Berkshire West Diabetes Newsletter - September 2015

 View online/print here September 2015
Monthly diabetes news for healthcare professionals and
others in Berkshire West
  Online insulin safety module  

Diabetes on the Net has published an online insulin safety module.

If you are involved in the initiation or optimization of insulin as a practice nurse or GP, completing this module: contributes to your CPD.
It is also available on the diabetes website.

  Blood glucose test strip formulary  

An updated blood glucose test strip formulary is now available. First-line test strips in Type 2 diabetes patients using insulin or SUs should continue to use TRUEyou (using TRUEplus lancets) as their first-line test strips. Patients using TRUEresult strips can continue to use them or switch to TrueYou.

Aviva strips should only be prescribed for Type 1 diabetes patients who have attended a CarbAware course or DAFNE and are still carb counting. The updated formulary also includes a list of low cost 'budget strips' as alternatives for patients who don't get on with the TRUE range.

  Renal meeting - 13 October 2015  

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 18:45 to 21:00. Buffet from 18:45.
Venue: The Hilton St Anne's Manor, London Road, Wokingham.

This is an evening meeting sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly. Speakers are:

  • Dr Ian Gallen, consultant community diabetes specialist (Diabetic nephropathy) and
  • Dr Nitin Bhandary, Renal consultant (Preventing the progression of diabetic kidney disease – a nephrologist's perspective).

Further details and the registration form are available here. 

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