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Leading The Way for People with Diabetes in Fife


 

 

CENTRAL FIFE VOLUNTARY GROUP

 

MEETING FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES; THEIR PARTNERS,

 FRIENDS AND ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN THE COMPLAINT

2019 OPENING MEETING and AGM

 

PORTION SIZES FOR HEALTHY EATING

The talk will be presented by the Clinical Lead Dietician Katie Duncan and Jill Malcolm. It will cover as well as portion sizes, the mystery of GI and and its highs and lows and the problems posed when eating out.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions if requested, so we can look forward to an instructive and enjoyable meeting

 

Prior to the presentation there will be a short Annual General Meeting of the Central Fife Diabetes Voluntary Group to elect a new committee.

                                                                                      

TEA or COFFEE and a BISCUIT is available at a charge of £1 to cover our costs

 

 

Date                   Saturday  February  16th. 2019

Venue                 EDUCATION CENTRE, VICTORIA HOSPITAL

                              Floor 2 – Old tower building (there are lifts)

Time                      10.00a.m for 10.30a.m. to approx 12 noon

Looking forward very much to meeting up with you all again

REMEMBER – YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 

Reminders will be sent out to all on our email or mailing list.

If you are not already on the list, click on this box.

REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Facing Up to Diabetes Portrait Exhibition
9 February to 4 May 2019 at the Lochgelly Centre

 

We know that people with diabetes are so used to putting on a brave face that sometimes others don’t realise how serious the condition can be.

To mark our 25th anniversary year, Diabetes Scotland wanted to commission a series of portraits where people with diabetes, or affected by the condition, don’t have to smile as they reflect on the many challenges they face.

Most people in the collection have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Others have neither but are profoundly affected by the condition their loved ones have to manage every day of their lives.

Our aim is to illustrate the sheer variety of people, from all ages and backgrounds, among the 300,000 in Scotland who live with the condition and convey the impact diabetes has on thousands more.

Photography:
Phil Wilkinson www.philwilkinson.net

Know the Numbers

“Know the Numbers" is a must for people with diabetes to help them focus on what is the ideal place to be -  but also in preparation for the next appointment with the Diabetes Clinics - or to make an appointment outside of your normal clinic if there is something you wish to discuss with your Health Care Professional.   Please note that the bottom number is the average that your reading would be on your blood glucose meter and not that it is the top number changed to the “old money” results we used to work with.   Do please run these off or keep them on file for your reference.   A very welcome piece of work to help us all.

NHS Fife have issued three leaflets on "Know the Numbers" - one for Adults with Type 1; one for Children with Type 1; and one for Adults with Type 2.

Go to the leaflets by clicking this box.

 WEST FIFE VOLUNTARY GROUP

Dates for your Diary 2018

I thought it would be useful to let you know the dates for the next session of Open Meetings of the Group, to be held in Education Centre, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0SU.

Doors open at 10.00, all Meetings start promptly at 10.30 in the Education Centre, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0SU.

There will be a reminder as usual before each meeting with details.

If any of your details are incorrect or have changed please let me know. 

The Open Meetings are:

         OPEN MEETINGS RESTART IN SPRING 2019

Secretary, Terry Salt at - diabeteswestfife@outlook.com 

Tel: 01383 872230

REMEMBER, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

ARE STATINS SAFE?

Here is an interesting article which will be relevant to most people with Type 2,

or are over 50 years of age. Read it HERE

Flu. I’m Ready for You!

Flu is coming and it can hit you hard. So don’t risk it. The best defence against flu is this year’s vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective and is available from October to March every year. The sooner you get protected from flu, the better. The more people immunised, the less likely flu is to spread.

If you’ve got a health condition like diabetes, COPD, asthma, liver disease or heart disease, you are more at risk of serious complications from flu. Get your free vaccine by making an appointment with your GP today.

For further information visit: www.readyforflu.scot 

Fife Type 1 Warriors Information

Young People with Type 1

Contact Information for the new activities are HERE

Mobile App

The My Diabetes My Way app is now available on iOS and Android. Patients can register, or access their data directly on mobile smartphones and tablets. The guide is available to explain the process: HERE

Presentation to West Fife Group (Prof Taylor)

Presentation to West Fife Group (Prof Dillon)

Click me to find out more!

  

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