour Next One users

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ascensia’s Contour Next One meter (front) and smartphone Contour Diabetes app (back). As of today there is a newer, smarter app that works with Ascensia’s Contour Next One blood test meter. An update on the existing app – and available for free from read more »

Digital healthcare success for diabetes with Pocket Medic

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 | 0 Comments
A pilot service-evaluation study undertaken by Swansea University has shown that watching short health information films online helps people living with Type 2 diabetes reduce their HbA1c. Type 2 diabetic Tony Chelley The report, which is due to be published in the May issue read more »

Full Stop diet bowl

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 | 0 Comments
Three years ago Alix Avery, a product designer and yo-yo dieter, had a ‘light-bulb’ moment. Having wanted to change her eating habits permanently, she’d had some hypnotherapy and the words ’your stomach is the size of an orange’ stayed with her. She read more »

The DAB dance move and diabetes

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Healthcare community Equalibras is leading the way in the fight against diabetes having launched a Dab for Diabetes campaign based on the ‘dab’ dance move. Equalibras is a not-for-profit resource set up by a group of health professionals offering information about diabetes. The read more »

My Health Guide success

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 | 0 Comments
A digital health app used by adults with learning disabilities has delivered a dramatic 30% reduction on the burden placed on health services. The My Health Guide app, developed by London-based health focused tech firm Maldaba Ltd, is currently being trialled by read more »

Glooko and Diasend merge

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Glooko team has announced its merger with Diasend saying, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Diasend. When we started talking about our common missions to make it easier for people with diabetes and the teams that care for them, read more »

Prime Minister opens new Diabetes UK office on World Diabetes Day

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Prime Minister Rt.Hon. Theresa May MP yesterday opened Diabetes UK’s new London office to mark World Diabetes Day and met with the charity’s staff and volunteers at Wells Lawrence House in Whitechapel, London, and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. Wells read more »

Dexcom expands presence in UK and Europe

Monday, November 14th, 2016 | 0 Comments
The ribbon cutting to open the new office, with (from left to right) Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work and John Lister, General Manager, EMEA of Dexcom. Dexcom, a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients read more »

Enjoy Food project works

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK says its Enjoy Food project is prompting people to change their relationship with food for the better. Enjoy Food consists of on-line nutritional information about how to eat well with diabetes and on the psychology of food. It includes a read more »

Glycogen powder in development

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
A glucogen powder now in development by Eli Lilly to treat dangerously low blood sugar in patients with Type 1 diabetes, the goal being to replace the large needles now available (but seldom used) to inject glucogen during hypoglycaemic attacks with an read more »