Genteel claim first painless lancet device that takes accurate blood sugars from different sites
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Genteel claim first painless lancet device that takes accurate blood sugars from different sites

The USA company Genteel have developed a new lancet device that is reported to be painless and can be used successfully for blood sampling in a variety of sites.  It is only available in the USA but can be shipped from there.  It does cost $129 plus lancets and postage so it does not come … Continue reading

Potatoes may give you gestational diabetes: but eat lots of them and base your meals around starch say Diabetes UK
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Potatoes may give you gestational diabetes: but eat lots of them and base your meals around starch say Diabetes UK

Potato-rich diet ‘may increase pregnancy diabetes risk’ Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week may increase a woman’s risk of diabetes during pregnancy, say US researchers. This is probably because starch in spuds can trigger a sharp rise in blood sugar levels, they say. Their study in the BMJ tracked more than 21,000 … Continue reading

Forthcoming Drug Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetics from NICE
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Forthcoming Drug Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetics from NICE

NICE have some drug recommendations to make for diabetics in their forthcoming guidelines later this year. It can be seen that NICE are heavily influenced by drug costs. So what could these new guidelines mean for you? The blood pressure recommendations have scarcely changed but the use of Repaglinide first or second line for blood … Continue reading

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Logging Your Results

I treated myself to an app recently to record my blood test results. Historically, this hasn’t been a strength of mine (ahem!). When I was first diagnosed with diabetes in 1982 (way, way before the internet folks, imagine…) blood testing wasn’t common, and when it did come in, you were issued with log books to … Continue reading