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News round up 23rd May 2011

This week a couple of developments in the reporting & testing of sugar levels that will impact all Diabetics. Firstly a change to the date for the introduction of the new reference measurement for reporting HbA1c has been proposed by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC). The changeover, from using a percentage units measurement to that of millimoles per mol (mmol/mol), will now come into effect on 1st October 2011 this year rather than 1st June 2011 as was originally prop...  

Stage 2 of my Pump…

I have now met with the nurse from Roche to talk me through the workings of the Accu Chek Spirit Combo. To my surprise and excitement I actually left the DSN's room with a pump! Not with insulin but its a great start. I now have to wear for about a week with saline in, but test my sugars and administer as if it was insulin. There are two drawbacks to this: 1. I feel like I am giving myself insulin twice (when I'm not) 2. I have actually forgotten to take my insulin as I think I have done it...  

Health Innovation & Education Cluster – Article on Depression in Diabetics

The Health Innovation & Education Cluster has written an article on Depression in diabetes which I thought was interesting enough to share, please read the article (click on the HIEC link to view the whole article) HIEC xxx...  

News round up 4 May 11

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the use of an insulin pump to help control night time hypos so I am excited about some research funded by Diabetes UK, and supported by the Juvenile Diabetes Resarch Foundation (JDRF), which has for the first time successfully demonstrated the potential of an ‘artificial pancreas’ in preventing night-time hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes. The ‘artificial pancreas’ or closed-loop insulin delivery system automatically manages a person’...