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TEE2+ is a reliable, easy-to-use glucose meter, with

a large, clear display and a sleek design. The meter

incorporates meal-time flagging, a test averaging

tool and a strip expiration date indicator. Only a small

blood sample is required and results are shown in just

5 seconds. The meter meets the latest standards for

accuracy while offering value to the NHS. CareSens

Dual is a combined glucose and ketone meter, with all

the benefits of TEE2+ but also with the ability to test for

Ketones, using a specific strip. Both meters are Bluetooth

enabled, and link to SmartLog, a diabetes management

software that helps patients and healthcare professionals

view, analyse and share blood glucose data. The program

provides useful pictorial views of blood glucose levels

showing trends, patterns, and statistics. It also records

information such as diet, exercise, medication and insulin

injections. It also has a camera function, so patients can

take photographs of their meals!

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SPIRIT HEALTHCARE

Editor's comment

As time moves on things change, including

language. Now 'testing' is recognized as

being a potentially contentious way to talk

about - well, blood tests. Comes across

as a test, an exam, a judgement, instead of

being a way to gain insightful information.

So it's now more often being referred to

as blood checking or blood monitoring.

The full term is self-monitoring of blood

glucose, or SMBG. This joins another

term that gets used when talking about

the condition, which is PWD (people with

diabetes) or even PLWD (people living

with diabetes). Another word that gets

people's backs up is 'compliance', which

may now become more often called

'medical adherence'.

Some of us are rather stuck in our

ways, and see no issue with calling

To 'test' or not to test, that is a question

ourselves 'diabetic'. I tend to use whatever

term the person who is speaking prefers.

'Diabetic' is simply shorter than 'person/

people living with diabetes'. Plus, I worry

that I may be using acronyms that people

new to the magazine might not know

them. Just because certain phrases do

the rounds on social media does not

mean everyone knows what they are,

or that they will remain in circulation.

#Languagematters, of course, so I try to

be aware of issues to with people feeling

alienated by certain terminology, but not

everyone is in agreement, so it's a bit like

trying to nail jelly to the wall.

Language evolves, therefore it is

something of a moving feast. A feast

because our language is so rich, but in

healthcare the message is often from one

to many, and the message can get lost if

core words are not agreed and used with

consistency. I hope that this magazine

helps to bring useful information in away

that causes no offence to anyone.

- Sue Marshall

#whateverworksforyou

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