- DVLA changes regulations
- Freestyle Libre available on the NHS!
- Medtronic recall specific lots of infusion sets with all models of Medtronic insulin pumps
- All Accu-Chek® Insight insulin pumps – risk of alarm failure
- WHO – long-acting analogues not an essential medicine
- Beef insulin discontinued
- Soft Drinks Warning!
- Driven to Despair
- 2017 – Getting back on track after Christmas
- Childhood Obesity Strategy failing our children
- Diabetes – What schools need to know
- DVLA – Good News!
- The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA)
- Diabetes care criticised
- Motorists banned in error after faulty DVLA visual field test
- Too many children and young people with diabetes not getting the care they need
- National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
- InDependent Diabetes Trust: Young diabetics ‘get worse care’
- IDDT’s Position Statement – ‘pre-diabetes’
- MBE Is Bolt From The Blue For Charity Chair
- New insulin on the market – Insulin Degludec (Tresiba)
- Diabetes community urges more support for older people
- Warning to people with diabetes about dangerous herbal medicine
- In 1 week, 60 hospital patients with diabetes develop preventable complications – National Audit
- Passport for Diabetes in Care Settings
- Launch of Passport for Diabetes in Care Settings
- Type 2 Diabetes – Management & Medication
- Cost of insulin analogues
- Actos And The Risk Of Bladder Cancer – New Safety Warnings
- Actraphane – are patients really at the centre of care
- Marketing of insulin – a missed opportunity
- IDDT Launch Patient Hospital Passports
- IDDT Launch Public Awareness Campaign
- IDDT’s Position Statement on DTCA
- In Sickness and in Health
- IDDT Triumphs in Australia
Soft Drinks Warning!
As part of the government policy to tax sugary drinks, many soft drinks are likely to be reformulated to contain less sugar. This has implications for people who use such drinks to treat a hypo – the changes mean that they may not be receiving as much sugar as they think. So the golden rule is to ALWAYS check the label.
IDDT has been contacted by the manufacturers of Lucozade to say that they are bringing out their newly formulated version with less sugar in April 2017. However, they also say that both the higher sugar version and the 10% lower version will be on sale at the same time, until stocks of the original are all sold. This adds to the confusion and makes it even more important that you check the labels to know the sugar content.
This is likely to happen as other products are reformulated so do check the labels for the sugar content of drinks you use to treat hypoglycaemia.