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GlucoMen LX PLUS – No limits!

Aug 21, 2015

The countdown has begun to see the first and only person with diabetes in the world venturing to outer space… Josu Feijoo is a mountaineer from Vitoria in the Basque country. He lives by his own maxim: the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Since he was just 4 … more

Diabetes Passports For Parents and Schools

Jun 08, 2015

Following the introduction at the beginning of the current school year of a legal duty for schools in England to support youngsters with long-term health conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, schools are being encouraged to adopt a new diabetes ‘passport’ to help drive up standards of care for pupils with the condition. Launched by the … more

Diabetes costing the NHS £1 Million per hour

May 06, 2015

Alarming figures show that one in six people in a hospital bed has Diabetes, and this is now costing the NHS more than £1million per hour. Experts say ‘millions of Britons are not getting the help they need to manage the illness which is consuming a tenth of the NHS budget and can lead to … more

Diabetes in the Sun – Staying Safe in Hot Weather

Apr 15, 2015

Dehydration is a major issue in hot weather, and higher blood glucose levels can further increase this risk. People with diabetes need to increase their intake of fluids in hot weather, drinking regularly during the day and focusing on drinking water. The body’s metabolism is higher in hot and humid weather, which can lead to … more

Diabetes Prescriptions – Government introducing new rules to stop patients being fined

Mar 26, 2015

In England, people aged between 18 and 60 who use insulin or tablets to manage their diabetes are entitled to claim free prescriptions, but must apply for and present a valid medical exemption certificate. A lack of awareness amongst people with diabetes has led to a common, and understandable misconception, that having diabetes treated by … more

NEW GlucoMen Areo blood glucose meter with QuickLink technology

Dec 11, 2014

GlucoMen are delighted to announce the launch of an innovative new way for people to manage their diabetes better, with the NEW GlucoMen Areo blood glucose meter. Traditionally, people with diabetes have had to carry a separate monitoring diary to write down a record of their blood glucose test results. New QuickLink™ technology enables contactless … more

‘Tape measure test’ call on type 2 diabetes

Nov 03, 2014

People are being urged to whip out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Public Health England said there was a “very high risk” of diabetes with waistlines over 40in (102cm) in men or 35in (88cm) in women. It warned that the disease could “cripple” the NHS, 10% of whose … more

The Importance of Dietary Fibre

Nov 03, 2014

Dietary fibre used to be known as ‘roughage’, and refers to a group of substances in plant foods which cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes. Dietary fibre is found in fruit, vegetables and cereals such as wheat, oats, rice and maize. It is not digested by the body, but it is essential … more

Study Shows Alarming Rise in Pre-Diabetes

Nov 03, 2014

Details of a study in a recent issue of the British Medical Journal have shown an alarming increase in the rate of pre-diabetes. The study was to highlight trends in the prevalence of pre-diabetes for individuals aged over 16 in the UK without previously diagnosed diabetes. Pre-diabetes means that the person has a high-risk for … more

Injecting Insulin

Nov 03, 2014

For many people with diabetes, having insulin injections becomes part of the daily routine. The right technique for injections is vital to ensure your insulin is absorbed correctly and that the procedure is as comfortable as possible. The layers under the skin surface are the dermis, then the subcutaneous tissue and then the muscle layer. … more

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