Thursday, 6 September 2012

My diabetes, my way

"Chat, click, call" is a new diabetes awareness campaign.

Launched by the Scottish Government and Diabetes UK Scotland in August this campaign aims to empower people with diabetes to be well informed in the management of their condition.

Three resources are available to diabetics:

Talk to your pharmacist about your medication, general advice about diabetes and also about blood glucose monitoring.
If you are unsure about whether you should be monitoring or need help with your meter, come and see us.

All people with diabetes can access their diabetes related data online.
I think this is a massive step forward and should help those people that want to be involved in their own care to do so.
I wonder how long before all of us will be able to access our own clinical data online?

The final strand of the campaign reminds people with diabetes about the Diabetes UK Scotland Careline which can be access by calling 0845 120 2960. A call to the care line will give you information and support and allow you to share your experiences with others.

These are excellent resources for people with diabetes in Scotland.

Remember that at Barnton pharmacy we are here to help and we also offer a diabetes screening service. Call 0131 339 3449 for more information.

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