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Changes to HbA1c

My last HbA1c reading was in December so I am not due another one until June. This is the same month as the changes in HbA1c reading. I was talking to a friend who had received her updated results and she was given her readings as normal at 7.2 and also the new way at 55. The new readings were meant to be a slow change over two years, the new format should therefore have been available before the deadline of June 2011. I know I have not been given my readings in any other format than my usual on...  

Weekly News Round Up 18/2/11

The main headline this week seems to have been about the Government plans to reform the NHS, the Health and Social Care Bill was published this week and Diabetes UK have called for changes to this Bill. This is due to the Bill encouraging competition within the NHS, under the new proposal the different aspects of peoples diabetic care could be given differently or be given by different hospitals. This therefore causes problems of continuity of care for diabetic patients, it is this that DUK are ...  

DRWF – Wellness Day

I have just registered to go to the DRWF wellness day on Friday 16th April 2011. The event takes place at the University of Greenwich at Medway. The day will involve a variety of talks and activities, which are aimed at improving people‚Äôs self-management of living with diabetes. For more info click - DWDG Poster 2011...  

Lots of news about hypo alert dogs last week

There has been lots of news about hypo alert dogs recently. I have been touched by 2 - one good one bad story. The first is about a young girl who was diagnosed with type one when she was 4, however she finds it very difficult to know when her sugars are low, the dog stays with her all the time even at school and lets the little girl know she is going low by licking her hand. It's great to hear that the school is forward thinking enough to allow the dog in school, I can't imagine all schools be...  

All inclusive hotel & diabetes don’t mix!!!

I was on holiday with my husband and some friends last week. We went to Morocco for 5 days in an all inclusive resort. I tried to test regularly and carb count, but I found it really hard to decide what carbs were in things. Even regular foods seem to be different I think Moroccan food has more sugar in. It certainly felt that way, nearly everytime I tested I was in double figures so I ended up injecting about 8 times a day! This doesn't do well for my stats: Weight gained (not lost!) ...