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News roundup 26/4/11

This week some good news for those of us who have to take regular blood samples. Scientists at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan have developed a needle that mimics a mosquito’s proboscis, which is serrated and barely touches the skin so you don’t feel the initial bite. A smooth hypodermic, on the other hand, leaves a lot of metal in contact with the skin, stimulating the nerves and causing pain. So far the prototype has only been used on a few “willing volunteers” who agree that the p...  

On my way to a pump!

After looking at the AccuChek combo last weekend I did manage to get an appointment to see my DSN - which was really good of her at short notice. She thought that pump therapy would be great for me. As I will not misunderstand and think my diabetes will go away but I will use the pump to the best of its ability. She agreed that if I am thinking about another baby then the risk of nigh hypos in not good. She has completed the forms for the funding and the next step is to meet with a nurse from...  

I have become a pump convert!

I was at the DRWF wellness conference in Kent at the weekend, which was amazing both for me and the site. I spoke to a team from Accu Chek who were showing people their Insulin Pump. I always thought I would never think abou going on the pump mainly saying to myself I have good control and I love the flexibility of a prefilled pen. I also thought I would feel intrusive with something attached to me. The first thing that got my attention was the level of flexibility of the pump, it can administor...  

Back at work & more insulin needed…

I have now been back at work full time for 5 weeks after taking 6 months off with the little one! I thought being back at work would mean I would exercise more, when I say exercise I mean walk fast in and out of the office! In my old job I used to get up from my desk and talk to different departments so it kept me out of my seat for a while. Whereas in my new role I have been pretty much sat at a desk all day. This has meant a steady increase in my levels. It was only this week that I thought pr...  

News Roundup 10/4/11

There was research out in America this week that said a high BMI as a child can lead to type 2 diabetes, however if a young adult was to reduce their BMI this risk decreases. I am perplexed that this is still news as I thought we were all fully aware of this. However looking at the statistics of over weight children it may be that I am wrong, looks like the thing we need to do is educate children to enjoy a healthier lifestyle... In fact most of the news this week has been from America. The S...  

News Round 3/4/11

This week I have found a couple of articles relating to a a new study by scientists at the Joslin Diabetes Center in the USA. It has revealed that some patients suffering from type 1 diabetes have certain unidentified factors that significantly reduce their risk of developing complications, and which can even stop them from ever happening. The research, published in the journal Diabetes Care, shows that some diabetes type 1 patients could have a protective mechanism that allows them to avoid ...