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Welcome to Diabetes Fife.

Leading The Way for People with Diabetes in Fife


WEST FIFE GROUP

Dates for your Diary 2019

 

NEXT MEETING:  SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019  

We have our friendly Lawyer, Craig,  back for our November 30th meeting and it is a question and answer session. 

Bob Liddle our Lead volunteer is due to retire and his last meeting will be Saturday 30th November. We are looking for two volunteers to join our committee and help us keep the group going. 

If you would like to volunteer and have any questions please give me a ring 07717241770 or email: ericgmoodie72@gmail.com

All Meetings start promptly at 10.30 in the Education Centre, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline.

            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.

Bob Liddle (Lead Volunteer) on 01383 728069

E mail:- Diabeteswestfife@outlook.com

 

We are a

Peer Support Community Group

 

Bob Liddle is the Lead Volunteer and Eric Moodie the Deputy Lead Volunteer. 

Nominated Local Team Contacts are Elaine Nolton and Grace MacLachlan.

 

BREXIT AND THE SUPPLY OF INSULIN

READ THE BREXIT BLOG HERE

 

my diabetes my way, the interactive diabetes website                      

Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for September 2019.

Self-management Week 2019

This year, Self-management Week will be held from 7th – 11th October. Self-management Week takes place every year to raise awareness and highlight the huge benefits that self-management can bring to people’s lives. Events and activities will be taking place all across Scotland throughout the week, including sharing stories of how self-management can support people to live their lives on their terms. To find out more, please visit the following website:

https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/self-management-and-co-production-hub/self-management-week/

 

Diabetes and Blood Pressure

As part of your regular diabetes screening checks, you should have your blood pressure measured. You can review your latest blood pressure results by logging into My Diabetes My Way.

If you have high blood pressure, you may be interested in the following video on the condition: http://www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/Hypertension.aspx

We also have resources available on My Diabetes My Way: https://www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/Content.aspx?id=46

Further reading on improving and maintaining you Blood Pressure to a target level can be found on the following web page: http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/BloodPressureandyou/Yourlifestyle

 

Link Your Fitbit Data

You can now link your Fitbit (www.fitbit.com) activity tracker data to My Diabetes My Way. If you have a Fitbit device, log in to My Diabetes My Way and select “My Services”. You can then link your Fitbit account and connect your Fitbit records. When you do this, you will see a new section named “My Activity” where you can monitor your steps, heart rate and many other Fitbit measurements.

Congratulations to everyone who has already linked their Fitbit data and completed the 1,000,000 step challenge over the last three months!

 

Facebook and Twitter

Please remember, you can keep up-to-date with news and useful information on the My Diabetes My Way Facebook and Twitter pages.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mydiabetesmyway

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mydiabetesmyway

 

Help and Support

If you have not yet managed to gain access to your diabetes records on My Diabetes My Way, or would like an update on the status of your registration, please let us know. You can contact us regarding any problems or request further help and support by emailing: mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

Thank you for your continued support.

The mydiabetes*myway team

mydiabetesmyway@nhs.net

www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk

Twitter: @MyDiabetesMyWay

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mydiabetesmyway

Clinical Technology Centre, Level 7, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY

CENTRAL FIFE VOLUNTARY GROUP

THE NEXT OPEN MEETING WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE

Central Fife Voluntary Group Open Meetings are held in the Lecture Theatre in the Education Centre Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. Time - 10am for 10:30am until 12 noon approx. on specific Saturdays

Fife Type 1 Warriors Information

Young People with Type 1

Contact Information for the new activities are HERE

NEW - NEW - NEW

STEP ON STRESS COURSES ARE BACK - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & LEAFLETS

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)

Our Scottish Charity Registration Number 

 Diabetes UK, Scotland is a Scottish Charity... No. SCO39136 : Website Administrator - Ian Sloan - email: dukfife@gmail.com 
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