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Latest Edition of Desang Diabetes Magazine

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Click on link to visit the online magazine. This month there is a very useful article about blood glucose levels and what the numbers mean!



Can tea and coffee prevent diabetes?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Full story

Diabetes and Gum Disease go hand in hand

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

“Like heart disease, gum disease is also intricately linked to diabetes. Diabetics are at a high risk for periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis.”

Full story

HBA1c reading of 6.1 or above may point towards undiagnosed diabetes

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

“At-risk individuals with an HbA1c test level ≥6.1% are more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes, according to new study findings.”

Full story

Children, Diabetes and Hallowe’en

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

“To kids, Halloween usually means candy, candy and more candy. However, for children with diabetes, Halloween can be a physically dangerous and an emotionally volatile time. The image of having to throw away a child’s trick or treat candy is heart wrenching.”

Full story

Comparison of the quality of healthcare in England Scotland & Wales

Monday, June 1st, 2009

“This chartbook brings together publicly available data from across the four home nations of the UK and presents an intra-UK picture of quality.”
Full article (Diabetes info starts on page 50 of the PDF)

Can eating walnuts improve blood glucose control?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

“Are you a diabetic? Just try out walnuts — it may help control the condition, say researchers.”

Full story

Essex PCSO wears insulin pump on duty

Friday, May 1st, 2009

“Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Dan Seymour is proud to work for Essex Police and delighted that a new medical innovation will help him do his job even better. Dan has diabetes and is the first officer in the county to wear an insulin pump to help manage his body chemistry day and night.”

Full story

The Wearing of Insulin Pumps on Duty

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

This NPDA report looks at the risks of wearing an insulin pump whilst undertaking a range of police duties. The findings confirm that insulin pumps may be worn safely on operational duty.

Download full document (PDF)

Change in how HbA1c results are reported

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

“The way in which HbA1c results are reported in the UK is changing.”

Full story